What’s Your Story?

On December 11th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 2 Comments

Do your clients and prospective clients know the story of why you started your business? Do they know what your passion is? If they did, would it inspire them to do business with you? I hope so! Sharing your story: Be able to tell the story of how you started your business in 5 minutes...

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How Do You KISS?

On December 4th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 2 Comments

It’s December and I’m not talking about under the mistletoe. KISS is an acronym for Keep It Simply Simple. (Okay, I cleaned it up a little.)  2013 has less than four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas so the usual holiday craziness is compacted into less time. How do you get everything done? The answer is..

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Do You Gather Together?

On November 27th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes the word ‘meeting” can make people groan. It’s not just carving out time for the event, but the preparation and following up as well. That’s why we’re not a firm that has lots of meetings. When we do, our associates eagerly look forward to the opportunity to gather together. It’s a time for sharing,..

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The Words We Say

On November 20th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes the words that come out of my mouth amaze me! Did you really say that? More importantly, did you really mean that? This afternoon I’m meeting with an old friend. Wait a minute, she’s not old! What she is really is a long-time friend. Words are containers for power, so choosing the right words..

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Break It!

On November 13th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

If you’re like me and love what you do, you may sometimes forget to take a break from it. I’m talking about a real disconnect, not just working from a different location. Leaving your work behind has so many benefits that you can’t afford not to do it. The specifics: What? Not an afternoon off,..

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What Do You Expect?

On November 6th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Unmet expectations can cause major problems in many kinds of relationships, including those between you and your clients.  Being clear about what is expected on both sides will help alleviate problems later on. Some tips to achieve agreement: Have an engagement letter that specifies what each party will do Thoroughly discuss the process and follow..

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What Do You Do Daily?

On October 30th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Routine is a word that sometimes has a negative connotation. Doing something day in and day out can sound dull and boring. But really it can be just the opposite. There is power in a daily routine! What you do every day becomes something you do well. It soon comes naturally and you miss it..

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Do You See Visions?

On October 23rd, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Training by 0 Comment

One of the best ways to gain confidence and clarity around anything is to visualize yourself as doing it well. Right now I’m preparing for a presentation I’ll be doing in November for the Greater Arizona Better Business Bureau. It’s my favorite keynote, The #1 Most Costly Mistake Business Owners Make and How to Fix..

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Get on the Ball!

On October 16th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity, Uncategorized by 2 Comments

Sitting at a desk all day or even for several hours at a time can be a pain – literally! It’s often not just your behind that gets sore, but your neck and shoulders, too. There’s an easy fix for this dilemma: sit on a fit ball. Normally used for exercise, fit balls make great..

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Start the Countdown

On October 9th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Fourth quarter is here and that means the end of 2013 is not far off. Just like the clock on the scoreboard at a football game shows how much time is left in the game, so the calendar reflects how many days, weeks and months are left until the end of this calendar year. Whether..

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