business goals

Baby Steps Lead to Giant Successes

On March 26th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 1 Comment

Deadlines, projects, overflowing email inboxes and more face entrepreneurs on a daily basis. If you put together a to-do list but find yourself never getting through it, you may be tempted to throw your hands in the air and just give up. Wait! Take baby steps to achieve big goals. How can you take those..

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Keep Your Workforce Engaged

On March 12th, 2015, posted in: Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

We have been in a serious growth mode at our virtual accounting office since early last fall! That means hiring, training, and keeping everyone engaged in the processes and procedures for the accounting services we provide for our clients. Because we are a virtual office, I do my best to keep everyone engaged. How? Here..

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Are You Prepared?

On March 10th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 2 Comments

We all know the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared. It’s good advice for everyone.  What’s the #1 thing anyone in business needs to be prepared to have? A business card! In this connected world, it contains all the key information someone needs to connect with you. But how often do we forget to have one..

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Embrace “The One”

On March 5th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

As an entrepreneur, there are a myriad of tasks you’re faced with on a daily basis. So much so that you can get overwhelmed and suffer “analysis paralysis.” How do you overcome that? Embrace “The One.” What is “the one”? It is a mindset that may increase your revenues and take away the fear of..

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Customer Service Made Simple

On March 3rd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Are there times you cringe when you go to the grocery store and the check-out person doesn’t even acknowledge you? Granted, I have been to the store and have seen customers at the check-out talking on the phone and ignoring the cashier, too. As a business owner, be aware of the level of customer service..

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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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New Business Owners: Don’t Miss This Key Step!

On February 19th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

If you have the entrepreneurial drive, and in my business as a virtual accountant, I come across myriad individuals regularly who do, you may need to find ways to succeed on a shoestring. As a new business owner you’ll wear lots of hats in the beginning: marketing, sales, planning, customer service, etc. There are some..

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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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Use LinkedIn to Build Your Business Network

On February 12th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

There is so much for an entrepreneur to do in the course of a day – believe me, I know! When I make my way to the office of my virtual accounting business I know I need to maximize my time. I also understand that using social media is a great way to grow my..

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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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