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Learning Agility - 4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

“Staying within your comfort zone is a good way to prepare for today, but it’s a terrible way to prepare for tomorrow.” To sustain success, you must develop learning agility.
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Pretty Amazing,  # Slack, Where can I get a team like that -:)?
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Accountants Shift Back to Management Advisory Services

As a ManageHub Coach and +Xero Accounting Software partner, there are five easy ways that a ManageHub MAS engagement can help other trusted advisers like you improve the client's bottom line and increase their growth:

1) Focus on process documentation to improve quality, and eliminate knowledge-silos, bottlenecks, and waste.

2) Engage your client's employees in an ongoing continuous-improvement cycle that identifies and resolves problems, and leverages their ideas for innovation.

3) Monitor the implementation of your client's strategic plans to help ensure that their established milestones are met.

4) Strengthen the organization's ability to weather an unexpected event, like the loss of a key employee, or an economic downturn.

5) Prepare the business for succession, franchise, expansion, merger or sale.

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SURMOUNTING 21ST-CENTURY BUSINESS CHALLENGES:
HOW LEADING ENTREPRENEURS ARE THRIVING

"Entrepreneurs mold their dreams into the realities
that shape our world. To do that successfully takes
persistence, drive and business savvy. Entrepreneur Of
The Year winners exemplify all of this and more. They
pair fresh ideas with the vision and know-how to launch
a concept and develop it into a viable business, all while
advancing their industries and contributing to their
communities".

From HBR & EY - read more....- https://goo.gl/SrYOcX
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Three Strategies for Achieving and Sustaining Growth

"Far too many companies fail to achieve their growth targets in revenue and profitability. However, the probability of achieving profitable growth is heightened whenever an organization has a clear growth strategy and strong execution infrastructure. One without the other impairs the probability of success."
Far too many companies fail to achieve their growth targets in revenue and profitability. However, the probability of achieving profitable growth is heightened whenever an organization has a clear growth strategy and strong execution infrastructure. One without the other impairs the probability ...
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A too-busy-to-change mentality can cost accounting firms new business - http://goo.gl/JM5a6A
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THE DIGITAL FINANCE IMPERATIVE: MEASURE AND
MANAGE WHAT MATTERS NEXT

THE POWER OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS:
GE recognised what many are just learning: that the
companies creating the most value today aren’t those
holding the most physical or financial assets. Rather,
they are companies that control intangible assets
such as intellectual property from software, patents
and copyrights; customer capital from buyer data
and insights from transactions; and human capital
in the form of talent and co-creation networks.

"Measuring the business value of such intangible assets through innovative key performance indicators (KPIs) is only going to grow in importance as digitally enabled business models proliferate.

Download the report here - https://goo.gl/R5TuuU

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Innovation is about taking existing technology and applying it in new and better ways. These are some sagely words from +Rod Drury , +Xero Accounting Software  chief executive officer.

Here's an excerpt from the article by Bill Bennett @billbennettnz:
Drury says digging into the data starts to get exciting when it becomes personalised.

"We've made a huge investment in elastic computing. There are large banks of servers working remotely as your own agent.

"They can help automate your processes. One way is by looking for patterns in the data."

Take classifying transactions - that's where you go line-by-line through your accounts coding this transaction from a stationery store as an office expense and that transaction from a service station as a vehicle expense.

Xero knows how everyone else processes the same transaction, Drury says.

"Instead of waiting for you to enter the code, it can make a suggestion based on what 90 per cent of Xero users do," he says.

This would be a big productivity boost for business owners and accounts staff.
Rod Drury goes on to say, " this next wave of software innovation is near.
Software will be able to watch what you're doing, spot something that matches a pattern then ask questions like: "Here's something we need to ask you about."

