‘Tis the Season…To Organize Your Business Records

On December 27th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Holiday cheer is all around us and when that happens it’s easy to forget that the end of the year is fast approaching! What does that mean? Well, to me and my virtual accounting firm it means we will be busy helping our clients with end of year financials and helping them be set up..

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What Is Your Personal Brand?

On December 20th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

When you attend a networking event, chances are you’re asked to deliver your elevator speech. What if you don’t attend many networking events, how do you get your message out? The answer is simple: with your personal brand and your reputation. My virtual accounting firm was recognized by the BBB for our ethical practices –..

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What’s Your Story?

On December 11th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 2 Comments

Do your clients and prospective clients know the story of why you started your business? Do they know what your passion is? If they did, would it inspire them to do business with you? I hope so! Sharing your story: Be able to tell the story of how you started your business in 5 minutes...

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Do You Gather Together?

On November 27th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes the word ‘meeting” can make people groan. It’s not just carving out time for the event, but the preparation and following up as well. That’s why we’re not a firm that has lots of meetings. When we do, our associates eagerly look forward to the opportunity to gather together. It’s a time for sharing,..

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Fruitful Networking Requires Pre-Planning

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

There are some weeks that I find myself in a flurry of activity and networking events and others when I am working from my virtual accounting office. The networking events not only help me grow my business, but they get me out of the office and meeting new people and exchanging new ideas. If you..

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Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

On November 8th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

It’s very easy to work within our comfort zone. To never step outside of the safe cocoon we’ve built – whether in our work or our private lives. Did you know, though that if you don’t step outside you will never experience true growth? You will remain status quo. How do I step outside of..

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Steps To Building Your Business

On October 25th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

I’ve been out networking, meeting potential new clients and growing my virtual account business slowly and steadily, because that wins the race, right?! I know there are entrepreneurs that struggle with how to do that. Here are my strategies to build your business: Build credibility through word of mouth referrals. If you’re new to entrepreneurship,..

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Build a Community, Not a Network

On October 11th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Job opportunities, Productivity by 0 Comment

Networking may be the lifeblood for business owners, especially those who have virtual businesses like I do. In some ways a networking event is a meet and greet where you tell who you are, what you do, and what kind of business partner you’d like to work with. You may meet decide to connect with..

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Remember 52 Pick Up?

On October 2nd, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you remember the game (or trick) 52 Pick Up? It’s something my two brothers used to torture me with when I was a child. When we’d be playing a card game one of them would start to pass the cards to me for my turn to deal, then suddenly he’d throw them up in..

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I’d Like to Introduce Myself…

On September 27th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Haven’t we met before? I think so, but I just can’t place you. As an entrepreneur you never want to hear someone say that. When you meet fellow business owners at networking events you don’t want to leave doubt in a potential clients’ mind as to who you are and what you do. Have you..

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