Recently, I met a businesswoman who is, to put it mildly, vastly disorganized. She spends considerable time on manual and repetitive data entry. She’s drowning in email inquiries. She spends a lot of time telling story after story to

Everyone is writing about setting goals and resolutions for 2010. As an organization and productivity expert, I can’t help but chime in on this! Over and over I see business professionals struggling to stay organized; to manage the e-mails

There are a lot dynamics at work in teams and small businesses. Individual personalities, differing viewpoints and communication styles. A consultant named George called me recently and admitted that he was really frustrated with his administrative team. He kept

I’ve worked with lots of small business owners over the years, so I wrote up this list of 10 ways to get organized to help you.  Make them work for you! There is no ‘one way’ to organize an

Getting organized provides concrete time, money, and frustration savings. You can get a process or system organized to make more money as well. This works for solopreneurs, consultants and small businesses. Either alone or working with

This morning’s exercise was so fun! Nope, I didn’t go running. Or biking. Or kayaking. In fact, I never even left my office. What kind of exercise did I do? I virtually organized a home-based business owner’s office. Yes.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret about why you, Mr. or Ms. Business Owner, seem unable to get much accomplished these days… Are you ready? Are you sure you want to hear it…? The answer:

I was reading a blog post recently by coach Melanie Benson Strick. In this post, she outlines 10 ways that business owners become “the Bottleneck” and speedbump in their business. They can’t grow because they won’t let go. This

As a business owner, are you struggling with a to-do list a mile long? Are you constantly searching for lost files, returning calls and trying to figure out how to create a decent looking PowerPoint presentation for tomorrow’s meeting

Seth Godin's recent blog post talks about business lessons he learned on a bike. Specifically, that his big wins came during the uphill parts. He said, "The best time to engage with an employee is when everything

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