Is It a Gift?

On March 11th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

How do you view delay? For example, say you’re meeting someone at a scheduled place and time, but at the last minute find out they’re running late. How do you take the news? Are you irritated and upset? Or do you bounce with the news? Do you think to yourself, it’s a great time to..

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Do You Ask For Testimonials?

On February 27th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

When you’re talking with your clients do you ever ask them for a testimonial? Something you can put on your website or send to a prospective client? Seeing how satisfied your current clients are is something of interest to prospective clients and website visitors. If you don’t have testimonials now, it’s a good time to..

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Completion Complex

On February 25th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 3 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I definitely suffer from Completion Complex. It may be because I’m a recovering perfectionist. Whatever the reason, I’ve got it. It’s particularly bad on Fridays (which is the day I’m writing this). What is it? Completion Complex is a serious disorder that affects many business people, but is especially..

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Where’s Your Passion?

On February 13th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

We all have things we are passionate about. Whether it’s your work, your family, your faith, or a particular food, passion for life is what it’s all about. In my time as the owner of a virtual accounting firm I’ve found that the individuals I work with who are passionate about what they do are..

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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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Why Isn’t My Phone Ringing?

On January 30th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

I have been blessed, in my virtual accounting business, to receive referrals from current clients and lots of CPAs. I also have a plan in place for potential client follow-ups. If you’re just starting out, or even if you’ve been in business for a while, you need to have an effective strategy for following up..

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“Everyone” Is Not Your Client!

On January 23rd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 1 Comment

If someone asks who your ideal client is and you say, “my service works for everyone” I have to tell you that you’re mistaken. No one can be everything to everyone – not in life or in business pursuits. As a serial entrepreneur and owner of a virtual accounting business, I know from experience that..

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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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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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What Is Your Management Style?

On January 2nd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting business, I am unable to have face-to-face interactions in a physical office setting with my staff. Yes, we have Skype conferences, but it isn’t the same as being able to walk over to their desk and have a conversation. Owning a virtual business is both a challenge and..

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