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Changed Thinking Changes Everything!

On August 25th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Does your brain ever get stuck believing something that isn’t true? “I’m not good enough or smart enough.” “I’m too short or too tall or too fat or too thin.” “I’m not enough or I’m too much.” “That will be too hard for me to do.” On one level you may know it is not..

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Bark Less, Wag More

On August 18th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

I saw that on a bumper sticker and it really resonated with me. I don’t have a dog, but both of my daughters and my mother do. Here are a few lessons that we could learn from our furry friends. Smile and make everyone feel welcome Be inclusive (dogs sniff everyone!) You get your way better..

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Are You a Solution Provider?

On August 11th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Many businesses are looking to grow. To do so they are re-evaluating the way they have always done business and they are looking for solutions to their problems. Position yourself not as a salesperson but as a Solution Provider. The emphasis is subtle but important. It’s all about them, not about you, your product or..

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Need to Get Your Brain in Gear? Move Your Body!

On August 4th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you get the late afternoon slumps when you can’t seem to think straight, let alone creatively? There is scientific study behind the fact that if you alternate using both sides of your body, it will stimulate your mind. Here’s an example: Stand straight. Bring your left knee up and your right elbow down until..

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How Strong is Your Password?

On July 28th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Security by 1 Comment

With access to private files and online access a major concern, the strength of your password could be critical. Some websites will actually tell you how strong your password is as you are entering it for the first time. It will encourage you to create a strong password that is not easy to replicate. If..

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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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Overcome Your Fears

On April 21st, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are fears holding you back from business growth or from making the leap into business ownership? Here are ways to combat that fear: Become a trusted resource. If you’re the go-to person in your area of expertise and blog about that or share information on your social media pages, you can step outside of your..

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Before You Hit Send…

On April 7th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Emails! Are they a blessing or a curse? They make communication faster, but people say things in emails they would never say in person. Beyond that, what they do say is often misunderstood. Without the vocal tone and inflection of a live conversation whether on the phone, in person or on Skype, it’s easy to..

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Be Brief!

On March 24th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 3 Comments

Communications is a tricky area for most of us. One of the biggest challenges is rambling on and on and on! Unless you’re doing a printed item, more words don’t cost more. But does using more words make communication more effective? Probably not! These are some keys to good communication: Clear – understandable Concise –..

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Are You Prepared?

On March 10th, 2015, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 2 Comments

We all know the Boy Scout motto: Be prepared. It’s good advice for everyone.  What’s the #1 thing anyone in business needs to be prepared to have? A business card! In this connected world, it contains all the key information someone needs to connect with you. But how often do we forget to have one..

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