Productivity Tips Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Five Steps to Spark Company Innovation

Innovation will always be a hot topic for businesses. Whether you are the head of a startup company or the CEO of an established and marketable corporation- everyone is looking to stay ahead of the proverbial curve. And for good reason. The business world is closing in on itself. As technology gets faster, more mobile, [...]

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Simple Ways to Improve Productivity in the Work Space

Productivity in the work space is something that every business owner, office manager or MD wants. Employees, while they may not know it, also want a productive space that helps them perform at their best. With a range of tools, processes and innovative strategies out there that all help to boost productivity, it has become [...]

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Great Team Meeting Icebreakers For Small Groups

When you are working on a team project, be it for a team meeting, school or for your job, you are often forced to work with people you don’t know very well, if at all. In these instances, some good team icebreakers can really go a long way to improving the educational experience of all [...]

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5 Simple & Free Motivators

Part of the role for the management level within a company is to show great leadership in the areas of motivation. However with the influx of cash incentives, early finishes and boring name on frames as rewards has resulted in motivation starting to slack. However if you’re a small company and can’t really afford the [...]

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Complainers are Destroying your Brain!

We all know someone that complains just way too much, it could be a professional colleague or an old friend. Those same people become famous for that nasty habit that everyone hates, constantly complaining about everything. However you now have a great excuse to not listen to them, the excuse is that they are making [...]

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3 Financial Tools to Track Business Finances

Catherine Clifford shares with Entrepreneur.com readers three affordable financial dashboards to keep your business finances in order.  Financial dashboards sort your company’s financial data to create accounting reports.  These are free to a few dollars per month, much cheaper than paying a pricey consultant.  inDinero organizes your bank, credit cards and financial transactions.  Its plans [...]

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How to be Productive on a Startup Schedule

Jennifer Vargas of Accompl.sh manages to have fun while being productive.  She shares her tips on how to focus on priorities and still attend to what matters in her life.  First in her tips is to assign a weight to one’s priorities – work, family, friends, health, etc.  Knowing what matters minimizes indecision.  Which of [...]

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Viable Business: Things to Keep in Mind

While developing a business idea, you should keep in mind dozens of factors that will work for its successful implementation in real life. However, several aspects require special attention. 1. Identify the target consumer of your product/service or target group that you aim for. You need to carefully examine the needs and preferences of this [...]

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3 Essential Productivity Tips for Teams

Managing an effective, productive team is not only rewarding but profitable. Keeping your team synched and focused means projects are accomplished quickly, on schedule and on budget. Often, with the right collaboration tools and organization, teams can even come in under budget. How can your team be more productive? There are many schools of thought [...]

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Pro-Active Techniques for Getting Referrals

SUMMARY: The typical business loses as much as 20% of its customers every year because of errors, changes in customer’s buying influence or personnel, customers moving or going out of business,  customers that are acquired and lose local purchasing authority or customers whose need becomes obsolescent. Prospecting new accounts is crucial to the survival and [...]

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Work Time Off Could Be Productive

Running your own business and being your own boss has its upsides.  You answer to no one; you control your own destiny.  Will you consider taking a break a downside?  Will your business take a hit when you are away on vacation?  James, Sutton, a psychologist from Texas, claims that “some of my best ideas [...]

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The Financial Cost Of Unhappy People

Business owners know that they have to juggle two types of asset: their fixed assets, such as property – and people assets. While the former is a fixed cost, the latter is what drives profitability, and deserves most of your attention. Therefore, it is perhaps peculiar that Human Resources professionals find it so hard to [...]

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3 Little-Known Factors That Could Affect Your Corporate Training

In tough economic times, every corporation needs to guard against waste and inefficiency. That’s where corporate training can prove crucial. But are employees receiving the correct training and in the most efficient format? 1. Classroom Doldrums Many employees like outings. They are a chance to get away from the pressure and tedium of their jobs. [...]

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4 Tips on How You Can Combat Stress and Identify Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

There will always come a time when you start to think that there is nothing in the world that can help you deal with your stress. The bills just keep pouring in, the number of hours in a day never seems to be enough to fit all your work, and the demands of family and [...]

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4 Ways to Resolve Conflict, the Painless Way

In the office world, miscommunication and conflict are two things that happen frequently. These are two things that are inevitable, seeing as how multiple individuals with different backgrounds, views and personalities are required to come together to work as a single cohesive unit. The small differences in personality and manners are magnified when work styles, [...]

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5 Mindsets to Have During Teamwork Training

Teams. When we think about them, we often picture sports teams, groups of men and women working together as one unit to accomplish a single goal: win. In the office setting, the same concept still applies. Whatever business you’re in or whatever employment position you hold, it’s almost always a guarantee that you are working [...]

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5 Stress Training Tips to Free Your Mind from Stress

Stress training is something that’s easier said than done. Learning how to manage your stress is a process that’s long and gradual—you don’t have to expect yourself to be good at it from the get go. What you can do however is start conditioning your mind and body in order to be better prepared for [...]

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4 Stress Training Tips Guaranteed to Bust Stress

When’s the last time you felt stressed out? No matter how hard we try, detecting stress is something that doesn’t happen in a snap. The same goes for halting it the moment you detect it. Stress training and development however, can make things a little easier, as it puts your relationship with stress on a [...]

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4 Tips to Carry out Effective Communication Training the DIY Way

The phrase, ‘No man is an island,’ could not be any truer than it is today. In a world where globalization is occurring at an unprecedented pace, the need to communicate with those around you effectively has become a crucial factor that makes or breaks your chances of achieving success, whether it be for school, [...]

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4 Things You Should Think About Before Choosing a LMS

If something is clear nowadays, is that a company’s long-term success is directly linked to the efficiency and capacity of its personnel, and how efficient people are depends on the personal growth opportunities and career supervision they get. Companies are always looking for the best way to control their future without spending in an unsustainable [...]

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