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Please note that effective July 1, 2015 .. my hourly rate will increase to $75.00 CDN per hour.

These Rates Will Be In Effect Until June 30, 2016.

Rates may (or may not) be adjusted every July 1st … to be consistent with how I was maintaining my hourly rates in the Y2K decade!

Thank-you for your continued support.

HARTLEY B SINGER
aka HART

I am now able to accept a “mobile” option by the ability to accept credit card payments in person with the aid of my Smartphone and SQUARE. I have been approved with the SQUARE card reader and able to swipe credit cards anywhere anytime that I have my smartphone and the card reader with me. SQUARE accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. With this app, I am not committed to any monthly fees, although there is a fee per swipe, to me. I feel I needed the option to accept credit cards, because some local and out of town clients wished to pay their accounting bill with a credit card, but felt either uncomfortable or are not computer savvy enough to use Paypal. I am able to swipe cards in person, or manually record payment with the details of your credit card. For privacy and security reasons, however .. please do not email me any credit card information and always contact me via phone instead.

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And speaking of Paypal … for those of you who prefer to pay your accounting bill via Paypal .. I still accept Paypal payments. Just click the button below.








Please note that effective July 1, 2014 .. my hourly rate remain unchanged at $66.00 CDN per hour (since July 1, 2012).

These Rates Will Be In Effect Until June 30, 2015.

Rates may (or may not) be adjusted every July 1st … to be consistent with how I was maintaining my hourly rates in the Y2K decade!

I have chosen not to increase my rates this year, as I feel I am back to where I was in 2013 had I not suffered a brain trauma injury which gave me “Fourth Nerve Palsy” early 2013. Although I feel my quality of work had not decreased over the past year and a half, the quantity of time it would take me to complete a job was affected. I only bill for work I perform, however if I felt that there was a fair deal of extra delays as a direct result from my ability because I could only work half days or less, I have provided my clients with further discounts to account for time lost that could have and often would happen when one starts and stops a project more than is necessary.

I would also like to publicly thank all of my clients who had the patience with me over 2013 and 2014 even if they were directly or indirectly affected by my condition or not.

ART-HART-046This is my official hours of business:

Monday to Fridays – Afternoon preferred

I take Mondays off to perform “administrative” work, or catch up on my billable work that I should have done over the weekend. I take Fridays off completely, to allow me time in the afternoon to shop for supplies or other ventures out of HART’s cave (since I work at home) especially when I do not get out much during the week. Although I would like to have a 4-day work week, It would be Thursday/Fridays that I might do overnight work marathons and sleep in on Friday mornings. I do listen to all telephone messages and will call you back. If you call me, can you please leave a message? I am LEAST LIKELY to consider messages urgent that just say “call me back it’s urgent” and MOST LIKELY to call back clients and messages that describe why the phone call. If I need to do research or pull a file or datafile up on screen it would be nice to have that information ready when I call back.

“Afternoons Preferred” means that I do not look at phone messages, or answer my phone until the afternoon each day, and unless it is tax time (see below) all scheduled client meetings will be in the afternoon between 12:00 noon and 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday – Off

The weekends are family time for me, or household time, or ‘production mode’ work for me when I want to spend time my family, I need to get some work done, if I want to go shopping, see a movie, or do nothing. I prefer not to meet clients during the weekend. I am still available in afternoons by phone, or by special appointment.

Evenings after 5:30pm – Off

Weekdays from 5:30pm to 9:00pm are family time for me when I eat supper and spend time with my family. I do not work or answer phones or meet clients during this time, no exception. After this private time, I usually end up working another 3-6 hours during the late evening on my offline accounting or online internet business, however it is too late to call me so please use email to contact me. In fact, I will not be happy if there are late night phone calls that disturbs my family.

Emails and Toll-Free Fax Line – 24/7

Because I am have an online business and activities, I get somewhere between 400-1000 emails PER DAY. A lot are spam, or just notifications from various blogs or social media sites I participate on. Because of this quantity of emails, my email policy is to keep everything up on my desktop (I use GMAIL) and then, working first in first out, I clear my emails when I have responded to them. If I haven’t responded back to your email, I eventually will, as I catch up and clear all my unanswered/unread emails. Technically, since I work at home and usually on the internet, I am reachable by email 24/7 at hart@HBSMC.com. All my domains route to my gmail account, so just in case my server is down you may also want to cc: 1800hart@gmail.com or email direct to the gmail address. I also use Fax to email service. It is a toll-free fax from anywhere in North America (toll free 1-888-427-8268) and I will receive your fax as an image emailed to my gmail account. This may be another way to reach me, if you do not have email or internet access.

Social Media Accounts – Twitter

Yes – I am on most major social media sites, and getting notifications. However, if you prefer to contact me this way, send me a tweet to @HartleyBSinger .. I do get notifications for all public messages/tweets to me and will notice your tweet. I positively ignore all private messages/DM’s so please don’t bother with that. If I can make a suggestion, please just get my attention and do not reveal private information about yourself or situation you do not want public on the internet.

Exceptions to the Rules

Of course, there are exceptions and I will be no different. While I do not answer phones until afternoon, I still conduct business in the mornings and use the phone to communicate. During Tax Time (March and April) I schedule a lot of weekend client meetings and morning client meetings. I still do not answer phone calls until the afternoons however! “Tax Time” is a vague term, however, and can mean time from February 1st thru to June 30th. When July comes, I am usually burnt out from adrenalin rush and long continuous hours and tend to go into hibernation mode.

1800HART Blog

Feel free to read and subscribe to 1800HART.com/blog. I mostly post updates and news items from Canada Revenue Agency, and standard IRS notices that may be useful to know and read at least once to familiarize yourself with. During the off-season, I do not post much on that blog.

Please note that effective July 1, 2012 my hourly rate have increased to $66.00 CDN per hour (raised from $60.00 CDN per hour since January 1, 2010

To be honest, I was planning to raise my rates to $65/hr but it just seemed easier to calculate my time at $66/hr as I keep track of all billable time in 0.1 increments (eg. $1.10/6 minutes instead of $1.08333333/6 minutes)


These Rates Will Be In Effect Until June 30, 2013.

Rates may (or may not) be adjusted every July 1st … to be consistent with how I was maintaining my hourly rates in the Y2K decade!

Since July 1, 2004 accounting services in Manitoba, Canada are mostly taxable and subject to Manitoba Provincial Retail Sales Tax of 7% (P.S.T.), which will be added to all my billings. This is an expense for you and you will not be able to recover it like Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.), currently at 5%.
For more information, please refer to the following website:
www.gov.mb.ca/finance/taxation/bulletins/057.pdf

Please note that the above article from the Manitoba Finance site indicates certain conditions where I may not be charging P.S.T. for my services .. if you need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My new business cards have arrived this morning. I had decided to purchase the “Free” business cards from Vista Print. Basically, it’s free plus shipping and a small advertisement on the back, but I decided to up the price and double the quantities and add a back to the card and received 500 business cards. Total cost including shipping was $32.10 CDN (slow boat to Winnipeg option :D). I chose the slowest delivery option and ordered my cards on March 7, 2011 and received them today March 28, 2011. I wasn’t in a rush and 3-weeks ain’t bad!

Here they are:

I did not include my phone number, but did include the following:
– My twitter accounts (@PetLvr @HBSMC)
– My Toll Free Fax Line 1-888-HART-BOT
– My Accounting and Bookkeeping related sites HBSMC.com 1800HART.com ABITPAC.com and my personal site HartleyBSinger.com
– “Afternoons Preferred” (for scheduled meetings – I only work 24/7 and do not meet clients or answer phones 24/7

Save up to 80% on custom printed products at Vistaprint. Order today!

Please note that effective January 1, 2010 my hourly rates have increased to $60.00 CDN per hour (from $55.00 CDN per hour since July 1, 2008) and will remain in effect until December 31, 2010.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2010

My new hourly rate will be increased to $60.00 CDN per hour.

Since July 1, 2004 accounting services in Manitoba, Canada are mostly taxable and subject to Manitoba Provincial Retail Sales Tax of 7% (P.S.T.), which will be added to all my billings. This is an expense for you and you will not be able to recover it like Goods and Services Tax (G.S.T.), currently at 5%.

For more information, please refer to the following website:
www.gov.mb.ca/finance/taxation/bulletins/057.pdf

Please note that the above article from the Manitoba Finance site indicates certain conditions where I may not be charging P.S.T. for my services .. if you need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.

twitter.com/HBSMC – all the news of HBS Management Consultants, and posts from the 1800HART.com/blog/

twitter.com/PetLvr – HART’s ranting and cool links and such 🙂

twitter.com/HARTmarket – what’s happening in the Shops @ HART Market

There are two ways you can actually fax me information:

1) With Your Fax Machine

Send Fax to:

1-888-HART-BOT or 1-888-427-8268

With Your Email

You may now send me faxes directly via your email.

Send Email to: 18884278268 (at) myfax (dot) com

This way, you can attach documents to your email if it’s all on your computer anyway, and save a tree and go paperless!

Well .. I tried to get rid of my Fax-To-Email service I used to have with MyTelus and have people fax me on my local phone number and All-In-One Fax machine .. but I’m sick of the two major problems it has affected me with:

(1) I have to turn on my fax – ugh

Clients and customers have to phone me first to send a fax as I have to turn on the fax machine. Although this sounds like a simple thing .. I’m not always available near a phone or I am on a different time zone. As such, some clients and customers have complained because they were standing next to a fax machine to fax me something and it was getting rejected. When they try to phone me, I never answered.

(2) I have to turn off my fax – oops

Most of the times, a client or customer will phone me and need to fax me something, but they will do it before lunch, or before the end of the day. In these cases, I turn on the fax machine and leave it on until I receive the fax documents. Sometimes, I will turn it on and go out and run some errands, or eat, or spend time with my wife .. and forget to turn it off. When clients or customers try to call me in this case, all they here is that annoying fax screeeech and unable to leave a message.

Here’s My New Fax Number

Fax: 1-888-HART-BOT

That’s right!
* 1-888-HART-bot
* 1-888-4278-268
* 1-888-427-8268

For local faxes sent to me by my clients and customers in Winnipeg, you still have to dial the “1” and “888” before this new fax number.

It’s cool, eh? I think it’s easy to remember and a keeper! My new fax-to-email is with MyFax.com


  • PAYMENT OF INVOICES

    All invoices are due when presented.

    You may pay my invoices by either CASH, CHEQUE or credit card. For credit card options, in person, I offer SQUARE REGISTER in which, I swipe your credit card on a gadget attached to my smartphone. Alternatively, you may pay using your credit card (or bank) online via PAYPAL to: hart@PapillonLvr.com (i.e. HART@PAPILLONLVR.COM)

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