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The Best Competitive Advantage

The latest figures are in. Unemployment is low. Really low. Trading Economics quotes it at being the lowest since May 2001 “US unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in May 2017 from 4.4 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 4.4 percent.” That’s great, right? Not if you are the one that is in need of hiring. …

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Teamwork as a Service?

In our recent posts, we offered some tips to help take your project from blueprint to achievement through effective project management tips and practices. But we all know you can’t (don’t want to) do it alone. Most successful projects involve a team, each team needs a leader, and the right tools to be successful. Whether your team consists of full-time …

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Team Management for Project Management

In our last post, we discussed best practices of project management. This week, we wanted to take a look at the role and responsibilities of an effective project manager. You will need (and want) people to help you. Hopefully, you know you can’t (or don’t want to) do it all alone, so give yourself the obvious role of project manager …

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Is Time Affluence Possible? 4 Steps To Work Smarter, Not Harder.

Spring is in the air – and you know what that means. The freshness of the season is your cue to dust off the cobwebs, scrub away the dirt, and sweep out the old. When it comes to spring cleaning, your business is no exception. I hope you’re up for a challenge – because this post is packed with all …

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Is The Honeymoon Over?

Here is a question that often goes unasked: How is your business relationship going? You are probably thinking – my business relationship? Yep. Probably the connection that you reflect on the least; definitely the one that you engage in the most. So how do you even begin to evaluate it? Are you feeling burnt out? Do you still proclaim that …

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Work Smarter: What You Can Do to Increase Productivity

Let’s face it… like most business owners, saying that you’re “busy” is an understatement. And all the endless details of running your business are not helping… You may have been told that one system or another is “the best” – but if it’s not working for you (or you don’t know how to use it) – it could be costing …

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Practical Productivity: Work Smarter

Throughout this productivity series, we have mentioned many tools for improving your productivity. In an effort to help you find these tools quickly (essentially improving your productivity), we have put them all on this one list. Productivity tools to help you work smarter; Boomerang allows you to pre-schedule emails, can be setup to hide emails until you need them, and …

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Practical Productivity: Planning Ahead

A great way to overcome procrastination and improve productivity is to plan ahead, which is where the 6-P Formula comes in: “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance” Plan for Tomorrow, Today The most important thing you can do to improve your productivity before you leave the office or sign off for the night, is to review your to-do-list and prepare …

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Practical Productivity: Reduce Redundancy

One of the biggest killers of productivity it redundancy. By performing the same task multiple times, you are not only wasting time, but you are also undermining creativity and ingenuity. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. – Paul J. Meyer In order to become more productive, …

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Practical Productivity: Eliminate Distractions

At work, just like in life, distractions happen. The point is how well you manage them. Even though you have a smart phone, and it may be your connection to the outside world, we suggest you have set times for checking messages and emails. If left on, you may hear that all too familiar “ding!” from your inbox or see …