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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...

Driven to Distraction

One of the things I find most irritating is dealing with cars and businesses. It’s detailed, not particularly obvious, and keeping track of it is onerous. And clients ask me about it ALL THE TIME. So… a perfect topic for a blog post… it lets me...

In good company (Abridged)

As you know, we work with a lot of start-ups and new businesses. This is a topic which causes some confusion. So time for another public-service blog to clear it up… There’s a lot more to this, but here are the highlights. A lot of people use the...

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...