Are You Experienced? By Preston Sumner

Jimi Hendrix unknowingly posed an important business process question in 1967 as the title to a song and his debut album. An earlier article, “If It’s Not a Process, It’s a Problem,” discussed the importance of processes. This article will discuss how we go about developing good processes. Any good process begins with experiences. Experiences are an accumulation of encountered events. If, and only if, one gains skill or knowledge from those experiences can they lay claim to experience.

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Do you consider yourself trustworthy? What does being trustworthy mean? Take a quick test to find out your Trustworthy Score! By Gary Laney

Are you trustworthy? Are you someone that others can place their trust in and have confidence that their trust in you will not be betrayed? While most people may consider themselves trustworthy, others may have a different opinion. Trust or the lack of trust can have a large impact on many aspects of your life and business such as personal and business reputation, relationships, team effectiveness, customer loyalty, financial support and so on.

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Equifax Data Breach Announced....for you and your clients By Michael Neill

As many of you are aware Equifax has announced that cybercriminals have exploited a vulnerability in their website, allowing them to gain access to certain files. The information stolen includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses.

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Keep the Change By Josh Norris

This blog article is called Keep the Change.  We’re going to talk about setting an advertising budget, making changes to your advertising, and having consistent presence with y

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Putting Together the Pieces of the Performance Puzzle: Skill and Will - by Preston Sumner

In an earlier article (click here) I talked about the importance of practice to develop skills. There is another dimension to performance in addition to skill and knowledge…WILL. Max Landsberg presented the Skill/Will Matrix in his book The Tao of Coaching. In a future article I will discuss the broader application of his matrix.
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#5 of the Top 10 Errors in QuickBooks

by Dida Clifton

I recently published a short e-book covering the Top 10 Errors that I've most commonly seen in QuickBooks.  I'm slowly going through each on my TOS (TheOfficeSquad) Blog.  I came across something in the office last month that made me jump ahead to #5 on my list.

We received the QuickBooks file for a new client from their previous bookkeeper.  While reviewing the Profit and Loss Statement I discovered the following accounts in the Chart of Accounts.

1. Checks written – expense

2. Credit Card Expense – expense

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The Hashtag Returns to LinkedIn

by Debbie Harris

The hashtag returns to LinkedIn and that’s good news! How many times have you seen a status update on LinkedIn and wanted to go back to it later?  Try finding it, right?  Now the trusty helpful hashtag will enable you to search for Status Updates and Published Posts on LinkedIn.  The one caveat is that it is only available on the App right now. On the website, you will also notice that LinkedIn has also added a “Post” under the drop arrow arrow where you search at the top.

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Starbucks for breakfast. Catered lunch's meetings. Take out for Dinner. Sounds too familiar?

By Deziree Slusher Women's Health Coach

When I was a child, I played sports and that kept me lean. But nutrition was hit or miss.

At my grandparents, we had home cooked meals three times a day. These were nutrient dense meals with chicken, rice, veggies, eggs, Spam or hash. Junk food was a treat that had to be earned.

But when I lived with my mom, life and work got in the way of nutrition. Everything was from a box—lots of starchy, frozen meals or fast, fried food. Frozen pizza and Pringles were a nutritious dinner. And Burger King was often our breakfast of choice.

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Your Content

By Janet Peischel

Like everything else these days, SEO has shifted. You put a lot of thought and effort into developing clever, insightful blogs, landing pages and social media posts. Here are 6 SEO Rules for 2017 to get the most out of your content investment.

1.Keywords: forget exact matches: think good intentions You no longer need an exact keyword to offer a relevant search result. Now search engines are seeing how people are interacting with your website. It’s about the post-click activity. Not only do you have to get the clicks, but you have to satisfy user intent.

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Are you referable?

By Gary C Laney

Have you ever asked yourself, "Am I referable"? If not, it's high time to consider why people would or would not refer you.

Some obvious characteristics that you need to be referable are;

1) Expertise. Education, professional certifications/designations and experience show proof of your expertise. Ask yourself how are you communicating your expertise? You can share and demonstrate expertise on business cards, brochures, on your website, via recorded videos, customer case studies, reviews and testimonials.

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