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Your 5 Words

On September 29th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever tried to describe your personal philosophy about life in just five words? It’s a challenging exercise. Could you do it? I picked my 5 words over 20 years ago. They are: Live – Really experience life; don’t just exist Love – That’s why we were created Laugh – Life’s too short not..

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The Best Gift Ever!

On December 23rd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 2 Comments

This special, magical time of year is cause for celebration. Don’t let commercialization make you forget the reason for the season. You don’t have to buy gifts to celebrate. The best gift is YOU! Say something unexpected to brighten someone’s day The music of your laughter is one of the sweetest sounds ever Share the..

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Enhance Your Business Success

On December 4th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Successful business owners do what it takes to be successful. In my virtual accounting business these are the three things I’ve found to do the most to enhance our firm’s success: Treat your employees well. Whether you have virtual employees, as I do, or if they work in your office, they are the backbone of..

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Thank You!

On November 25th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing, Productivity by 2 Comments

They are two simple, common words. But how often do you hear them? This little expression of gratitude is sadly missing so often in our busy lives today. Here’s my challenge to you today: See if you can find 10 people today to say,  “Thank you” to. They don’t have to do big, grandiose things..

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Traits Successful Business Owners Possess

On October 30th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

While I don’t believe in labeling people or things, when it comes to entrepreneurs, there are several common traits they all possess. What traits make up a great business owner? Here are a few: They inspire their staff through their own vision and the strategy they have in place for success. They have a clear..

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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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Leaders Inspire With a Positive Attitude

On July 31st, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As a leader or business owner you need to project a positive attitude. In my role as owner of a virtual accounting firm I have frequent interactions with my team and our clients. Even if I am having a bad day, I need to gather myself and project positivity. Why? You lead by example. If..

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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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Stress Busting Tips for Entrepreneurs

On July 10th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

For many entrepreneurs its go-go-go from the moment they wake up in the morning until the time they fall exhausted into bed at night. Business owners don’t have the luxury of punching a time clock and completely closing the door on business thoughts at the end of the day, but we do have the luxury..

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