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Tech Update - May 2020


As we enter another month of being in self-distancing, we hope you and yours are healthy and safe.

We wanted to share with you a great spreadsheet from Tax Templates Inc. that can help when tracking the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. You can download this free template from

We also did a webinar recently with Zoho on Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for Business. The slides, with links and notes, is available from SharePoint and you can watch the replay on our YouTube channel.

I have been working from home since 2005 and have a few recommendations to make it more efficient for you. The blog post with these recommendations, along with our quick tips on Excel and Word, are below.

As always, we appreciate receiving your questions or comments.

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How I Work Efficiently From Home

Working in a home office since 2005, I have made many changes to my setup in the interest of improving efficiency. Here are a few improvements I have made to my home office over time. 

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Working Remotely Does Not Have to Mean Working Differently

During the first half of 2020, workers everywhere have had to come to grips with the COVID-19 outbreak. Not only did the pandemic impact our personal lives, but it also caused severe disruption for virtually all businesses. It also forced many individuals to work from home.

For some, remote working is second nature because they do it every day.  For others, transitioning to this new environment was challenging at best, and it remains that way for many. However, with current technologies, working remotely does not have to mean working differently.  Further, productivity need not suffer! Organizations of all sizes should learn from the challenges the pandemic presented and create better remote working arrangements for the future.

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