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Default or Override?

On October 7th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Just like our computer and the software on it, we have our own default settings. When we get in difficult or challenging situations, those defaults may not serve us well. Should you use your default or should you override? Know your defaults. Where are the areas in which you’re always vulnerable? Do you interrupt, get..

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Is It True?

On September 30th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

If you see it on the internet it must be true, right? We all know that’s false, but how much of what else we’re exposed to is false? When we treat a falsehood as if it was real, we head down a path we should never be on. Two vital areas to examine: Your thoughts..

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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

On September 23rd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Do you want more business? Almost everyone I know would answer a resounding YES to that question! As business professionals we spend a lot of time and energy trying to get more business for our firms. But are you asking for business? You may think everyone knows you want more business, but the truth is..

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Who’s Guiding You?

On September 16th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Being a business owner can, at times, be a daunting responsibility. We’re responsible to our clients to deliver the great service or product we promised them, to our employees to provide a safe and stable work environment, and to provide for our family.  If we have shareholders, we want to make sure they have a..

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Is This Seed Time Or Harvest?

On September 9th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Farmers in many parts of the country are gearing up for the fall harvest season. As small business owners, we’d like it to always be harvest time, wouldn’t we? Hopefully is always it. But harvest never happens without seed time first. Now is the perfect time to plant seeds. What are you doing to “seed”..

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Which One are You?

On August 26th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Over the years in working with hundreds of business owners all across the country, I’ve discovered there are two types of business owners: the lone rangers and the team players. Lone Rangers: Think they have to learn to do every aspect of their business Research issues on the internet to try to come up with..

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Do You Have a Right Hand?

On August 19th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

One of the smartest business decisions I made early in my business was to hire an administrative assistant. At the time I didn’t think I could afford it financially.  I quickly found that my increased productivity meant more clients which meant more revenue. I was doing the things that only I could do, enjoying what..

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What Does Success Mean to You?

On August 12th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Ask 50 people what success means and you’re likely to get 50 different answers. Most people will tell you they want to be successful but they can’t really tell you how they’ll know when they are. If you don’t know what you’re shooting for, how will you know when you’ve hit it? Common success indicators..

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How Tight is Your Top?

On August 5th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Some people seem to blow their top with the least little bit of provocation. They’re like a pressure cooker with the regulator jiggling madly away. You tread softly around these people because you don’t want to get caught in the fallout when their anger explodes. Almost everyone gets angry from time to time. Being able..

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Do You Say the Magic Words?

On July 29th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Some words work like magic every time you say them. They open doors and bring smiles. They are words your mother taught you to use and she was right. They should be spoken often. Here are a few of these magic words: Please – shows respect Thank you – acknowledges contribution I appreciate you –..

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