Money-saving tips and apps for entrepreneurs

Money-saving tips and apps for entrepreneurs

Saving money as an entrepreneur is a whole different kettle of fish. I specialize in work with non-traditional income streams - that means I almost exclusively live in the world of entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, and digital nomads  - and lots of us are struggling to save. How are you supposed to ‘automate your savings’ when some months you’re not sure there will be cash coming into your bank account?

Have you met... Margaret?

Have you met... Margaret?

Margaret’s super power is rolling with the punches. She loves routine but at the same time, she knows that plans are bound to change without any warning. Margaret knows just how to adapt to constantly changing situations, ensuring she’s flexible for all the changes that naturally occur in both personal and work life

Sharp Business Plans

Sharp Business Plans

Are you looking to start or expand your business? Most businesses need a little financing here and there, especially at the beginning. Lenders and investors really want to see a “sharp” business plan before they’re willing to take the risk.

Why Admin Slayer Retreats Don't Suck

Why Admin Slayer Retreats Don't Suck

This optional, one-day event, allows slayers to get together and spend some time getting to know each other. It’s also a great opportunity to strengthen our team bonds and get everyone focused on the long-term vision for Admin Slayer.

Have you met...Pam?

Have you met...Pam?

Pam actually enjoys reconciling and working under pressure, and even likes talking to people. As one of our senior bookkeepers, she makes sure that all those numbers line up in the correct location, while supporting and teaching the rest of the team.

Get the Most out of Your Bookkeeping Team

Get the Most out of Your Bookkeeping Team

Bookkeeping matters, and no matter how great the software is, you need a real human to get in there and make sure it’s done right, on time, with minimal costs and headaches. If you’re still tracking your numbers using spreadsheets, focusing on data instead of your clients, please hand it off as soon as possible.

Time to Strike That Match

Time to Strike That Match

Meet Anna Marie Jorgensen, your Wingmam. This sassy matchmaker will help you troubleshoot your blind spots and find the right mate for you.

Sustainable Growth:  What To Do When You Have More Business Than You Can Handle

Sustainable Growth: What To Do When You Have More Business Than You Can Handle

In the beginning, you could barely get anyone to talk to you. You sent proposals, you tried to make connections, you networked like a demon. Then suddenly....all the chickens came home to roost. How do you capitalize on all of this amazing growth, without going crazy, burning out, disappointing customers, or alienating your team?

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.