Category Archives: Productivity

Good article on getting work done – 7 steps to Better Personal Productivity

These ideas for getting more done make a lot of sense to me, I think I’ll keep them handy so I can stay on track for the big projects. I’ve done #3 successfully and I’ve victimized myself on #6. Read the article here. When I first got into the workforce I had a boss tell me, […]

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A New Year’s resolution list for small business owners……

In the spirit of the holidays I’ve decided to give small business owners a ready made, no assembly required, New Year’s resolution list. It’s only 5 items and it’s designed for every business owner. Here’s your list………… yes that means you! Smile more – business life is never as bad as it seems when things […]

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Are you a business owner that wants to grow? Part 1

This is Part 1 of what will be several posts about growing your business. I’ll cover some free ways to grow and I’ll also talk about growth opportunities that aren’t free. I meet many business owners who want to grow but very few know how to grow.  Let’s look some common ways to grow your […]

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New 1099 Rules effect on Small Business

    This post provided by Paul Ikard, CPA March 17, 2012  – Some of the below rules may have been modified, check with your CPA before taking any action. Businesses and not-for-profit organizations are accustomed to IRS rules that require them to report certain payments on annual Form 1099 information returns. However, the recently enacted healthcare law […]

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Document My Systems?…..Which Systems?

Recently I wrote a post about how businesses should document their systems to improve their profits and value. I received some feedback that went something like this.. “Which systems, there are a million systems in my business!” Well, you’re correct. Even a small business has many different systems. How you answer the phone, how to […]

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Email as Productivity Tool

We have been using gmail enterprise email system for about 6 months and I have to tell you it is a great system. Like most of what Google is known for, biz gmail is intuitive yet robust enough to handle a relatively heavy email user (I get about 150 emails a day). If you are […]

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