Advice for Small Business Entrepreneurs

Advice for Small Business Entrepreneurs:

I think the most important thing about running a company is to remember all the time what a company is. A company is simply a group of people. As a leader of people, you have to be a great listener, and you have to be a great motivator. You have to be very good at praising and looking for the best in people. People are no different from flowers. If you water flowers, they flourish. If you praise people, they flourish, and that’s a critical attribute of a leader.

Helpful Hints to Capturing Everything

Helpful Hints to Capturing Everything:
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Hey there, busy freelancer. I have a feeling you’ve already received a few emails today. What? More than a few, you say? And a few phone calls, too? Yeah, that comes with the territory when you run a business: people are always wanting to hire you.

That last phone call you took probably had a task or two buried within it that you are responsible for. Your email inbox is most likely overflowing with to-do items for projects, both current and future. And, heaven forbid, if you’ve actually met with a client in person, you probably picked up a few things to add to your list there as well. (more…)

Few Basic Productivity Skills

Few Basic Productivity Skills:
Few Basic Productivity Skills

Now that we’re clear on what productivity isn’t, let’s lay the foundation for what it really is. When you learn the basics of cooking, you discover a whole new world beyond microwave meals and restaurant take-out. I hope the same can be true with productivity: your freelance workflow is about to expand exponentially. (more…)