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Bill 148 - Keep Calm and Open a Spreadsheet

December 7, 2017 — B y lisa Maslove   Now that Bill 148 is set to become law, it’s time for businesses and non-profit organizations to get ready for the new employment standards. If you have employees, chances are Bill 148 will require you to make changes to your payroll and human resource systems. Many of the changes will take effect in a few weeks...

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Grown Up Halloween

November 1, 2017 — by Crystal Wilson Anyone have a candy hangover? I have so many awesome memories of Halloween and I am so glad to get to help my children make them too. I’ve been sad to see the dwindling numbers of trick or treaters reported from various neighbourhoods in the last few years - what other opportunity do you have to meet...

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Flow at B Corp Champion's Retreat

October 19, 2017 — By Crystal Wilson Hey, did you know that Flow is a B Corp? We are, and we are super proud of it. At the beginning of October our team had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Champion’s Retreat, and the B inspired Toronto event that followed. It was the first time the retreat was held outside of the USA, and...

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Eventbrite vs Guestlist for Event Ticketing

October 4, 2017 — by Crystal Wilson & Candice lepage We definitely don’t have anything in particular against Eventbrite, but sometimes when you see that everyone is using the same thing you being to wonder “are we sheep?” So, for most of our recent events we decided to stray from the flock and use something else... if there was anything else? No surprise, it...

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Minimum Wage is Going Up October 1st, Is Your Business Ready?

September 27, 2017 — by Lisa Maslove Did you know the minimum wage is going up to $11.60 on October 1st? You’d be forgiven for not knowing about this change; after all, most of the talk about minimum wage of late has been about the much larger increase on the horizon. The Ontario government is proposing that the general minimum wage be increased to...

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B Corp Inclusion Challenge - How'd We Do?

September 20, 2017 — by Crystal Wilson Near the end of 2016 B Lab put out a challenge to all B Corps, the B Corp Inclusion Challenge.  The inclusion challenge was the first B Corp wide challenge, and is aimed at giving solid markers for businesses to improve their practices to create a more diverse and inclusive space.   Flow jumped at the opportunity...

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Learning With Bridges Out Of Poverty

September 1, 2017 — by Candice Lepage In May our staff took part in Guelph Wellington Public Health’s Bridges Out Of Poverty training. As a B Corporation we are committed to making significant changes to how people are employed. When Flow Office Wisdom was simply an idea between two people, our founders April and Crystal, they had one goal. Create employment for under-employed women....

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Increase Your Labour Cost, Increase Your Profit

August 21, 2017 — By Candice Lepage Recently the Government of Ontario announced upcoming changes to the workplace legislation. Beginning January 1st of 2018 the minimum wage every employer must pay their staff is $14.00 per hour, $12.20 per hour for servers at licensed restaurants and $13.15 for part time employees under 18 years of age  This is a significant increase from our current...

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Who Benefits from Basic Annual Income?

July 20, 2017 — Flow Office Wisdom is very proud to be a Living Wage Champion, which means that all of our employees and contractors get paid a wage which meets or exceeds the Living Wage in Guelph, ON, as set out by the Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, of $16.50/hr. The Government of Ontario is making changes to the legislated...

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Why Have I Been Getting So Many Emails Asking Me To Confirm My Address?

June 29, 2017 — By: Candice Lepage If you are like the rest of us in Canada over the last week or two you’ve been getting lots of emails from the mailing lists you are subscribed to asking you to confirm your subscription. Why is this happening? You’ve been subscribed to that email for years, what has changed? Should you be doing the same...

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Additional Posts

Meet The Team - June 29, 2017

Do Your Emails Get Answers? - February 15, 2017

Guelph's Good Giving Guide - December 16, 2016

Living Wage - why not? - November 25, 2016

Changing Everything - October 14, 2016

Entrepreneurship is... - October 6, 2016

Meet The Bs? Yes Please! - August 2, 2016

Millenial Is A State Of Mind - April 28, 2016

Are You AODA Compliant? - March 3, 2016

Stress and the Entrepreneur - February 3, 2016

Why We Went For The B - August 3, 2015

The Wisdom of Women - May 10, 2015

We're Back From Bootcamp - March 13, 2015

That Third One Is Tricky - January 28, 2015

Let's Talk About Posters - December 17, 2014

Our 3rd Bottom Line - September 24, 2014

What Is This Flow Thing? - July 23, 2014

Schedule Solutions - January 8, 2014

Happy New Year? - September 13, 2013

Get Out Of Your Box - April 2, 2013

Bookkeeping - March 12, 2013

What Kind of Hungry - March 10, 2013

Hearts In The Right Place - February 27, 2013

The Friend With The Pick Up Truck - February 11, 2013

Why Do You Do It Pt. 2 - January 28, 2013

Why Do You Do It - January 15, 2013

New Beginnings - January 2, 2013