Monday, 31 August 2015

Digital Security vs. Paper Security

#Charity goal - financial control through digital security - fear no more!

Digital Security vs. Paper Security

Many people fear that they cannot protect the data stored on their computers or servers because they are not computer savvy. Switching over to digital data may be intimidating, but ... [Read More…]
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Friday, 28 August 2015

How and When to Offer Praise to Your Team to...

How to Praise Your Team to Make the Most Impact - if it's from the heart, you can't say thank you too often

How and When to Offer Praise to Your Team to...

If you’re stingy with praise – or too effusive – it can derail your team’s productivity and engagement. There is an art to offering words of praise, and every leader needs to learn it. There has been a lot written … Read »
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Why You Need an Exit Strategy for Your Business

Why You Need an Exit Strategy for Your Business - even a consultant needs a strategy!

Why You Need an Exit Strategy for Your Business

What are your long-term and short-term goals for your business? Veteran entrepreneur Celeste Hilling, CEO and founder of 10-year-old lifestyle company Skin Authority, stumped me with this question a few weeks ago, but she definitely left me with something to think about. When I started Deborah Mitchell Media Associates a few years ago, I was primarily concerned about getting it up and running, but Hilling explained that an exit strategy should be a part of every business plan. "At the start of your venture, have a plan for how you want to exit or transition from the business. This will help you be clear in your focus, share a clear vision for your staff and navigate times when you are confused," Hilling says. "You can use the end game as...Read More
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Canadian Businesses: 5 Reasons You Should Care...

Canadian Businesses: 5 Reasons You Should Care About Your Bookkeeping - #accounting

Canadian Businesses: 5 Reasons You Should Care...

I know…..you don’t want to care. “It’s just so much work, and so time consuming, and what is it really going to do for me anyways? I get my wife/husband/uncle/son/niece (fill in any untrained relative in this space) because my time is better spent on selling my products and servicing my clients. “ “Why should I pay someone to do my bookkeeping, it’s so easy, anyone can do it” I hear those statements all of the time. Not just once in a while, but ALL of the time. Over and over again, that sometimes I get tired of hearing myself saying the same thing. So in a quick list, here are 8 Reasons why you should care:The Stats Don’t Lie. 25% of the 1,000,000 businesses that are started in North America fail within the first year. 80% have...Read More
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