Trap Them!

On March 25th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Good ideas can be as elusive as butterflies. They flit into your mind quickly and can disappear in the blink of an eye. Trying to recover them can be difficult if not impossible. So how do you trap them? I have a system for that! (Those of you who know me well know that I..

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Is Average Good Enough?

On March 18th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

What do you think? If you make an effort is that all that required, or do you seek to be exceptional? As a Biz-Tip reader I’m betting you’re in the second group – seeking to be exceptional. I knew someone who used to say, “It’s good enough for who it’s for!” but is “good enough”..

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Public Speaking Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

On March 13th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

Public speaking is a great way to spread the word about who you are and what you do without having to walk around a networking event handing out business cards to would-be clients. Speaking to a group of people in your target market (in my case, small business owners) or those in an industry that..

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Is It a Gift?

On March 11th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

How do you view delay? For example, say you’re meeting someone at a scheduled place and time, but at the last minute find out they’re running late. How do you take the news? Are you irritated and upset? Or do you bounce with the news? Do you think to yourself, it’s a great time to..

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Time Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

On March 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Awards, Productivity by 0 Comment

As an entrepreneur do you sometimes wonder where the day went? Do you find yourself putting too much time into mundane tasks that aren’t advancing your business goals? In my virtual accounting office I’m often juggling many projects during the course of the day, not to mention the ding-ding-ding of emails arriving. If I didn’t..

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Completion Complex

On February 25th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 3 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I definitely suffer from Completion Complex. It may be because I’m a recovering perfectionist. Whatever the reason, I’ve got it. It’s particularly bad on Fridays (which is the day I’m writing this). What is it? Completion Complex is a serious disorder that affects many business people, but is especially..

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Are You Single or Multi?

On February 18th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 1 Comment

We live in a busy, busy world! When you look at the pace of life, it’s much faster than it was just 20 years ago. To accomplish more, many people practice multi-tasking. But is that wise? Would single-mindedness serve us better in the long run? Let’s compare. Single-minded: You are focused on one thing You..

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Where’s Your Passion?

On February 13th, 2014, posted in: Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

We all have things we are passionate about. Whether it’s your work, your family, your faith, or a particular food, passion for life is what it’s all about. In my time as the owner of a virtual accounting firm I’ve found that the individuals I work with who are passionate about what they do are..

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Where Did The Time Go?

On February 6th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Do you sometimes look at the clock to find it is 5 pm on a Friday and you wonder, “Where did the week go?” If you have those times when the workday is gone but the workload isn’t, you may need to implement some time-saving strategies into your work day. As a small business owner,..

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What’s Your Auto-Pilot?

On February 4th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Every one of us has our own routine. It’s what we do automatically without even thinking about it. Sometimes it’s our actions on auto-pilot and sometimes it’s our thoughts. To find out your auto-pilot, try this: Complete this statement: It’s just like me to…. Try this for different areas of your life: work, food/health/exercise, relationships,..

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