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8 Tips To Keep The Vacation Mood Going

By Tammy | September 7, 2022

8 Tips To Keep The Vacation Mood Going After a relaxing summer vacation, when it’s time to get back into the swing of office life, it can be hard to get motivated. The days of fun in the sun seem long gone. My sister and I took a cruise a few years back and let …

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The Power of Persistence

By Tammy | August 29, 2022

Whether or not personality can be ‘changed’ over time is a matter that is contentious among psychologists. However, I believe there are things you can do to make being persistent easier for yourself. But before we can learn to be persistent, we need to first understand why we are not persistent.

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Pros and Cons of Working from Home with Pets

By Tammy | August 22, 2022

This month we’ve had a few days dedicated to our pets – International Cat Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day, and National Dog Day. So many of us are working from home, trying to run our business in this new remote environment, and have become regular fixtures for our pets. So I wonder how many of us have changed our routines to accommodate our new office mates? With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to look at the pawsitive side of home office pets and the not-so-pleasant side.

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5 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Fresh Start

By Tammy | August 15, 2022

5 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Fresh Start That’s it. You’ve had it. Life is just not going as well as you’d like. It’s time for a change, a Fresh Start! Sometimes starting over and cleaning off the slate is just what the doctor ordered. I should know; I’m the Fresh Start Queen. …

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Declutter Your Workspace to Boost Productivity

By Tammy | August 3, 2022

Declutter Your Workspace to Boost Productivity August is the perfect month to declutter! A couple of years ago, I followed Marie Kondo’s advice and completely purged and got rid of everything that didn’t give me joy. It was not an easy path to take, but I will admit, I felt much joy after. The feeling …

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How To Communicate With Your Client

By Tammy | June 13, 2022

How To Communicate With Your Client As a small accounting firm, your main goal is to deliver an exceptional client experience to everyone who solicits you for business. However, building trust and confidence in your clients isn’t just about offering a great product or delivering world-class service. Well, it is, but it’s also more than …

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When Do Clients Need To Hear From Us?

By Tammy | June 6, 2022

During a business transaction, there are critical times that communication is vital to keep clients feeling like you are in touch and engaged with their unique situation.

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Dealing With Distractions

By Tammy | May 23, 2022

In a perfect world you would be so focused on your work that nothing could distract you. But our world is not perfect, and it rarely works that way. So why does something so minor as an interruption mess up our entire day?

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How Productive People Think

By Tammy | May 4, 2022

Productivity is not just about working hard or being busy. It’s about being effective with your time and resources. Productive people are able to focus on what’s important and make sure that they are using their time wisely.

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5 Tips To Stay Ahead Of The Curve

By Tammy | April 30, 2022

Running an accounting firm is not easy, and oftentimes, not the most exciting. There are so many mundane, everyday tasks necessary to keep the business running. Tasks such as filing, billing, and data entry bog down a daily task list; they have to be done, but not by you! Hiring a virtual assistant can be a simple solution. But how do you know when to outsource? These five tips will keep you ahead of the curve by helping you sort through your tasks and decide what you can do and what you could be letting someone else do.

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5 Tips To Optimize Your Workflow

By Tammy | April 25, 2022

Whenever I speak to an Accountant about their business, one of the recurring struggles I hear is the workflow, or rather, the lack thereof. Whether it’s a small staff under ten, or over fifty, the common denominator is a clog somewhere in the workflow. This usually means the work is bottlenecking somewhere, and it’s at that point optimization needs to happen.

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Lifetime Learning is Essential

By Tammy | March 28, 2022

There is one thing that is certain in life, and that is change. If you are like me, you embrace change because it is another chance to learn and gain something new. I am an avid learner, a lifelong student if you will. I learned early on that if you want to succeed, you must stay one step ahead, and the way to do that is through learning.

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How to Take Action on Your Plans

By Tammy | February 28, 2022

Do you have big plans for your life or your business, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Don’t worry. You are not alone! Taking action is the hardest part of having plans! Kristen Rohde, a behavioral science professor, talks about the gap we all suffer between planning and doing. From changing circumstances to failing to plan, we all have our reasons for taking action.

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The Kaizen Way to Better Computer Performance

By Tammy | February 14, 2022

If you run a business then you should be familiar with the concept of kaizen. This basically means making continuous improvements to your business model and workflow so that you see exponential gains in your productivity and profits. When we think about making small changes on a regular basis in order to ultimately improve on a larger scale, it brings to mind areas like Financial, Business, Personal Goals, Relationships and Health.

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5 Mindset Traps You Don’t Know You’re Stuck In

By Tammy | January 31, 2022

The term “mindset trap” is used to describe the ways in which we limit ourselves by thinking about how things are done in the past, or how they should be done. Mindset traps are not always obvious, and definitely not easy to escape.

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