Tag: Productivity

Get Geared Up for Growth!

Recently I read a report that said nearly half of all small business owners say it’s the economy that’s preventing them from growing their businesses. Really? Come on folks, get over it. The economy is what it is and if you want to use it as an excuse, shame on you.

While the economy is showing some positive signs, there remains much concern. As we out of the woods, yet? I don’t have a crystal ball to give you that answer. I do think most small business owners would agree that it’s still tough out there. But no one ever said it was going to be easy. As they say, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” So……get going.

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Politics Doesn’t Belong in Your Small Business

You can’t escape it. Presidential politics is daily headlines news. It’s also a popular topic of conversation. My husband and I ate dinner last night in a neighborhood restaurant and the people at the table next to us were in a heated debate over who would be the next President. And it’s only going to get worse.
Nearly everyone has an opinion when it comes to politics. And in many cases people are as impassioned about their political beliefs are as they are about their religious beliefs. The freedom to discuss both politics and religion openly and without free of repercussion is what makes this country great. However, there is a time and a place for everything and it’s best to check both at the politics and religion at the door when you come to work.

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January is Shape Up U.S. Month — Get Your Small Biz in Shape

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and get into shape. While that’s a smart thing to do for your overall health, it’s also a good thing for your business. Unhealthy lifestyle habits increase your risk of illness. Of course, when you aren’t feeling your best, it impacts your productivity and limits your ability to achieve your goals.

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6 Common Technology Mistakes to Avoid

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on a nation-wide book tour for my new, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, “It’s You Biz: The Complete Guide to Becoming Your Own Boss.” As a result, I’ve talked with hundreds of small business owners and have listened to their concerns about growing their companies. A popular topic has been technology. Leveraging the right technology is critical for small business success. However, busy entrepreneurs often don’t have time to familiarize themselves with the latest and greatest, and as a result, they make wrong choices or none at all.

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Don’t Let Panic Interfere With Your Small Business Success!

It’s tough out there. No doubt about it. Just when small business owners were starting to regain some hope that the economy might pick up before the end of the year, the bottom fell out from under us again. The stock market swings are as wild as a theme park roller-coaster ride. Consumer sentiment is down. And many experts predict that the remainder of the year could be even worse than expected.

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