Donna Reade

QuickBooks Online Consulting & Bookkeeping

Your Digital Image Starts With Your Inbox

In my business I meet a lot of people in person and even more online. I am often amazed and sometimes amused by the email addresses some people use to when attempting to portray themselves as professionals. It is hard to find someone trying convince me that they are a credible business professional with an email address: FinancialGuru@aol.com. Really?

@AOL.com equals Amateur OnLine
An AOL address might be just as serviceable as any other address when it comes to sending and receiving mail. However to most people who are in business it says “Hi. I’m from 1996. What is this internet you speak of?”

 

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Why Saying NO Can Boost Your Business

NO! It’s a simple word but can be incredibly powerful for business owners.

When working with my clients to help them figure out why they spend all their time working with their clients but are failing to be profitable. I often learn that the owner is spending time and resources on clients whose demands are outside of the businesses capabilities. Even more discouraging they are failing to grow their business. In the owners desire to get the sale they do not recognize that their business is actually losing money by trying to meet a client demands. These very clients are usually “Time Vampires” and need to be fired.

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Websites are Technical-The Magic Happens When you Bring it to Life

So you don’t have any idea where to start, right? Guess what—neither did I. In fact when I started I had no idea I would be writing a weekly blog that would produce income. The good news: it’s easier than you think. I started my blog in July 2014 and added a website in October 2014. Since my focus was and remains on creating valuable content I hired someone to help me launch my site for $400. It was the best money I ever spent.

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