Do Bells And Whistles Win Clients?

On May 8th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

It seems as though every day there is a new piece of technology or a new gadget or some productivity tool that is touted as being able to “change your life!” If you give in to all of those claims and your company embraces the bells and whistles you have to ask yourself if you’re..

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Does Your Company Culture Embrace Productivity?

On May 1st, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Is your company meeting the goals you’d set for it? If not, why not? If so, what do you think you are doing that is making it a success? In many organizations, meeting goals and achieving success are because the management has set levels of accountability that the employees are expected to aspire to. Here..

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What’s Your Focal Point?

On April 29th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever watched a ballerina spin? She keeps bringing her eyes back to a focal point that keeps her steady and balanced. Many times our circumstances are in flux and the world seems to be spinning around us. If you gaze at your circumstances, you’ll become confused and dizzy. Just like the ballerina, you..

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Are You A Leader?

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

I’ve written before about leadership and management style but it is a topic that as the owner of a virtual accounting office and as a serial entrepreneur that is near and dear to my heart. Leadership skills and the ability to lead are traits successful entrepreneurs embody. We have to because we are the captains of..

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Creating Change

On April 22nd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Is there something in your life you’d like to change? Maybe it’s a habit you want to break, a new skill you want to develop, or health and fitness you want to restore. I doubt there is even one of us who are satisfied with all areas of our lives. Change is growth and that’s..

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Does Flex Time Fit Into Your Work Environment?

On April 17th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

In today’s difficult economy, employers may be unable to offer monetary annual raises to employees, but there are other perks we can offer with flex time being one of them. If you have an organization in which flex time would fit, it may be something to consider offering as a benefit in lieu of cash...

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Redefining Failure

On April 15th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Failure isn’t the end of the world. The effects of failure have been vastly exaggerated! When we fail to meet a goal we’ve simply found a way that doesn’t work or a timeframe that is unreasonable. More damaging than failure itself is the fear of failure. Fear can paralyze us and even keep us from..

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On April 8th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

I have a very painful paper cut on a knuckle today. I have no idea where it came from. Well, probably from a piece of paper, duh! Since our virtual accounting office is paperless, there aren’t too many pages floating around here and I try to avoid them whenever possible. Here are some tips to..

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How Good Is Your Customer Service?

On April 3rd, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting office I rely on repeat customer business. When we bring a new client into our accounting family, we intend for that to be a long-term relationship and we almost always succeed in that endeavor. How? By providing exceptional customer service. Whether a client works with me directly, our..

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What’s in the Corners of Your Mind?

On April 1st, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Spring is here and for many people that means spring cleaning. We clean out closets and cupboards, donate or discard items, rearrange what’s left, and make room for something new. I propose that our closets and cupboards aren’t the only things needing a thorough cleaning. How about your mind? What have you let accumulate in..

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