Accounting

Staying the Course In The Midst Of a Storm

On May 26th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

With monsoon season looming in Arizona it got me to thinking about how a business weathers storms – both literally and figuratively. If you have a physical business location a storm could knock out the electricity or the building could flood and damage your office equipment as well as your inventory. If you run a..

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How Do You Spread The Word About Your Business?

On May 21st, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Whether you’re a new business owner or a long-time entrepreneur, chances are you will need to market yourself and your business in order to gain clients and, frankly, stay in business. How or where, do you even get started? Try these: Word of mouth Local newspapers Adwords or Facebook ads Social media (Twitter and LinkedIn..

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Niching Helps Your Business Grow

On May 19th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Did you ever hear the phrase, “You can’t be all things to all people?” That is especially true if you’re an entrepreneur. Why? Because if you try to “do it all” you will not only spread yourself too thin, but you may even negatively impact your business’s bottom line – something that as a virtual..

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Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs

On May 12th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Whether you’re a start-up or a long-time business owner you need to learn how to pitch yourself and your business. You may need to hone this skill if you’re going to approach an investor and they will want to hear you explain your business and the value it brings. How can you perfect your pitch..

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Leave White Space In Your Calendar

On May 7th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Now that tax season is over, I can fill my calendar with white space. What is white space? It’s time in your calendar where you can take a breath, kick back and relax – even if it’s only for 15 minutes at a time. Remember, it’s not about quantity of time filled into your calendar,..

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New Math: 5/5 = 5!

On May 5th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 2 Comments

Today is a landmark day for me. I’ve been writing Biz-Tips just for you for five years today. If you’re one of the readers who has been with me all that time, Happy Anniversary to us! Since we have lots of clients who have been with our virtual accounting service for more than 10 years,..

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Get More Done Everyday

On April 23rd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 1 Comment

Now that April 15 has come and gone, we in the virtual accounting world, can take a breath and relax for a day or two! Tax time is crunch time for us and in that time, some of our “regular” tasks may get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Now that we can..

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Be an Effective Communicator

On April 9th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Everything in business and life is about communication. Whether you’re sending an email, having a face-to-face meeting, or talking on the telephone, your communication skills matter. It’s been shown that a caller can tell if you have a “smile on your face” when you answer the phone. Here are tips to improve your communication skills:..

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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

On April 2nd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

The headline may be a bit misleading, but if you want to have success and wealth in your business and your life, you need to plan for it. As the owner of a virtual accounting business I work with my clients to help them understand where their money is going, what their real financial picture..

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Improve Staff Accountability

On March 31st, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

We have been in serious growth mode since the end of last summer – both in staff hired and clients brought on board. Because we have such tried-and-true practices and procedures in place we are able to do all of this pretty smoothly. If you’re in the midst of growth or if you’re looking at..

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