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Stretch or Contract?

On February 10th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you stretch yourself outside of your comfort zone on a regular basis? Or do you contract with fear and insecurity? Which one serves you better? Ponder this for a moment: The more you do, the more you’ll be able to do. If you’re afraid of public speaking, how can you overcome that? Can you explain..

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Start Your Business Record Keeping Off Right

On February 5th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant this is obviously a topic that is near and dear to my heart – business record keeping. Whether you’re a first time entrepreneur or a long-time business owner, there is no time like the present to set up systems for keeping track of income and expenses for your business for 2015...

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The Importance of Setting Limits

On January 29th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

Business owners need to set limits in order to get work done! As a virtual accountant I could spend all day, every day in my office working on my business, but I know I need to have set office hours and set aside “me” time or I won’t be as useful to my clients and..

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Intention vs Attention

On January 27th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Call them goals or call them intentions, most of us started off the year hoping and  planning things would be different / better this year. That we would be better at __________________ (you fill in the blank). We’re more than three weeks into the year; as Dr. Phil says, “How’s that working out for you?”..

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Is Your Business Blogging?

On January 22nd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

There are times I feel a bit skeptical when it comes to blogging for my virtual accounting business and then I see the statistics (published by Social Media Today): A small business with a blog generates more than 126% more leads than one without 70% of consumers find companies through blogs and online articles More..

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Save Some Trees

On January 20th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Have you joined the paperless movement? Our office went paperless in 2004, long before document storage programs became readily available. It was one of the best moves we ever made. Of course, since I own a virtual accounting office, being paperless was a huge part of making that a reality. To be totally virtual you..

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Do You Have What It Takes to Lead?

On January 15th, 2015, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Along with a new year comes the new opportunity to start an entrepreneurial endeavor! If you’ve decided that 2015 is the year you will achieve the goal of business ownership, you need to ask yourself this tough question, “Do I have what it takes to lead?” Whether you will be a company of one or..

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No!

On January 13th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

“No” is a complete sentence. It doesn’t require an explanation. It doesn’t require rationalization. So often we waste time and energy trying to figure out how to avoid things we don’t want to do, shouldn’t be doing, or aren’t called to do. Instead of being decisive, we play games and spend time telling stories. Really,..

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New Year, New Goals

On January 8th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Do you look at a new year as an “in with the new out with the old” mentality? While you don’t want to toss out what worked, you certainly want to do more of what did! In my virtual accounting practice I schedule time, several times a year, for retreats. During my retreats I reflect..

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Got Clarity?

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Last year I needed new glasses just nine months after I’d just gotten a new prescription filled. I knew that I needed them, because I didn’t have clarity; I simply couldn’t see clearly. Sometimes we won’t have clarity, but we don’t know it. How can that happen? We don’t have accurate information! As most of..

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