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5 Whys to Problem Solving

Asking “Why?” may be a favorite technique of your three year old child in driving you crazy, but it could teach you a valuable Six Sigma quality lesson. The 5 Whys is a technique used in the Analyze phase of the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology. It is a great Six […]

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How to be Productive When You Work from Home

When I started my business, I was excited about the prospect of working from home. The biggest draw for me was that I would have control of when and how I worked. I live on a river and love to flyfish,and part of the benefit that I experienced from my home-office experience was that I […]

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Key dates in the 2013 tax calendar

Failure to meet the Canada Revenue Agencys deadlines for filing tax returns, making RRSP contributions, paying amounts owed and other tax-related business can cost you in penalties. To spare you getting dinged unnecessarily, we’ve highlighted a few important dates to keep in mind over the next few months. February February 11 — First day for […]