Productivity

11 Oct Successfully Managing Personalities in the Workplace

personalities in the workplace

Let's talk shop. As a small business owner, you know how important it is to keep your team balanced. But how do you balance multiple personalities, ideas, and perspectives without it feeling like another full-time job? Here's a hint: annual team softball tournaments aren't gonna' cut it (although, by all means, keep those going). Building a successful team of personalities in the workplace means building a successful ecosystem. It means creating a network of interconnectedness between the people who make your company what it stands for. In other words, running a successful team means putting in the time and effort into making them successful. Whether...

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08 Jun The Importance of Travel: Finding Inspiration On The Road

Imagine a world where you don’t feel guilty for taking a week of vacation time, or spending a couple of weeks visiting a ski resort in the Swiss Alps. Wouldn’t that be nice? More and more countries are realizing the importance of giving employees extended periods of time off from work—and they are reaping the benefits. Here in the U.S., things are a little different. If you take a look at the statistics, you’ll see that we are now at an all-time low for utilized vacation time. And with an average of fewer than two weeks of paid vacation time...

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06 Apr 5 Morning Tips To Boost Your Productivity

morning tips to boost your productivity

When you were a kid, you probably had a pretty solid morning routine. You ate a healthy breakfast, you got yourself ready for the day, and you probably even took some time to do something you loved, like reading or shooting hoops before you headed off to school. Parents and marketing corporations alike make sure kids are reminded to “start their days off right.” But somewhere along the line, as we reached adulthood, it became noble to jump out of bed, throw on whatever is clean, and rush out the front door, surviving on—if we’re lucky—a cup of coffee. It’s easy...

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03 Mar From Cubicles To Coffee Shops: Working Remotely And Thriving

successfully work from home

You’re a laptop-wielding coffee drinker. You’re a part of  a new kind of workforce that settles into coffee shops and stays out of cubicles. You’re a remote worker. Considering that each year the number of jobs allowing employees to work outside of traditional office spaces grows, you’re not alone. Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of Flexjobs, says that the positive impact of these new work options is changing company cultures and the bottom line. In fact, getting in tune with this trend can not only allow you to partner with people in other locations, it can allow you to thrive...

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24 Feb Building Your Business: Fantastic Hacks And Where To Find Them

To be a successful business owner in today’s world, it takes more than just tenacity; it takes knowing the best ways to manage your resources, and how to keep that initial vision glistening after years of hard work and dedication. We know that running a business is filled with all types of mysteries and unknowns. But luckily, there are resources that can take away some of the mystery, and can help you soar above and beyond your competition! No more bumping around aimlessly—we’ve compiled some of the best business hacks for you to use while managing your business. And from marketing to...

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09 Feb 5 Things You Need to Automate This Year

It’s 5 o’clock, you’re drained, and you’re ready to call it a day. Even after getting to the office early and having a productive 8 hours, you still didn’t get to all of the items on your to-do list. Now may be a good time to take a step back and see where your time is really being spent. Once you add it all up, you’ll likely find that it’s the little things that only take a few minutes that are eating up your time. The answer to this dilemma? Automate your business. With the plethora of apps available online, you can put...

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05 Jan 5 Ways To Build A More Productive Workspace

As a business owner, investing in your company starts with investing in the home front. This means building an environment where you and your employees can thrive. Taking the time to create this space is well worth the effort, as the end results can produce higher levels of productivity, staff loyalty and better client interactions. While you may be at a loss for how to start creating this haven of productivity for your business, the first step is to assess what you’re working with. There may not be an exact formula for creating a space that’s as unique as your business,...

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19 Oct SumIf, VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables: 10 Powerful Excel Tools for Business Owners

Excel Tips for Business Owners

Excel is one of those business tools that you either absolutely love or you tolerate because it's useful for making lists or tracking information. Truth be told, most people, from business owners to teenagers, fall into the latter category. Sure, you felt like a programming genius when you figured out the AVERAGE formula but you’re only using a fraction of its true potential because there’s simply too much to learn and who has time for that? Well, we want to help you take your Excel game to the next level. We've compiled 10 of our favorite shortcuts, formulas and tools that...

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12 Oct 7 Productivity Apps to Take you from Busy to Productive

Productivity Apps to take you from Busy to Productive

Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing What?" –Jim Rohn   Have you ever had a day where it felt like you were going non-stop from the time you woke up until your head hit the pillow that night?  As a business owner, you're probably nodding your head and remembering that you've had more than one day like that in just the last week. Here's a second question for you then: How much did you actually get done? Before you answer, really sit and think.  Did you get everything on your to-do...

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