We believe in fostering an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork with our clients.

We’re a team of savvy business women based in Nova Scotia with a deep love for small businesses and non-profits. In asking ourselves how we could be of service, the answer was a simple one. We’re here to help you reduce your workload so you don’t cringe every time you look at your growing to-do list. We want to save you time and resources, reduce your costs and improve productivity so you can concentrate on running your business with peace of mind and a better work-life balance. Identifying problem areas and providing reasonable solutions that work for you, that’s our niche. It’s been honed over 20 years of diverse business experience.

We work from our office in beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, with arguably one of the best views in the world. We love our little island and we’re invested in doing our part to lift up the hard-working business owners that make up this eclectic economic landscape. We’ve worked for, and managed, a variety of businesses, large and small. We’ve seen how things work well and how things can fail, and why. We’ve made mistakes, learned how to solve them and documented along the way. We respect this business community and want to help businesses adjust, adapt and explore new ways of working virtually.

We’re unique. We’re in sync, so much so that it’s scary. We have tons of varied experience across different industries. When combined, it’s a great strength that covers all aspects of business.

Cheryl’s a professional drummer, a two-time East Coast Music Award (ECMA) winner for Graphic Designer of the Year, a former Executive Director of a non-profit cultural centre and former CEO of her design agency, OutFront Productions Inc. She kicks ass at bookkeeping and organizing the heck out of anything and everything. Carrie’s a psychic medium, energy practitioner and a hospitality industry specialist, who has years of experience as a business consultant and managing people and businesses large and small. Oh, and she’s one hell of a chef.

Together, we combine the savvy business acumen to create fresh solutions that small businesses need to prosper. And we have each other’s full trust and respect.

We’re ethical in all that we do and we’ll always be honest with you. We’ll offer you the solutions that exist, and not string you along so you’re dependent on our services if you don’t need to be. That’s what sets us apart. We want you to become independent and capable in the areas that we’ve helped you with. And if you do need our ongoing help in certain areas like Bookkeeping or Admin, we’ll always be there when you need us. Think of us as a loyal member of your staff without the overhead.

At Savvy Lemon, our mission is to create a meaningful impact on how your business runs by going above and beyond our role to be a valued advisor, innovative problem solver, and knowledgeable resource to you. 

Most people associate the word lemon with something faulty or defective. We like to look on the positive side. Lemons are fresh, rejuvenating, versatile and provide many health benefits. We’ll take the negatives out of your business and bring the positive benefits we’ve learned from our years of experience.

"Hire people who are qualified in areas you are not, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine."

- David Ogilvy

"Hire people who are qualified in areas you are not, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine."

- David Ogilvy
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Cheryl Smith

MANAGING PARTNER

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Carrie Campbell

MANAGING PARTNER

About Me

Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor
Sage Accounting Partner
2x ECMA Graphic Designer of the Year

I’m a Montreal native who calls Cape Breton home for the past 20+ years. I’m a professional drummer, former CEO of OutFront Productions Inc., my design agency that I operated for two decades, during which I won two East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) for Graphic Designer of the Year. I’m a lover of great coffee, music and technology, a tireless seeker of knowledge and I do believe there’s an app for everything. As Executive Director of a busy non-profit cultural centre for the past 8 years, I’m grateful to be running my own business again, while being able to help other non-profits and small businesses on their path to success. When I’m not working, you’ll usually find me reading the latest accounting or science news, enjoying a glass of wine, or listening to one of my eclectic Spotify playlists.  

About Me

Business & Restaurant Consultant
Human Resources Specialist

I’m a Cape Bretoner who has spent most of my adult life in Halifax, now residing back on the island in oceanside Creignish. I’m a hospitality manager with a diverse history of managing businesses that range from restaurants to retail to hotels to grocery with a consistent dash of marketing and advertising. My curiosity for how business machines work spans a lifelong drive of creative operational analysis. I have spent almost a decade of my free time providing consulting for small businesses or new start-ups, helping restaurants with developing processes and training. On a personal note, I am a psychic medium and energy practitioner, and spent 5 years studying to enable me to use my gifts with permission and integrity to help others. I’m a world politics junkie, with a strong passion for Mother Earth. When I’m not working or helping others, I can be found at the stove drinking wine, listening to music and channeling my creative outlet into my love of cooking.

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We’d love to hear from you! Send us a message or schedule a free consultation. We’re based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and work virtually with small businesses and non-profits across Canada.

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CHERYL SMITH

MANAGING PARTNER

Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor
Sage Accounting Partner
2x ECMA Graphic Designer of the Year

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CARRIE CAMPBELL

MANAGING PARTNER

Restaurant & Business Consultant
Human Resources Specialist

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We’d love to hear from you! We’re based in Cape Breton and work virtually with small businesses and non-profits across Canada.