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Your 5 Words

On September 29th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever tried to describe your personal philosophy about life in just five words? It’s a challenging exercise. Could you do it? I picked my 5 words over 20 years ago. They are: Live – Really experience life; don’t just exist Love – That’s why we were created Laugh – Life’s too short not..

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Are You a Solution Provider?

On August 11th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Many businesses are looking to grow. To do so they are re-evaluating the way they have always done business and they are looking for solutions to their problems. Position yourself not as a salesperson but as a Solution Provider. The emphasis is subtle but important. It’s all about them, not about you, your product or..

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How Strong is Your Password?

On July 28th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Security by 1 Comment

With access to private files and online access a major concern, the strength of your password could be critical. Some websites will actually tell you how strong your password is as you are entering it for the first time. It will encourage you to create a strong password that is not easy to replicate. If..

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Save Some Trees

On January 20th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Have you joined the paperless movement? Our office went paperless in 2004, long before document storage programs became readily available. It was one of the best moves we ever made. Of course, since I own a virtual accounting office, being paperless was a huge part of making that a reality. To be totally virtual you..

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Don’t Look Now!

On December 9th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

My mother is almost 95-years-old and her mind is still sharp. She passed along some advice to me that I want to share with you. Some of us (including me!) get stressed out driving in traffic. This can be especially true if you’re supposed to be somewhere by a certain time. Hopefully you’re leaving with..

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Who’s Guiding You?

On September 16th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Being a business owner can, at times, be a daunting responsibility. We’re responsible to our clients to deliver the great service or product we promised them, to our employees to provide a safe and stable work environment, and to provide for our family.  If we have shareholders, we want to make sure they have a..

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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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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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Trap Them!

On March 25th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Good ideas can be as elusive as butterflies. They flit into your mind quickly and can disappear in the blink of an eye. Trying to recover them can be difficult if not impossible. So how do you trap them? I have a system for that! (Those of you who know me well know that I..

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“Everyone” Is Not Your Client!

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

If someone asks who your ideal client is and you say, “my service works for everyone” I have to tell you that you’re mistaken. No one can be everything to everyone – not in life or in business pursuits. As a serial entrepreneur and owner of a virtual accounting business, I know from experience that..

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