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10 Unusual ways to Get Organized – And Stay that way

10 Unusual  Ways to Get Organized - and Stay That Way Why is it that some people seem to be effortlessly organized, and others struggle to keep silverware in the right place? For many of us, we fall in the second category. However, there are a couple of unusual ways you can trick yourself into getting organized – and then staying that way. Set Realistic Goals If you’re not already organized, the biggest hurdle might simply be starting to organize your work space. It can look like an impossible project if you try to tackle too much at once. Therefore, it’s important to set a realistic goal for yourself. If you can imagine using your calendar consistently, for example, start with that and go from there. You don’t have to push yourself to transform overnight. Plan Ahead It might be [...]

5 Things to Consider when Choosing Apps for your Business

5 Things to Consider when Choosing Apps for your Business As the sophistication of technology in business has risen, so have the number of possibilities. The sheer volume of software and applications for each business can feel overwhelming. However, it’s also an exciting opportunity! There are so many more ways to conduct business than ever before, making it even easier to pursue your passions. What do we mean by apps? There are two types of apps: Web apps and Mobile apps. Web apps typically have more features and are accessed using a browser like Chrome. Mobile apps are specific for phone or tablet use and have a separate access portal (not a browser). There are sometimes Mobile apps accompanying web apps that offer fewer features but can be used anywhere. Mobile apps might not be as powerful as web apps [...]

3 Essential Aspects of Delegating Tasks Effectively

3 Essential Aspects of Effective Task Delegation One of the hardest lessons business owners must learn is that they can’t do everything themselves. For some reason, delegating work to employees is an almost insurmountable task. “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself” has been a phrase we’ve all heard. However, there’s a way around that line of thinking! You can get it done right the first time, and you also don’t have to do it yourself. “How is this possible?!” you might wonder. Here are three easy tips to help turn control into guidance.   1. Instructing If you want employees to do something properly, they should know how to do it. Invest the time educating employees on how to complete the job appropriately. Instruction allows employees to be perfectly capable of doing work with [...]

5 Steps to Get Your Small Business Started with Social Media

5 Steps to Get Your Small Business Started with Social Media Is your small business ready to reach a larger audience, build a loyal customer base, and establish brand recognition? Then it’s time for your small business to embrace social media marketing. Social media is a great way for your business to grow and increase profits for (almost) free. Proper social media management may take a little effort, but the payoff can be huge. If you don’t know how to begin, or if you have started and feel stuck, here are 5 simple tips to help get your business’ social media on its feet. 1. Choose Social Media Platforms When you use social media for business, the first thing you should consider is which platforms will be most effective. Not all social media is created equal, so take some time [...]

Hubdoc’s Top 50 Cloud Accountants

Congratulations, Judie! Hats off to our own Judie McCarthy, who was recently named one of Hubdoc’s top 50 Cloud Accountants for 2017! This has been a very busy and productive year for Judie; she has opened a new office in Gainesville FL for Think Beyond the Desktop and Think Leader Consulting, as well as co-founded a new software company, Client Hub. Client Hub is a cloud-based client experience platform for accounting professionals. “My mission is to help small business owners and accounting professionals implement and embrace the technologies that best suit their needs, and provide guidance, support, and training to help them skyrocket through the cloud landscape into the stratosphere.” Judie definitely deserves this award with all the hard work she’s put into her practice, and to all she’s done for the accounting world! Congratulations, Judie! We’re all looking forward [...]

Payroll and Employees – Getting Ready for Year’s End

Payroll and Employees - Getting Ready for Year End It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ...Said no small business owner, ever.  End of the year payroll tax form preparation can be a hassle, and juggling running your small business and ensuring accuracy of all your year end payroll employee’s information can be hectic. But the end of the year doesn’t have to be so stressful for your small business, as long as you’re organized and prepared! So what exactly do you, as a small business owner, have to do in order to prepare for the end of the year? Here are a couple of things that every business owner should complete at this time of year, so that later there’s plenty of time to enjoy holiday cookies and pretending to like your in-laws! Payroll Records Ensure that your [...]