There are several benefits to working from home for both small business owners and their teams. Still, creating a new work routine can take some getting used to. That’s because we humans are creatures of habit and starting new ones — especially when the world seems a bit chaotic and upside-down — requires patience, practice, and a positive mindset.
To all you freelancers out there in your pajamas: I feel you.
While other professionals run around in suits and silk blouses from 8 to 5, we rock a sunup to sundown workday clad in sweats and an oversized T-shirt. Though dressing up to work from home may seem pointless, it’s not. What you wear and the attitude you have about it affects both the quality of your work and the time it takes to get it done.
As one full-time freelancer to another, here are three reasons why you should dress to impress, even if you work from home.
Are you ready to organize your digital life? I’m a fan of the conveniences that our digital world has to offer but I also recognize that, like things in our physical world, our digital stuff can get disheveled, unorganized, and chaotic.
That chaos is likely because our personal and work lives are increasingly intertwined with digital stuff. Many of us have traded in ink-covered fingers from paper newspapers for reading news online. We now get digital greeting cards and save our important documents in the cloud. And, we, of course, send and receive troves of emails every day. What about apps? Most of us have amassed a large collection of apps to help us do one thing or another.
If your digital is in disarray, you can organize things to save time and be more productive. To stop the chaos and help you get it under control, follow the six steps below.
Is being more productive on your to-do list this year? Getting organized, using time more effectively, and getting more things accomplished have likely been on your “new year, new goals” list at some point. After all, they’re practical and within reach for just about any business owner. So, how can you start the year off on the right foot and up your productivity game? A simple plan of attack that includes on business automation can help achieve your goals and get more done.
iPad productivity. Yes, it’s a thing. And, it should be — especially for CEOs and business owners who need to stay connected to their teams. It’s a tech tool that can help you easily run your business and get things done whether you’re a road warrior or stationed primarily in your office. Keep reading to learn how an iPad can be an effective tool in your small business toolbox.
SMB owners rarely have the luxury of stepping back to evaluate productivity in their organizations. They’re too busy doing the hard work of driving growth themselves, carrying a herculean number of tasks on their shoulders. As a result, small businesses frequently suffer from poor processes that inhibit their effectiveness, because the cost or time of process improvements is too great.
Have you been actively working your resolutions lately? Are they top of mind? Or, have your resolutions failed? Would you be surprised to learn that a majority of resolutions fail often?
This post was originally published on February 10, 2019 and updated on March 23, 2020. As you transition to remote working, use these digital tools to stay focused and productive.
If you’re like many modern-day business owners and CEOs, you probably find yourself working from your home from time to time — maybe even from the garage like several famous startups. That means that you’ll likely need some tech tools to transform your workspace into a well-functioning digital home office — one that you can rely on to help you consistently get things done.
Keep reading to learn about seven essentials you need to get started.
Almost everything we do in the workplace these days requires an app or tech tool to help us complete tasks and projects. Digital productivity is no longer something that only large corporations focus on.
Do you need a digital detox? If you pick up your phone several times every hour or feel lost when you don’t have it, you probably do.
Over the years there has been a rise in the use of technology in everyday businesses. But, this doesn’t simply mean the standard computers or hard drives we use in our daily routines. Newer technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the workplace especially because of the productivity benefits.
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.