Staying On Top

On June 14th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Successful business owners strive everyday to stay one step ahead of the competition, to provide stellar service to their clients and to stay on top of their game. In my virtual accounting practice, that is our daily focus. Here are some strategies to beating your competition and achieving success. Most of them are mental because..

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‘Round, ‘Round, Get Around…!

On June 12th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

If your business is a brick and mortar operation, hopefully new customers walk through your door all the time. If your business is in the service industry or if you’re a virtual business owner, there’s a chance that new business may come knocking on your door, but a better strategy might be to get out..

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Optimism Is Contagious: Pass It On!

On June 7th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

Optimists win! That may not be a proven fact, but having a great attitude certainly can’t impede your chances at success. Wouldn’t you rather be with people who are upbeat and optimistic rather than those whose attitudes are gloomy? Optimism can put you in the mindset of winning.  As an entrepreneur, success is your ultimate..

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Is Lack Of Decision-Making Draining Your Energy?

On May 31st, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever had a day when you just knew you had to make a decision but for one reason or another you simply couldn’t, or didn’t? The longer you put off performing a task, making a call or making a decision, the harder — and less attractive — it becomes. Enter inertia. Individuals burn..

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Play the New Client Game

On May 29th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Smoothly on-boarding new clients is important to any business. To make it memorable, after lunch at one of the recent team meetings of my virtual accounting staff we made it into a game. The game was a fun way to act out our new client system. I’m the one who talks with prospective clients, so..

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Three Ways To A More Productive Day

On May 17th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are there times when the workday is over and you look back at your desk and wonder, “What did I accomplish today?”  We all have those days when we are exhausted but can’t quite put our finger on what we did all day long. Days like those make the next work day something you dread..

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Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right…

On May 15th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

We’ve all experienced cheering at some kind of sporting event where the crowd, at least on one side of the stadium, seemed to be moving in accord. Whether it’s “The Wave” or some other cheer, you were on the same wavelength. That’s an example of how body language works. I noticed once, when having coffee..

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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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Take Time to Listen

On May 8th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Listening is becoming a lost art. In this hurried lifestyle most of us live in, listening requires that you slow down. Too often it’s overlooked and relationships suffer. When listening is overlooked, people feel like their opinions, issues or concerns don’t matter. To establish rapport, spend more time listening than you do speaking. It’s been..

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Take A Break: It’s My Day!

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

It’s my birthday today, so you won’t find me in the office. I’ll be taking a yoga class, having lunch with my daughters and spending the afternoon at the spa. Why? Because it’s “My Day!” I remember years ago when my daughter was in high school and started working for me. I figured that if I owned..

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