Author: Theresa Cifali

Productivity

Your Perfect Hour Formula: Discover How to Work More Effectively

Solopreneurs often think that they need to work harder in order to succeed in business. I disagree. Instead, I believe learning how to work more effectively will take you much farther than pure hustle and grit ever will. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. So today, I’m going to share an easy framework that will enable you to work smarter, not harder. You’ll become a productivity master as you learn to how to get the work that matters done — one hour at a time. Effective Versus Efficient You

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Time Management

5 Tips to Get More Done in Less Time

You’re working 24/7 but never get ahead. Constantly dodging distractions keeps you from being productive. You frequently search Google for tips to get more done in less time. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Most solopreneurs secretly wish for more hours in the day. Or for a clone. I bet YOU do! But since this obviously isn’t possible, you work harder, hustle and grind until you’re exhausted, cranky, and sick. The better solution and more realistic one is to work smarter in order

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Goal Setting and Achievement

How to Set Short Term Goals for Your Small Business (15 Examples Included)

Setting appropriate goals is something that every business owner should prioritize. When you get it right, these goals will guide your actions — which saves you time and makes business easier. To get it right, you need to set both long term and short term goals for your small business. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Today, I’m deep diving into short terms goals. You’ll understand what they are, how they are different from long term goals, and why you need them. Plus, I’ll give you a few examples,

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Outsourcing and Building a Team

5 Simple Steps to Analyzing and Creating a Business Process That You Can Use to Build a Team

There comes a time in every business when hiring a team is the next logical step. Not only does this allow you to move day-to-day tasks off your plate, but it can actually help you grow your business — all while focusing on the tasks you actually ENJOY!  Ah!  Can you just imagine it? This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. However, before you take the leap into outsourcing or hiring a team, it’s important to make sure your ducks are in a row. By this, I mean having a

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Outsourcing and Building a Team

How to Raise Your Rates and Feel Confident About It

Have you been thinking about raising your rates?  Whether you’re a service or product-based business, you’ll likely need to make a decision about this every couple of years. While it’s necessary, that doesn’t mean it’s easy.  However, even if you feel confident in the idea of raising your rates, you may not know: How much to raise them When to raise them And how to let your clients know that you are raising them No worries!  I’ve got you.  I’m going to answer these questions and more, so you can feel confident in knowing exactly how and when to raise

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Solopreneur Mindset

These 3 Mindset Shifts for Solopreneurs Will Help You Prosper in Business

If you want to become a successful solo entrepreneur, a good work ethic and good entrepreneurial habits are important. But that isn’t all you need. Your beliefs in business play a big part. Without the right mindset shifts, solopreneurship can be more challenging than it needs to be. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. As Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” In other words, what you tell yourself will be your reality. No truer words were ever spoken! For example,

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Organization

5 Organization Tips for Overwhelmed Small Business Owners

Most days you feel like you’re a frantic squirrel darting across a busy highway.  As a small business owner, there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it.  At least that’s how it feels.  But imagine what it would feel like to feel calm and collected in your business each day.  It’s easier to do than you think. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Working more effectively will help you get more done in your business.  That’s the truth.  Even being a little more organized can

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Organization

How To Use Your Digital Calendar as a Planner (while Reducing Stress and Frustration in the Process)

You want to make progress in your business. Yet, most days end without getting the most important work done. You’ve tried pen-to-paper to-do lists, fancy planners, and techy apps to no avail. But have you considered using your digital calendar as a planner? No? This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Well, stick around. Today you’ll discover why you should go digital and how to easily get started. Because we like the KISS method…Keep It Super Simple…around here. This is gonna be fun! The Problem with Paper Planners I can

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Productivity

5 Business Tasks to Automate to Save Several Hours a Week

Solopreneurs everywhere have frustratedly exclaimed, “There aren’t enough hours in the day!”  Is that you?  Or perhaps you have secretly wished you had a clone? While you’re not going to get a 25th hour to your day or an 8th day to your week (or a clone for that matter, sorry!), you CAN get more time.  Don’t despair because it IS possible to reclaim several hours of time every week. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. How?  Through automating your business tasks. There are certain tasks that are just

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Organization

Scheduling Tips for Business Owners: How to Plan Your Day in 6 Easy Steps

Every day seems to fly right by.  Let’s face it.  You’re busy!  But do you end each day wondering what the heck you accomplished in pursuit of your goals and dreams?  And, as a busy business owner, do you wish you had a better process or some simple scheduling tips to better plan your day? This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. The thing is, effective scheduling isn’t usually a skill that business owners are born with. It takes knowledge, time, and practice to get better at planning your time

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