Use Your Words

Use Your Words

Addressing conflict early can minimize the damage, and demonstrate that you’re invested in the relationship, and in doing the hard work of communicating with kindness. Oh, and you don’t need to apologize - especially for doing your job.

Yes, You're Allowed to Work on Vacation

Yes, You're Allowed to Work on Vacation

While we don’t ever advocate for burning yourself out, there is more than one way to run your life, and the solution to these  scenarios may just be balance. Crazy notion, we know, but it is  possible to balance responsibilities you can’t yet delegate, and still enjoy a vacation.

Are You Taking Care of.....You?

Are You Taking Care of.....You?

Michelle Shepherd is a Registered Dietician who works with her clients much like a business coach. She'll get you out of your rut, to help you develop a deep understanding of what works for your unique body, mind, and lifestyle. 

Have you met...Shannon?

Have you met...Shannon?

Lauded by everyone she’s ever worked with for her organizational expertise, warmth, and dogmatic approach to task management, our Chief Slayer, Shannon, is a force to be reckoned with. We love to celebrate Shannon, who drives our core values, communications, and culture, each and every day.

Why You Need a Content Calendar

Why You Need a Content Calendar

If you are investing in online and social marketing and you’re not using a content calendar, you are likely spending more time than necessary (and probably more time than you have), reading, posting, replying and more. Yet, your results may be inconsistent and incohesive.

Everyday Haiku: Where Business Meets Art

Everyday Haiku: Where Business Meets Art

Art can speak volumes to your customers about your services, products, values, and much more. But if you don’t meet your customers in person, or they’re seeing you for the first time on social media, how can you send that visual message? And how can you keep design costs from breaking the bank?

Have you met....Tiffany?

Have you met....Tiffany?

When we met Tiffany, her buoyant, cheerful personality, along with her incredible attention to detail and bookkeeping experience confirmed that she was already a Slayer - she just needed to join our team.

8 Productivity and Efficiency Tips

8 Productivity and Efficiency Tips

In our first ebook, we covered occasional productivity tips as we worked through the first basic steps in working with a virtual team. We might have just have a few more up our sleeves

Have you met...Gail?

Have you met...Gail?

Our Shoebox Slayer, Gail, loves building templates that can be used in everyday life, from Daily Cash Budgets to Fixed Asset Sub-Ledgers with Monthly Depreciation (you love those too right? No? Maybe you need Gail…).

Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

We asked our team what they’re reading right now, and created this handy-dandy list for you to pick through and find a few favourites to take to a sunny beach or cool darkened corner near you.

Cathy Mann & Associates Inc.

Cathy Mann & Associates Inc.

Are you working in philanthropy? Fundraising is a team sport, and Cathy Mann has been on that team since 1989, raising between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in benevolent revenue for charitable organizations throughout her career.

6 Common Hiring Mistakes

6 Common Hiring Mistakes

Hiring - especially the very first hire you make - can be a minefield. Hire the right person and you get explosive growth. Hire the wrong person and you risk wasting precious time and money. 

Smart Savvy & Associates

Smart Savvy & Associates

When we meet business leaders who are looking for talent in arenas outside of Admin Slayer’s scope, we turn to Catherine Ducharme at Smart Savvy & Associates.

Stay Fascinated, Not Distracted

Stay Fascinated, Not Distracted

Social Bookmarking apps provide you with a means to store articles for reading later to minimize distractions during your busy day. Here are a few popular ones we’ve explored for you.

Have you met....Kimberlee?

Have you met....Kimberlee?

Bringing Kimberlee into Admin Slayer was a no-brainer for us. Already a virtual assistant when we found her, she came equipped with amazing administration skills and even bookkeeping experience. 

Calm the @#$% down

Calm the @#$% down

Sometimes, it feels like doing something is better than doing nothing, but the reality is… doing nothing is better than doing something wrong. A little rest, lifting your foot off of that gas pedal, and giving yourself some breathing room can be the most effective bit of work you’ve done in weeks.

Have you met...Lindsay?

Have you met...Lindsay?

Lindsay is the perfect personal assistant: able to manage incredibly challenging schedules, manage data, maintain confidentiality, and interact warmly with every person she meets. 

Money....Record it. Collect it. Spend it.

Money....Record it. Collect it. Spend it.

Managing your money is an integral piece of business success, and personal success. With the right tools and the right support, you’ll be amazed how easy it is to keep your finances humming along.

Disruptive Collaboration

Disruptive Collaboration

You need teammates who share your values, and value your customers. By working with the right people to disrupt an industry, the industry becomes stronger, more work is created for everyone, customers receive better service and products - and they keep coming back for more.