Productivity Tips from Michael Phelps

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

Michael Phelps is an Olympic athlete. You are a small business owner. The two of you have nothing in common. Or do you? It may come as a surprise that in order to help your business succeed, you have to think like an athlete. They may know something you don't know: rest equals success. If you [...]

How to Delegate Properly to Optimize Productivity

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , |

Let's face it: Delegating to employees can be hard. Your small business is your baby. You thought of it, you spent your own money on it, and you have raised it from the ground up. Trusting others with something that is so important to you can cause anxiety. The good news is that if you delegate [...]

Is This Factor Causing Your Productivity to Slip?

By | August 6th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

Where do you work when you are running your business? If you are like some, you work from a home office. If you have employees, you may work in a larger, open space. While you may believe that you are being productive, if you are inundated with visual noise, you could be more distracted than you [...]

How to Stay Productive This Summer

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

Summer is in full swing, and you may feel like taking a much-needed break. While there is certainly nothing wrong with recharging your batteries, your competition may not be resting on their laurels. While you can adjust your attitude during the summer, it doesn't mean that you should forget about your small business completely. Here are [...]

How Music Can Boost Productivity

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

If you've ever find yourself at work and losing your focus, you aren't alone. For some people, others talking and moving about the office can be distracting. For some workers, the silence can be deafening. In either case, music can give people something to focus on and boost productivity. Just any music won't do. Chris Bailey, [...]

4 Habits of Productive People

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

For many of us, being productive all day at work is simply something that doesn’t come naturally. After all, being entertained by social media, cute cat videos and other distractions is much more fun than filling out expense reports. But, as a manager or business owner, if you aren’t productive, there’s a good chance your employees [...]

How Jamming Out Affects Productivity

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

We’ve all been there: Employees decide to take a break and converse, just when you’re at the crux of an issue. Or, the office next to yours realizes they have bare walls, and spend the entire hammering and hanging up pictures. Whatever the reason, you need to isolate yourself from the noise, and decide to turn [...]

Put Down the Cash: Here’s How to Motivate Your Employees

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

In the world of small business, employees are often in charge of about 20 different tasks that weren’t listed on the original job description.  But, because you recruited well, you found employees who are okay with the extra workload, as long as they get to be a part of the success of your company. At least, [...]

3 Ways to Manage Your Time and Boost Productivity

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

Business today is built on the idea of getting a high quality product or service to the customer or client as quickly as possible. Often, this means working long hours, and “requesting” that your employees do the same. Without speed and focus, your small business falls behind your competitors, and in the end, you go under. Time wasted [...]

4 Apps to Boost Productivity

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

A defining trait in humans is our use of complex tools. If we can find a way to make our work easier, we use it.  Now that we have a powerful computer in the form of a smartphone with us wherever we go, apps are used more often than just about any other tool we have [...]