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Kid’s shouldn’t be accountants… but they should understand the value of money

As you might know, Allison and I have two fantastic sons. Chris is taller than his mom, has a voice deeper than mine, and has just started high school. Duff is not quite as tall, has just started grade 4 and the French Horn, and for the first time in...

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...

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...

Communication – It’s not just a soft skill – it’s Key

  As an accountant I spent the first few years of my career honing my technical skills which also included learning the buzz words and acronyms that exist in all the training, documentation and reports I used on a daily basis.  I was surrounded...

From Start-up to Fast Growing Young Company

Growing pains If you’ve visited us in 2017, you’ll have noticed we’ve been under construction. Our landlord (a wonderful person and good friend) persuaded us it was time to take the vacant space next to us. OK, we needed it anyway. But….well,...