Hawkins & Co.

Upgrade Your Nonprofit

After working in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, there are two obvious things that will slow any organization down: 1) lack of funds and 2) lack of resources. But what if there were tools out there that you could use to improve your organization?...

The “Juggle”

Thirteen years ago I left my full time accounting job at an energy company to stay home with my oldest son Christopher. It wasn’t part of the plan but he had health concerns that required lot of care and attention. Prior to that I was a 110% at work...

Taking the Plunge

So, you’ve decided to be your own boss. Congratulations – seriously. People become self-employed at different stages in life, for different reasons. Some people are born entrepreneurs, who can’t imagine how terrible it would be to have a boss. For...

Communication – It’s not just a soft skill – it’s Key

  As an accountant I spent the first few years of my career honing my technical skills which also included learning the buzz words and acronyms that exist in all the training, documentation and reports I used on a daily basis.  I was surrounded...

Xero Spend or Receive Money-The Details

Xero to Hero #1  Xero: Spend or Receive Money – The Details This is the 1st installment in a XERO TO HERO series to do a deep dive into Xero specific functionality. This is for all those Xero users that want to take a deeper dive into the functionality...