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First Time Business Owner Tips

On June 25th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Training by 0 Comment

When you’re looking into becoming a business owner, the amount of information and advice you receive can be mind-boggling. As a serial entrepreneur myself, I understand! As the owner of a virtual accounting firm I come across many individuals who want to be in business for themselves and I applaud their initiative! Here are some..

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Don’t Sabotage Productivity with Procrastination

On June 18th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are you a chronic procrastinator? If you’re not chronic, but find yourself procrastinating, do you know why? For some it’s because a task on the to-do list seems either too daunting or too boring. Did you know, though, that procrastinating on a task only makes it loom larger and sap your energy? It’s true! If..

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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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Win New Clients

On June 9th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

I have been blessed, in my virtual accounting firm, this year to have brought in several new clients. Many of these were from word of mouth referrals from satisfied clients. I cannot stress highly enough the importance of referrals and client testimonials as it relates to gaining new clients. If you find you’re struggling to..

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Staying the Course In The Midst Of a Storm

On May 26th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

With monsoon season looming in Arizona it got me to thinking about how a business weathers storms – both literally and figuratively. If you have a physical business location a storm could knock out the electricity or the building could flood and damage your office equipment as well as your inventory. If you run a..

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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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Niching Helps Your Business Grow

On May 19th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Did you ever hear the phrase, “You can’t be all things to all people?” That is especially true if you’re an entrepreneur. Why? Because if you try to “do it all” you will not only spread yourself too thin, but you may even negatively impact your business’s bottom line – something that as a virtual..

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Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs

On May 12th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Whether you’re a start-up or a long-time business owner you need to learn how to pitch yourself and your business. You may need to hone this skill if you’re going to approach an investor and they will want to hear you explain your business and the value it brings. How can you perfect your pitch..

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Leave White Space In Your Calendar

On May 7th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Now that tax season is over, I can fill my calendar with white space. What is white space? It’s time in your calendar where you can take a breath, kick back and relax – even if it’s only for 15 minutes at a time. Remember, it’s not about quantity of time filled into your calendar,..

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New Math: 5/5 = 5!

On May 5th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 2 Comments

Today is a landmark day for me. I’ve been writing Biz-Tips just for you for five years today. If you’re one of the readers who has been with me all that time, Happy Anniversary to us! Since we have lots of clients who have been with our virtual accounting service for more than 10 years,..

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