about our team
My name is Santana and I have been a resident of Red Deer for over 20 years. I was born to be an entrepreneur!
The running joke is that when I get bored I start another business, currently I have 5 including this one which I officially started in May of 2018. I have been working with local businesses and artisans for the last 2 years helping with marketing and websites. I love marketing and all the technology that is available to us out there for free! you just have to know where to look.
Why I started EC Bookkeeping and marketing is for the small businesses out there that get left behind because they are a local artisan that creates items for markets or for the direct sales associates that are only given vague tools to help them gain more clientele in a very competitive industry.
I want to empower the small business owner to show them that they too can have internet presence like the bigger businesses and that a little know how is all it takes.
What I have gained in the last five years is knowledge on how to get my business found on google and not only by name but by key words related to what I sell. Working with Google coding for websites and understanding the use of keywords and the relation to my businesses has been what puts both my businesses on the first page of google. I did this all for only the cost of my domain and I want to teach people how to do this too!
I offer knowledge but I also offer help at low prices so that its not out of reach for the small proprietor.
I currently own Witches Ink LTD which is a company I incorporated myself back in 2012. I do all my own bookkeeping, GST, inventory, purchasing and cash flow including my own T2 YE Tax Filing. With over 10 years experience in bookkeeping I currently am a controller for large retail/construction company in Red Deer. I have done many sets of books in my time and love working with numbers.
What I want to do is teach this to anyone that wants to understand their business better, keeping your financials in order is good for business. You want to make money not lose money right? How do you know for sure you are doing that? I also understand profit margins and pricing. I am not here to do your books I am here to help you learn how!
I do offer my services for bookkeeping but it is not my primary part of EC Bookkeeping. Teaching and helping businesses with marketing and Facebook is what I love the most.
I can set up your pages for you, do up a basic website and show you how to use marketing to grow your business without costing you. Advertising only costs me about $50/month but I also have a retail shop that I have rent to pay on and two large audiences on Facebook to reach! The rest of my marketing costs me nothing but time and organizing.
See my Testimony page for a list of current projects
What I have to offer
Sage Accounting (set up of forms as well)
Quickbooks (set up of forms)
T2 for Small Business
Incorporating new businesses
Website set up (using weebly sites)
E-commerce Set Up
small business debit advice
Hi Everyone ! My name is Tannie and I have been a resident of the rural Red Deer area for two decades.
My employment background brings strong skills for full cycle business bookkeeping. I have a keen understanding of how books and records must be prepared and ready for your accounting office that is handling your income tax to complete and file your returns. Your business may benefit from utilizing capital cost allowance for income tax purposes, or it may be beneficial to claim no capital cost allowance for a particular year. These types of decisions are where my experience and understanding will provide you with information needed to make your own business decisions based on your business plans and goals. I also have a strong background in understanding the numerous rules surrounding Good and Services Tax. I am able to ensure your business is properly reporting GST on taxable sales, claiming eligible input tax credits, and the GST impact and proper reporting requirements on purchase and disposition of capital assets. I can guide you accordingly.
The Canada.ca website is packed full of information and research is my specialty! I have recently completed Computerized Accounting & Payroll Diploma from Academy of Learning. This diploma targeted the payroll program designed and provided by the Canadian Payroll Association. I am delighted to bring payroll education, knowledge, and skills to EC Bookkeeping & Marketing. I can help you meet all of your payroll obligations and ensure your staff is paid on time, with accuracy, and your business will be compliant with remittance requirements. Payroll includes the issuing of T4’s and T4 Summaries, ROE’s, federal remittances and much more. I welcomed the opportunity to become a team member of EC Bookkeeping & Marketing for many reasons, first and foremost is my desire to help people to help themselves. Empowerment.
Small business owners are busy doing what they do, running their successful business. I have met a tremendous amount of people who were far too stressed trying to maintain a viable business while also trying to understand and record their business activities. We are here to help you. EC Bookkeeping & Marketing provides a service to reduce and/or remove that stress so business owners can concentrate on growing their business. The marketing aspect will help you to market your business using specific opportunities to advertise and promote with minimal cost. The bookkeeping aspect will help you to learn about your business from a financial aspect. We will teach you how to record and understand your own records, or we can do it for you completely. By empowering you with knowledge and skills, you hold the reins and steer your business how you want it to go. Knowledge is power.
Personally, I own and operate three business streams, all are very small potatoes but with the help of marketing skills taught by Santana, they are steadily making progress. I also provide services such as resume writing, proofreading, spreadsheet preparations for you to easily input your own entries, creation of MS Office Powerpoint presentations, the list is potentially endless.
We have the time to do numerous tasks you may find onerous or cumbersome because this is our specialty. This business is designed to help you succeed and grow your business ! I am very excited to join this team successful entrepreneurs, and equally excited to meet you !
A snapshot of some of the services I can provide for you:
• Small business full cycle bookkeeping
• Corporate bookkeeping
• SAGE accounting software
• Payroll functions, compliance with remittance requirements
• CRA compliance, Income Tax and GST
• Assist you to prepare your own books and records
• Assist you to understand your books and records
• Prepare for you: