Allison Hawkins

Best Laid Plans…

Life is full of the best-laid plans, it’s how you deal with things when life happens that matters. Getting to where I am today was a very meandering road but ironically it was that meandering that exposed me to different situations in business and in...

What Makes a Conference Great

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend my first Xerocon and let me tell you it was a life-changing experience. There were so many amazing things that happened – learning, new connections, amazing presenters and so much more. So I wanted...

Furry Friends in the Workplace!

We love animals – especially our friendly pooches who frequent our workplace. So many people comment on how great it is to have dogs in the office and we couldn’t agree more! We wanted to share our thoughts on what it’s like and why we love...

Why I Thanked My Accountant

In 2013, I won the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for “Start-up of the year”. During my acceptance speech at the awards gala, I thanked a small handful of people who helped and mentored me along the way, and included among...

Are You Wearing Pants Today?

Just under two years ago Jules and Allison made the brave decision to hire someone (me) who confirmed in writing something to the effect of “I am 100% certain I have no idea where my husband and I will be living one year from now”, thanks CaRMs (Canadian...