What's a Habit Anyway?

September 10, 2020 — by crystal wilson   Here we are again - right in the eye of the “back to routine” storm.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - this time of year feels more like a fresh start than the New Year. It seems to get lots of us thinking about what habits will help us reach our goals,...

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Zooming into new cultural norms

September 2, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   When so many businesses went virtual by force this past spring, it was seen as a temporary situation.  For some it was, and for others it has been more long term, whether for their full team or just parts of it.  One of the possible side effects of this is reduced engagement and a detachment from...

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It's 2020 - Do you know where your financial reports are?

August 26, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   Have you heard the great news?  The Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been altered to include more businesses and organizations!  In its first iteration, the program required a 30% revenue reduction to have occurred in order to meet eligibility requirements.  This was a great option for those that met it, but as many a small...

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Do You Fight, Fly, or Freeze?

August 18, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   Have you heard the phrase “Fight Flight or Freeze” before?  It refers to an automatic process in the brain that determines how we will innately respond in dangerous situations.  It is meant to protect us, to allow us to survive threatening situations.  As part of our subconscious brain, this is hardwired into us, which is great...

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The new Instagram feature is here! Reels!

August 18, 2020 — By Emily Bouchard   Why now? There's a lot of speculation about why Reels has been created and why it has been released at this point in time. The very likely answer is the meteoric rise in the popularity of TikTok as a platform amongst Gen X, and the possible forthcoming TikTok ban in the United States. Facebook, who also...

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Unique Perspectives

August 12, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   You gave a very specific instruction. And 3 different people who received that instruction did…. Exactly not what you said.    How many times has this happened to you?     Maybe you’ve also experienced the reverse situation, where you were certain that you were doing exactly what you were asked to, and somehow you wound up completely...

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5 Tips for Leading your Virtual Team

May 28, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   We’ve been leading our team virtually since waaay before it was cool (*read* before Covid-19 forced most workplaces to try it out under immense pressure with little to no warning…) and we’ve learned some things along the way.  Here are 5 tips for effectively leading a virtual team:  1. Differentiate Leadership from Management These two can...

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Habit 7: Sharpening the Saw

May 13, 2020 — By Erin Walker   Habit #7 can be an antidote to the stress, anxiety and burnout experienced by so many people during this global pandemic. The key idea to this Habit is that regularly investing time for self-renewal has a significant and positive impact on reinforcing your well-being and personal growth. Given the current global situation, there is no shortage...

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Habit 6: Emotional Bank Account

May 8, 2020 — Habit 6: Emotional Bank Account By Mary Hunt   Every relationship you have, whether it is a personal or business connection, a spouse or work colleague, a family member or neighbour, you inevitably form a joint emotionalbank account whether you realize it or not. Just like any monetary bank account, when there are constant deposits a sense of security, comfort...

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5 Things your Bookkeeper wants you to know about e-commerce (and one sneaky tidbit from the branding department)

April 30, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   So, you’ve taken your business on line and are now operating an e-commerce shop.  Great! You’ve got your branding on point, your photos are inviting, and your copy is pure fire. Amazing!  These are, of course, all very important aspects of your e-commerce endeavours.  But they’re not the only things to consider!  In addition to having...

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Choose Joy - April 12, 2020

Take the Wheel and Drive - December 9, 2019

What's In Your Work Plan? - September 30, 2019

The Virtual Superhero - September 16, 2019

Love is Best for the World - September 11, 2019

Email Etiquette 101 - August 21, 2019

Meetings with Meaning - August 14, 2019

Is Cash No Longer King? - August 7, 2019

Is Your Hiring Inclusive? - June 19, 2019

Vote Everyday Scavenger Hunt - March 27, 2019

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