Hawkins & Co.

A Working Millennial

“No one else knows exactly what the future holds for you, no one else knows what obstacles you’ve overcome to be where you are so don’t expect others to feel as passionate about your dreams as you do.” Germany Kent is an American print and television...

Become an Accountant, See the World!

Over the Xmas period, we did our usual round of social events – eating too much food, catching up with old friends, and meeting new people at these gatherings. For some reason, this year, I was asked more often than usual: “How did you, born near...

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...