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Who else has an online radio show? This is a really cool tech tool that you can use to promote yourself, your business, or a good cause. I just signed up for my own free radio show at Blog Talk Radio at: The focus is going to be small business, virtual office, ...
To continue the legacy of service and ministry to others, rather than a self-indulgent vacation, make it a day "ON" not a day "OFF"!  Some of MLK's famous quotes: "I have a dream..." "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." "Every man must decide whether he will...
Realtors® - trying to negotiate your own short sales?  Bending over backwards to make the sale happen?  While you're trying to negotiate with the 2nd mortgagor/trust deed holder, have they asked you to make them a cash payment "outside of escrow" which won't be reflected on the HUD-1?  If so, wat...
"...Continuation of "Organize your Office" series to get a Fresh Start for 2010! "  E. Archive files - Boxed Up in Storage At the end of each year, remove the "Working Files in File Cabinet" (see step C above) and put them into a plastic file bin.  You will use this bin to do your calculations fo...
Yes, you heard that right!  We thought it would never happen, but the FHA actually AGREED that investor/flippers are doing a GOOD WORK towards promoting home ownership, and should be encouraged! Here's the link: FHA likes the idea of investo...
"...Continuation of "Organize your Office" series to get a Fresh Start for 2010! " D. Reference Files in File Cabinet   These are files that you won't need often, but nonetheless are important files.  These permanent files should be kept in an accessible file cabinet at all times.  Clean them out...
"...Continuation of "Organize your Office" series to get a Fresh Start for 2010! " C. Working Files in File Cabinet These are files that you'll need to reference occasionally but not every day.  They should be in a metal or wood file cabinet in your office.  Get one with a lock and key for docum...
"...Continuation of "Organize your Office" series to get a Fresh Start for 2010! " B. Daily Working Files Keep these files near your desk, within arm's reach.  These are files that you'll access frequently throughout your work day. 1. Daily To Do Tasklist 2. Calendar of Upcoming Events 3. Current...
...Continuation of "Organize your Office" series to get a Fresh Start for 2010!  A desk can get quickly buried in incoming mail, papers, receipts, business cards, bills, and notes to yourself.  Instead, use an IN box and sort from there.  If you have time, sort out your incoming papers every day....
Here is my system for quick and simple end-of-year tax filing. Using this system, I have current profit-and-loss calculations available at any time. As a big bonus, I complete my bookkeeping by December 31st each year — my business deductions are ready for my accountant to prepare my tax return e...

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