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Success in 2021 Will Involve Hitting the ‘Reset’ Button

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 29, 2021

Every business owner is chasing after success in 2021. Of course, many of us had the wind knocked out of us by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a CEO, it should go without saying that you want your company — and all of your employees — to be as successful as possible. After going through a tumultuous 2020, you’re definitely still focused on these goals. With all the changes…

Time Management for Young CEOs: Organize Your Week Like a Pro

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / April 20, 2021

“One cannot rent, hire, buy, or otherwise obtain more time.” Peter Drucker Your first few years as a CEO will undoubtedly present many challenges, but time management is likely to be one of the most difficult. Time is the most valuable resource anyone has, but everyone has the same amount of time on any given day. It’s instructive to see how some people are changing the world while…

Four Ways Smartphones can Make You a More Efficient Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 31, 2014

According to the 2013 AT&T Small Business Tech Survey, 85% of the companies surveyed reported using a smartphone for their day-to-day business. Interestingly, that same survey found that only 31% of small businesses used mobile apps, meaning most business owners were only using their phones for phone calls and email. And while smartphones are a great for staying on top of calls, they can do such more –your…

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 3, 2014

In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and he was trying to grind out some important work on his thesis. But there was a problem. His favorite coffee shop, which had previously been a quiet sanctuary where he could escape distraction and get work done, had just added a new and very dangerous feature. Wireless internet. Now Stutzman found himself constantly distracted by…

The Benefits of a No-Policy Vacation Policy

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice Travel / November 4, 2013

One of the benefits of working at SpareFoot is our no-policy vacation policy. In other words, if someone wants to take time off, he or she doesn’t have to seek permission or to religiously track that time against a quota. We trust employees to get their work done—and to not unduly burden colleagues who are still at the office. At SpareFoot, we put the no-policy vacation policy in…

It’s the Little Things (That Are Wasting Your Time)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 24, 2013

Everyone wants to work at a job they love, but sometimes even a job that looks perfect on paper fails to meet our expectations or make us happy. Employees become frustrated and unproductive when things like office politics, stress, or bad communication get in the way. Even what sounds like the best job in the world can become an uninspiring dead end if you can’t get your job…

Top Tips for Keeping Motivated When Working From Home

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2013

In some ways, working from home is the ultimate luxury.  You get to lie in bed longer each morning, you save money on petrol, you don’t have to put up with the office gossip and that annoying guy who eats garlic-laced sandwiches at his desk every day.  Unfortunately, you also get to miss out on office bonding, you’re the last person to hear any news, and you don’t…

The 7 Startup “Mudas”

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

In the industrial world the elimination of “muda” (Japanese term for waste) can’t be stressed enough as means to increase productivity and profitability, yet there is a vast majority of service-related businesses that are still trying to figure out how to implement lean strategies to their businesses. Startup founders may find that there are several tools that are currently being used by big companies that may be applied…

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