Business Plan

Beyond Beans

In the past, I’ve blogged about what we see as the main problem with “mainstream accounting”– and how we’re changing it. (See This Changes Everything Part 2 post if you’d like a reminder.) We’ve made it a mission to make sure that no business...

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...

All I Need To Know I Learned In Grade School

Lessons in Pricing & Cash Management from a Grade School Market A few weeks ago my son Christopher’s class held a Christmas market.  Each student had to decide what they were going to sell and then make/build or create the item.  Things for sale...

From Zero to (Xero) Hero: Own your numbers!

From Zero to (Xero) Hero: Own your numbers! At Hawkins & Co., we’re proud to work with many young or start-up companies. We’re also proud to work with the Small Business Centre windsoressexsmallbusiness.com, a division of the WindsorEssex Economic...

Debt: The sequel

OK, so last time we covered why businesses may use debt – and for what purpose. So far, so good. But we didn’t talk about anything practical. Let’s deal with that. Starting with: Where do I get the money from? Well, that will depend on your circumstances....