Being able to take advantage of business travel time is important to staying on top of your game. From before the trip, to the flight, to how to spend your days before the trip, here are some tips on how to stay productive during business travel.
Increase Productivity in Your Coworking Space with These Tips
May 7, 2016 | Jennifer Goodwyn
Small business and startup owners from all over the world use coworking spaces whether they are at home or traveling. Using a coworking space correctly can boost your productivity, so here are some tips for using a coworking space to get on top of your game.
The Top Habits of Highly Effective Remote Employees
May 4, 2016 | Jennifer Goodwyn
More businesses are electing to have employees work remotely. Businesses are finding that remote employees are more productive and more satisfied than employees who spend all their time in an office. Remote employees that want to be highly effective should make developing a few of these important habits a priority.
5 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Save You At Least 2 Hours a Day
April 28, 2016 | Jennifer Goodwyn
For smaller startups, having an in office assistant may be a space and financial issue. The solution is a virtual assistant. They can save you hours each day, and let you attend to what you need to get done.
Despite all of the benefits of remote work, there are a few pitfalls. The freedom that remote work provides an employee can sometimes cause them to be less productive. This is largely due to the lack of inherent structure with remote work. Fortunately, many remote workers have established some strategies for success by creating routines.
Not everyone can be a morning person. Think back to those 8 am college classes you were forced to take: they never got any better, right? For many, mornings can be one of the most valuable times of the day, and getting a good start in the early hours can determine the productivity of the rest of the day. If you are not a morning person, yet wake up early in the morning for work, here are some tips for making the most of your mornings.
Working from home offers many benefits. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, part of a start-up, or work for a large corporation, working from home provides you with the luxuries of saving more money and working more efficiently. As the number of people who are working from home has increased in recent years, several pitfalls have emerged. Fortunately, many strategies for success have been developed to deal with them. From managing distractions to improving your technical literacy, the below tips will help you be more productive while working at home.
No Secretary, No Problem – The Benefits of Having a Virtual Receptionist
September 7, 2015 | Jennifer Goodwyn
Managing all or most of the day-to-day operations of your business can be a daunting task, and one you shouldn't try to tackle by yourself. To increase productivity and reduce costs, rather than hire a full-time secretary consider outsourcing phone answering services to a dedicated virtual receptionist. This will allow you to focus on the crucial elements of your business, without sacrificing a critical component of any venture--customer service.
Mornings aren't for everyone. If you're one of the fortunate few who can naturally wake up every morning ready to seize the day and take names we're very happy for you, but this article isn't for you. Specifically, this is for those of us who have to will ourselves out of bed each morning after hitting snooze until the last possible second. But, with a disciplined and dedicated routine, you can transform yourself into a productive and proactive morning person.
Whether or not you consider yourself to be a "morning person", the fact of the matter is that those who wake up early tend to maintain a successful and healthy lifestyle better than their late-rising counterparts. Here are some things successful people do before the rest of us are even out of bed.
In order to effectively prioritize your day, you must learn to recognize the difference between the important, the urgent, and the completely unnecessary. With good planning and an emphasis on prioritization, urgent situations will become less frequent and, with time, you may even find yourself feeling more in control.
Five Ways to Balance Entrepreneurship and Parenthood
August 6, 2014 | Jennifer Goodwyn
Being a young entrepreneur isn't easy - add a new baby into the mix and things can really get complicated. Whether you're an entrepreneur who is new to parenthood or a parent who is new to entrepreneurship, juggling the two can be difficult. With these tips you'll be able to successfully balance owning a small business with raising a happy family.