Michelle Long does a fantastic job of collecting information to put this study together each year. Get the full results by clicking here.
If you are headed to San Jose next month for QuickBooks connect, fill out our short survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7QJBS28 so that we can get you connected to the Buds. This way you will already know someone at the event and it will not be so overwhelming. See you soon!
The book that we will be starting with is called
The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely and Unleash Your joy!
by Petra Kolber.
Click here to purchase the book!
This is the perfect book to end the year, I know as a People pleaser myself many of you can also relate. The books is broken into 3 different sections so it works out well:
Calls will be held on the following dates, be sure to register to get the call in information. Click here to register, must be a Sunflower or Rose Member.
October 18: Part One - Tame Your Inner Critic and Explore Your Potential
November 15: Part Two - Shift Your Focus and Live Bravely
December 13: Part Three - Liberate Yourself and Unleash Your Joy
I hope you will consider joining us.
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Check out my new article about why you should become a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Boost Your Career — Become a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
There is a ton of exciting news for QBO this month:
For more detail on all these features click here.
Have you heard of all the changes they made on the ProAdvisor Site?
If you have not looked at your profile lately, you will want to add it to your To Do List. In an effort to help us grow our practices Intuit has increased the number of services you can select. Potential clients are searching by these services so be sure to update yours. They also added additional industries to choose from. If you check the OFFERS FREE CONSULTATIONS then a blue box shows up on your profile. Anything that makes your ad stand out from the others will result in more leads your direction. You can get to your add from QuickBooks Online Accountant by clicking the ProAdvisor Tab on the left hand side once you log on.
Goals are what take us forward in life; they are the oxygen to our dreams. They are the first steps to every journey we take and are also our last. It's very important that you realize the significance and importance of goal-setting and apply this knowledge in your life.
Begin with the end in mind. - Stephen Covey
What Is A Goal?
According to Wikipedia the exact definition of a goal is: A desired result a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines. In other words, any planning you do for the future regardless of what it is, is a goal. So the next time you are planning on doing the weekly chores or decide on watching that really cool action movie after work, always keep in mind that these small tasks account as goals and while seemingly insignificant you are goal setting.
1. Goals Give You Focus
2. Goals Allow You To Measure Progress
3. Goals Keep You Locked In And Undistracted
4. Goals Help You Overcome Procrastination
5. Goals Give You Motivation
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QBO Certificatoin is going to be on hold until 2018 while they update the test. From their wierdly worded email: In service to creating the best Certification experience for you, we are working on a significantly improved QuickBooks Online Certification, which will be available in early 2018.
As a result, we have paused expirations for ProAdvisors who completed the current QuickBooks Online Certification exam on or after its release on October 21, 2016. When the new exam is released we will provide a minimum of 90 days to complete, with an expected completion requirement in July of 2018.
We will provide more details as we prepare to release the new Certification. If you meet the criteria above, there are no immediate actions you need to take to maintain your Certification status and ProAdvisor benefits.
As we finish up 2017, it is the perfect time to look ahead to 2018 and make some changes. Here are 5 (plus a bonus 1) things that can help you prepare:
1. Review a list of your clients to determine
a. if there are any that are draining your energy and take steps to deselect them by the holidays.
b. if there are any clients that are beyond the normal scope of work you agreed to and resend them a new contract with a price adjustment.
2. Determine if you will be raising your rates for 2018 and create a price increase letter.
3. Review clients vendor lists to prepare for 1099's by verifying you have all the W9's you need.
4. Create a list of where you are spending your time and in a second column note how much business it has resulted in. This one was eye opening for me.
5. Plan a vacation for next year, even if it is just a long weekend or a trip to Chicago for the Buds Retreat. It is good to reward yourself for working so hard.
6. Check out the new Membership options at www.BookeepingBuds.com. Sign up today to join in on a special VIP call with Alicia Howes, Embody your Value and Charge What You are Worth.
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