Grow Your Business By Being More Productive – Infographic

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I read a great article today on Entrepreneur.com – Get it Done:  35 Habits of the Most Productive People. The 35 habits are presented in an infographic, see the, How To Be Productive Infographic, here.

The diagram in the infographic is broken down into seven areas: Tech, Clothes, Hacks, Body, Schedule, Food, and Mind.  [Read more…]

Get Your Ducks In A Row – Business Organization and Strategy

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December is a month of highs and lows around the office, it’s either rushed and excited and loud or quiet and laid back.

During  the quiet days in December I like to make sure my ducks are in a row by organizing and reviewing our business processes.  The task always makes me feel prepared and ready to start the new year off right.

Over the last couple of years we’ve started including in our review, quality checks for our sales and marketing materials . So many things can change throughout the year, like phone numbers, verbiage for instructions, manuals, directions and product descriptions.  We look through our:  [Read more…]

10 Business Apps You Need On The Go

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If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to get things done quicker and more efficiently. Having the right apps can be a huge help. I have used many apps, some are good, some are bad and some are exceptional at helping me get my work done faster while on the go.

Here is a list of the 10 business apps I use to help me with my daily tasks while away from the office: [Read more…]

The Art of Influence and Persuasion in Business

The Art of Influence and Persuasion

Attention Business owners and salespeople! In case you don’t know, honing your powers of influence is critical to your success and livelihood.

While that may seem like an obvious statement, let me explain why I think influence, and your power to persuade others is essential in business.

What is Influence?

I’ve read moving accounts of great leaders, who on the battlefield before a pivotal battle gave an emotional, rousing speech of such magnitude that 5,000, 10,000 even 20,000 men or more became united in one common goal. [Read more…]

The Uncanny Behavior of Gmail Users

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4 months ago, Google launched a new interface in Gmail which includes tabs that will automatically sort your email upon arrival. The tabs are “Primary,” “Social,” “Promotions,” “Updates,” and “Forums.”

For the next two weeks I was inundated by “guru” Internet marketers asking me to move their email messages into the primary tab. I didn’t . However, I became aware of my changing email behaviors.

I began to make some observations, and was pleased to find that [Read more…]