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Get Out Of That Rut

So, I've been in a bit of a rut.  A routine.  A bit stagnant.  Not moving backwards, not moving forward.  Not sure why but I'd imagine that it has something to do with all the thoughts and ideas that I have in my mind that I just haven't been able to get onto paper......

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Obstacles, Procrastination, Issues

Ever feel like you just don't feel like it?  *thought to self... did that make any sense to anyone but me? *  Anyway, back to the scheduled programming... Lately, I've been on a goal setting kick...mostly because I've achieved a few and I like how that feels and I...

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Finish Strong

So it's the last quarter of the calendar year.  Have you met your goals?  Have you exceeded them?  Not even close?  Do you even have any goals?  I know, a lot of questions... but if you answer them honestly, you are well on the way to transforming your business in the...

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Independent Contractor Versus Employee

This seems to be a perpetual topic for small business owners/entrepreneurs and with the focus of the most recent speech by President Obama being on job and job creation, I thought it appropriate to (re)visit this topic. Independent Contractors (1099) versus Employee...

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How Does Virtual Bookkeeping Work?

So you've heard about the cloud.  You've heard about virtual assistants.  You've heard about virtual bookkeepers & accountants.  But how do they do that? Well, it depends but simplistically - you create a task (send a document/make a request/submit a project) and...

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Why You Need To Start Outsourcing Now

So you started a business...against the odds and against all the statistics about business failure.  But I have a secret to tell you and I'm sorry that I'm the bearer of bad news but you're still in danger of failing.  Why?  Because if you're a solo-entrepreneur who...

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Do You Know What The Numbers Mean?

Disclaimer:  This started off as part of a weekly roundup but as I was writing the excerpt/summary for it, it took on a life of it's own. Enjoy ~Joyce~ Quote of the Week: “I knew how to print a financial statement from QuickBooks, but I couldn’t tell you what it...

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How Do You Fill Your Funnel?

I was sitting here cooking up new and improved marketing strategies for my business (and an accompanying action plan) when the curiosity bug hit me.  I began wondering what other folks are doing, folks like you - Mr & Ms Reader... what are you doing to 'fill your...

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Leverage: Use It To Your Advantage

If you've heard of Virtual Assistants and understand the concept, then Virtual Bookkeeping/Virtual Accounting is not too far from that.  The main difference is the area of specialization - instead of administrative tasks, the tasks outsourced are of a bookkeeping and...

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BullsEye Piggyback

Now I'm sure that title created an interesting visual...let me get to what I'm talking about.  How it happened and played out was almost like watching a movie... a constant, continuous confirmation that I'm doing what is right for me and right for my business. Last...

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Cloud Computing – Are You Ready?

What exactly IS cloud computing?  As I understand it and in it's simplest terms, it's remote software hosting.  If you've created and stored a document or presentation using Google Docs, then you've been exposed to a version of "the cloud". Why is this important?  As...

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