One element many women in business don’t want to deal with on day-to-day basis is keeping good financial records. Whether you own a business, are in commissioned sales or work as a consultant, you’ll need to have a solid system in place for keeping track of your financial transactions.

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Suggestion #1: Hire a professional to handle your bookkeeping, tax preparation and financial planning needs. Your responsibility then would be to work with the professional to make sure he/she has all the relevant information they need regarding your finances, when they need it.

Suggestion #2: Research before buying bookkeeping software. There are great software packages to choose from and it is best to research before you buy. Check to see which bookkeeping software best fits your professional needs. Ask other business owners, friends and then read several reviews on the Internet from past and current users. It is important to choose a bookkeeping software that you’re willing to commit to using on a regular basis. Once you learn and begin using it, you don’t want to switch to another software package. If you’re using a professional tax preparer or accountant, you’ll want their suggestions too.

Here are three of the most popular bookkeeping software programs:
 QuickBooks
 Peachtree
 Microsoft Money
With QuickBooks and Peachtree you have online support and online communities to help answer questions any time.

Suggestion #3: If you choose a bookkeeping software, make time to learn it. Learning a bookkeeping software program and system isn’t easy- it takes time and effort. I’d suggest purchasing a software program that offers training or online classes. You’ll often find workshops available at community colleges and continuing education centers conducted by certified consultants trained by the software company. You can also hire a tutor or consultant who will come to your home and provide one-on-one hands on training.

Suggestion #4: Develop a system for keeping your day-to-day records in order and all in one location. Those mileage records, office supply receipts, networking luncheon fees, etc. need to be safely filed in one location so you when you come to input the information into your bookkeeping program or give it to your tax preparer, you’ll know where everything is. A key to keeping good records is to be able to find the important papers and receipts when you need them.

Suggestion #5: Input your bookkeeping information on a regular basis. Your bookkeeping software or system is only as efficient as the person working it. Develop a system for inputting your financial information into your bookkeeping program on a regular basis. Some people work on their financials weekly but I’ve found most businesswomen spend time once a month working on their bookkeeping chores. The key is consistency – working the program consistently so the program can work efficiently for you.

That’s a general overview of how to keep good business and financial records. My advice, make a decision about how you intend to keep track of your financial records and then work that system regularly.

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This is a broadcast of Sharon’s Women Enjoying Success Radio Show – Join author and mentor to women in business Sharon Michaels as she shares how to end the self-sabotage shuffle. Learn how to understand and recognize why you may be sabotaging your successes and not even know it. Be sure to turn up your speakers!

**If you’re listening to this broadcast before April 4, 2015 you’ll want to join Sharon’s MasterMind – Making Success a Habit – Ending the Sabotage Shuffle

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**If you’re listening to this broadcast before April 4, 2015 you’ll want to join my MasterMind Group – Making Success a Habit – Ending the Sabotage Shuffle

I’ll be your success guide for this 8 week MasterMind – I will show you step-by-step how to stop yanking the rug of success out from under yourself and start achieving your personal and professional goals.

I’m looking forward to MasterMinding with you,
sharonsig
 
 
 
 
 
 
P.S. I probably won’t be offering this MasterMind again – most of my MasterMind’s are one time only’s.
 
 
 

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Women in business often stop themselves from asking for the sale or coming out of their comfort zone because they are afraid of the word “no.” With the right mindset, you can turn the negativity around and make “No” a very positive thing!

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Being afraid of hearing “no” can stop you from:
• Going for your goals
• Asking for the sale
• Prospecting
• Networking and even,
• Coming out of your comfort zone.
 
 
 

I’m here to say that you can do it, you can turn the fear and discomfort of hearing “no” into a positive skill for personal and professional growth. Every “no” has the potential of taking you one step closer to truly understanding:
• What isn’t working
• What you shouldn’t be saying
• What you don’t want.

It’s up to you to begin turning things around so a “no” becomes a positive learning and growth experience and, not something to be feared. A “no” isn’t about personal or professional rejection, it is a way of reminding you that the other person does not “know” enough to give you a “yes.”

Let me ask you this:
• What can you fine-tune during your presentation so that you’ll get to a “yes” more often?
• Should you be more prepared emotionally and/or physically before meeting with a prospect or going to a networking function?
• Could you begin talking less and listening more?

The emotional fall-out of a “no” can often keeps you locked in your current comfort zone. Think of a comfort zone as an emotional boundary within which you feel safe and comfortable. It’s like invisible electrical fencing that has the power to zap you with an emotional shock if you try to go outside the protective boundaries. The more you learn and grow emotionally and intellectually, the more you can expand your comfort zone. Sometimes, you just have to break out and go for your goals.

What if I told you that it takes one hundred “no’s” before you’ll make a sale or reach your goal, wouldn’t you want to start racking up those “no’s” so you get to your “yes?”

