Productivity

Take Time to Clear the Clutter

On June 26th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

I look at mid-year as a time to re-evaluate my business goals as well as clearing any clutter that may have accumulated since the beginning of the year. Because I own a virtual accounting office and we are paperless, I don’t usually have too much clutter, but there is the one nagging pile that’s accumulating..

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Are You Up, Down or Upside Down?

On June 24th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes you’re UP. Sometimes you’re DOWN. Sometimes you’re UPSIDE DOWN! Try to be the first two and not the last! When you’re UP, you’re on your game. You’re full of energy and working effectively. For most of us, much of the time we’re UP. When you’re DOWN, you’re in resting mode. For some of us,..

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Is Your Business Teetering on Growth?

On June 19th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

There comes a time in most every business owner’s life when he/she needs to decide, “Is my business ready to take the next step toward growth?” I know that during my 13 years of owning a virtual accounting office we have experienced growing pains and we learned some valuable lessons from them. Learning makes them..

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Are Your Fears Holding You Back?

On June 12th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

If I were a fearful person, I would not be the successful serial entrepreneur that I am! My virtual accounting office just reached a milestone – 13 years in business – not many firms can claim that! What do I owe my success to? Other than hard work, a winning business model, support of colleagues..

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Productivity Matters!

On June 5th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Being productive at work isn’t all that difficult if you understand some very basic rules of productivity.  Some of these may seem counter-intuitive. Here are some quick tips for productivity: First, the counter-intuitive one:  Take breaks! If your mind is overwhelmed and you’re feeling stressed you don’t function at peak capacity. Taking a break will..

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Brainstorm and Sprout Ideas

On June 3rd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Together we are better than any one of us is individually. I love brainstorming with my team. They come up with such great ideas! I know that the systems we’ve designed and used for the last 13 years are sound, but my team is filled with smart individuals who know how to make them even..

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What is The Secret to Success?

On May 29th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

If there are “secrets” to success they are hard work, ethical business practices and having a product or service that people want.  In our virtual accounting business we strive to utilize all three of those. We’ve been blessed with success because our clients have found us hard working and ethical – it’s a win-win! If..

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What You See…

On May 27th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

…is what you get…and what you remember. When you consider how people learn and retain best, covering all the bases will assure that you utilize the method that your people prefer. Some people learn best from visuals and graphics and some by hearing. That’s why many speakers use PowerPoint or online graphic programs along with..

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Negotiate Your Way to Success

On May 22nd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a serial entrepreneur and owner of a virtual accounting firm I have had myriad dealings with individuals across the spectrum during the last 25+ years in business. One thing I have learned is the fine art of negotiation. Negotiating doesn’t mean that one of the parties gives up everything in order to come to..

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Lessons Learned From Mom

On May 15th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

This past Sunday we celebrated Mother’s Day. When it comes to the teacher of great life lessons, we can all likely agree that our Moms were our first (and perhaps) our best teachers. As we move into adulthood and business ownership, there are some life lessons that we can put into place that would be..

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