Marketing

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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The Long and Short of It

On November 18th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

It’s been three years since I’ve done an eNews or eZine. I remember when I’d write three articles each month and match them with photos or graphics. Then there was the time I spent trying to figure out how to get it all put together to balance out space-wise. I used to really stress out..

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Thanks for Your Service!

On November 11th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Today is Veteran’s Day. We honor those who serve and have served in the military along with their families who also serve. It reminds us that there are many forms of service. Some are more dangerous than others, but all are necessary to keep our country safe. In a similar manner, there are a multitude..

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Putting the 5 Steps of a Sale in Play

On November 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

When you made the decision to go into business for yourself, chances are you had a particular area of expertise on which you were going to focus. You likely never thought of having to become a salesperson, right? As a business owner, if you’re not making sales or have someone else doing that for you,..

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Make the Most Out of Conference Attendance

On October 17th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As I’m preparing to speak at the Arizona Women Business Owners Day of Empowerment, I wanted to pass along some tips to help you make the most of your attendance at this conference and other events you attend. (Scroll to the bottom for registration information and enter the code WVW1014 for a special discount!) When..

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The Benefit of a Business Card

On October 2nd, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you still hand out business cards? Do you accept business cards from potential colleagues when you meet them at a networking event? While some people believe the business card is dead, there are still other business professionals who feel their business card is a great “takeaway” from a meeting. Even though we have a..

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Is It True?

On September 30th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

If you see it on the internet it must be true, right? We all know that’s false, but how much of what else we’re exposed to is false? When we treat a falsehood as if it was real, we head down a path we should never be on. Two vital areas to examine: Your thoughts..

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Are You Addicted to Activity?

On September 25th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

There is so much busyness in business and in life. With all our electronic gadgets we are accessible 24/7 and if we aren’t, the people trying to reach us often become frustrated. The constant activity scatters our energy and makes us less effective at everything we do. In our performance-driven world our typical response is..

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You Have Not Because You Ask Not

On September 23rd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Do you want more business? Almost everyone I know would answer a resounding YES to that question! As business professionals we spend a lot of time and energy trying to get more business for our firms. But are you asking for business? You may think everyone knows you want more business, but the truth is..

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