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Power and Tenderness as Leadership Qualities

On October 8th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting business I have a staff of virtual accountants. We are not all in the same office or even the same state. I’ve found that business leaders need to balance both power and tenderness if they want to get the best out of their teams. Regardless of whether you’re..

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Overcome Your Fears

On April 21st, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are fears holding you back from business growth or from making the leap into business ownership? Here are ways to combat that fear: Become a trusted resource. If you’re the go-to person in your area of expertise and blog about that or share information on your social media pages, you can step outside of your..

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Effective Email Communication

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

When is the last time you picked up the phone and called a client or colleague? Chances are, if you need to get in touch with them, you simply dash off an email. I’d written last week about effective business habits and communication skills were key. I wanted to expand a bit on that today because..

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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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Do You Say the Magic Words?

On July 29th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Some words work like magic every time you say them. They open doors and bring smiles. They are words your mother taught you to use and she was right. They should be spoken often. Here are a few of these magic words: Please – shows respect Thank you – acknowledges contribution I appreciate you –..

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What’s the Most Important Time?

On July 22nd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Productivity experts will tell you the most important times of the day is the first thing in the morning and the end of day. What you do then will determine to a large extent how productive your day is. First thing in the morning is when you should be focusing on what’s most important to..

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Take Time to Clear the Clutter

On June 26th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

I look at mid-year as a time to re-evaluate my business goals as well as clearing any clutter that may have accumulated since the beginning of the year. Because I own a virtual accounting office and we are paperless, I don’t usually have too much clutter, but there is the one nagging pile that’s accumulating..

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Productivity Matters!

On June 5th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Being productive at work isn’t all that difficult if you understand some very basic rules of productivity.  Some of these may seem counter-intuitive. Here are some quick tips for productivity: First, the counter-intuitive one:  Take breaks! If your mind is overwhelmed and you’re feeling stressed you don’t function at peak capacity. Taking a break will..

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What You See…

On May 27th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

…is what you get…and what you remember. When you consider how people learn and retain best, covering all the bases will assure that you utilize the method that your people prefer. Some people learn best from visuals and graphics and some by hearing. That’s why many speakers use PowerPoint or online graphic programs along with..

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What’s Your Focal Point?

On April 29th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever watched a ballerina spin? She keeps bringing her eyes back to a focal point that keeps her steady and balanced. Many times our circumstances are in flux and the world seems to be spinning around us. If you gaze at your circumstances, you’ll become confused and dizzy. Just like the ballerina, you..

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