productivity

B Stands for Better!

On June 17th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 2 Comments

Most of us have a plan for our life. It’s our hopes, dreams, goals, and aspirations. This is our Plan A. Have you noticed that Plan A doesn’t always work? Maybe you started medical school and decided you didn’t like to see blood. Maybe your artistic side liked architecture, but math came so easy to you..

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Are Your Fears Holding You Back?

On June 12th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

If I were a fearful person, I would not be the successful serial entrepreneur that I am! My virtual accounting office just reached a milestone – 13 years in business – not many firms can claim that! What do I owe my success to? Other than hard work, a winning business model, support of colleagues..

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Productivity Matters!

On June 5th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Being productive at work isn’t all that difficult if you understand some very basic rules of productivity.  Some of these may seem counter-intuitive. Here are some quick tips for productivity: First, the counter-intuitive one:  Take breaks! If your mind is overwhelmed and you’re feeling stressed you don’t function at peak capacity. Taking a break will..

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Brainstorm and Sprout Ideas

On June 3rd, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Together we are better than any one of us is individually. I love brainstorming with my team. They come up with such great ideas! I know that the systems we’ve designed and used for the last 13 years are sound, but my team is filled with smart individuals who know how to make them even..

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What is The Secret to Success?

On May 29th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

If there are “secrets” to success they are hard work, ethical business practices and having a product or service that people want.  In our virtual accounting business we strive to utilize all three of those. We’ve been blessed with success because our clients have found us hard working and ethical – it’s a win-win! If..

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Do Bells And Whistles Win Clients?

On May 8th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

It seems as though every day there is a new piece of technology or a new gadget or some productivity tool that is touted as being able to “change your life!” If you give in to all of those claims and your company embraces the bells and whistles you have to ask yourself if you’re..

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Do You Wait Well?

On May 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

It often seems like we spend more time waiting than doing anything else, so learning to wait well is an important skill to cultivate. Whether it is traffic, meetings or results, waiting well is something every business professional needs to do. Those who don’t often build up impatience, stress and even anger (think road rage)..

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Does Your Company Culture Embrace Productivity?

On May 1st, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

Is your company meeting the goals you’d set for it? If not, why not? If so, what do you think you are doing that is making it a success? In many organizations, meeting goals and achieving success are because the management has set levels of accountability that the employees are expected to aspire to. Here..

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Redefining Failure

On April 15th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Failure isn’t the end of the world. The effects of failure have been vastly exaggerated! When we fail to meet a goal we’ve simply found a way that doesn’t work or a timeframe that is unreasonable. More damaging than failure itself is the fear of failure. Fear can paralyze us and even keep us from..

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Ouch!

On April 8th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

I have a very painful paper cut on a knuckle today. I have no idea where it came from. Well, probably from a piece of paper, duh! Since our virtual accounting office is paperless, there aren’t too many pages floating around here and I try to avoid them whenever possible. Here are some tips to..

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