Time Is Not Money

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Forget the old saying, “Time is Money.” Time is not money. It’s far more important. Many successful entrepreneurs can tell you story after story of the times they failed in business. Of funds misallocated, markets overestimated, and money promised that never materialized. A business requires money to both get started and to run, and without making money, a business is …

Work From Home? It’s Easier to Work at a Clean Desk

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It’s a blessing and a curse to work from home: a blessing because it means you’re capable and trustworthy enough to stay employed without having to go into the office every day; a curse, on the other hand, because you almost have to produce higher-quality work than your office mates if you want to keep it going. That second part is …

A Friendly Market Is Never Guaranteed

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Market conditions might seem ideally suited to your business plan and method of attack, but don’t get comfortable, lazy, or entitled. Even in a friendly market, you have no idea what you might eventually be up against. For instance: In the mid-2000s, the housing and construction markets were going crazy. It was easy to make money in these fields, and …

If Something’s Not Working, Break It Down and Start Over

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A few weeks back, I was doing routine maintenance on my bicycle when it came time to change the rear wheel’s tube. The job, one of the easiest to perform, as far as basic maintenance goes, should’ve taken ten minutes, maybe fifteen if I went slow. Thirty minutes in, for some reason I still hadn’t finished the job. Finally, at …

Be a Better Boss: 10 Reasons Employees Get Complacent

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Being the boss means, among other things, keeping subordinates in-line. If you’re the owner or a manager, this can be easier said than done, but the biggest thing you need to prevent is your employees growing complacent and undermining the broader objectives of your business. Keep them happy, on the other hand, and they’ll do their jobs with a minimum of static …

Work from Home? A New Work Ritual Keeps You Motivated

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The phrase “work from home” seems an oxymoron to some, but the practice is the wave of the future. For a variety of reasons, companies are becoming more amenable to non-traditional work arrangements. When done properly, it’s a solid play for everyone involved. The most important thing to remember when embarking on such an arrangement, though, is that first word: …

Where’d The Time Go? Improve Your Time Management Skills With This Helpful Tip

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Time management skills are ideally something we learn in our teens and perfect in our twenties, but the accelerated pace of modern life can feel designed to prevent us from ever getting on top of things. There just never seem to be enough hours in the day, not with work responsibilities, home responsibilities, errands needing run, and the (very) necessary …

15 Types of Clients to Run From

by Julie Ewald Marketing, Small Business Tips Leave a Comment

Not all clients are created equal. Some are dreams come true, and others can turn into nightmares. For other marketing folks and those who do web-related services, we probably have bumped into the same set of scary clients with unreal expectations, misinformation, tight budgets, poor practices, and all-around ignorance. And some of you may be the actual clients that make …

3 Quick Tips for Working Remotely

by Mary Joy Valle Small Business Tips Leave a Comment

Working remotely outside the brick-and-mortar office offers flexibility and a measure of autonomy, but it isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns. It is something of an art in which self-discipline, time management, and motivation all play a factor to become a successful remote worker. If you are part of a mainly remote team like ours, are a freelancer, or run your …