Is It Wise?

On September 8th, 2015, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes asking ourselves the right question will save us from making a lot of mistakes. When trying to make a decision we’ll often ask ourselves questions like: Is it right or wrong? Is it good or bad? Is it legal or illegal? Those are good questions, but they don’t go far enough. Some things are..

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Bright and Shiny!

On December 30th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

The new year is here. It’s a fresh start; a new chance. Several years ago I learned a phrase that works well for any new year, new month, new week, or new day. It’s my New Year’s gift to you. Today is a clean slate: a new day with no mistakes on it. I encourage..

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Don’t Look Now!

On December 9th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

My mother is almost 95-years-old and her mind is still sharp. She passed along some advice to me that I want to share with you. Some of us (including me!) get stressed out driving in traffic. This can be especially true if you’re supposed to be somewhere by a certain time. Hopefully you’re leaving with..

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Thank You!

On November 25th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing, Productivity by 2 Comments

They are two simple, common words. But how often do you hear them? This little expression of gratitude is sadly missing so often in our busy lives today. Here’s my challenge to you today: See if you can find 10 people today to say,  “Thank you” to. They don’t have to do big, grandiose things..

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Shout It Out!

On June 10th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Have you noticed there always seems to be more bad news than good? So if you have good news, by all means share it! The rest of us are encouraged by it. Here are just a few ways you can share your news: Tell the newspapers; they love having positive news to print  Add it..

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Lessons Learned From Mom

On May 15th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

This past Sunday we celebrated Mother’s Day. When it comes to the teacher of great life lessons, we can all likely agree that our Moms were our first (and perhaps) our best teachers. As we move into adulthood and business ownership, there are some life lessons that we can put into place that would be..

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Creating Change

On April 22nd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Is there something in your life you’d like to change? Maybe it’s a habit you want to break, a new skill you want to develop, or health and fitness you want to restore. I doubt there is even one of us who are satisfied with all areas of our lives. Change is growth and that’s..

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Redefining Failure

On April 15th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Failure isn’t the end of the world. The effects of failure have been vastly exaggerated! When we fail to meet a goal we’ve simply found a way that doesn’t work or a timeframe that is unreasonable. More damaging than failure itself is the fear of failure. Fear can paralyze us and even keep us from..

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Always Strive For Customer Delight

On April 10th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting practice I am well aware that it takes more effort to find a new client than it does to keep a current one. We always strive for customer delight and with keeping clients in our “client family.” If you have employees, you likely realize that they are the..

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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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