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Going Green

Loveable Kermit the frog said, it’s not easy being green. On the contrary, we think it is—going green that is. We throw the term around nowadays; green has become an adage in marketing, and business conversations. But, we don’t think this is a bad thing because the more the adage is used, the more we […]

Ingredients For a Great Company Event

Everyone loves a good company event – they’re fun; but, most of all, they’re a great opportunity for connecting and networking with the businesses you deal with on a daily basis. Want to spread the word about your business, or give information about a new product or service? Get on the phone to a good […]

Decorating Your Office – Put Your Best Foot Forward

A great deal can be assumed from the way an office is decorated—if it’s decorated nicely, it shows care, attention, love for your work and customers, and it promotes trust and general good feelings. Poor decoration however, shows lack of care and respect for your own space and respectively toward your customers, and it builds […]

Organizing Receipts With Good Bookkeeping Helps for Audits

A couple of reasons why regular receipt organization and bookkeeping are so necessary for a small business is to keep personal and business financial papers separate. Why do this, you might ask? To not give the government a reason to audit you, and if you were to be audited, your finances would already be clearly […]

Facebook, From Small to Super Successful

Facebook. It’s one of today’s main social media sites; but mostly, it’s one of this decade’s most successful business stories—the story of Mark Zuckerberg and how he launches a photo directory site from his Harvard dorm room, to simply interact with other students, and suddenly he stumbles upon online relationship-building gold. Today, however, the simple […]

Accrual Accounting During The Holidays

In the accounting and bookkeeping world, it’s important to understand what accrual accounting means and how important it is during a company’s most busy sales quarter.

What’s accrual? It’s when you account for each financial transaction as it happens—every time you sell a product or service, you record it. In accrual bookkeeping, you record every transaction no matter when payment occurs.

Organizing Receipts With Good Bookkeeping Helps for Audits

A couple of reasons why regular receipt organization and bookkeeping are so necessary for a small business is to keep personal and business financial papers separate. Why do this, you might ask? To not give the government a reason to audit you, and if you were to be audited, your finances would already be clearly marked and in order.

A Great Office To Work In

We offer office administration and management services, so we’re always looking at ways of making the office better for employees. We’re also always on the lookout for smart equipment that make life easier. Here are some of our favourites:

I Had Lunch With Peter Legge, Co-Founder and CEO of Canada Wide Media!

To follow the last blog about the Vancouver Board of Trade’s luncheon, where Sir Richard Branson gave an inspirational talk, this time I set up a personal luncheon with Peter Legge, Co-Founder and CEO of Canada Wide Media.

Wow, where to start; I guess at the top—I asked for the meeting and Peter Legge agreed! Many business owners either don’t think about connecting with, or are afraid to approach, successful business people for advice and to build business relationships; so, it makes me feel proud for having tried and succeeded. It should be said though; very influential business people don’t often have the time to meet with any small business that requests a meeting. This is why the meeting I was able to set up with Peter Legg is to me a chance of a lifetime; a confirmation that my efforts are bringing about success in my business, FACETS Business Solutions.

I Had Lunch With Virgin Mogul Sir Richard Branson!

Get On Board: A Conversation With Richard Branson was a luncheon held on May 25 at the Vancouver Board of Trade. I, Monika Kelly, was there! Yes, I’m still reeling from the experience, over two months later!

There was nervous excitement all around me as I entered the Vancouver Convention Centre among hundreds of other attendees, and I felt that I was most excited of them all. I knew that it was going to be a most inspirational event, and if you know me, you know that I gravitate to everything inspirational. My BNI colleagues and I had booked a table for us to see the charismatic speaker and businessman give us his view of life and business, and he did.