You can set up a mail merge and print letters to 1000 people (personalised) while you get on with something else. A list of advisors to choose from are listed in the appendices. You couldn’t sell a small business based on their advice alone.
Ken McElroy, author of “The ABCs of Real Estate Investing,” has a method he uses to find prospective investment real estate. He’s been at it for a long time but, he says, no matter how much experience he gains, he always uses the same method.
I couldn’t agree with you any more. To see all these record stores in America shut down, it’s awful. Places you went to for years. The places where you got your records when you were young, or in college, they’re gone.
12. Interest on late payments (State the specifics of the late payment penalties, including interest charged. This is not too much information, as many clients do not think in advance about these issues. By stating it clearly, the client can see that all aspects of payment agreement have been thoroughly looked into and will be less likely to complain later).
35. For each project you have on the go (and a project could be anything – work and domestic – produce a project summary top sheet. This top sheet will keep a running record of the accountants last action taken and what you have to do next. This is great for people picking up where you left off and for you to transfer items to your “to do” list.
The truth is that most successful people are permanent learners. They always want to learn new things that will give them new ideas as well as new insights into how things are done.
Even when you personally have to attend a meeting there are things you can do to rescue your time. For example, if you’re fairly senior you could offer to compile the agenda and even chair the meeting. If this will save a few hours, why not? You could participate effectively by talking only when you can contribute to the objective, by politely asking people to get to the point, by intervening when people are arguing pointlessly or by asking if people are ready to make a decision.
Hey, what we have now doesn’t work and currently won’t work with the people we have in charge. So why not do something that will work and is remarkably simple for everyone to understand.