What’s New Besides the Year?

On January 7th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

Have you explored the idea of what you want to do new this year? If you don’t intentionally seek something new, you’ll get to the end of the year and nothing will have changed. You’ll be surprised as how quickly the year will pass, so start now to really make things new! Here are a..

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Break It!

On November 13th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

If you’re like me and love what you do, you may sometimes forget to take a break from it. I’m talking about a real disconnect, not just working from a different location. Leaving your work behind has so many benefits that you can’t afford not to do it. The specifics: What? Not an afternoon off,..

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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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Self Improvement Benefits Your Business

On October 4th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

There’s a saying I heard once that goes something like, “when you stop getting better you stop being good.” As a small business owner that saying rings true. In my virtual accounting business we are continually learning, changing and growing – it’s a fact of life that we need to keep up with the latest..

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In the Middle of the Night…

On September 25th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 2 Comments

I don’t go walking in my sleep but I often have great ideas come to me in the middle of the night. That’s usually when clarity comes and creativity flows. Capturing those thoughts is important. But how? Here are a couple of ideas I’ve used: Keep a notepad by your bed to jot them down...

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Planting the Seeds for Business Success

On September 20th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you sometimes feel so exhausted from running your business and from trying to bring in new customers that you feel you’re just “picking through the weeds?” In my networking with business owners, I meet so many that tell me, “I am just exhausted from running my business.” That’s unfortunate and I know that means..

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Move Past Mental Roadblocks

On September 6th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

It happens to everyone; you’re buzzing right along in your business then you hit a road block or a mental block that stops you in your tracks. What can you do to move past the roadblock and get yourself back on track? Take an action, any action. Inertia feeds inertia. Chip away at a larger..

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Under-promise and Over-deliver

On August 23rd, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

In my years as a virtual accountant I have come across potential business partners who have not delivered on the promises they have made. What did I do when that happened consistently? I moved onto a new business partner. If you make a promise to a client or a potential client, you need to deliver...

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Are You a Control Freak?

On August 14th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Like many entrepreneurs, I like to be in control. That’s why so many of us started our own business like my virtual accounting practice; we wanted to do it our way. There’s a downside to being in control – you have to be in the midst of things all the time! Think of a hamster..

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Implement a Referral Program

On August 9th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant, many of my new clients come from referrals. Word of mouth is the best way to grow a business, I think. What better way to get a new client that with having a current, satisfied client spread the word about the great services you provide? Here are my best tips for..

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