Saturday, August 25, 2012

Steps to Success

Steps to Success

Goal setting is a must in every area of life.

What do you want to accomplish? You can have whatever you want, but you must want it enough to do the things that have to be done in order to get it. Set your goals, write them down and set a target date for reaching them.

Set short-term reachable goals and long term higher goals, yet don't set them too high. This will cause you to become discouraged if you don't achieve them. Work consistently towards accomplishing your goals each day, each week and each month until you reach your short-term goals. When you have attained your short-term goals set them a little higher each time. Ultimately you will achieve your long-term goals.

Have a list of all the things you want to accomplish during the day. This will give you an organized approach to each day. It's amazing how much you can get done using a "To Do" list.

Set up a schedule and stick to it. Be Enthusiastic. Enthusiasm generates its own energy. Energy and good health are synonymous with motivated, happy people. Achievers.

Positive thinking will literally be your key to success. You have to convince yourself that you can succeed at whatever you desire, because you can.

A schedule is your roadmap to success. If you have no direction, you'll travel in circles and ultimately never reach your goals. Plan your work then work your plan.

Success is 90 percent attitude and 10 percent aptitude. Learn the art of positive thinking. You can do whatever you put your mind to. It's mind over matter.

Set up a written budget. Set aside a percentage of your business income to put back into your business. This is a must. Failure to reinvest your money will result in the failure of your business.

Get plenty of sleep, eat right and take some time to smell the roses...

Be Persistant...Persistance Pays Off...Don't Give Up...Most Businesses fail Just At The Moment They Are About To Succeed...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Professional Liability Insurance: Who Needs It? Maybe YOU

You work hard for your clients, striving to provide services that will bring solid impact to their businesses. The cost impact to a small practice can be immense when a dissatisfied client brings in legal back up and sues. Even more troubling is a dishonest client, who may purely be seeking to force settlement.

Many types of businesses obtain liability insurance. We all are familiar with product liability exposure and malpractice exposure among doctors or lawyers. As consulting continues to grow, so too can the risks and the misconceptions among clients. The good news for professional advisors is that liability insurance is relatively inexpensive when viewed against other insurance costs small businesses may be buckling under like health care or auto.

Each small business is different, with its own risks to be assessed. Quotes can be obtained online, but we highly recommend you get in touch with your insurance broker to talk you through the various risk factors among practice types (ie. marketing consultants vs. IT, etc). Like many things involved in running a business, some times we don’t know what we don’t know when it comes to liability. Just that one quick call may give you peace of mind as you build your business.