Ok, so I’m going to admit something that often gets me in trouble with clients and my family (mostly my mom). I have a couple of very specific opinions about “family heirlooms” stuff and they go something like this: I see people placing FAR too much emotional weight onto stuff – I call this “incorrect […]
Have a different conversation with your team
On Friday, I started interviewing administrative assistants (mostly virtual) to start helping me in my business. It won’t be a huge amount of time at first (maybe 10 hours a month) and I probably won’t get them started until September 1st. That being said, I was impressed by one candidate in particular. She actually took […]
Decide, create, and delegate
I’m going through a process in my business right now that I’m expanding to teach to my clients. It goes something like this: I’m too busy. I’m working a ton, but not quite billing enough hours. I need to be marketing more regularly, but can’t seem to find the time. My list of potential contacts […]
Quit buying cheap crap
Cheap crap – in the form of fun, stuff, and food – is readily available. But buying cheap crap has hidden consequences in the form of wasting our natural resources, perpetuating bad labor practices, and ultimately, forcing our children or families to deal with all the “stuff” after we’re gone.
Organizing is really about listening
In order to effectively create an organizational structure, routine, or process, you must first listen. A couple of guidelines will set the foundation for proper order – and then the organizational process will flow.
I need it – I can’t find it!
For a small business to run smoothly, it’s worth the business owner’s time to create systems, processes, and routines for each daily, weekly, and monthly action.