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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Are You a Control Freak?

On August 14th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Like many entrepreneurs, I like to be in control. That’s why so many of us started our own business like my virtual accounting practice; we wanted to do it our way. There’s a downside to being in control – you have to be in the midst of things all the time! Think of a hamster..

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What are the Facts About IRS Conference Costs?

On July 12th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Breaking News by 0 Comment

The IRS has released information about their 2010-2012 expenses for conferences. There has been a lot in the news recently about this. For meetings with 50 or more participants, here was their spending: 2010 —  $37.6 Million 2011 —     $6.2 Million 2012 —    $4.9 Million According to the IRS “Sweeping new spending..

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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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Can You Hear Me Now?

On April 10th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

It’s a noisy, busy world we live in! Everything and everyone seem to be vying for our attention. Where we used to have billboards, direct mail and media advertising, we now have websites, email, text messages and social media. The barrage of information trying to claim your limited attention seems to be exploding. How do..

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The Cost of Clutter

On March 15th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant, I’m interested in an aspect of clutter that you might not have thought of: the cost of clutter. National studies show that a typical executive wastes 4 ½ hours a week looking for lost papers. At a salary of $60,000 per year, that is $6,752 of lost productivity. At $100,000 a..

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Affirmations: “I am” Statements

On January 11th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Affirming what you want as if it is already in your life is a great way of drawing it to you. Whatever you focus on, you get more of. An affirmation that reflects one of my business goals for 2010 is: “I am happy to welcome three new clients into our client family each month.”..

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It Could Happen To You…

On November 8th, 2012, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

Like It Happened to Rick Sometimes life comes at you so fast that you never know what hit you. More importantly, you didn’t have time to plan while that is happening. Rick was out in his back yard, not even two miles from my home and on the same lake, when he got bit by a..

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What kind of work ‘defines’ your day?

On July 27th, 2012, posted in: Productivity by 0 Comment

This was a great post that I read the other day and it got me to wondering, what exactly it is that I do during the course of running my virtual accounting business. Look at this blog post by Scott Belsky and let me know how your day is broken down and how you allocate your time...

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How to Shop Online Safely?

On July 26th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Security by 0 Comment

If you’re like me, you love to get out and meet up with girlfriends for an afternoon of shopping and relaxation, right?! There are times though when you don’t have the time and you have items you need. When those times hit, online shopping is a quick, convenient way to get what you want and..

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