teamwork

Reduce Employee Turnover

On December 3rd, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

Every business owner knows that employee turnover can negatively impact your business’s bottom line. If you’re running a business like my virtual accounting business, hiring the best possible employees is crucial to your business and its bottom line and to the happiness of your clients. High turnover means loss of productivity. It means you will..

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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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A Triple Braided Cord

On October 6th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

As any sailor knows, three strands that are woven or braided together are hard to break. You can count on them to hold when conditions get rough. Each sail has its own kind of line that is designed to function best for the stress and strain it will undergo. A good crew knows which line..

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The Golden Rules of Management

On June 16th, 2015, posted in: Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As a business owner of a virtual accounting firm I know I need to get the most from the people who work for me – especially because we all work remotely from home. Because I take so much time and put so much thought into my hiring processes, the individuals on my team have been..

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How Do You Spread The Word About Your Business?

On May 21st, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Whether you’re a new business owner or a long-time entrepreneur, chances are you will need to market yourself and your business in order to gain clients and, frankly, stay in business. How or where, do you even get started? Try these: Word of mouth Local newspapers Adwords or Facebook ads Social media (Twitter and LinkedIn..

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The Importance of Setting Limits

On January 29th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

Business owners need to set limits in order to get work done! As a virtual accountant I could spend all day, every day in my office working on my business, but I know I need to have set office hours and set aside “me” time or I won’t be as useful to my clients and..

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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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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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Motivate Your Employees

On July 24th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Whether you have employees that work on-site with you or if, like me, you have a virtual accounting team, you need to find ways to keep them motivated and invested in the work they are performing for your business. You don’t have to pull out the checkbook in order to make this happen which is..

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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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