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No Flashing Lights Attached

On December 16th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Driving home in the dark the other night, I was grateful for the flashing lights set out alongside some road work that alerted me not to drive into a ditch. The thought came to me that it would be nice if all dangers we face had flashing lights. Unfortunately that isn’t the case with many..

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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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Entrepreneurs: Stress Management Tips

On November 20th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As an entrepreneur stress may be a part of your daily life. There are times it may feel more stressful to be at the helm of my virtual accounting firm, but the rewards far outweigh any drawbacks. If the stressors of the day feel a bit too much to bear, here are tips for managing..

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Fourth Quarter is Here and 2014 is Almost Gone!

On October 23rd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 1 Comment

If you’re a small business owner, now is the time to evaluate your progress towards your annual goals and form a strategic plan for the remaining months of the year. Whether you take a few hours, a half-day, or a full day away from the office, here are some areas of your business you may..

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Make the Most Out of Conference Attendance

On October 17th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As I’m preparing to speak at the Arizona Women Business Owners Day of Empowerment, I wanted to pass along some tips to help you make the most of your attendance at this conference and other events you attend. (Scroll to the bottom for registration information and enter the code WVW1014 for a special discount!) When..

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What’s Your Personal Speed Limit?

On October 14th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

We all have a velocity at which we are most effective. Knowing yourself well means you know how to work at the speed you are most effective. No one speed is better than the others. A slow velocity does NOT mean ineffective or unproductive. It simply means you approach life at a more relaxed pace...

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The Benefit of a Business Card

On October 2nd, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you still hand out business cards? Do you accept business cards from potential colleagues when you meet them at a networking event? While some people believe the business card is dead, there are still other business professionals who feel their business card is a great “takeaway” from a meeting. Even though we have a..

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Are You Addicted to Activity?

On September 25th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

There is so much busyness in business and in life. With all our electronic gadgets we are accessible 24/7 and if we aren’t, the people trying to reach us often become frustrated. The constant activity scatters our energy and makes us less effective at everything we do. In our performance-driven world our typical response is..

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Don’t Be A Social Media Leech

On September 18th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

What does that headline mean? Have you ever “friended” or “followed” someone on a social media platform only to find out all they talk about is their business and how you can make a purchase from or work with them? That is a type of social media leech. Many business owners forget that social media..

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How Tight is Your Top?

On August 5th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Some people seem to blow their top with the least little bit of provocation. They’re like a pressure cooker with the regulator jiggling madly away. You tread softly around these people because you don’t want to get caught in the fallout when their anger explodes. Almost everyone gets angry from time to time. Being able..

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