Allison Hawkins

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...

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...

Would You Like Your Receipt?

We get them all the time, they end up in our car, our purse, our pocket, crumpled in a ball with coffee spilled on them, piled in a tray on your desk and used as scrap paper. It’s not until you get an audit from CRA that you really take notice of what...

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?...