June 20, 2016
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What is the right time to expand?

One of the hardest decisions a small business owner has to make, is if and when to expand the business. Should I expand now or later? […]
June 2, 2016
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Outsource Your Bookkeeping and Rock Your Business

You typically set aside time to dive into invoices, payroll, and other financials. Yet think about just how often you stare at your computer screen or […]
May 27, 2016
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How to Drive an Accountant NUTS!

Now that tax time is over for most of us, it is time to reflect on why your accountant seemed so stressed out when you met […]
May 11, 2016
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Negotiations

As business owners, we are regularly faced with the choice of having to or needing to negotiate. It’s a skill one has to learn, it doesn’t […]
May 4, 2016
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Body Language

How many of you pay attention to body language when you are meeting with someone? I tend to do so all the time, and I also […]
April 27, 2016
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Business Building Interviews (BBI’s)

In preparation for this Education Moment I went back to the handout/workbook we all received when we first became BNI Chapter Members. Just to refresh your […]
April 20, 2016
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Email Etiquette

Do you remember when email first started to become a popular way of communicating? There were many people who used to write in CAPS only. And […]
April 13, 2016
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Making Decisions – Why is it sometimes so difficult?

Every day, many times each day we all make decisions: Shall I turn right or left? Shall I eat now or later? Shall I get a […]
April 6, 2016
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Education is truly the main avenue to success

First of all let me thank Scott for asking me to take on this important role in our chapter. Education is truly the main avenue to […]
March 23, 2015
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Trust in Business

Do you trust the people you do business with? Do you trust they will do a good job? Do you trust they will protect your confidential […]
January 6, 2015
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What’s in a Word? – BOOKKEEPING

What comes to mind when you hear the word BOOKKEEPING? To older, pre-computer generations, the images that come to mind are a mature man or woman, […]
July 29, 2014
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BNI – Business Network International

Black Tulip’s business has grown nearly exclusively through referrals. Recently, we joined a BNI Chapter in order to further grow our business. Within a short time […]