small business

I’m Proud of…

Every Friday we have a staff meeting and while we cover the usual business items, we always start the meeting with our prouds. What are prouds you ask? It’s a simple concept really – each week staff are asked to jot down things that they’re proud...

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...