B Stands for Better!

On June 17th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 2 Comments

Most of us have a plan for our life. It’s our hopes, dreams, goals, and aspirations. This is our Plan A. Have you noticed that Plan A doesn’t always work? Maybe you started medical school and decided you didn’t like to see blood. Maybe your artistic side liked architecture, but math came so easy to you..

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Are Your Fears Holding You Back?

On June 12th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

If I were a fearful person, I would not be the successful serial entrepreneur that I am! My virtual accounting office just reached a milestone – 13 years in business – not many firms can claim that! What do I owe my success to? Other than hard work, a winning business model, support of colleagues..

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Productivity Matters!

On June 5th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Being productive at work isn’t all that difficult if you understand some very basic rules of productivity.  Some of these may seem counter-intuitive. Here are some quick tips for productivity: First, the counter-intuitive one:  Take breaks! If your mind is overwhelmed and you’re feeling stressed you don’t function at peak capacity. Taking a break will..

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What is The Secret to Success?

On May 29th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

If there are “secrets” to success they are hard work, ethical business practices and having a product or service that people want.  In our virtual accounting business we strive to utilize all three of those. We’ve been blessed with success because our clients have found us hard working and ethical – it’s a win-win! If..

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Does Your Company Culture Embrace Productivity?

On May 1st, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Is your company meeting the goals you’d set for it? If not, why not? If so, what do you think you are doing that is making it a success? In many organizations, meeting goals and achieving success are because the management has set levels of accountability that the employees are expected to aspire to. Here..

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What’s Your Focal Point?

On April 29th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Have you ever watched a ballerina spin? She keeps bringing her eyes back to a focal point that keeps her steady and balanced. Many times our circumstances are in flux and the world seems to be spinning around us. If you gaze at your circumstances, you’ll become confused and dizzy. Just like the ballerina, you..

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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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Female Entrepreneurs: Is it Time to Revisit Your Mission and Vision?

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

March is Women’s History Month and it’s a great time to revisit why you’re in business. That should be reflected well in your business’s vision and mission statements. As entrepreneurs we most likely formulated a mission and vision statement when we first opened our doors – whether virtual, like mine, or a physical location –..

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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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