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8 things I learned developing a course for CPAs on IP; not being a CPA or IP expert…

Putting together a course on intellectual property for CPAs, being someone with very little IP knowledge, and definitely not a CPA, was no small feat, but I am definitely proud…
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Make CPAs Cool Again

By: Michael Kravshik, CPA, CA When people read our shirts (modelled by Jesse above), we get one of two responses: 1) CPAs HAVE ALWAYS been cool! 2) CPAs WERE NEVER…
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New Research Suggest SMB’s Truly Embracing Technology

At Luminari, innovation and CPAs are at the forefront of everything we do. As we have previously discussed, with the help of our friends over at CIBC, we created a…
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Small Business Owners’ need help; here’s what CPAs can do

On the heels of Luminari & CIBC’s new white-paper about the future of public accounting, we’re tackling other relevant research on small businesses in Canada, and where CPAs can add…
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CIBC and Luminari Present: The Future of Public Accounting White Paper

We brought together 35 of Canada’s top accounting firm-partners to provide them with a first look at CIBC SmartBanking for Business and host a discussion around future-proofing their practice, technology…
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Two Years Ago Jim Balsillie Rejected Me; Here’s the Story of How it Turned into a Collaboration

Two years ago I wrote about how I met Jim Balsillie for 30 Seconds, he rejected me, and I thought he was great. I had received the ‘slow no’ rejection…
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CPA Ontario’s Whitepaper on AI

“AI doesn’t replace jobs, it replaces routine tasks.” The prominence of process automation and job outsourcing has certainly made job security in front of the minds of many professionals including…
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Not the CPD We Need, The CPD We Deserve

By: Michael Kravshik, CPA, CA Over the past 12 months we’ve spoken to over one thousand CPAs about Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and what we heard is extremely disheartening. The…
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Building the City of the Future with Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole Leblanc, a CPA by trade, is the Director of Investment & Partnerships at Sidewalk Labs. She uses her accounting background to decide which companies should join their investment portfolio…
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The Growth of Shopify: From Series A to IPO in Five Short Years

Russ Jones, the former CFO at Shopify, spoke with us at a fireside chat about his evolving role within the company, leading them through multiple funding rounds all the way…