Don’t allow the fear of rejection or fear of failure stop you from going for your goals, making more sales or coming out of your comfort zone. Isn’t it time to turn each “no” into a positive growth experience? Starting today, I challenge you to embrace each “no” as a positive and powerful stepping-stone to greater personal and professional self-confidence and unstoppable success.
You can do it!
 
 
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I’m Sharon Michaels. I’m an author, coach and mentor to women in business and honestly I’ve spent many years of my adult life sabotaging success. I know, hard to believe isn’t it?

Then about twenty years ago the proverbial light bulb went on. I made the decision to find out why I wouldn’t allow myself the thrill and satisfaction of enjoying success. I wanted to figure out once and for all why I kept doing what I call the sabotage shuffle.

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I FIGURED IT OUT! I researched, read and wrote articles until I pinpointed why we often sabotage success – I’m talking personal, professional and even financial successes.

I’m conducting an 8 week “work-at-your-own-pace” MasterMind beginning Wednesday April 1 – May 31, 2015 to share what I’ve learned with you.
Come join us!!!

 
 
 
Let me ask you this:

* Do you feel as if you could be enjoying greater success but something seems to be stopping you?

* Are you having difficulty finding peace, balance and harmony in your life?

* Do you seem to yank the rug of success out from under yourself?

* Do you suddenly stop doing the positive things that create your successes?

* Are you a perfectionist and/or a procrastinator?

If you answered YES to any or all these questions, I invite you to join my Making Success a Habit – Stopping the Sabotage Shuffle MasterMind!!!

In this work-at-your-own-pace eight week MasterMind I’m going to share step-by-step the discoveries I made that have helped me recognize and conquer my own self-sabotaging habits and behaviors.

You’ll Discover How To:

=> Recognize and understand what may be holding you back.

=> Uncover your success values and beliefs.

=> Find the “something” you’re doing, saying, thinking or believing that feeds the unconscious “need” to make success a struggle.

=> Understand how “self-sabotage” affects success.

=> Positively control your success habits and behaviors.

=> Recognize your patterns of self-sabotage and put an end to those patterns.

=> Commit to success and then develop the habits to work consistently toward those successes.

=> Make friends with money!

I’ll be your success guide for this 8 week MasterMind – I will show you step-by-step how to stop yanking the rug of success out from under yourself and start achieving your personal and professional goals.

To read more and join us, please click on this link:
Sharon’s 8 week MasterMind beginning April 1, 2015

I’m looking forward to MasterMinding with you,
sharonsig
 
 
 
 
 
 
P.S. I probably won’t be offering this MasterMind again – most of my MasterMind’s are one time only’s.
 
 
 

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If you are not part of the “social media” generation, you’re not marketing your business to its full potential. Without a content rich “blog” and the other social media vehicles, you are missing a huge opportunity to showcase your business services and products.

All a blog (“web log”) is, is a type of website, usually filled with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. The difference between a blog and a website is that that a blog is updated more frequently. A website is generally static and can contain the same unchanged content for months or even years.

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If you are serious about growing your business, whether locally or globally, blogging is an inexpensive and effective way to reach your target market. Here are three basic ways blogs can grow your business:

1. Writing consistently high quality blog posts will help you develop future products. To be most effective, your blog should be updated with new, relevant and interesting information at least once a week. The ability to consistently discipline yourself to research, write and share information on a regular basis, can help create that new book, EBook or an audio and video series. The ability to create up-to-date materials in your field of expertise will give you the marketing edge to stand out as a serious business owner.

2. When Google rankings increase, your visibility expands. The higher the Google rankings, the easier it is for potential clients/customers to find you when they type key words relevant to your industry. High Google rankings don’t happen overnight. The more you write about the important areas of your field of expertise, the more your rankings will increase. You will also be seen as an expert in your field. Blogs can be a great way to get noticed and attract new customers.

3. You can monetize your blog to create passive income. You can turn your blog into a moneymaker not only by attracting new customers but also by selling products.
You can:
• Sell products for others for which you get a percentage of each sale – this is known as affiliate sales;
• Sell your own products and services;
• Write paid reviews for products.

The key to a successful business building blog is to write consistently and interestingly on topics that are important to your target market. Blogging is a great marketing tool, and moneymaker, when you blog wisely and regularly. A key component to marketing your business is getting your target market to like you, know you and trust you. With an information packed blog, you’ll become the “go to” resource within your target market.

*******Ask me about my private and team building Premium Coaching Packages. You can use the Contact Sharon form on this blog.*******
 
 
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I’m Sharon Michaels and I teach you how to do business successfully. http://SharonMichaels.com
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I invite you to stop by and check out my Author page on Amazon.com – learn more about all my Amazon books Sharon Michaels Amazon.com Author page
 
 
 
 
 
 
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