productivity

Why Isn’t My Phone Ringing?

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

I have been blessed, in my virtual accounting business, to receive referrals from current clients and lots of CPAs. I also have a plan in place for potential client follow-ups. If you’re just starting out, or even if you’ve been in business for a while, you need to have an effective strategy for following up..

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THINK About It!

On January 28th, 2014, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Do you think about what you’re thinking about? Thoughts are powerful! We tend to become what we think about. The good news is that you don’t have to just think about anything that falls into your mind. You can choose to transform your thoughts and to think on purpose. Try this formula as a guideline:..

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When Is The Last Time You Failed?

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Productivity by 0 Comment

That isn’t a trick question. As a business owner your answer should be, “not too long ago!” Why should you be failing? If you’re not taking any chances, you’re not pushing your business to higher levels of success. Take a chance on failure – it’s a growth experience! What is holding your business back from..

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Are You Watching These Numbers?

On January 14th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

As a virtual accountant you would expect me to tell you to be looking closely at your financial statements. Every business owner needs to keep an eye on their income and expenses, cost of goods sold or cost of service, and profit (or loss). But there are other numbers that are vital to the growth..

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Beat the Winter Doldrums

On January 9th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

Now that the rush of the holidays is over and we are close to being two weeks into 2014, do you feel a bit of the doldrums setting in? I admit that in Arizona where the sun shines virtually year-round it is much easier to avoid them than it is for those who live in..

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What Is Your Management Style?

On January 2nd, 2014, posted in: Accounting, Productivity, Training by 0 Comment

As the owner of a virtual accounting business, I am unable to have face-to-face interactions in a physical office setting with my staff. Yes, we have Skype conferences, but it isn’t the same as being able to walk over to their desk and have a conversation. Owning a virtual business is both a challenge and..

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Now Is the Time to Review Your Financial History

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

As a virtual accountant I work with clients who are concerned about their business’s numbers on a daily basis. We urge our clients to look at their financials on a monthly basis, but if you don’t you certainly want to now that the end of the year is looming. Entrepreneurs need to understand the financial..

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How Do You KISS?

On December 4th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 2 Comments

It’s December and I’m not talking about under the mistletoe. KISS is an acronym for Keep It Simply Simple. (Okay, I cleaned it up a little.)  2013 has less than four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas so the usual holiday craziness is compacted into less time. How do you get everything done? The answer is..

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Leadership Lessons Learned

On November 22nd, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Productivity by 0 Comment

When it comes to being the leader in your business, what does that mean to you? Does it mean you exert complete and utter control over every step of every task that every employee undertakes? Not in my book! I think that to be a great leader you need to hire employees you trust, provide..

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Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

On November 8th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Job opportunities, Marketing by 0 Comment

It’s very easy to work within our comfort zone. To never step outside of the safe cocoon we’ve built – whether in our work or our private lives. Did you know, though that if you don’t step outside you will never experience true growth? You will remain status quo. How do I step outside of..

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