Hi. My name is Terry, and I'm the President of Quicksilver Accounting & Consulting,  Wilmington NC.

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Written in Wilmington, NC


Ingredients for a win- win negotiation

If you are a women, you are  probably most comfortable with a 'relational' style of negotiating.  A woman wants to be respected for her knowledge and wants everyone to come out feeling like they got the best deal.  A man typically  likes to get right to the point without alot of small talk. He doesn't want to be challenged directly.

Everyone can benefit  from the use of a collaborate mood as part of the negotiating process.Give and take on each side

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What are you really paying yourself?

Entrepreneurs, remember when you worked for Corporate America and made your typical salary each year?  I bet you never really thought about what the actually dollar value of that salary was to your employer.   Then you left it all to work for yourself.  Of course, in the first year or two you didn't expect to make that much, but did you ever really figure out just what you truly need to make per hour  to make the same money?   Unfortunately, if  you are charging the same amount you made per hour  back then, you have cut your true earnings by half.

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Do you have the Entrepreneur spirit?

Did you ever wonder why some businesses seem to flourish, while others never really get off the ground?  Why some seem to create great buzz, and others languish trying to find their place in the sun? 

I work with some great small businesses and have owned a few myself.  Here's a few things I've noticed:

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Something great is coming! A Book Club!

Updated on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 06:51AM by Registered CommenterTerry

 A few business minded women are getting together next week to chat about how to bring a "Business Book Club" to our local area of Wilmington, NC. How cool will that be!  Ok, so it is a little geeky, but I just love to read business books.

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Welcome to my Virtual World


I have been hearing about blogging for over a year now and I still haven't done anything about starting my own.  You know how it is.  A small business owner working 60 hours a week, trying to fit in time for networking too. One day your husband peeks in the office (just to see if you are still alive and kicking) and the guilt level jumps up a few notches.  Off you go to have a 'date' with your respective other half.  Blogging?

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