Is Lack Of Decision-Making Draining Your Energy?

On May 31st, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever had a day when you just knew you had to make a decision but for one reason or another you simply couldn’t, or didn’t? The longer you put off performing a task, making a call or making a decision, the harder — and less attractive — it becomes. Enter inertia. Individuals burn..

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Three Ways To A More Productive Day

On May 17th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are there times when the workday is over and you look back at your desk and wonder, “What did I accomplish today?”  We all have those days when we are exhausted but can’t quite put our finger on what we did all day long. Days like those make the next work day something you dread..

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Becoming a Valuable Network Member

On May 10th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a business owner it’s crucial that you get out of your office – whether it’s a home office or a large organization – and meet people. This will build your network connections. Networking provides you an opportunity to keep up with trends, meet the movers and shakers within your industry, and uncover potential business..

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Are You Connecting?

On April 19th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you dread attending networking meetings because you know you will walk out with a handful of business cards but no true idea as to what the person does? More importantly, you don’t even know whether they are a good fit with your business and vice versa. How can you possibly be a business partner..

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Authenticity: Living Out Your Core Values

On February 22nd, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

Every four months we have a staff meeting or a meeting of the TAO Team, as we call ourselves. Being a virtual accounting business, it’s a real treat for us to get together three times a year. We work with our coach, bond as a team and strategize about how to better serve our clients...

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Visibility: Can You See Me Now?

On December 20th, 2012, posted in: Awards, Marketing by 0 Comment

I was meeting with a new client the other day that is just starting his business. He has a great concept, unique service, good execution (I know because I used his service) and a nice website. When I asked how he was going to grow his business, he answered, “word of mouth.”  Referrals are the lifeblood..

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Set Small Goals

On December 13th, 2012, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you have a big project that you need to do but can’t seem to get started on? Or just something that you don’t like to do so you put it off? You’re not alone! How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! Divide your big project into small bites. Set a..

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Are Your Colors Showing?

On November 29th, 2012, posted in: Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

Ever wonder which colors catch the eye the most? Dr. Tony Muscia did a seminar on “The Psychology of Color” for NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) several years ago when I was President. According to him, the answer to this question is red and yellow. Those two colors catch the eye more than..

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Leadership: The Art of Seeing Farther

On October 1st, 2012, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

“The task of a leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” – Henry Kissinger Seeing farther is something I have learned from my friend, Linda Woodbury. Born totally blind to working-class parents, Linda worked her way through college, obtained three degrees, and later founded two successful..

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Celebrating Labor Day

On August 31st, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Labor Day (September 3) is traditionally considered the official end of summer, but in Arizona you know that our summer lasts much longer! Contrary to what you may see on the television and in newspapers, it isn’t about deep discount sales. Labor Day should be a remembrance of the harsh working conditions many suffered in..

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