Fruitful Networking Requires Pre-Planning

On November 15th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

There are some weeks that I find myself in a flurry of activity and networking events and others when I am working from my virtual accounting office. The networking events not only help me grow my business, but they get me out of the office and meeting new people and exchanging new ideas. If you..

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Do You See Visions?

On October 23rd, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Training by 0 Comment

One of the best ways to gain confidence and clarity around anything is to visualize yourself as doing it well. Right now I’m preparing for a presentation I’ll be doing in November for the Greater Arizona Better Business Bureau. It’s my favorite keynote, The #1 Most Costly Mistake Business Owners Make and How to Fix..

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Becoming a Valuable Network Member

On May 10th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

As a business owner it’s crucial that you get out of your office – whether it’s a home office or a large organization – and meet people. This will build your network connections. Networking provides you an opportunity to keep up with trends, meet the movers and shakers within your industry, and uncover potential business..

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Visibility: Can You See Me Now?

On December 20th, 2012, posted in: Awards, Marketing by 0 Comment

I was meeting with a new client the other day that is just starting his business. He has a great concept, unique service, good execution (I know because I used his service) and a nice website. When I asked how he was going to grow his business, he answered, “word of mouth.”  Referrals are the lifeblood..

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Tips for Ensuring an Ethical Environment

On October 4th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Awards by 0 Comment

As humble recipients of the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award, The Accountant’s Office holds not only our team but our clients to a high ethical standard. That’s something we’ve done from Day One. It’s not enough for you, as the business owner to be ethical, but your team needs to know what your ethics are..

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Leadership: The Art of Seeing Farther

On October 1st, 2012, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

“The task of a leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” – Henry Kissinger Seeing farther is something I have learned from my friend, Linda Woodbury. Born totally blind to working-class parents, Linda worked her way through college, obtained three degrees, and later founded two successful..

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Want To Be On The White House Panel?

On April 17th, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

That was the question that was posed to me recently. Do you want to participate in a White House panel of successful entrepreneurs? Of course, I said “Yes!” So when The White House Business Council held their Urban Economic Forum in Phoenix last week, I was one of the speakers for the workshop on “Accelerating..

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Hearts of Gratitude: Celebrating 10 years of serving great clients!

On November 15th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, E-News by 0 Comment

My team and I are so very grateful for the opportunity to serve some really great clients and to do what we love to do in the virtual way that we do it. Celebrating 10 years in business wouldn’t have been near as fun without all the great clients, supporters, and NAWBO sisters who came..

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The Power of a Handshake

On November 3rd, 2011, posted in: Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

You may not know it but a good handshake can make or break the first impression you make on a business acquaintance. To succeed in business, you need to focus on handshake etiquette and manners.

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Do You Speak Up?

On April 12th, 2011, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

What is your reaction when you are asked to speak? Do you step up and take the microphone or do you run and hide? I enjoy speaking to business groups and participating in panels.

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