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Our company specializes in automating processes, including QuickBooks and so can yours. As a bookkeeping or tax professional, you are constantly dealing with data and data entry for your own firm and on behalf of your clients. The next time you find yourself assembling an invoice or inputting data or re-inputting data, stop for a moment and look around at the tools that exist today and consider automating these processes.
Artificial Intelligence and bots, commonly known as “AI” are about to become even more popular. Big companies have been using chatbots for years, but the technology has matured and is helping reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Many would prefer to get a fast answer and dispense with the etiquette required by human interaction. When you have a problem, you want a solution. AI will help us get their, faster.
Successful people do the things that others don’t want to do. Building a booming business doesn’t happen overnight. First, stop comparing yourself to others. You can’t compare your day one with someone else who is in year five. If you are not where you want to be in your business, you need to make a change. Here are some common characteristics many successful people around the world have in common.
We use Amazon’s Alexa at home and at work. At first, I wasn’t sure what would happen. Mom didn’t love it. The kids were using it to make funny noises. But as I am writing this, mom just said, “Alexa, set a 5 minute timer.” I smell muffins cooking. Mom has found a few ways to use this device that I’m highly confident I’d be in big trouble if I took them away.
One of our favorite tools at 74 Systems and schoolofbookkeeping.com is CoSchedule. It’s an extremely powerful tool that helps small business owners share content effectively. This post will be shared automatically by CoSchedule through a Zapier Zap automation sequence that will take this post and push it out to 8 social networks when it’s published.
Beware of your cable company right now. They are usually also your Internet provider. Recently, many Internet companies have started charging usage fees. This means that the unlimited package you signed up, no has limits. To make matters worse, if you pay an exorbitant fee to upgrade back to unlimited, you will just pay more. But, do it on time, or you will incur usage charges at far more than the new rate.
As a busy entrepreneur, self-care is not always on the agenda, but it is critically important to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. My self-care rituals often take a backseat when I get really busy. Despite my best efforts, I find … Read More
Many go and many have a blast, learn a ton, and make new friends and contacts. Many also spend a lot of money and lose a week of work, a double whammy. When attending a conference it’s important to plan and set goals. Remember, this conference is not where you will find clients directly, rather, you’ll be hanging out mostly with your competition. Along those lines, you can still find more than just interesting conversation and new relationships.
Have you ever watched a webinar and thought, I want to do that but I am too afraid? When you are faced with fear, you have to decide what are you willing to struggle for to succeed. When I was a kid, I was painfully shy. Talking in front of a group would lead to tears. Over the years I forced myself to do it even when my voice and hands would shake. Eventually one day it stopped. The key is when you want to overcome a fear, you have to keep doing it.
We are so blessed to have technology tools and apps which save us a tremendous amount of time. There are so many options out there, and it can become overwhelming to know which one to choose. Through trial and error, … Read More
As much as we try to avoid it, stress is an increasingly regular part of our lives. It can leave us feeling physically, mentally and emotionally drained. We may not be able to escape it entirely, but we can learn how to … Read More
Transaction Pro comes in a variety of flavors. The most commonly used version is Transaction Pro Importer or affectionately known as TPI. Transaction Pro is built and run by Karen Magno and her husband, people we have come to love in the industry we share. This post will give you a few ideas on how to make more money with Transaction Pro, written by our esteemed colleague and brilliant ProAdvisor Terri Wilson.
Who doesn’t want to build better habits? One small habit and business goal I set this year is writing blog posts for our company. I had no problem writing for our clients but was procrastinating when it came to writing … Read More
If you are asking yourself, “how do I get more clients? You need to read this! If you are struggling to get business in the door, you can get new clients in a few simple steps. We offer weekly webinars designed to Ignite you and fuel ideas to help you build your practice. Check out Building Your Practice and Getting More Clients. We can all use more clients, want better clients, or wish our clients paid more. There is always a reason to promote your business. Here are some things to think about when you are strategizing on how to get more clients.
Our confidence plays a significant role in our ability to achieve success and happiness. It affects our thought patterns, how we speak, act, and the decisions we make in our lives. It can affect your career, income potential, relationships, and even our health. Confident people take more action and perform better, so they are more likely to attain their goals. Confidence can make you feel better and happier.
These are small practices you can do every day to build confidence over time. These tools can automatically put you in a confident state of mind. You don’t have to use them all at once. Some will work better for you than others, so it’s a good idea to try them all.
No matter what you want to achieve in life, the only way to success is taking action. I used to be terrified of speaking in public and even uncomfortable in some social settings. I will share my experience in overcoming … Read More
We couldn’t be more excited to bring you our latest creation – Certificates of Completion for our Courses! Now, after you complete a course (testing is now being rolled out too), you can visit your Completed Courses page and View/Download your Certificate. It’s automatic and get one for EVERY course you complete. So, go buy some frames and get your courses complete. You’ll have a wall of achievement in your office in no time!
This topic is very timely for me. I know many of my friends in the accounting and tax world are overwhelmed right now too. I have finals in a week, and the tax deadline is fast approaching. When everything comes at … Read More
How much of a priority do you make for your health? Here is the dilemma, when you are busy and overwhelmed it is easy to put your health on the back burner. We often fail to maintain regular checkups with our … Read More
There are many benefits to working from home, but you can easily get sidetracked by things more than you would in an office environment. My office is in the perfect location, right in the center of our home where I … Read More
Hiring a business consultant can mean the difference between working hard and working smart. It is easy to put our head in the sand when we are so busy we can hardly keep up with our work, or if we … Read More