business goals

The Importance of Setting Limits

On January 29th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

Business owners need to set limits in order to get work done! As a virtual accountant I could spend all day, every day in my office working on my business, but I know I need to have set office hours and set aside “me” time or I won’t be as useful to my clients and..

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Intention vs Attention

On January 27th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Call them goals or call them intentions, most of us started off the year hoping and  planning things would be different / better this year. That we would be better at __________________ (you fill in the blank). We’re more than three weeks into the year; as Dr. Phil says, “How’s that working out for you?”..

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Is Your Business Blogging?

On January 22nd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

There are times I feel a bit skeptical when it comes to blogging for my virtual accounting business and then I see the statistics (published by Social Media Today): A small business with a blog generates more than 126% more leads than one without 70% of consumers find companies through blogs and online articles More..

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Save Some Trees

On January 20th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Have you joined the paperless movement? Our office went paperless in 2004, long before document storage programs became readily available. It was one of the best moves we ever made. Of course, since I own a virtual accounting office, being paperless was a huge part of making that a reality. To be totally virtual you..

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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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New Year, New Goals

On January 8th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Do you look at a new year as an “in with the new out with the old” mentality? While you don’t want to toss out what worked, you certainly want to do more of what did! In my virtual accounting practice I schedule time, several times a year, for retreats. During my retreats I reflect..

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Got Clarity?

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Last year I needed new glasses just nine months after I’d just gotten a new prescription filled. I knew that I needed them, because I didn’t have clarity; I simply couldn’t see clearly. Sometimes we won’t have clarity, but we don’t know it. How can that happen? We don’t have accurate information! As most of..

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3 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

On December 11th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Every entrepreneur wants to be successful, but not all of them are. Some are simply unwilling to do what it takes on a daily basis to achieve success. Here are the three habits I feel have been most valuable to me in my virtual accounting business: Set daily priorities. In business, you cannot simply drift..

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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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Will It End Well?

On December 2nd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

We’re down to the last few weeks of 2014. For those of us who set goals for this year, now is a good time to be looking at them again. You’ll be in one of three places: You’ve reached your goals for 2014. If so, great! The question now is: How far can you exceed..

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