Monthly Archives: September 2014

Financial Tips for Home-Based Businesses

Financial Tips for Home-Based Businesses

When starting a home-based business, there are many decisions to make and essential details to consider. In order to have a successful business, based at home or not, it must be profitable. Otherwise the IRS eventually labels it a “hobby …
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Create a Productive Home Office

Create a Productive Home Office

Would it surprise you to learn the average individual spends 150 hours each year looking for misplaced information? That’s nearly four work weeks! And if you struggle with being disorganized, chances are you’re spending even more than that. Implementing just …
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Watch out for those rabbit trails!

Watch out for those rabbit trails!

Right now summer is winding down and fall is settling in. It’s my all-time favorite season and I am so grateful it isn’t winter yet. Today I’d like to discuss rabbit trails, which are typically only noticeable during winter. Have …
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Efficiently Managing Time

Efficiently Managing Time

When it comes to your current calendar system, I’ll ask a favorite Dr. Phil question, “How’s it working for you?”  When I deliver training sessions on Time management, I receive questions regarding calendaring so I thought I’d address a few …
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Stop Using Your Inbox as a Virtual to-do list!

Stop Using Your Inbox as a Virtual to-do list!

If you use your Inbox as a “Virtual to do list”, then chances are, your Inbox is overflowing. Watch this video to learn more constructive ways to manage your emails.

Squeaking More time from your Day

Squeaking More time from your Day

24 hours. 1,440 minutes. Every day that comes to us is a refilling of time. A fresh slate. A new day. Sounds pretty wonderful, doesn’t it? And yet, how many times do we get to the end of the day …
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15 Ways to Increase your Productivity at Home

15 Ways to Increase your Productivity at Home

The ability to run a business from home is very appealing to many people. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics nearly 6 million are self-employed from home and enjoy the convenience of commuting down the hall …
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3 PPT Tips Everyone Will Love

3 PPT Tips Everyone Will Love

PowerPoint has been around for a long time, but, like other software programs, there’s always something new to be learned with it. I recently shared three PowerPoint tips with an international audience and they were thrilled to learn them so …
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Balancing Home and Work: Menu Planning, Work Hours, and Children

Balancing Home and Work: Menu Planning, Work Hours, and Children

One of the disadvantages of working from home is the reminder of non-business projects. Here are some tips to strike a balance between home and your business. Menu Planning – Have you ever wondered at 3 p.m. what to have …
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Waste not, Want not. – Identifying 6 areas of the Waste of Inventory in the Office

Waste not, Want not. – Identifying 6 areas of the Waste of Inventory in the Office

Waste of Inventory, as defined by the Toyota Production System, is easier to spot in a manufacturing setting than in an office. Be assured, though, it’s there!  Waste in a plant is usually quite visible. On the surface it’s easy …
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