Which One are You?

On August 26th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 1 Comment

Over the years in working with hundreds of business owners all across the country, I’ve discovered there are two types of business owners: the lone rangers and the team players. Lone Rangers: Think they have to learn to do every aspect of their business Research issues on the internet to try to come up with..

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Shout It Out!

On June 10th, 2014, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Have you noticed there always seems to be more bad news than good? So if you have good news, by all means share it! The rest of us are encouraged by it. Here are just a few ways you can share your news: Tell the newspapers; they love having positive news to print  Add it..

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Are You a Control Freak?

On August 14th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Like many entrepreneurs, I like to be in control. That’s why so many of us started our own business like my virtual accounting practice; we wanted to do it our way. There’s a downside to being in control – you have to be in the midst of things all the time! Think of a hamster..

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Play the New Client Game

On May 29th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Smoothly on-boarding new clients is important to any business. To make it memorable, after lunch at one of the recent team meetings of my virtual accounting staff we made it into a game. The game was a fun way to act out our new client system. I’m the one who talks with prospective clients, so..

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Take Time to Listen

On May 8th, 2013, posted in: BIZ-TIP, Productivity by 0 Comment

Listening is becoming a lost art. In this hurried lifestyle most of us live in, listening requires that you slow down. Too often it’s overlooked and relationships suffer. When listening is overlooked, people feel like their opinions, issues or concerns don’t matter. To establish rapport, spend more time listening than you do speaking. It’s been..

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The Power of Positive Alliances

On August 9th, 2012, posted in: Accounting, Marketing, Training by 0 Comment

The power of positive thinking can’t be denied. Neither can the power of surrounding yourself with positive people! Your mother always told you that you’d be defined by the people you hang out with. It’s true even now that you’re grown up. So hang out with the people who are going somewhere! Forging alliances with..

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Are You in a Rut?

On December 13th, 2011, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

Times like this are definitely not the time to get stuck in a rut. It’s amazing what some business owners are doing. They are trying lots of new things and their businesses are exploding! Yes, businesses are growing in this economy! If your business isn’t growing, ask yourself a few questions: Do you need to..

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Do You Need the Taxpayer Advocate?

On December 1st, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

Have you been trying to work out something with the IRS and they just don’t “get it”? They don’t understand what you are telling them? What tax statute you’re trying to use. When you’ve about come to the end of your rope, when repeated requests have been made but not complied with, when they tell..

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Hiring Consistently and Legally

On November 10th, 2011, posted in: Training by 0 Comment

Guest post by Ginny McMinn Most employers are very concerned about hiring properly as well as obtaining the very best employee for a job. In order to do a good job of hiring, it is important to remember that using the job requirements and consistency in the hiring process will not only yield the best..

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How Much Information?

On October 7th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, Training by 0 Comment

Employers should consider carefully whether they need background, criminal or credit-related information about candidates. If yes, provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will apply if information is provided by a CRA.

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