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Bark Less, Wag More

On August 18th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

I saw that on a bumper sticker and it really resonated with me. I don’t have a dog, but both of my daughters and my mother do. Here are a few lessons that we could learn from our furry friends. Smile and make everyone feel welcome Be inclusive (dogs sniff everyone!) You get your way better..

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Are You a Solution Provider?

On August 11th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Many businesses are looking to grow. To do so they are re-evaluating the way they have always done business and they are looking for solutions to their problems. Position yourself not as a salesperson but as a Solution Provider. The emphasis is subtle but important. It’s all about them, not about you, your product or..

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Need to Get Your Brain in Gear? Move Your Body!

On August 4th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you get the late afternoon slumps when you can’t seem to think straight, let alone creatively? There is scientific study behind the fact that if you alternate using both sides of your body, it will stimulate your mind. Here’s an example: Stand straight. Bring your left knee up and your right elbow down until..

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How Strong is Your Password?

On July 28th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Security by 1 Comment

With access to private files and online access a major concern, the strength of your password could be critical. Some websites will actually tell you how strong your password is as you are entering it for the first time. It will encourage you to create a strong password that is not easy to replicate. If..

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Play It Again, Sam!

On July 21st, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

It’s summer time! For many businesses, their business slows down and “the living is easy.” For The Accountant’s Office, business has speeded up! (A nice problem to have and I know we are blessed!) Already this year we have had more inquiries for our virtual accounting service and more new bill pay clients than we..

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Money Management Tips For Business Owners

On July 2nd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

What’s the most important part of being a business owner? Well, other than the satisfaction of a job well done? Getting paid! In our virtual accounting firm we work with our clients to help them put processes in place to assure they get paid for the goods and services they offer as well as mechanisms..

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Tame Your Email Inbox

On June 30th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

This is a challenge for everyone! Email is both a blessing and a curse for business owners, don’t you agree? It’s a blessing in the fact that you can dash off a quick message regardless of the time. You can also conduct a lot of your business through email if necessary and sometimes it does..

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First Time Business Owner Tips

On June 25th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Training by 0 Comment

When you’re looking into becoming a business owner, the amount of information and advice you receive can be mind-boggling. As a serial entrepreneur myself, I understand! As the owner of a virtual accounting firm I come across many individuals who want to be in business for themselves and I applaud their initiative! Here are some..

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Don’t Sabotage Productivity with Procrastination

On June 18th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are you a chronic procrastinator? If you’re not chronic, but find yourself procrastinating, do you know why? For some it’s because a task on the to-do list seems either too daunting or too boring. Did you know, though, that procrastinating on a task only makes it loom larger and sap your energy? It’s true! If..

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The Golden Rules of Management

On June 16th, 2015, posted in: Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As a business owner of a virtual accounting firm I know I need to get the most from the people who work for me – especially because we all work remotely from home. Because I take so much time and put so much thought into my hiring processes, the individuals on my team have been..

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