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Productivity

How to Improve Time Management

Poor time management skills drain your profits, inhibit your productivity and create unnecessary stress in the day-to-day running of your business. Yet while rigid time management systems can provide structure to your day, they may not be flexible enough to accommodate the realities of running a business. As Craig Jarrow notes on the site Time… Read more

Productivity

9 Ways to Improve Productivity

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.” – President Theodore Roosevelt Business owners need to stay motivated through a range of circumstances, whether during large… Read more

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How to Handle Stress at Work

Many people would argue that stress – at least sometimes – is an unavoidable part of running a business. Whether you’re delivering client projects on a tight timeline or chasing down overdue payments, life as a business owner has its ups and downs. Yet your attitude and the ways you know how to handle stress… Read more

Business Inspiration, Leadership, Productivity

100 Blogs Every Small Business Should Follow

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Blogs can be an invaluable source of information and advice business owners can use to their advantage. Here are 100 blogs that any small business owner would be smart to follow. Top Small Business Leadership and Management Blogs Entrepreneur.com – Advice, trends and breaking news for entrepreneurs and small business owners Harvard Business Review –… Read more

Marketing, Productivity, Social Media

Are You Wasting Your Precious Time By Being on Too Many Social Media Platforms?

Are You Wasting Your Precious Time By Being on Too Many Social Media Platforms?

In the world of social media, more isn’t necessarily better. Between major networks like Facebook and Twitter to visual platforms like Instagram, mainstream social networks alone can quickly spread your company’s social media efforts thin. Add in B2B social platforms like LinkedIn and niche sites, and the workload quickly grows. One study suggests that most… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Productivity, Taxes

Best TV Shows to Have in the Background While Doing Taxes, According to Reddit

Best Shows to Have in the Background While Doing Taxes, According to Reddit

Listening to the low murmur of your favorite TV show droning on in the background can be the audio-visual equivalent of wearing that soft, old sweatshirt – it just makes everything feel better, easier, more comfortable. And when it comes to filing those quarterly taxes, writing detailed reports or finishing business tasks, sometimes having that… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Productivity, Taxes

Best Sounds to Have in the Background While Doing Taxes

Best Sounds to Have in the Background While Doing Taxes

Sounds are powerful – music can lift up or bring down your mood; a strong downbeat can energize you, but the soft whir of a fan can put you down for a nap in minutes. Sounds may also fuel creativity, boost productivity and sharpen concentration. So, when it’s time to hunker down and get to… Read more

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The Art of Scheduling Meetings So They Don’t Ruin Your Life

8 Ways to Take Control When Meetings Are Taking Too Much Time

No matter the size of a business, the meetings needed to ensure smooth day-to-day operations and support growth initiatives may become problematic if they take up too much time. Here are eight ways business leaders can take back control when business meetings have taken over their work lives. According to Harris poll data published in… Read more

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7 Workday Stress Hacks that Will Reduce Workday Overwhelm

7 Workday Stress Hacks that Will Reduce Workday Overwhelm

Stress happens, and it happens to just about everyone. WebMD defines stress as “what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to.” The article goes on to explain that while it’s a normal human response, and in some cases is extremely useful, too much overwhelm can have negative effects; such… Read more

Business Inspiration, Productivity

6 Small Business Owners Share How They Prioritize Their Day Between Work and Personal Life

6 Small Business Owners Share How They Prioritize Their Day Between Work and Personal Life

Work-life balance is top of mind for many small business owners, as they try to navigate the daily challenges and excitement of running a business while making time for the other aspects of life that are important to them. Sometimes as a business owner, every day can feel like you’re drinking from a fire house… Read more