Increasing Productivity

10 Apps to Set (and Track) Goals

Productivity is the crucial indicator of business performance, but it seems like most employees are struggling to reach the peak of their personal capabilities. According to the report, actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. economy up to $550 billion per year in lost productivity. Another study revealed that 75% of American workers don’t believe they have access to the … [Read more...]

Gadgets to Boost Your Productivity

While most people claim that productivity is something exclusively related to our own habits and personality traits, it wouldn’t be fair to assume that this can’t be fixed with the help of some well-placed and cleverly-chosen gadgets. They range from those that can give you a slight, barely noticeable boost, to those that directly help you focus on the task at hand. So, here … [Read more...]

How to Use Office Color Psychology to Boost Productivity

Ever since the birth of civilization, color has been used as a symbol to convey messages, as well as to denote classes and factions. However, in the twenty-first century, it is not a big secret that psychological research determined that colors can affect our mood. In fact, certain colors can be good mind-boosters that increase our productivity. It is quite literally a matter … [Read more...]

Tighten Up Ship: 3 Unexpected Ways to Increase Sales

Savvy business owners will keep a close eye on product inventory, web visit stats, and customer reviews to monitor his or her company progress. When profits drop, the usual suspects are investigated first, including employees, products, and customer service. However, other factors can play a significant role in your business sales, or lack of. The following three aspects of … [Read more...]

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...]

Why Showing Your Employees Appreciation is a Good Idea (and the Best Ways to Do It)

Most small business owners put a lot of stock into picking just the right employees for their company. They take the time to interview them, answering any questions they may have about the business or position with a smile on their face. Then, once hired, they provide top quality training and supportive feedback so the person knows they are doing a good job in their new … [Read more...]

Could Your Morning Routine Be Hurting You?

Every day, I wake up and immediately start thinking about what I have to do during the day ahead, rolling out of bed only after my anxiety and stress levels are beginning to rise thanks to the to-do list in my mind that now seems so long. From there I wander to the coffee pot, pour myself some liquid wake-up, and shuffle sleepily to my home office where I sit in front of my … [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...]