Business Productivity

What’s Your Vision?

What’s Your Vision?

I hope your business is all you want it to be!  If not, it might be time to refine or create your business vision.  A true vision will help guide you through all its ups and downs. Understanding what makes you tick, what gets you out of bed in the morning, what is exciting about your work,...
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Binders: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Binders: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Does your business have at least one binder? Most business want and need binders to easily access their information. A poorly put together binder is not an asset. But a well put together one is. Ok, so the contents of a binder matters a lot. But, so does the binder itself. People are much...
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4 Ways to Get Your New Hire Off To A Great Start

4 Ways to Get Your New Hire Off To A Great Start

Hiring an employee can be a big step for a growing business. I’ve worked with a few clients over the past year getting things ready for a new hire. It can be a great relief to have help but also it can be stressful. A typical scenario-the long time administrative assistant is retiring and...
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Got Documents? 3 Ways Business Documents Help you Succeed

Got Documents? 3 Ways Business Documents Help you Succeed

Is it easy for you to bring in and train a new employee? Do you know exactly how and why you do things the way you do? People notice when you have a well-run business. There are many types of business documents, ranging from procedure manuals to process workflows, all of which help your...
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5 Ways to Avoid Computer ‘Turtleneck’

5 Ways to Avoid Computer ‘Turtleneck’

Turtle neck or ‘turtleing’ is the term I learned for hunching your back and neck over a computer so that you look like a turtle. Needless to say, we do not function our best when we sit like this. It’s not just computers. Any hand held device or book that you look down at...
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Business Talk: Turning Ideas into Actions

Business Talk: Turning Ideas into Actions

Most sole entrepreneurs have a lot on their minds.  Do you ever find it hard to sort through all your ideas and turn them into actions? I know sometimes I do. One of the things I do for my business clients is listen. And write. And listen some more. Then we turn all that talk...
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Is Your Mind Trashy? 5 Ways to Clean Up Your Mental Clutter

Is Your Mind Trashy?  5 Ways to Clean Up Your Mental Clutter

 Mental clutter has a big impact on our lives, probably bigger than most people realize. Mental clutter can make you feel helpless, overwhelmed and unmotivated. It can paralyze your actions, make you want to leave the scene and forget things. Mental clutter is all the extraneous information we are trying to take in, remember and decide...
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Power Desks

Power Desks

Can you imagine having a desk layout created just for you? Wouldn’t it be great to sit down and instantly be able to find what you need to start work? Arranging an optimal desk layout can have a big payoff in terms of your productivity and enjoyment. Here are 3 ways to get started...
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Diagrams are an incredibly powerful way to understand your business, identify breakthroughs and increase productivity. Consider the last time you saw a diagram (a type of picture).  It can make a complex issue much easier to understand. A picture really is worth a thousand words. Sure, it can take a bit of time and effort...
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