Who Do You Trust?

On September 18th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

We all know the old axiom: People do business with people they know, like, and trust. When you first meet people, how do you know if you can trust them? Trust takes time to build; it is earned, not granted. Here are some factors that impact whether you’re trustworthy: Do you do what you say..

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Breaking Through Your Entrepreneurial Plateau

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

As a serial entrepreneur I know there are times when you think your business has reached its peak, that you have hit a plateau. I’m here to tell you that you can break through and continue to grow and thrive. Here are my three best ways to readjust my thinking and reach new entrepreneurial heights:..

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Prioritize Your Play

On September 11th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

If you’re like me, your work is never all finished. There is always something more to do; one more project or one more email to keep you in the office. Today I’m suggesting you put play in your schedule and make it a priority. There are serious benefits to play: Play or even the anticipation..

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Under-promise and Over-deliver

On August 23rd, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

In my years as a virtual accountant I have come across potential business partners who have not delivered on the promises they have made. What did I do when that happened consistently? I moved onto a new business partner. If you make a promise to a client or a potential client, you need to deliver...

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How to Jump-Start Your Entrepreneurial Endeavors

On August 16th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a serial entrepreneur I understand the thrill of undertaking a new venture. I also understand the risks involved. If, however, you have the entrepreneurial spirit, nothing will stop you from reaching for the goal of business ownership! Are there steps you can take to jump-start your endeavor? Are there plans you can put into..

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Implement a Referral Program

On August 9th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant, many of my new clients come from referrals. Word of mouth is the best way to grow a business, I think. What better way to get a new client that with having a current, satisfied client spread the word about the great services you provide? Here are my best tips for..

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Steps for Getting Out Of a Rut

On July 26th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

It happens to everyone. You get in a rut. You’re not sure how it happens, it just does, especially if you keep doing things the way you’ve always done them. In some areas of your business – like in my virtual accounting practice, for example – there are steps you always have to take, but..

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Resistance is Futile!

On July 10th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Why do so many of us resist change? It’s a fact of life. The only certainties in life are death, taxes and change! Change is not bad; it is simply change. Different often means better. Look at the advancements in technology that have made our lives run smoother. Your cell phone or tablet may frustrate..

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How Can You Get Your Customers To Open Your Emails?

On July 5th, 2013, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a business owner, I send out a weekly BizTip email so I am always intrigued when I come across an article that speaks to a question I may have wanted an answer to but had never asked! In a recent newsletter I came across this article in a Just A Minute LLC’ newsletter that offered..

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Mid-Year Goal Check-In and Check-Up

On June 28th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you believe that we’re half way through 2013 already?! Unbelievable!! Remember those goals you set back at the beginning of the year? How well are you progressing with them? Have you met the goals you set out to meet? Are you on the way towards meeting them? I typically set aside a day to..

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