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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What’s in the Corners of Your Mind?

On April 1st, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Spring is here and for many people that means spring cleaning. We clean out closets and cupboards, donate or discard items, rearrange what’s left, and make room for something new. I propose that our closets and cupboards aren’t the only things needing a thorough cleaning. How about your mind? What have you let accumulate in..

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Books or E-Books? Which Do You Chose?

On March 27th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As I sit in my paperless, virtual accounting office, I’m surrounded by books! I have 2 large bookcases filled to overflowing with books. Many of the books are written and signed by author friends of mine; 2 of the books are ones that I’ve written myself. I just finished a small group study with 3..

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Public Speaking Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

On March 13th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

Public speaking is a great way to spread the word about who you are and what you do without having to walk around a networking event handing out business cards to would-be clients. Speaking to a group of people in your target market (in my case, small business owners) or those in an industry that..

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Looking to Make a Change?

On February 20th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Many people decide they want to make a change because they want to “fix” a bad habit, undertake a new, good habit, or add something to their lives or businesses they didn’t have previously. However, when individuals look at making changes they sometimes berate themselves for even having to make changes in the first place...

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Are You Single or Multi?

On February 18th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

We live in a busy, busy world! When you look at the pace of life, it’s much faster than it was just 20 years ago. To accomplish more, many people practice multi-tasking. But is that wise? Would single-mindedness serve us better in the long run? Let’s compare. Single-minded: You are focused on one thing You..

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Where Did The Time Go?

On February 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you sometimes look at the clock to find it is 5 pm on a Friday and you wonder, “Where did the week go?” If you have those times when the workday is gone but the workload isn’t, you may need to implement some time-saving strategies into your work day. As a small business owner,..

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When Is The Last Time You Failed?

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

That isn’t a trick question. As a business owner your answer should be, “not too long ago!” Why should you be failing? If you’re not taking any chances, you’re not pushing your business to higher levels of success. Take a chance on failure – it’s a growth experience! What is holding your business back from..

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Are You Watching These Numbers?

On January 14th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant you would expect me to tell you to be looking closely at your financial statements. Every business owner needs to keep an eye on their income and expenses, cost of goods sold or cost of service, and profit (or loss). But there are other numbers that are vital to the growth..

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Beat the Winter Doldrums

On January 9th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Now that the rush of the holidays is over and we are close to being two weeks into 2014, do you feel a bit of the doldrums setting in? I admit that in Arizona where the sun shines virtually year-round it is much easier to avoid them than it is for those who live in..

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