January Is Not Magic, But YOU Just Might Be

December 1, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   Why is it that we associate Januaries and Mondays with an opportunity to make change?  We’re always starting the new project, the new program, etc on Monday or in January, but who is it that said we need to do that?  There have been resounding cries for months now of “I need this year to be...

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Customer Appreciation in a Small Business

November 26, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   We all call them different things, customers, clients, guests, patrons, or something else altogether, but we all know this one very real fact about them:  Without them, we would have no business.  It's really as complicated and as simple as that.  With that in mind, I'm wondering whether we are as intentional as we could be...

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3 Myths About Virtual Admin Management

November 18, 2020 — By Emily Bouchard   We’re almost an exclusively virtual organization at Flow Office Wisdom and we offer a lot of different services from a distance. We’ve noticed that while hiring a Virtual Administrative Manager (Virtual Admin) is becoming more commonplace - there are still some persistent myths out there, so we’re here to bust them!     Myth #1: Virtual...

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Google Reviews: The New and Improved Word of Mouth

November 10, 2020 — By crystal wilson   In 2017, Podium published a report stating that online reviews influence the buying decisions of 93% of people.  Not surprisingly, over 80% of the individuals utilizing online reviews are looking to *drumroll* Google for the most trusted content.  Yelp and Facebook land in 2nd and 3rd place for use, but don’t even come close to the...

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Small Business Holiday Spotlights 2020

November 5, 2020 —   This holiday season, the hustle and bustle of shopping is not going to be possible in the same way that it once was. But, small businesses are still very much open for business! They have pivoted and are making offerings in a new way. Like you, we love small businesses and love support them as they grow, so we...

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Here's To a Successful 2020 Year End Appeal

October 20, 2020 — by laura-lee mckeown and crystal wilson   So there's a global pandemic, high unemployment rates, economic crises in many major world centers, and an overall hum of panic in the general population. And as a fundraiser your job, at least the public's perception of it, is to ask people for money.    Some might say it's a challenging time to fundraise. ...

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It’s a system, not magic!

October 5, 2020 — By Emily Bouchard   I don’t know about you, but I’ve recently been sucked up into a Netflix hole: Get Organized with The Home Edit.  Each episode the sweet (and semi-neurotic) hosts, Clea and Joanna, meet up with a new person who has an organizational challenge - their closets, kitchens, garages are overstuffed.    And each episode Clea and Joanna...

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Don't Let Amazon's Reindeer Run Over Your Q4 Revenue

September 28, 2020 — By Crystal Wilson   It is no secret that this year has been a challenge for small businesses. Leaders have had to step into their confidence and influence in order to keep their teams and businesses in operation.   Those who have been willing and able to pivot, be creative, and take action are likely those who have made it,...

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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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Unique Perspectives - August 12, 2020

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