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Focus Pt. 2

The Problem: Our attention is under assault. The Internet, smartphones and particularly social media all conspire against us to set our monkey brain aflutter.

Joe Collins, CPA, CA
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Oct 15, 2017

Focus Pt. 1

This month, we instituted a new tradition at Avalon: Our Value of the Month. We decided to start with Focus (No Squirrels Allowed) for a number of reasons:

Joe Collins, CPA, CA
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Sep 13, 2017

Focus Pt. 3: The Productivity Trifecta

Staying focused and being productive can feel like alchemy. We have productive and unproductive days, but it often feels like there is no rhyme or reason to when we are switched on and when we are just bleh. However, there are ways to increase your strike rate and have more productive days.

Joe Collins, CPA, CA
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Nov 26, 2017

Meet Samantha - Avalon's Next Top Associate

We are so happy to welcome Samantha Close, our newest Associate here at Avalon. When we first read Samantha’s application, her intelligence and fun-loving personality shone through in her writing. Meeting her in person only confirmed those qualities and we also found out that she’s got a whole bunch of enthusiasm to go along with it! Samantha has a tonne of great stories to tell in between getting shit done (she may be the fastest task finisher on Vancouver Island)!

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
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Oct 24, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Goldilocks Sustainable Goods

Meet Goldilocks Sustainable Goods. We love getting to work with interesting and diverse business owners. In this small business spotlight series, I’d like to introduce you to some of them. We’ll find out who they are, how they got started, where they are on the entrepreneur's roadmap and what their main issues are at the moment.

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
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Nov 29, 2018

Small Business Spotlight: Gearbox Chop & Code

We love getting to work with interesting and diverse business owners. In this small business spotlight series, we would like to introduce you to some of them. In this installment, we’ll be hearing from Troy at Gearbox Chop & Code, a development studio that has really started to take off!

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
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Dec 10, 2018

Meet Gavin - Avalon's Newest Team Member

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of the Avalon team, Gavin Lin.Gavin makes a great addition to our team. He shows enthusiasm in all aspects of his work, regardless of whether it's bookkeeping for 4 hours straight or creating the newest Ava-meme© in Slack.

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
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May 17, 2018

Meet Jon Candel, CPA - Avalon's Newest Team Member

We would like to introduce you to our newest team member, Jonathan L Candel BMus MMus CPA, or as we like to call him, Jon, or sometimes Jono.

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
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Apr 19, 2018

The Movies of Avalon

It’s rainy today and kind of grey outside, reminding me that November and December often have less than a handful of sunny days here in Victoria.  So, instead of writing about tax rules or accounting tips let’s have some fun and go to the movies!

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
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Nov 20, 2018

Meet Jennifer Flynn, Avalon's Friendly Onboarding Manager

When I first spoke to Jenn I could tell that we had found someone who was both passionate about helping small businesses and who would be great at it too! Jenn is empathetic and diligent, plus her outgoing personality and sense of humour will make it feel like you’ve known her for years.Thanks to her position as Onboarding Manager, all of the new businesses we work with will have the good fortune of meeting Jenn. Here’s a brief interview so you’ll get to know her a bit too.

Paul Sharpe, CPA, CA
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Aug 19, 2019