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October 2009 Blog Posts (115)

Improving Your Accounts Recevable Collections Cycle

Almost any small business can use advice on how to improve its collection cycle. The first line of defense against late payments is a complete invoice. Your bills should be accurate, detailed and easy to understand. If difficult to understand, then your client will need to call for additional information. That translates into "you have been added to their to-do list," which increases the time of your collection cycle. Include on each invoice:

- Your company's contact information:… Continue

Added by Lindsay Brooker-AccountableBooks on October 31, 2009 at 12:39pm — No Comments

9 Reasons to Obtain a Bookkeeper For Your Business

Here are nine reasons why it's important for businesses to have good financial recordkeeping systems. Whether you are devising or revising your bookkeeping routine, the purpose of your bookkeeping business

is to help you manage your business tasks.

#1 Reason for Retaining Bookkeeping Services:

Monitor the Financial Successor Failure of Your Business

It's hard to know where you are going if you don't know where you've been. The same is true with your business - it's… Continue

Added by Lindsay Brooker-AccountableBooks on October 31, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Professional Bookkeeping with a Personalized Touch

Hello, my name is Lindsay and I am a professional bookkeeper. I help businesses by keeping track of what a business buys, sells, owns & owes. More simply I keep an updated record of the money that comes into a business, the money that goes out & what's left over afterwards. I've been keeping businesses' finances in order for 11 years. My clients are business owners who are busy enough that they lack the time to concentrate on their finances & invoicing but are also small enough to… Continue

Added by Lindsay Brooker-AccountableBooks on October 31, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Building Self Confidence

Building Self Confidence

Two obstacles that I have faced throughout my life are fear of failure and the lack of self-confidence to face up to my fear. For most of my life, when fear would bubble up in my chest, I would say to myself, "Don't be afraid. You have nothing to fear. You will get through this."

Those words helped a little bit, but they were not a good long term solution because every time the fear of failure arose, I would have to silently chant those words over… Continue

Added by Courtney K. on October 31, 2009 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments

Make the most of what you have

You have been blessed far more than you realize. You are uniquely gifted and equipped to make a positive impact in this world. Your Creator has plans for you that far exceed anything you could ever imagine.

Refuse to be like the majority of people who seem to spend most of their time and energy complaining about what they don't have and making excuses for why they haven't accomplished what they have desired to accomplished. Do not buy into the lie that being like everyone else is…

Added by André Dugger on October 31, 2009 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

Keep Pedaling: Part 2 - The Application

Here are the three areas of your life that I feel you need to constantly train to be the best you can be.

1. Spiritual Life

The success you have in your life will depend on your reliance and strength that comes from the One who created your life. I have to admit, for years I was not great at making this a huge priority in my life. I call myself a Christian but would neglect spending time learning and growing in Christ.

Through a series of events in my life, I have… Continue

Added by Tim Snyder on October 30, 2009 at 9:27am — No Comments

Why is Truth so painful?

I was talking with a close friend today about the fear folks have in knowing the truth about something. Not truth about just anything -- like our hair is turning gray or our dog just isn't as bright as we like to think -- but rather truth that matters. You know, the painful kind.…

Added by Chuck Bowen on October 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

The Mother Lode to appear in Success Magazine!

Imagine my shock when I saw an email from Darren Hardy, editor of Success Magazine in my inbox. This can only be good news. Success Magazine is one of my favorite reads; it's bursting with encouragement and helpful teachings from some of the leading Zig Ziglar's of the world.

But back to the email. I've once again started trolling around for paying magazine gigs. And since the… Continue

Added by Theresa on October 29, 2009 at 6:58am — 8 Comments

Almost Everything We Consume Is Shipped by Truck!!

Are you in the Trucking Industry? Are you a Truck Owner-Operator?

Let TSC help you gain the competitive advantage and tools to win in your field.

Trip Sheet Central (TSC) is a web-based truck-business management suite used to keep track of trucking business records, trip sheets, income and expenses, shippers and receivers, accounting statements and IFTA tax information. It is designed for truck owner-operators, truck fleet-owners and company drivers. Trip Sheet Central has… Continue

Added by Eddie Gichuhi on October 28, 2009 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Benefits of Wakesurfing

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Wakesurfing can and will help define your life in many ways. Wakesurf for fun, wakesurf for competition, or wakesurf to see what happens in your life! Every day people in this world are looking for ways to better themselves. They try to loose weight, stop a nasty habit, increase their pay,… Continue

Added by Jonathan Tollefson on October 28, 2009 at 4:44pm — No Comments

20/20's 20 questions lead me to more questions

I watched 20/20 and it was about the authors of "Freakonomics" and some of the questions they posed and or possible solutions.One subject was about global warming.Here are my questions in response to that.

