Are You Connecting?

On April 19th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you dread attending networking meetings because you know you will walk out with a handful of business cards but no true idea as to what the person does? More importantly, you don’t even know whether they are a good fit with your business and vice versa. How can you possibly be a business partner..

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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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Go Where You Have Never Gone Before!

On March 13th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Job opportunities, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you go to the same networking events and business meetings month after month? It’s good to join organizations, participate on a regular basis, and form relationships, but have you thought of going where you have never gone before? Try going to organizations that you have not visited. When you do, you’re likely to meet..

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What Do You Choose?

On March 6th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Every day you and I are faced with choices. Some we know are major choices like buying a vehicle or a new building. In comparison other choices seem minor. There are 3 choices that at first glance may seem minor, but they are really very important. Every day you choose what you: Think – your..

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Authenticity: Living Out Your Core Values

On February 22nd, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

Every four months we have a staff meeting or a meeting of the TAO Team, as we call ourselves. Being a virtual accounting business, it’s a real treat for us to get together three times a year. We work with our coach, bond as a team and strategize about how to better serve our clients...

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Rushed and frazzled? Breathe!

On February 15th, 2013, posted in: Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

There is an amazing and quick way to clear your mind when you get harried and frazzled. I learned it in a yoga class and it never fails to help me. You can even do it when you’re stuck in traffic! It’s so simple. Use your right hand. Put your thumb against the right side..

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Do You Take Risks?

On February 6th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

When I did the exercise in last week’s Biz-Tip one of the things I “like” about me is that I’m a risk taker. Are you? If you’re an entrepreneur, you are! It comes with the territory. You’re a Trailblazer. Trails don’t get blazed, businesses don’t get build, and new ideas don’t come to market without..

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That’s a Great Question!

On January 30th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

A little introspection is good for your soul and often for your performance, too. Here are some great questions posed to me by Harvey King, my Vistage Trusted Advisor chair. They should make for some interesting discussion at our next gathering. Ask yourself: What do I like about myself? What don’t I like about myself?..

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Do You Tilt?

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

Have you ever seen a professional picture of someone with their head tilted to one side? Or having their hand next to their chin with one finger extended and leaning to it? These poses have their place in photos for your loved ones but not in photos to be used for business purposes. Why? Because..

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Are They Dangerous?

On January 23rd, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Sometimes I think emails are downright dangerous! There are some times that emails are really not a good idea. As virtual accountants we often need to discuss sensitive issues, conduct negotiations, give detailed explanations, discuss performance issues, or seek to form consensus. These are just a few of the times that sending an email puts..

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