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How Do Your Healthiness Habits Measure Up?
Balancing Act, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
How Do Your Healthiness Habits Measure Up?
18 August 2013

Finding time to eat right, stay fit and generally keep work and life in balance is a daily struggle for every small business owner. How do your healthiness habits stack up to those of other entrepreneurs? Bank of America’s spring 2013 Small Business Owner Report has some answers that can tell you if you’re ahead of the pack—or behind the curve—when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Small business owners in the study reported a fair amount of stress. Read more…

Can Eating the Frog Make You More Productive?
Home Page Blog, Management, On Your Way
Can Eating the Frog Make You More Productive?
27 July 2013

What’s the best way to make your day more productive? One method many productivity experts promote is “eating the frog. No, I’m not suggesting you chow down on a live amphibian every morning. The “eat the frog” concept comes from Mark Twain, who once said that if you eat a live frog first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. Read more…

How to (Really) Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Home Page Blog, Just Getting Started, Leadership
How to (Really) Get a Good Night's Sleep
24 July 2013

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? If so, you’re not alone. For many small business owners, long hours and sleepless nights seem to be part of the job description. The problem can be especially intense in the startup years, when small businesses are often running with few employees, meaning the owner’s burning the midnight oil to complete projects, balance the books or prepare proposals. Read more…

How Can You Make Your Employees More Productive?
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Human resources for Small Business
How Can You Make Your Employees More Productive?
22 July 2013

Small business employees are more productive than they were five years ago—but there’s still room for improvement, according to a recent survey of small business employees and managers by Staples Advantage. Update your technology. Make sure your employees have what they need to do their jobs efficiently, whether in the office or in the field. Read more…

5 Ways to Make Downtime Productive Time
Home Page Blog, Leadership, Management
5 Ways to Make Downtime Productive Time
12 July 2013

Are you using your downtime productively? I’m not talking about personal downtime, like taking an afternoon off. (The whole point of that downtime is not to be productive. ) I’m talking about business downtime. Read more…

Can Unplugging Make You More Productive?
Home Page Blog, Leadership, On Your Way
Can Unplugging Make You More Productive?
8 July 2013

When we think about “productivity” these days, we first think of all the devices we use that keep us connected to the office 24/7 so we can get things done faster wherever we are. And, of course, there are all the apps for those devices that help us be even more organized, productive and effective. While constant connectivity enhances our productivity in some ways, it hurts it in others. Read more…

Make Yourself and Your Team More Productive With Tablets
Home Page Blog, Mobile/Applications, Mobile/Applications tips
Make Yourself and Your Team More Productive With Tablets
5 July 2013

Have you added tablets to your business’s arsenal of productivity tools yet? What are you waiting for? A whopping 84 percent of employees who use tablets on the job report it makes them more productive, according to the CDW Tablets@Work poll. Before you commit to a tablet, however, it’s important to think about how you would use it. If so, a tablet might be for you. Read more…

How Using Facebook Can Make Your Employees More, Not Less, Productive
Facebook/Social Media, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
How Using Facebook Can Make Your Employees More, Not Less, Productive
3 July 2013

Are you worried your employees are spending so much time updating their Facebook status and checking their friends’ tweets that they’re not getting any work done? Relax. A new study by Ipsos for Microsoft polled nearly 10,000 workers globally and found that using social media in the workplace actually makes employees more productive—at least, that’s what 46 percent of respondents say. The industries where social media was most helpful in boosting productivity were media and travel/hospitality (52 percent of employees in both industries say it makes them more productive). Read more…

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