productivity

Putting the 5 Steps of a Sale in Play

On November 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

When you made the decision to go into business for yourself, chances are you had a particular area of expertise on which you were going to focus. You likely never thought of having to become a salesperson, right? As a business owner, if you’re not making sales or have someone else doing that for you,..

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Traits Successful Business Owners Possess

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

While I don’t believe in labeling people or things, when it comes to entrepreneurs, there are several common traits they all possess. What traits make up a great business owner? Here are a few: They inspire their staff through their own vision and the strategy they have in place for success. They have a clear..

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Fourth Quarter is Here and 2014 is Almost Gone!

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

If you’re a small business owner, now is the time to evaluate your progress towards your annual goals and form a strategic plan for the remaining months of the year. Whether you take a few hours, a half-day, or a full day away from the office, here are some areas of your business you may..

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Are You Running on Empty?

On October 21st, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Are you giving yourself what you need to operate at your best? If your body or spirit needs something to function well, get it. It would be unwise to deprive yourself of something you need. That would be the equivalent of expecting your car to run without gasoline. Make sure you have these fuels: Sleep..

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What’s Your Personal Speed Limit?

On October 14th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

We all have a velocity at which we are most effective. Knowing yourself well means you know how to work at the speed you are most effective. No one speed is better than the others. A slow velocity does NOT mean ineffective or unproductive. It simply means you approach life at a more relaxed pace...

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Default or Override?

On October 7th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Just like our computer and the software on it, we have our own default settings. When we get in difficult or challenging situations, those defaults may not serve us well. Should you use your default or should you override? Know your defaults. Where are the areas in which you’re always vulnerable? Do you interrupt, get..

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Is It True?

On September 30th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

If you see it on the internet it must be true, right? We all know that’s false, but how much of what else we’re exposed to is false? When we treat a falsehood as if it was real, we head down a path we should never be on. Two vital areas to examine: Your thoughts..

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Are You Addicted to Activity?

On September 25th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

There is so much busyness in business and in life. With all our electronic gadgets we are accessible 24/7 and if we aren’t, the people trying to reach us often become frustrated. The constant activity scatters our energy and makes us less effective at everything we do. In our performance-driven world our typical response is..

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What Can You Do To Stay Competitive In The Marketplace?

On September 11th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

What can you learn from your competition when it comes to staying ahead of the curve? How can you keep up on tech trends and use them to your advantage to achieve results? Here a few ways: Stay current on the trends. This doesn’t mean you have get involved in every new trend that comes..

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Is This Seed Time Or Harvest?

On September 9th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Marketing by 0 Comment

Farmers in many parts of the country are gearing up for the fall harvest season. As small business owners, we’d like it to always be harvest time, wouldn’t we? Hopefully is always it. But harvest never happens without seed time first. Now is the perfect time to plant seeds. What are you doing to “seed”..

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