growth

Celebrating Mentors: Today is National Mentor Day

On October 2nd, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

If you’re like me, you’ve had several mentors in your life, some male and some female. As a widow, I really appreciate the wise men in my life who have shared the male perspective with me as well as my wonderful female mentors.  Having mentors broadens our view of life to include their life experiences..

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Take Good Care of You

On June 21st, 2012, posted in: Productivity by 0 Comment

“How are you?” “Fine.” “You?” As a business owner who attends numerous networking and business meetings I participate in this exchange of pleasantries on a daily basis. I’m sure you do, too.   But, how are you…really? Burnout is a fact of life, especially for business owners who are juggling clients, networking, growing our business,..

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Can You Be Still?

On June 5th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

I don’t know about you, but I’m a 90-mph-gal. It seems like I rarely sit still. Even when I do sit, it’s often on a fit ball which is never still. It’s not just our bodies that aren’t still; it’s our minds as well. There is so much information coming at us in so many..

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Do You Have an Accountability Partner?

On May 24th, 2012, posted in: Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

I had planned to go to San Diego this week to stay with my friend Linda Woodbury. We’re both are writing books and have been struggling with our lack of progress. Our plan was to encourage each other and each work on our own project for several hours each day. When I had to postpone..

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The Benefits of Outsourcing

On April 27th, 2012, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

As an entrepreneur you’re incredible at the manufacture of widgets, the cleaning of swimming pools, or whatever your area of expertise is. Are you also an expert in blogging, virtual accounting, human resource management, or technology? Should you be? The bottom line, financial answer is a resounding, “no.” Business owners who succeed are those who..

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How Do You Capture Ideas?

On January 10th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Did you ever have a really great idea that you planned to take action on, but you forgot what it was before you did anything with it? If you’re like me, you get ideas all the time! Some of them are things that I have no intention of doing now, or even in the near future, but they’re still great ideas, and someday they will be the perfect thing to do

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Do You Outgrow?

On December 27th, 2011, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

All of life is about growth. When a seed is planted in the ground, it begins to grow. The minute you were conceived, you started to grow. Unless you grow, you die. As a human being, you have been endowed with an amazing capacity not only to grow, but to outgrow. There are seeds planted..

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Is There More You Could Offer?

On October 5th, 2010, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 3 Comments

Over the years we have found that listening to our clients is the easiest way to expand our service offerings. Our clients will tell us what they want and need. When we can provide those services while still staying in our core competencies, we have a win-win solution! Here are a couple of examples: Your..

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Can you ask the tough questions?

On June 1st, 2010, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 2 Comments

Consistent improvement is one of my life goals. Over lunch one day, a friend of mine, Julie Kern, CPA, CFP, told me about three key questions that she posed to 3 people who knew her well.   – What do you see as my strengths?   – What do you see as my weaknesses?  ..

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