Organization

Business Owners Share the One App They Can’t Live Without

When it comes to technology, people seem to be at one end of the spectrum or the other. Either they love it and furiously work to figure out all of the new and improved ways to enhance their lives electronically, incorporating them wherever they can, or they hate it, finding any way they can to avoid anything even remotely related to tech. For those of you in the former … [Read more...]

10 Free Tools to Streamline Your Internet Marketing Efforts

There are a myriad of resources available to the internet marketer, some better than others — and some more expensive than others. Depending on the nature of your marketing strategy, forking over some cash for high-quality, complex tools might be a good choice. But if you are on a tight budget, or simply don’t need anything too intricate, these tools are my favorites that won’t … [Read more...]

2 Ways to Dramatically Shorten Your To-Do List

The benefits of to-do lists are many. They keep you on track when working toward your goals, you get a sense of accomplishment when you are able to cross items off them, and you don’t have to try to remember what it is you wanted to do because it is written down before you. But what happens when your to-do list gets too long? How do you make it more manageable so that you … [Read more...]

A Time Management Tip from Marcus Lemonis

In a filmed interview with Inc Magazine, Marcus Lemonis shares one of his strategies for organizing his day. Each night before going to bed Marcus says “I make a quick list of the things I know I have to deal with the next day. And I try to get those knocked out before noon.” Marcus goes on to explain that this is helpful because after noon he doesn’t know what’s going to … [Read more...]

3 Best Productivity Apps for Small Business Owners

Have you ever have one of those days when you swear you’re going to get a lot done, yet by the time you’re ready to call your work day complete, you haven’t accomplished even half of the things you set out to do? Or the days when you feel as if you’re running in place and expending a ton of energy, yet not really getting anywhere? That’s me today. I had every intention of … [Read more...]

Gearing up Your Small Business for Fall

We tend to think of New Year’s Eve as the time to ring out the old and bring in the new, but fall can be a new beginning for your small business. Many of us tend to shift into a lower gear during the summer, and that’s a good thing. We all need time to slow down. With the kids going back to school and the holiday season quickly approaching after that, however, now is the … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning for Your Business

Each year, right around the beginning of April, my family would embark on a week-long spring cleaning journey. Each room in the house had its own checklist, and each member of the family was responsible for tackling at least one task every day. As a kid, I absolutely hated it, but it made my mom so happy. She would go from being stressed out to being calm. From frantic to … [Read more...]