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Time Management – Saying No When We Need To

One of the hardest things to learn in time management is how – and when – to say no. As communicators, we always want to be helpful and almost feel that we owe it to others when they need something. The problem is that this time spent helping others often takes away from the things […]

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Time Management – When Life Interrupts Your Work

It’s always important in time management to stay on task and be as productive as possible, but here’s an idea that goes against common wisdom – when life interrupts your work, let it. Go with the flow and don’t try to fight it. When your kids need you or there’s a sudden household emergency, you’re […]

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Time Management – Tips for Organizing Your Workspace

If you work in a home office as I do, or a small office in a small business, one of your biggest time management challenges is to create a workspace that makes you as productive as possible. How your workspace is organized can have a powerful effect on your mind and you’d be surprised how […]

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Succeeding Online – The Simple Truth

As you look toward the New Year, are you ready to make 2016 the year you slip into the driver’s seat of your business and truly take control of how you’re attracting more clients, selling more programs, and building true relationships, and succeeding online? Then you’ve got to check out Christina Hills’ free webinar, “The […]

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Time Management – How to Estimate the Value of Your Time

Good time management practice says that whether you’re working for yourself, working in a small business for someone else, or freelancing, it’s hard to tell exactly how well you’re doing money-wise without taking a careful look at the money you’re earning vs. the number of hours you’re working. It’s particularly tough to determine how much […]

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Time Management – Identifying Daily Priorities for Maximum Efficiency

As Small Office Communicators, for time management, we’ve often got a to-do list for today that’s just a disorganized jumble. Everything on it seems critical, and we never know what’s going to happen today (see my last post about interruptions) and what if we don’t get through them all? The right time management solution is […]

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4 Secrets to Putting Together an Outsourcing Dream Team

Outsourcing has its challenges, and putting together an outsource virtual team can sometimes be a challenge too. A bit of patience up front on your part helps you get the right professionals and create a framework where you can all work well together. And even when you get your dream team up and running, occasional […]

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How to Avoid Expensive Outsourcing Blunders

Outsourcing is basically buying the time of others because you don’t have enough of it yourself. When you consider time as money (which, in business, is all it is), outsourcing to some, “helping hands” can be a very good deal. In fact, many marketers say that outsourcing is the secret to their success. It takes […]

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How to Decide What to Outsource First – Consider These 7 Tasks

Most successful entrepreneurs will tell you that one of the things they wish they’d done sooner is to outsource more. However, many of us today are working on shoestring budgets when we first get started. Depending on your funds, you may need to consider outsourcing a bit more slowly. As you begin to select the […]

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Are You an Outsourcing Control Freak?

Let’s say that you’ve got a task you need done. You know exactly how it needs to be done because you’ve done it many times before. But now you’re outsourcing it to a professional you know can do it. You set up the job and they start working… but there’s a nagging nervous feeling in […]

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