small business

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...

Best Laid Plans…

Life is full of the best-laid plans, it’s how you deal with things when life happens that matters. Getting to where I am today was a very meandering road but ironically it was that meandering that exposed me to different situations in business and 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...

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...