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3-plus IFTTT ‘bots’ to increase your small business productivity

Tech leaders are telling is that just about everyone will be replaced by a bot or artificial intelligence soon, so let’s start leveraging this power ourselves before it’s too late. One of the most powerful (and free) automation services available to us is If This, Then That – IFTTT.com. Trying to get started can be […]

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Three handy ‘bots’ you can use in your small business right now

“Set thermostat to 68 degrees.” My friend was talking to Siri via his Apple watch. It was one of those early spring days when the direction the temperature is going to go is anyone’s guess. It turned out to be a warm day and he was getting hot in his upstairs office. Instead of abandoning […]

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Is productivity growth on your KPI radar?

We’re heading into baseball season and if you have a favorite team and favorite players, you can expect them both to go into a slump sometime during the season. (Despite their incredible success over the years, it even happens to my Cards!) In recent years, U.S. productivity has experienced a slump. Last year, the economy […]

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5 benefits of leveraging the small business checklist

While it doesn’t get loads of attention like some other special days, Checklist Day (October 30) should be on the calendar of every small business owner. Let’s look at five incredible benefits you can get by simply creating good checklists in your small business. Reduce errors. Establishing a checklist for routines, procedures, and processes will […]

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Robots to the rescue: Tapping Artificial Intelligence to power your small business

Are you one of the many small business owners who could use some help, but can’t afford it? Maybe you’ve run the numbers and concluded that: Bringing someone on part time would bust your budget, and Hiring an overseas virtual assistant would siphon away cash that you need to invest in other areas. What can […]

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The four requirements for a sales team to succeed on ‘auto pilot’

In a previous post, I outlined how many small business owners and solopreneurs alternate between looking for clients and working for clients. When they’re busy with projects, they stop filling their sales funnel with prospects. To break this cycle, you need to automate funnel filling and there are two modes of automation: setting loose a […]

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How to Get More Accomplished in a Day and Spank the Competition

Let me make a simple statement. It’s probably a fact that you will readily agree with, but you may never have heard it expressed like this before: Other things being equal, the business owner who gets more done in a day, wins. If your small business can make 15 more sales calls a day, repair […]

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