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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...

Preparing for the Holidays

Now we all know that with 7 days until Christmas, the holiday crunch is on. We are frivolously booking those last minute flights, trying to wrap up shopping, for students planning our tuition payments and expecting the new purchases of our textbooks,...

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...