Posts Tagged efficient production


Public Domain Can Enhance Your Business

As you look for content to use in promoting your business on your blog, website, or emails, you’ve probably heard the term public domain. If you haven’t, or aren’t quite sure what it is and how you can use it to benefit your business, this should help. (This is the first of a series of […]

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3 Top Time Management Tools and How They Help You Stay Organized

Sometimes we get the feeling that it’s almost impossible to manage our time. Getting a handle on time management seems like it’s actually a time waster! Enter time management tools. There are all kinds of online tools and software programs that automate everything for you. All you have to do is set them up, plug […]

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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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Time Management – How to Create a Time Budget

Do you find yourself wondering where the time went each day? Most of us wish we had more time but there are only 24 hours in a day. With good time management practices, most likely the time we need is there (along with leisure, sleep, and family time!) but we’re just not using it as […]

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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 – Keys to Creating More Time in Each Day

As small office communicators, we all feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Truth is, we get the same 24 as everyone else, and that’s generally more than enough to do what needs to be done. The challenging part is time management… making the most of those hours and also ensuring we can […]

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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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