communication

Books or E-Books? Which Do You Chose?

On March 27th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As I sit in my paperless, virtual accounting office, I’m surrounded by books! I have 2 large bookcases filled to overflowing with books. Many of the books are written and signed by author friends of mine; 2 of the books are ones that I’ve written myself. I just finished a small group study with 3..

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Public Speaking Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

On March 13th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

Public speaking is a great way to spread the word about who you are and what you do without having to walk around a networking event handing out business cards to would-be clients. Speaking to a group of people in your target market (in my case, small business owners) or those in an industry that..

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Time Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

On March 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Awards, Productivity by 0 Comment

As an entrepreneur do you sometimes wonder where the day went? Do you find yourself putting too much time into mundane tasks that aren’t advancing your business goals? In my virtual accounting office I’m often juggling many projects during the course of the day, not to mention the ding-ding-ding of emails arriving. If I didn’t..

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What’s Your Favorite?

On March 4th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

We all have a favorite method of communication. What’s yours? Meetings, phone calls, emails, text, FaceBook or LinkedIn messaging? Many times our favorite-of-day is what’s most convenient. Not many would argue that a face-to-face meeting where you can observe body language is the most effective form of communication, but when you’re dealing with international clients..

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Do You Ask For Testimonials?

On February 27th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

When you’re talking with your clients do you ever ask them for a testimonial? Something you can put on your website or send to a prospective client? Seeing how satisfied your current clients are is something of interest to prospective clients and website visitors. If you don’t have testimonials now, it’s a good time to..

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Looking to Make a Change?

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

Many people decide they want to make a change because they want to “fix” a bad habit, undertake a new, good habit, or add something to their lives or businesses they didn’t have previously. However, when individuals look at making changes they sometimes berate themselves for even having to make changes in the first place...

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What’s Your Auto-Pilot?

On February 4th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Every one of us has our own routine. It’s what we do automatically without even thinking about it. Sometimes it’s our actions on auto-pilot and sometimes it’s our thoughts. To find out your auto-pilot, try this: Complete this statement: It’s just like me to…. Try this for different areas of your life: work, food/health/exercise, relationships,..

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Retraining Your Hand

On January 21st, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

2014 is here and with it comes the problem of retraining your hand. For 365 days you’ve been dating documents with /13 and now, suddenly, you’re expected to retrain your hand to write /14. The problem is not retraining our brains. We know that 2014 is here. It’s that darn hand that doesn’t seem to..

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What’s New Besides the Year?

On January 7th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Have you explored the idea of what you want to do new this year? If you don’t intentionally seek something new, you’ll get to the end of the year and nothing will have changed. You’ll be surprised as how quickly the year will pass, so start now to really make things new! Here are a..

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What Is Your Management Style?

On January 2nd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting business, I am unable to have face-to-face interactions in a physical office setting with my staff. Yes, we have Skype conferences, but it isn’t the same as being able to walk over to their desk and have a conversation. Owning a virtual business is both a challenge and..

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