Monday, February 15, 2016

How Do You Handle Your Company's Bookkeeping?

With all of the responsibilities a small business owner has, caring for the books can sometimes seem like a necessary evil. Fortunately, well-organized bookkeeping plays a large role in a small business's chance for success.

Knowing that as a small business owner you have to wear many hats, I have a question for you. How do you handle your bookkeeping?

Do you take care of it yourself?

Have you hired an employee that regularly handles your business's bookkeeping?

Do you outsource your bookkeeping to your accountant or a bookkeeping firm?

If you're currently handling your bookkeeping by any of the above means, have you looked into switching to a different method?

Feel free to share your experiences.

Monday, February 1, 2016

How to Find Motivation through Goal Setting

How to Find Motivation through Goal Setting

People need motivation to accomplish and achieve in life. Motivation can be easy to find, but difficult to maintain. Knowing what you want out of life is one thing. However, doing what is necessary requires much more than desire. In pursuance of your victory, you must determine what it takes to get to the finish line. Once you know, you must be motivated to reach it. Setting goals helps you to gain that needed motivation.

Make Goals Specific

Throughout life, you will have several major goals you will want to accomplish such as graduating from college, starting a business, or purchasing a house. These goals initially begin as generic goals that simply come to mind at some point in your life. When you become serious about embarking on the path towards achieving one of your goals, you must consider your method of approach. Your generic goals need to become more specific.

Break Down the Specifics

A specific goal consists of the quantitative and qualitative aspects of that goal. For example, if your goal is to buy a house, then you will consider various factors that would impact your decision-making process. These factors may include price, location, and size along with many other attributes you may deem important. For your specific goal, you will also want to determine a feasible time frame for accomplishing your goal.

Write your Goals Down

Writing down your goals provides you with the means to see your progression. Make a list of your goals and keep it somewhere you can review it regularly. Let this be a constant reminder of the path that you are following. The majority of goals are made up of smaller goals, or milestones. These milestones play a large part in helping you sustain the motivation needed to reach the major goal. Completion of a milestone indicates progress. Make certain to cross if off of your list. Now you have visual of proof of what you can achieve once you set your mind to it. What better form of motivation is there than seeing your hard work and effort become reality?


Setting goals for yourself provides you with a means of staying motivated. Sometimes, you will need that extra push to keep you on track. By looking at your list of goals, you see where you want to go. This is a reminder of the light at the end of the tunnel you are trying to reach. Focus on your goals, note and celebrate your progress and you will achieve greatness.

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