Allison Hawkins

Your Life and Business in the Cloud – Receipt Bank

Let’s say you are a business owner and on a daily basis you are dealing with everything from hiring employees to taking out the garbage. On a scale of 1 to 10 doing your bookkeeping is somewhere closer to a 1 than a 10. You always intend to get to it...

The things I wouldn’t do if I waited for them to be perfect

I lived by the 80/20 rule long before I understood what it was. I used to think of myself as lazy and then I learned about the Pareto Principle which states that “roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes” (Wikipedia). I now consciously...

Your Life & Business In the Cloud #2 – Note taking software

Evernote has changed the way everyone in our office organizes information that needs to be searchable. It eliminates our need to go searching through a bunch of files to find that one piece of information we know we have somewhere. Evernote allows us...

The Benefits of Having a Vision – Zingerman’s Creating a Vision of Greatness Seminar

About 8 months ago my partner and I went to Ann Arbor to take the Zingerman’s “Creating a Vision of Greatness” seminar. It was clarifying and life changing in so many ways. Let me preface this by saying that we had both done 5-10 year strategic...

Your Business and Life in the Cloud

I love cloud-based software and apps. I have fully embraced them personally and professionally. As part of our blog I will highlight a cloud solution that I either use in my business or personal life or one I’m considering. These posts will vary from...