If The U.S. and other industrrialized countries cut down on their emissions how does it help if other less developed countries continue to release these gases? How long have cows been on the planet? When did cow flatulence become a danger to the environment? How did we go from an… Continue

Added by GARY LEAGUE on October 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

10,000 Hours of Teaching

Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers discusses the 10,000 hour rule. In a nutshell, those individuals that succeed (Bill Gates, The Beatles, et. al) do so because they have invested the magic number of 10,000 hours to hone their abilities. As we look at this hypothesis, the question is, "does this apply to teachers and educators?" I believe the answer is YES!

By my calculations, on a 187-day contract, working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the minimum that a teacher would work during the year… Continue

Added by Patrick Fariss on October 28, 2009 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

You're not a Great Leader, but You Could be

Many people want to be leaders and world changers. Entire libraries of books exist on the subject and people like Zig Ziglar and Stephen Covey have made great livings helping others become effective leaders.

If you want to be a great leader there are many things you could do, but without a doubt, there is one thing you must do to move beyond normal. It stands to reason that if you cannot manage yourself you’ll never be a great leader. To that… Continue

Added by Justin Lukasavige on October 28, 2009 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

$45,000 at Stake--October Deadlines Loom! Don't Get the Scholarship Blues

At my blog, http://scholarshipman.blogspot.com you can learn about the $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.

The deadline is October 31, 2009.

This scholarship is open to almost anyone over 13. You should apply.

I also mention the VFW $30,000 Voice of Democracy competition, open to 9th-12th grade, and the VFW $10,000 Patriot's Pen Essay Contest, open to 6th-8th graders. The deadlines for these… Continue

Added by Mike Turner on October 28, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Recession is Over – What Now?

Well economists say that the recession of 2009 is officially over but where are all of the jobs the “Administration” promised? Hundreds of billions of dollars in tax payer money has yet to trickle down to the masses. So, what do you do now?

I believe that many of the jobs that have been cut may not return. Especially the jobs cut by the larger enterprise companies. They have seen the job cuts as efficiency and getting the costs down. Many companies have outsourced a lot of these jobs… Continue

Added by Steve Pike on October 28, 2009 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

Concierge Chat with Corey

If you have a Skype account or are interested in being able to ask me questions in an IM setting or via chat with a group each week, email, call or just add me on Skype. I have been getting a decent amount of questions about Nashville, travel, etc. recently and thought this forum might be a good way to help with any questions or just fun info.

I'm gonna talk food, travel, hospitality and more during this "Concierge Chats." Feel free… Continue

Added by Corey Webb on October 27, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Keep Pedaling: Part 2 "Is it 5:30 in the Morning Already?"

I love mornings. I truly believe God created the sunrise for people to enjoy and to remember who it is that made the beauty of each day. The one thing I have a hard time doing in the mornings is exercising. For some reason my body loves to wake up early but it has never had the motivation to do anything once it was up but watch T.V. and read the paper.

Winter had finally broken and spring in Nebraska was on the verge of taking over another year. Susan and I had taken our bikes to the… Continue

Added by Tim Snyder on October 26, 2009 at 7:57am — 2 Comments

Facts about suicide in Texas

Suicide is a complex issue. We need a comprehensive approach aimed at prevention.

I found some interesting facts about suicide in Texas at www.texassuicideprevention.org


Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Texans and the third leading cause of death among youth ages fifteen to twenty-four.

In 2003, on average, slightly more than six Texans died from suicide each… Continue

Added by David Bueno Martin on October 25, 2009 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

Creativity that just plain blows!

I was at the mall yesterday with my family when I stumbled upon a 'Hurricane Simulator'. You pay two bucks, step inside and then you feel the force of 78 M.P.H. winds for about a minute. A small T.V. screen displays the wind speed as it increases and decreases.

I just HAD to try it myself. After the minute was over I could not believe I had just paid two dollars to feel wind. I live seven miles from Lake Superior and there is always a… Continue

Added by SGT Steve on October 25, 2009 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Be Remarkable ... and Sell What's Scarce

Business owners need to do three primary things in their business: Be Passionate, Be Remarkable and Get Results. That's it. The rest is administrative.…


Added by Chuck Bowen on October 24, 2009 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

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