communication

Be an Effective Communicator

On April 9th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Everything in business and life is about communication. Whether you’re sending an email, having a face-to-face meeting, or talking on the telephone, your communication skills matter. It’s been shown that a caller can tell if you have a “smile on your face” when you answer the phone. Here are tips to improve your communication skills:..

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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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Networking Myths Debunked

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

Lately it has been a rare occasion that I have left my office to attend networking events. We have been so busy with new clients and hiring and training new accounting associates that I’m in the office spinning plates! When I have the time I do enjoy networking events simply because it’s a great way..

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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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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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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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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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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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