Hmmm.... so here's what I'm just thinking. Isn't this what +Xero Accounting Software  trusted advisors should be doing now and helping small business owners to make informed decisions?
People often confuse innovation with invention. The two are similar, not the same. Invention might take a moment and involves a step change. Innovation happens in a more measured way - New Zealand Herald
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The Entrepreneurial Journey Is More Darkness Than Light. So focus on the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Improve your small business bottom line and increase its growth:

5 easy ways that a ManageHub MAS engagement can help you improve your small business bottom line and increase its growth:
1) Focus on process documentation to improve quality, and eliminate knowledge-silos, bottlenecks, and waste.

2) Engage your client's employees in an ongoing continuous-improvement cycle that identifies and resolves problems, and leverages their ideas for innovation.

3) Monitor the implementation of your client's strategic plans to help ensure that their established milestones are met.

4) Strengthen the organization's ability to weather an unexpected event, like the loss of a key employee, or an economic downturn.

5) Prepare the business for succession, franchise, expansion, merger or sale.

Does this resonate with you and where you want to take your business in 2016? Need to know more , then start here - http://goo.gl/esvvYe

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Need some strategies for being productive? Then some of these may do the trick for you.
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Wish you could manage and grow your #smallbusiness to the next level in 2016?

Discover what is working and what needs improvement. Uncover hidden potential and avoidable problems.

Identify specific ways to improve how you lead your business, create winning strategies, serve your customers, engage your employees, optimize your operations, and measure your success.

Meet with +The StoryTelling BeanCounter, a ManageHub Success Coach to help interpret your company's Feedback Report.

Get your free Success Score Feedback Report here - https://goo.gl/8UH22l
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"Numbers Tell Compelling Financial Business Stories"
Introduction
I'm an "Out of the Box Thinker" (Left Brain + Right Brain thinker), accounting professional, and babyboomer, cloud computing techie - aka the Storytelling Beancounter (quite the mouthful -:). I help small businesses understand what their financial numbers really mean (hence the story) to make proactive, informed decisions. I get a "rush" working with techno-savvy small businesses interested in managing their finances and business operations in real time using cloud based business apps.

I'm always looking to connect with creative like-minded people who want to make a difference by helping others along in the journey of life and business. Firm believer that "Knowledge is Power" and that sharing it is a totally win-win proposition. Totally passionate about cloud based apps and internet technology that simplify life - whether business or personal. Needless to say, I'm always on the lookout for the next new, innovative, intriguing and transformative apps, especially those that integrate well with others. Hope to ultimately find "The Perfect Small Business Integrated Apps Ecosystem" (think this is a life long quest).

My core competency is in the area of online bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses with Xero Online Accounting with a focus on Franchises, Startups, Legal Firms, Creatives, Non-profits, Online Retailers, Professional services and growing businesses that see the value in innovation and transformation. 

Business apps I like: Xero Online Accounting, WorkflowMax, Spotlight Reporting, Blue Camroo, Unleashed Inventory, Clio and SmartVault, On the social media front, my favs are LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube, Google +. 

I'm Interested in social responsibility, internet technology, online business applications and mobile technology.

The Storytelling BeanCounter is focused on helping Small Businesses monitor, manage and control their finances online. We. make our skills available to provide coaching, advice, and day to day assistance in the business operations.
Helping Small Business Focus on What They Do Best to Succeed

Core Beliefs: Authentic. Interactive. Proactive. Purposeful. Empowering
Bragging rights
Hooked on internet technology; passionate about Xero Online Accounting and its Add-ons
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Occupation
Small Business Online Solution Provider - Helping Small Business Focus on What They Do Best
Skills
Implementation* Support* Training* Maintenance of Online apps like Xero, WorkflowMAX, SimplePay, Vend, Unleashed Inventory, Clio, Spotlight Reporting and ManageHub
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  • Virtual Office available Anywhere, Anytime
    Chief Online BeanCounter
    Online accounting services and related solutions for small businesses using Xero Online Accounting, or QuickBooks Online or ZohoBooks , Serving small business in Oshawa and the Durham region and the US and Canada.