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B Corp Feature: Northern Village

May 15, 2019 — BY Crystal Wilson   We love this B Corp Community that we're a part of, and we're really excited to kick off our B Corp blog series! Throughout the year we'll be introducing you to some awesome Certified B Corps in honour of the Vote Everyday Campaign.   First up in the series is a local Guelph gem - Northern Village...

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5 Apps that Will Up Your Work Game

April 16, 2019 — By Emily Bouchard   At Flow, we are a virtual office, which means that we work from wherever we are (maybe our home office, in a client’s space, or at a local cafe). So we know how to take advantage of the technology around us to get our work done anywhere.Below we’ll explore some work tasks and the apps that...

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Vote Everyday Scavenger Hunt

March 27, 2019 — Hey, Guelph! In honour of B Corp month and the launch of the Vote Everyday campaign, we have planned a fun scavenger hunt to show how many awesome B Corp businesses are in your city. Many you probably already know and love and hopefully this can be your introduction to those you have not crossed paths with yet. Plus, you can...

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5 Quick Fixes That Don't Fix Anything + The Questions You Need To Be Asking

March 20, 2019 — BY APRIL BURROWS   About a week ago, I found myself in excruciating pain in my arm due to a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder. Never having experienced this before, I had no idea why instead of feeling pain where the nerves were pinched I was feeling pain all the way down my arm even into my pinky finger.   Apparently,...

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5 Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Website

March 9, 2019 — BY CRYSTAL WILSON   When was the last time you updated your website?  Does it look the same as it did when you first opened your business?  Does it provide an accurate picture of what it feels like to do business with you?  If I visited your site a year ago, would there be anything new to catch my attention...

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Processes: Why We Need Them, Why They Meet Resistance, & How To Deal

February 22, 2019 — BY CRYSTAL WILSON   When you started your business, if your experience was anything like mine, you loved the thrill and challenge of doing everything by the seat of your pants. Making it up as you went along! No templates to fit your work into!  Sweet freedom!  But then, as you realized that maybe being the only one responsible for...

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Creative Compensation for Small Businesses

February 14, 2019 — BY CRYSTAL WILSON    As Flow Office Wisdom was being developed, one of the things that was non-negotiable was a commitment to pay team members above a living wage. Having worked in  jobs ourselves where we struggled to support our families, we definitely were not interested in being the reason that our team members struggled. With that as a starting...

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Stop yelling at your colleagues from behind your screen - A quick how-to for workplace communication

January 30, 2019 — BY LAURA-LEE MCKEOWN   Image courtesy of Square Sayings   Communication.  We all do it and we all do it differently.  We all have our own preferences and often we are better at one type of communication than another.   When trying to be efficient and productive, it’s important to quickly identifying others’ communication preferences, which can be based on...

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When to say “yes” to the sponsorship ask + 3 ways to politely decline

January 24, 2019 — By Crystal Wilson   As a business owner, there are certain seasons that one can expect to be more or less bombarded with requests from the community to be a sponsor for their event, or donate to their silent auction, or otherwise align themselves with a certain cause.    As an impact driven business owner, this can be pretty overwhelming....

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Social Impact - Holiday Food Drive

December 24, 2018 — by laura-lee & emily   Flow’s Social Cause Program was started in October of 2018. This initiative is intended to empower our staff to be an active part of our commitment to giving and the causes we take on as a team. We also hope that it will help us to grow as a team. Every quarter a staff member...

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Additional Posts

It's the End! Let's Ready Ourselves for a New Beginning - December 18, 2018

Treats + Crafts + Community - December 16, 2018

Crystal's Favourite Podcasts - November 28, 2018

Happy Living Wage Week! - November 9, 2018

5 Tips From the Deadline Diva - September 26, 2018

Hello, HelloFresh! - September 11, 2018

How To Train Your...Self? - September 4, 2018

Personal Mission - August 2, 2018

We're the BEST! - July 11, 2018

Turn it Up! - May 25, 2018

Grown Up Halloween - November 1, 2017

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