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This week, three different events occurred in my life that all pointed to a crucial topic for business owners. Here are the short summaries of each event. Bear with me, this will all come together in the end.Event 1: Two days ago, during my open office hours, a client called

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I’m sure we’re all weary of the possibility of a recession coming sometime this year. Recession does sound scary, and they definitely can be if you’re not prepared for what’s coming. So, Julia and I decided the best topic for January’s Beyond the Books session would be recession proofing and

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The end of the year is a time for reflection. Taking a moment to reflect is a great way to set ourselves up for making New Year’s resolutions or setting goals. A friend of mine, Linda Ugelow, Speaking Confidence Coach and author of Delight in the Limelight, recently shared her

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At some point in life, most of us are introduced to the maxim, "anything worth doing is worth doing well." Which is another way of saying, "if you're not going to do a good job, don't bother." Perhaps, like me, you've lived much of your life by this phrase, routinely

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This great children's book by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer was new to me when Julia mentioned it recently in our chat. The general concept is that young Felix gets frustrated with his sister's toddler antics and his grandpa explains that he has dipped from his sister's bucket. Felix is

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This great children's book by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer was new to me when Julia mentioned it recently in our chat. The general concept is that young Felix gets frustrated with his sister's toddler antics and his grandpa explains that he has dipped from his sister's bucket. Felix is

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Last weekend I did a nerdy thing on a rainy Sunday, I watched The Winning the Week Method Webinar by Demir Bentley on time management and productivity. Demir made the webinar a lot of fun and I learned some things. Since I pride myself on planning out my week, I wasn't

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Recently, I read again a book that meant so much to me this spring, Love + Work by Marcus Buckingham. I remember when I first read the book, I was thrilled that its content confirmed and endorsed the principles behind how I ran our bookkeeping business, bookskeep. We’re a bit different

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Now that you’ve determined what criteria makes an employee right for your company, you’ll have a much easier time trying to find a five-star employee. We now know the qualities that make moms a great fit for small businesses, and we’ve talked about the skills and aptitudes required for the

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Last Thursday, Julia and I hosted the first Beyond the Books meeting for bookskeep’s women clientele. We have some fantastic momtreprenuer and female clients and I wanted the opportunity to bring them all together to share their stories and struggles, to create a support network. We created Beyond the Books

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