Tag: Small Business

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.

Quick Learning: 5 Excellent Productivity and Small Business Podcasts

Recently, I’ve been multitasking. It’s not as bad as you think — it’s good multitasking. Listening to productivity and small business podcasts have been high on my annual goal list, so I decided to give my brain a workout while I’m on the treadmill. Two tasks. One time block.

Learning should be a priority for all business owners as it allows you to grow or even to pivot when necessary. Of course, time is not always on your side, especially for startups and solopreneurs. So, it’s helpful to connect priority tasks to blocks of time you already have carved out in our day — like during your commute, while you’re in a waiting room (think doctor’s office), during your lunch break, or even while you’re exercising.

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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 Steps for Sustained Business Success

As a business owner, it is great to make a big splash and lots of sales on opening day. But it’s far better to build a business that succeeds over the long term.

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Marsha Kelly sold her first business for more than a million dollars. She has shared hard-won experiences as a successful serial entrepreneur on her blog, Best 4 Businesses. Marsha also regularly shares business tips, ideas, suggestions, and product reviews for business readers. As a serial entrepreneur who has done “time” in corporate America, Marsha has learned what products and services really work well in business today.

10 Marketing Terms Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Bounce Rate. Calls to Action. Lead magnet. Inbound Marketing. What do these terms have in common? They’re all marketing terms you will likely come across as you begin to promote your small business or freelancing gig. And, they’re also discussed in today’s blog post (along with a few others), so be sure to bookmark this 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.

What Can an Evernote Certified Consultant do For You?

Update: Evernote has evolved and the since this post was published. You may find that some Evernote apps have been removed or are no longer supported. You’ll also find that Evernote Business (referral link) has been enhanced and is still an excellent productivity tool for teams.

Do you know what an Evernote Certified Consultant is? I do! As matter of fact, I’m now the proud owner of that title.

Along with several other professionals, I recently completed an intense training program hosted by Evernote. This means that my new certification gives me specific knowledge and expertise to help small businesses successfully implement Evernote Business in their companies (but more on that later).

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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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