Looking Backward and Forward

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

As the year is coming to a close it’s the perfect time to evaluate how it went. Investing some time now will no doubt be enlightening and could make a significant difference in how next year goes. You might find that you accomplished a lot more than you thought. Tools you’ll need for this exercise..

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Now Is the Time to Review Your Financial History

On December 13th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant I work with clients who are concerned about their business’s numbers on a daily basis. We urge our clients to look at their financials on a monthly basis, but if you don’t you certainly want to now that the end of the year is looming. Entrepreneurs need to understand the financial..

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Partnerships Help Businesses Thrive

On December 6th, 2013, posted in: Job opportunities, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

I own and manage a virtual accounting business. That is my core competency. Now can you imagine if I tried to operate my core business and also do my own admin work, social media, website and IT support and human resource tasks? I would be spreading myself too thin and spending time (which equates to..

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Think Small! Celebrating #SmallBusinessSaturday

On November 29th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Breaking News, Marketing by 0 Comment

Did you know that when you shop local 52% of what you spend stays in your community? I was pleasantly surprised when I heard that and that’s why, as a small business owner myself, I wanted to encourage you to shop local on #SmallBusinessSaturday (which is tomorrow, November 30). After you’ve shopped the malls or..

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The Words We Say

On November 20th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Sometimes the words that come out of my mouth amaze me! Did you really say that? More importantly, did you really mean that? This afternoon I’m meeting with an old friend. Wait a minute, she’s not old! What she is really is a long-time friend. Words are containers for power, so choosing the right words..

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Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

On November 8th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

It’s very easy to work within our comfort zone. To never step outside of the safe cocoon we’ve built – whether in our work or our private lives. Did you know, though that if you don’t step outside you will never experience true growth? You will remain status quo. How do I step outside of..

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Steps To Building Your Business

On October 25th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

I’ve been out networking, meeting potential new clients and growing my virtual account business slowly and steadily, because that wins the race, right?! I know there are entrepreneurs that struggle with how to do that. Here are my strategies to build your business: Build credibility through word of mouth referrals. If you’re new to entrepreneurship,..

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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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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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