communication

Who Do You Trust?

On September 18th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

We all know the old axiom: People do business with people they know, like, and trust. When you first meet people, how do you know if you can trust them? Trust takes time to build; it is earned, not granted. Here are some factors that impact whether you’re trustworthy: Do you do what you say..

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Move Past Mental Roadblocks

On September 6th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

It happens to everyone; you’re buzzing right along in your business then you hit a road block or a mental block that stops you in your tracks. What can you do to move past the roadblock and get yourself back on track? Take an action, any action. Inertia feeds inertia. Chip away at a larger..

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Under-promise and Over-deliver

On August 23rd, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

In my years as a virtual accountant I have come across potential business partners who have not delivered on the promises they have made. What did I do when that happened consistently? I moved onto a new business partner. If you make a promise to a client or a potential client, you need to deliver...

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Implement a Referral Program

On August 9th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant, many of my new clients come from referrals. Word of mouth is the best way to grow a business, I think. What better way to get a new client that with having a current, satisfied client spread the word about the great services you provide? Here are my best tips for..

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Steps for Getting Out Of a Rut

On July 26th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

It happens to everyone. You get in a rut. You’re not sure how it happens, it just does, especially if you keep doing things the way you’ve always done them. In some areas of your business – like in my virtual accounting practice, for example – there are steps you always have to take, but..

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Do You Work on Your Core?

On July 17th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Core competencies, that is. Just like in your body, the real strength and power in your business is when you’re working on your core. There may be many things that you can do, but only a few things that you should do. Many business owners find themselves running around trying to grasp every possible opportunity,..

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How Can You Get Your Customers To Open Your Emails?

On July 5th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a business owner, I send out a weekly BizTip email so I am always intrigued when I come across an article that speaks to a question I may have wanted an answer to but had never asked! In a recent newsletter I came across this article in a Just A Minute LLC’ newsletter that offered..

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Mid-Year Goal Check-In and Check-Up

On June 28th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you believe that we’re half way through 2013 already?! Unbelievable!! Remember those goals you set back at the beginning of the year? How well are you progressing with them? Have you met the goals you set out to meet? Are you on the way towards meeting them? I typically set aside a day to..

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Are Your Ducks in a Row?

On June 26th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

I’m not talking about the cute but pesky ducklings that have been getting in my pool lately. When I’m talking about getting “your ducks in a row” I mean when you have an important meeting or telephone call scheduled, how do you prepare for it? Do you just “wing it”? Or do you have a..

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Hiring the ‘Best’ Employees

On June 21st, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

In recent months, my virtual accounting business has been in another growth phase! This is great news, but it also meant I needed to hire some new virtual accountants to help with this growth. It’s not always an easy – and it certainly is never a quick – task to bring new people on board...

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