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Think Mobile! Smartphone Apps to Help Small Biz

05.07.2013 Better Business
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You’re a busy business owner. Hey, I can relate. You have money to manage, meetings and travel to schedule and trips to take, tasks to prioritize, emails to write, people to administer—and then there’s your family, your friends, and your personal life to squeeze in there too! How do successful business owners stay on top […]

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Big-Time Tax Deductions for Solo & Small Business Owners

04.02.2013 Better Business
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Yes, it’s almost April 15th—and that means you better get going on those taxes! Even though my books are ready to go, I’ve been spending my time reviewing my deductions until my (very busy) accountant becomes available. Since many of you are likely doing the same thing, it’s a great time to talk about deductions […]

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Refine Your Resolutions with SMART Goals

01.01.2013 Better Branding
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Happy 2013! The holidays are over and we survived the Mayan Apocalypse, so the big question on the tip of everyone’s tongue is, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” So, what are they? Did you write your list of resolutions yet? No? Even if you’re not big on New Year’s resolutions, the New Year is a […]

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Focus from the Get-go

12.18.2012 Better Business
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So now that you know how to address your distractions as they happen, let’s talk about how to start your day off focused from the get-go! There are a bunch of little tips and tricks I use to ensure that I start my day off right, and continue to stay focused on my most important […]

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Focus: Dealing with Distractions

12.04.2012 Better Business
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Every time you stop for a distraction, it takes you 8 to 20 minutes to refocus and get back to where you were before you got distracted. Every time. Distractions are a common problem in most workplaces, and are an especially pesky problem for freelancers, solopreneurs, and others who work from home. It’s time to […]

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Best iPhone Apps for Your Business (and You!)

10.02.2012 Better Business
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Last week we talked about handy iPhone apps for everything money: tracking, managing, securing, and more. Turns out, I have so many great iPhone apps to share, we just couldn’t stop the list there! So here are even more excellent iPhone apps to keep your business and your life in tip-top shape and moving forward […]

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On The Money: Best iPhone Apps for Your Wallet

09.25.2012 Better Business
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I’m sure you’re constantly on the go, trusting your handy smartphone to keep you on track as you navigate your busy schedule and your financial forecast. Trust me, I can relate! With so much information literally at your fingertips, sometimes it’s hard to find the best smartphone apps to manage your finances and match your […]

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Delegate and De-Stress

06.12.2012 Better Business
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Last week, I shared that my mother has very little time left, and I am treasuring every moment I possibly can with her. This time has been hard, emotionally draining, and heart wrenching. Even when I am not with her, my thoughts keep drifting back to her. While I’m still trying to work, I also […]

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Business Basics – Four Components for Success

01.10.2012 Better Business
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Is 2012 the year YOU start your own business?  If starting a business is in your future, you need to be prepared for all the challenges and successes that await you.  This week, I took a look back at not only my trials and tribulations, but also my summits and successes from the previous year.  […]

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Organization: Exactly Where To Start

12.28.2011 Better Business
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The week in between Christmas and New Year’s for me is either spent traveling or organizing my office for the new year.  I absolutely hate to file things, so inevitably I have client folders, brand inspiration pieces and creative books in several piles around my office at the end of the year. I find it […]

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