How The 80 20 Rule Can Highlight The Time You Waste And Profit Your Lose In Your Business.

8020 reporting is vital to your micro business

I’m sure you’ve heard of Pareto’s Law or the 80 20 rule. But are you aware of its significance for your micro business? Let me explain… Pareto’s Law states that (roughly) 20% of a given factor is vital whilst the remaining 80% is less important. And in terms of your business, this has serious implications…

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How To Reduce The Number Of Hours You Work And Still Get Tons Of Stuff Done

Reduce your hours

I used to measure my productivity success by counting up the number of hours I worked. Boy was I busy. I’d regularly clock up 60 hours plus with the side effect that my stress levels went through the roof and I’d frequently fall through the door, shattered only to find my little angels fast asleep.…

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How To Attract Higher Paying Customers So You Can Work Less And Earn More

Attract higher paying customers

Do you know which of your clients generate the greatest amount of profit? If you don’t, it’s really important you get clear because metrics like these can help focus your work and efforts in the right direction. That’s because if you want to work less and earn more you have to give some consideration to…

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Why It’s Time To Get Your Business Head In The Cloud

Isabella looking into the cloud

Why did you start your small business? Many SpinLessPlates users tell me they started because they wanted to work flexibly around their family commitments and spend more time with their partner and children. That was certainly the case with me. In fact, the main reason I designed and built SpinLessPlates is because I wanted to…

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How To Persuade Your Friends And Family To Value Your Work Time As Much As You Do

Jemima and Isabella get the Christmas spirit

Merry Christmas With the festive time of year now in full swing a lot of business owners will be persuaded into a break. I’ve noticed that taking quality down time can be tricky for the dedicated small business owner. After all, if you’ve invested your heart and soul into your business, it can be very…

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How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty

just say no

Do you have too much on your plate? Do you feel as though you’re drowning in your ever increasing to do list of important jobs? Are there jobs on there which you reluctantly agreed to do because you didn’t know how to say NO? If so, read on because in this post I’m going to…

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Why That 12-Hour Working Day Doesn’t Make You A Hero, It Makes You Look Stupid

Working 12 Hours A Day Makes You Stupid

I need to get something off my chest! Something that really annoys me! It’s when people measure success using the wrong metrics. And the one that really gets my goat is that tendency to congratulate and be in awe of the person who regularly clocks up 12-hour days. I’ve been there and in hindsight consistently…

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7 Ways To Build Your Business Without An Internet Connection

Business Without An Internet Connection

My dream is to have a “business in a bag” that I can run from anywhere, anytime. And this dream is definitely a reality because I’m a HUGE techy fan. Wherever possible I use software and apps that are cloud based because they offer the flexibility I need to be able to work seamlessly around…

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Warning: Are You Unintentionally Giving Up Control Of Your Small Business?

Giving Up Control Of Your Small Business

In business, some days rock while others are awful. The good days are blessed with momentum, the ideas flow and you push past obstacles with ease. What’s more, it’s easy to get enough done to achieve (and invoice) your target hourly rate. But on the tougher, darker days the resistance is uncomfortable. You can get…

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Why Making Yourself Dispensable Is The Only Chance You Have Of Growing Your Micro Business

Office vacancy sign

A lot of micro business owners make the mistake of believing they are indispensable. In fact, they do everything they can to make themselves indispensable by: If you hold any of these beliefs – you’re making a clanger Let me tell you why… Just recently I wrote a post that encouraged you to figure out…

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