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Seminar on Best External Practices

On October 20th, 2011, posted in: Awards, Marketing by 0 Comment

The Accountant’s Office CEO, Carolyn J. Brown, will be one of the speakers at the Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics seminar on Best External Practices. Marketing and community relations are so important to helping our businesses grow. Doing it ethically and in line with your core values sets ethical businesses apart.

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Is Your Anti-Virus Set on Auto?

On October 13th, 2011, posted in: Security by 0 Comment

It sounds like a simple thing, but amazingly many people forget to set their anti-virus software on auto-update and auto-scan.

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How Do You Process Credit Cards? Are You Square?

On September 29th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Have you checked out some of the new credit card processing technologies? For those of us who would like to be able to take credit cards occasionally, there are lots of new options. One is Square, which has a tiny (about 1” square) attachment for your iPhone, iPad or Android that will scan credit cards...

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Do You Live Your Core Values?

On September 13th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Are your core values just a part of your marketing campaign or do you really live them? If you really live them, you stick by them even when someone tries very hard to convince you that with just a little flexibility (nothing illegal or irrational, mind you), just a little bending of what you know..

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What Do You Do Easily?

On September 6th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

There are certain things that each of us do well – naturally. For some, meeting new people is easy. They just walk up and say “hi.” For others, that makes them break out in a cold sweat. Look back at your life. What comes easily to you? Do you write well? Speak and motivate people?..

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Watch Your Debt Level

On August 12th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

When my daughters were getting ready to be married, my advice to them was "Only live on one salary because if you live on two salaries, you will always have to work." Why not keep your options open? Besides, saving most of the second salary will greatly increase your retirement options

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Are You a Ripplist Capitalist?

On July 27th, 2011, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Don’t forget to do part two of this philosophy: go out there and do something good by helping others and supporting causes you believe in. As virtual accountants we are always trying to pay it forward and give back.

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Who’s Watching Your Back?

On July 19th, 2011, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

If you aren't watchful, you might miss them. That's where your trusted advisors come in. This month we are advising our clients (and you!) about 3 changes that will impact their businesses through the end of 2011. See the articles that follow for the good news and bad news for business owners.

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Are You Getting All The Deductions You Are Entitled To?

On July 14th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

To qualify for the business mileage reimbursement, you need to diligently track the miles driven. To properly do this, at the beginning of your fiscal year write down your odometer reading. Throughout the course of the year, every time you drive for business purposes you should write down your beginning and ending mileage, the date of the travel, your destination and the purpose of the travel, i.e. client visit, sales call, seminar attendance, etc.

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Have You Captured the Mind Share?

On July 12th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

We recently had a financial professional call us to help one of his clients. He had asked several CPAs, other financial professionals, and attorneys who could meet his client's need. Everyone, every single person, that he talked to said, "Call The Accountant's Office." We have been blessed to capture the mind share. That's why we're growing.

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