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All the Boring, Timely, and Informative Payroll Items you Need

By | Accounting 101, Bookkeeping 101, Recordkeeping 101 | No Comments

This was the hardest, most uninspired blog post I have written all year. And while this isn’t the most exciting or joyful post, I do know it will impact every business owner with employees, and especially those in Oregon. As 2016 comes knocking on our doors, so do a few payroll related items employers need to be aware of and more importantly, take action on. ADI Team PSA – 2016 Payroll Recommendations This year there are quite a few changes for employers that more action and review is needed. In fact ADI Accounting Team is making a few recommendations: If…

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Establish Realistic Targets to Unlock Your Best New Year

By | Accounting 101, Bookkeeping 101, Business 101, Cash Flow, CEO Mindset | No Comments

As the year comes to a close, this is a perfect time for reflection and planning. Early on in my business ownership, I found the act of planning a little like throwing darts against the wall. I was aiming at numbers somewhere between what I thought my potential clients could afford and what I thought my competition was charging. I even remember setting my revenue goals based on what others were going after, the magical $10k per month and the elusive six figures. At no time during my early days did I actually look at that revenue goal with the…

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Smoke and Mirrors: What’s behind the scenes in your business?

By | Business 101, CEO Mindset

How is your smoke and mirrors illusion working? Are you using any deceptive tactics or hiding behind a wall of smoke? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve that you know you’d like to leave behind or that you’d like to change? Why not do some unveiling and start embodying how you actually want to show up in your business, and how your business shows up in the world. We’ve identified three little tricky areas that we know we want to shakedown and unveil! Networking – The Illusionist Sticking to your 30-second sales pitch, but not really letting anyone…

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Five Ways to Refresh Your Business – Any Time of the Year [NY Revolution]

By | CEO Mindset

Something we’re finding of value each year, even in the midst of tax season, is to take a look at ways we can refresh our business. We’re not looking for “the evolution of the wheel”, we just want a jolt of energy around our business – and refreshing is all about keeping us current, relevant, and on trend.  So without much ado – here are five ways to refresh your business this first quarter; and as always, you don’t need to do everything on the list, just what feels right and necessary for the now! Refresh Your Story How old…

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Practicing Gratitude in Business: A Success Secret [New Years Revolution]

By | Business 101, CEO Mindset

Gratitude is not really a secret anymore, not by any means, but what if we told you it’s a success secret for business owners as well? The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain, especially in the workplace. So…

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Getting Ready for Tax Season

By | Accounting 101, Bookkeeping 101, Business 101, CEO Mindset, Taxes

Yep, it is getting to look a lot like tax season, a special time of year.  Fa La La La – perhaps we’re the only ones that jump straight to a Christmas song, did you? But in all seriousness, let’s look at a few common things that come up around this time of year with regards to tax season. First off, we do want to mention that we understand, as business owner ourselves, that getting ready for tax season isn’t sexy or fun or even remotely appealing to most people. However, what can be sexy and fun and appealing is…

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2013 Goal Setting with Ease: 5 Action Steps (and some cool celebration tools!)

By | Business 101, CEO Mindset

We’re seeing them too: all the emails coming in about New Years Resolutions (some already admitting they have let them slide!) goal setting,planning for 2013. Just reading one of these emails is enough to set us in a bit of a panic. What’s even more challenging is knowing our human nature: we often set goals that we cannot acheive with ease; we know the feeling of failure or worse, the feeling that we’re not “good”, will come with the act of not acheiving the goals we’re setting. Planning ahead can immobilize us, setting resolutions and goals can go against these deep seeded feelings and then…

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New Years Action Plan: The Accounting Department’s Five Easy Steps

By | Business 101, CEO Mindset

At ADI (The Accounting Department) we like to set up our offices for the New Year before we take any holiday down time. We also like to make our New Years Action Plan something that is very doable, and something we know we can accomplish with ease (none of those impossible resolutions or goals!). Here are our top five easy action steps to help inspire your own list! 1. Take Stock and Be Grateful Take stock of where you went in 2012. It’s time to acknowledge your success and celebrate! Did you reach all of your goals? Did you expand…

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