Archives for running a business

Keeping Systems In Place

There are so many tools out there it’s almost mind boggling. Which ones should you use – which should you try out and see if it makes you more efficient and productive? Well –let me tell you some of my favorites. Ipiccy/Canva – both of these sites help you create stellar text graphics for your social media. You can create collages, superimpose fun images, shapes, vectors, text and branding. Be creative and whimsical – it’ll grab people’s attention. Basecamp – boy I’d be lost without this tool! It’s a project management and team communication tool. You create projects, to do’s,
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My Top 5 Ways to Stop the Inbox Insanity

The biggest gripe I hear from entrepreneurs is dealing with their emails and inbox. It can be all consuming, and it’s so easy to get caught up in it that a full day goes by and all you accomplished was answering emails. How do we battle this email warfield? With some easy tips and time management. 1. Filter & Organize: Most email systems (especially Gmail) have a filter system. This means that all of those automated emails you receive like ‘recurring order placed’, ‘New Subscriber to your ezine’, can be filtered to go straight to your Trash. You don’t read
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What is a VA anyway?

So many entrepreneurs are using online assistants or a virtual office assistant. What are they? A VA (for short) is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office. Do you often wonder WHY someone hires a VA, what the benefits are, and if it’s right for you? Then read away….  Some of the benefits of hiring a VA (vs having staff in your office) for various tasks are (which is not all inclusive). Easy payroll! VA’s are contracted so you don’t need to pay out employee benefits, have them on
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Shut up and drive…to Take The Road to Success!

I know, I’m quoting Rihanna lol, but here is why I’m using her phrase. I’ve noticed so many business owners lately (in various fields) want so badly to have it all: to have more time with their family, to grow their business, to make more money to achieve a certain lifestyle, and have success. Now here comes the ‘BUT’… they are too busy moaning, running in circles, holding back out of fear etc that they get nowhere fast.  Here are some tips (with a dash of a ‘kick in the pants’) to get your motor running. Brainstorming: Whether it’s yourself,
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