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Why have standards?

There’s something magical that lands in my email inbox from time to time. Something unequivocally soothing, inspiring, and thought-provoking. It’s The Dreaming Room Monologues by Michael Gerber and I have a favorite that I want to share with you. In his brilliant best-selling book The E-Myth, Michael talks about the importance of delivering a delightful, consistent experience […]

How to Manage Recurring Tasks with Checklists

If you’ve got a thriving team and growing collection of recurring tasks, you’re aware of the time and dedication required to keep everything humming. Managing recurring tasks is essential but can get messy as things change and your small business grows. Expecting humans to remember every step, every time, for every recurring task is pretty risky—not to mention […]

How to Take Your Mornings Back (Infographic)

how to have a productive morning

Mornings are hard. Most of us get jarred out of sleep by an alarm (in our house, it’s a little human one) and stumble our way towards a cup of coffee as we muddle through the a.m. Yet there’s this ubiquitous group of “morning people” that are cheerful, energetic, successful, and most importantly—productive. How do […]

7 Steps to More Productive Meetings

It’s no secret. Meetings can be a big time-suck. That’s why today’s savvy entrepreneur knows how to run quick and productive meetings. Even big companies like Google have learned to stay true to their startup roots by following some simple meeting rules. Here are some proven tips you can easily work into your own small business […]

Organize Your Business

Small business owners are busy. It takes some serious organization for us to have the time and energy to focus on what’s most important to the business. Here’s a checklist of things to better organize your business and improve overall effectiveness. Automate Repetitive Tasks Optimize your business operations by automating the boring stuff using software […]