Productivity

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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Be Brief!

On March 24th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 3 Comments

Communications is a tricky area for most of us. One of the biggest challenges is rambling on and on and on! Unless you’re doing a printed item, more words don’t cost more. But does using more words make communication more effective? Probably not! These are some keys to good communication: Clear – understandable Concise –..

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Where are Our New Customers?

On February 24th, 2015, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

To grow your business you need to find customers who want to buy what you’re selling. Here are tips for marketing and seeking out new clients: There is nothing better than face-to-face networking. People like to do business with someone they “know, like and trust” and the best way to do that is by shaking..

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Cut Yourself Some Slack!

On February 17th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes there simply isn’t enough time to get everything done! That’s a tough lesson for most Type A, high D, driving entrepreneurs like me. In times like that, you just have to cut yourself some slack. I’ve always said if you don’t do it well, you aren’t the best person on your team to do..

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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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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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Bright and Shiny!

On December 30th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

The new year is here. It’s a fresh start; a new chance. Several years ago I learned a phrase that works well for any new year, new month, new week, or new day. It’s my New Year’s gift to you. Today is a clean slate: a new day with no mistakes on it. I encourage..

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Effective Email Communication

On December 18th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

When is the last time you picked up the phone and called a client or colleague? Chances are, if you need to get in touch with them, you simply dash off an email. I’d written last week about effective business habits and communication skills were key. I wanted to expand a bit on that today because..

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