Category: Productivity

Why Small Business Owners Struggle With Productivity (And How to Fix It)

Are you experiencing small business productivity problems? Running a business, leading a team, and accomplishing priorities can be difficult.

As a small business owner, you do a lot, don’t you? You vet ideas, meet with your team, and seek ways to improve your product or service in addition to all the daily tasks you have on your list. If you’re floundering and struggling with productivity problems or know someone who is, know that you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon.

Today’s post is all about one of the main reasons small business owners (especially those leading a team) struggle to improve their productivity — and a simple tool they can use to fix it for good.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Good Multitasking: 8 Ways to Creatively Do Two Things at the Same Time

Good multitasking? Sounds crazy, right? That’s because you’ve probably heard that multitasking is bad for your brain. You probably even heard that from me (here, here, and here).

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Get Organized: 7 Digital Files You Must Delete Right Now

Digital clutter can be a huge headache, create stress, and stop your productivity in its tracks. That’s why I teamed up with Bynder for Get Organized and Be Productive Month (GO Month) to share actionable tips and tricks (here and here) you can use to declutter and organize your digital files.

And, though GO Month is officially over, there are several things you can do to tame your unruly digital files. One of those things is to hit the delete button. Start by getting rid of unnecessary files like the seven files mentioned in today’s post.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Get Organized Month: Digital Declutter Campaign

January is National Get Organized and Be Productive Month (GO Month), a global campaign geared to help “individuals, families, and businesses regain control over their surroundings, time and possessions.” Not surprisingly, the start of a new year is usually when many of us reflect on the past 12 months and also look ahead to the coming year.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Coffee And Coworkers: How Caffeine Affects Workplace Productivity

Are you surprised that coffee and productivity go hand in hand? You shouldn’t be!

Coffee is almost sacred within the confines of the office walls. It is a way to lift you out of your slump and a mechanism to chat to the coworker you’ve been eyeing out all summer. It can also be motivator during those moments that you just can’t deal with work any longer.

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Sarah Jones, author of We Dream of Coffee, is a huge proponent of the benefits and advantages coffee offers. She writes about this on her blog and recommends strategies and techniques to make the drink taste better!

“No Apps Productivity” – How to Get Things Done Without Using Technology

Is it possible to have “no apps productivity?” Can you really get things done without using apps?

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

7 Super Simple Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Do you procrastinate? A little bit? A lot? There are some who say procrastination can be helpful and others who say that it is so bad that you really should kick the habit pronto.

No matter what side of the fence you’re on, there will be times when you simply must start working on your MIPs or MITs — your most important projects or tasks. The due date is looming and you have to get your butt in gear. Or, perhaps you just don’t like the massive adrenaline rush your feel when you’re up against a tight deadline.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, keep reading to learn about seven super simple ways you can force, er, encourage yourself to take even the smallest of baby steps to just get started.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

6 Ways to Skyrocket Your Team’s Productivity

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Do you know what you need to do to skyrocket your team’s productivity and keep them inspired to do their best work?

As the team leader, you influence the performance of your team. To get things moving in the right direction, sustained motivation will be essential. Unfortunately, staying motivated can be tricky. There will come times when they just won’t feel inspired or work well together.

How will you ensure that your team achieves optimal results on a regular basis? Use these six strategies to move your team toward peak performance all year round.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

5 Tech Skills of Highly Productive Entrepreneurs

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There’s no doubt that technology can play a significant role in improving the productivity of modern-day entrepreneurs. Of course, using technology is not enough. Today’s digital entrepreneurs must also be willing take the time to find and learn how to use the right tech tools and to improve their tech skills.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

Boost Your Productivity: 3 Steps to Organize Your Workspace

Today’s post was written by Emily Johnson.

Nowadays, working as a freelancer is trendy, as you can manage your workflow, time, and wages. Although freelancing seems to be a dream for most people, it might be hard to stay organized while working from home. Thus, you need to do your best to increase productivity.  

If you want to boost productivity while working from home, there is one thing you should do first: organize your workspace. In fact, a well-organized workspace can impact not only productivity, but creativity, concentration, and cleverness as well.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

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