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By Howie Jones  /  July 18, 2020

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail (And How to Avoid Each of Them)

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail (And How to Avoid Each of Them)

Nobody plans to fail — especially not small business owners. But many don’t plan well enough to succeed, either. And unfortunately, there’s no shortage of reasons why small businesses fail that you can fall victim to. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of new businesses fail in their first two years. […]

7 Ways to Limit Social Media Use

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Productivity, Time Management

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

7 Ways to Limit Social Media Use

Almost everyone I know has a social media profile these days. It can often seem like the place to be to interact with friends and share information. If you have a small business, social media can be a great tool to help you market and share information. However, social media poses some disadvantages as well. […]

7 Productivity-Minded Ways to Personalize Your Desk

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Business Tips

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

7 Productivity-Minded Ways to Personalize Your Desk

Whether you work in a cubicle or a home office, your desk is practically an extension of your body. You spend more time there than anywhere else (except maybe in your bed, if you’re lucky). That’s why it’s important to personalize your desk not just for personal taste, but for productivity. Here are seven productivity-minded […]

My Self-Isolating Work From Home Schedule (with Kids)

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Productivity

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

My Self-Isolating Work From Home Schedule (with Kids)

I’m sure we are all trying to find a sense of normalcy given everything that’s going on with the pandemic. One way to do this is by getting on a schedule. If you are working from home and have kids around, you’re not alone. It’s unclear how long this will be the new normal, but […]

Data Visualization is the Key to Team Productivity

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Productivity

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Data Visualization is the Key to Team Productivity

What is data visualization? That’s an excellent question since it plays a vital role in analytics — you know, which are two vitally important topics in today’s high-tech world. Anyway, data visualization as easily defined by the SAS Insitute as “the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format.” SAS adds that this “enables decision-makers […]

The Difference Between Being Busy and Productive

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Productivity

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Are you being busy or productive? Determining the difference between being busy and productive is key if you ever want to be able to come up for air and still know that you’re reaching your goals. I hate the word busy because it’s so overused. A lot of us have packed schedules and things going […]

How to Use the 4 Hour Rule For Productivity

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Productivity

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

How to Use the 4 Hour Rule For Productivity

We all each have the same 24 hours in a day, but there are so many different ways to determine how to use it. Many of us spend 8 hours per day working or adhere to a similar arrangement. Then there are other important responsibilities to focus on as well. If you’ve ever felt like […]

How the 5 Second Rule Can Help You Combat Laziness

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Business Tips

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

How the 5 Second Rule Can Help You Combat Laziness

Are you determined to get more things done and see better results in your life? Luckily, productivity is a habit that can be learned no matter what your situation is. The problem with many of us is that laziness and excuses often sink in before we can act. Failure to act is why the 5-second […]

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