Author: Theresa Cifali

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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Solopreneur Mindset

Overcoming Perfectionism in Your Business: How Being a Perfectionist is Hurting Your Business Growth

Striving to do your very best is a good thing. The drive to excel can push and inspire you to do some pretty amazing things. That’s good news. However, when that drive comes from wanting to be perfect all of the time, it can cause real problems. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. In truth, being a perfectionist may actually be hurting your business growth, not helping it. That’s definitely not a consequence you want to experience. Before you can start overcoming perfectionism in business, though, you first have

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Solopreneur Mindset

4 Suggestions for How to Overcome Work Paralysis and Regain Momentum

You have a big deadline looming and there’s too much to do.  Instead of your motivation being at an all-time high, you’re discouraged to realize you’re feeling overwhelmed.  And worse, you’re distracted and unproductive. Why?  It’s likely that you’re experiencing something called workload paralysis. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. What is Workload Paralysis? Workload paralysis is that uncomfortable and unwelcome feeling of there being no end in sight to the number of work tasks you need to accomplish. The “to do” list seems to be never-ending, even if

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Productivity

6 Ways to Grow Your Business Without Working More Hours

As a solo business owner, you’re likely used to working long hours in order to grow your business.  This is especially true if you are a service-based business like a coach or a social media manager, for example.  But what if I told you that you could grow your business without working more hours? This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. That’s right.  It IS possible to spend more time with family and friends, more time doing things you love, and less time working — all while growing a successful

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Organization

How to Choose a Project Management System

Whether you’re a team of one or work with others, keeping work organized is critical to making progress.  Implementing a project management system is a great way to do just that.  You may have been thinking about checking some out but are wondering how to choose the right project management system for your business. The challenge is that there are so many amazing tools out there right now. While you want to make sure you’re choosing one that will increase your productivity, improve communication with your team, and make running your business more efficient, not all project management tools are

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Organization

3 Business Systems that Automate Growth and Create Freedom

What if there was a way to put many of your business-related tasks on autopilot? What if you could spend more time on the parts of your business that you LOVE, and less on the parts you don’t? I have one word for you: systems! This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. A business system is simply an automated process or routine. To an extent, it’s a “set it and forget it” type of thing – meaning that once you’ve created it, it should run largely on its own. Business systems are one of my favorite

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Outsourcing and Building a Team

The Best 8 Tools for Managing Remote Workers or a Virtual Team

Having a virtual team can be amazing, but isn’t without its challenges. Luckily we live in an age where there are many team management tools to choose from so you ca work more effectively together. In this post, I’m going to share eight remote team management tools that will help you increase productivity, communication, and connection among your remote team members. 8 Tools for Managing Remote Workers 1. Monday.com Monday.com is my absolute favorite project management tool.  It’s the one that I use with my team. It allows you to organize all your team’s tasks and projects and gives you

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