Being small business owners, we tend to feel we need to do everything. And, for the most part, we do it all. But, when dealing with an expanding business, it takes us time to adjust to the growth in our own businesses. Our routines are off schedule. We run behind. And tasks can be overlooked and forgotten. I know for me, this is one area that I need to deal with now. I am grateful that my business is growing, but I need to manage my schedule a bit more closely. So, here is how I dealt with my … [Read more...] about An Expanding Small Business and Big Picture Thinking
It's OK to have a little procrastination in the summer. After all, we are busy enjoying ourselves. Spending time taking vacations and enjoying the outdoors. It should be a fun time. However, since the vast majority of people are slowing down, making your summer be more productive can be a good thing. Here are 8 ways to help you combat procrastination in the summer for your small business. Leave white space on your calendar. Schedule enough time between appointments. Adding time between … [Read more...] about How to combat procrastination in the summer
Did you ever look for information online and just get frustrated about where to go and what to look for? There are so many reference blogs and sites on the Web that it can be overwhelming for a small business owner like yourself. Lucky for you, here are my favorite reference websites. Reference Websites for small businesses startups IRS.gov for updated information on tax and payroll information. Yes, I know, you may be thinking that the IRS site is too complicated to use. It has gotten a lot … [Read more...] about 8 Small Business Reference Websites Every Owner Must Use
Welcome to the new year! Can't believe the holidays are over and we are starting back to work to focus on this year's goals. This year, I have decided to rotate through several topics. Here is a list of topics (New Year Goals) I plan on visiting throughout the year. Bookkeeping/Money Management - these posts will involve tips about QuickBooks or Quicken and other ways to save money in your small business. Office desk organizing - These posts will be about ways to declutter and determine … [Read more...] about New Year Goals
It's November - the month to be thankful. Thankful not only for your family and friends but also for what you have with your business. Did you ever think of this before? Are you grateful for what your business has to offer others? Have you ever thought of what your business gives to you and your lifestyle? I recently watched a video about being grateful for your business and came to me that not many people may be grateful for what they have in their business. … [Read more...] about Being Grateful For Your Small Business
Did you ever wonder why you are not getting to where you want to be in your career or business? Taking risks and steps to be uncomfortable is so important to get you to that point that will help you expand beyond and move forward. Many things can stop you from getting to where you want to be in your life. You could be scared. Scared of failure. Scared of succeeding and not being able to handle it. You could feel you are not worthy. Not worthy to succeed. Not worthy to make a difference. … [Read more...] about What Is Stopping You From Getting What You Want?
Many small business owners work from project to project, day-to-day, and never stop to look at the big picture when it comes to their business. This will not only burn small business owners out and lose focus on what the company offers, but it will also make the small business less productive and efficient. I manage several clients at once and to do this without going crazy; I create short-term and long-term goals to help me determine where I want my business to go and what I want to … [Read more...] about Small Business Owners: Always Look at the Big Picture!