financial statements

Oh, The Trouble I’ve Seen!

On July 15th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

It often amazes me when I talk to business owners and hear the horror stories they’ve experienced from business relationships that they thought would be successful. As a life-long entrepreneur with a strong work ethic, I am stunned by the performance, or I should say lack of performance, of some businesses. They treat clients as..

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Are Your Fears Holding You Back?

On June 12th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

If I were a fearful person, I would not be the successful serial entrepreneur that I am! My virtual accounting office just reached a milestone – 13 years in business – not many firms can claim that! What do I owe my success to? Other than hard work, a winning business model, support of colleagues..

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Seek First to Understand

On May 20th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

One of the most important things we do is communicate with others. Effective communication is the bedrock of all relationships whether it’s a business relationship, friend or family member. One of the wisest axioms I’ve ever hear is: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Often in communications we’re so focused on getting our..

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Are You Affected or Infected?

On May 13th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

The people you closely associate are so important to your success in life. They either affect for good you or infect you for bad. How to tell if they’re affecting and not infecting:  They have a positive attitude, not a negative one They listen to you and serve as a sounding board, not tell you..

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Does Flex Time Fit Into Your Work Environment?

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

In today’s difficult economy, employers may be unable to offer monetary annual raises to employees, but there are other perks we can offer with flex time being one of them. If you have an organization in which flex time would fit, it may be something to consider offering as a benefit in lieu of cash...

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Ouch!

On April 8th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

I have a very painful paper cut on a knuckle today. I have no idea where it came from. Well, probably from a piece of paper, duh! Since our virtual accounting office is paperless, there aren’t too many pages floating around here and I try to avoid them whenever possible. Here are some tips to..

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How Good Is Your Customer Service?

On April 3rd, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting office I rely on repeat customer business. When we bring a new client into our accounting family, we intend for that to be a long-term relationship and we almost always succeed in that endeavor. How? By providing exceptional customer service. Whether a client works with me directly, our..

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Is It Finished?

On February 11th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

The calendar tells us that 2013 is finished. It’s gone. Good, bad or mediocre, the year has ended and a new year has begun. But is 2013 finished? Are you done with it yet? As virtual accountants this is a very busy time for us finishing 2013 for our clients. There are 1099s to send..

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Are You Watching These Numbers?

On January 14th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant you would expect me to tell you to be looking closely at your financial statements. Every business owner needs to keep an eye on their income and expenses, cost of goods sold or cost of service, and profit (or loss). But there are other numbers that are vital to the growth..

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‘Tis the Season…To Organize Your Business Records

On December 27th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Holiday cheer is all around us and when that happens it’s easy to forget that the end of the year is fast approaching! What does that mean? Well, to me and my virtual accounting firm it means we will be busy helping our clients with end of year financials and helping them be set up..

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