Is Poor Time Tracking Losing You Money?

Project timer

Recently I had a very revealing chat with Georgina, one of my top SpinLessPlates users. She told me one of the things she loves about SpinLessPlates is how it’s increased her business awareness. Instead of operating in the dark, she’s using Spin’s live dashboard and quick and easy reporting functionality, to get a firm grasp…

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Never Mind “Just Do It”.Always Practise “Just Don’t Do It”.

Never Mind "Just Do It". Always Practise "Don't Do It".

One of my business heros, Jim Rohn, said; “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money but you can’t get more time”. It’s a cracking quote that summarises my thinking here. You see I believe the key to running a successful business is the constant implementation of smart working practices that ensure…

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Are You Still Using Invoice Templates And Business Spreadsheets To Manage Your Business? You Must Be Crazy Bonkers…

no more business spreadsheets

Do you know I’m shocked at how many business owners unknowingly use massively inefficient systems in their business. I warn you. I’ve got a pretty hard line on this and so I’ll make my position clear from the outset. If you’re using the likes of business spreadsheets in Excel or invoice templates in Microsoft Word…

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How One Simple Question Can Accelerate Your Small Business Success

Does It Make The Boat Go Faster

I talk a lot on this blog about how to get the most out of your time. It’s something I both struggle with and I’m passionate about. But it’s really important because the things you choose to focus on in the time you have available will determine your small business success. So let me ask…

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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 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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How To Tweet For 10 Minutes And Give The Impression You’re On It All Day

twitter in 10 minute chunks

I love Twitter. It’s a fantastic social media platform to build relationships, spread your word and grow your small business. However, if you’re not careful, Twitter can turn into a time hungry work avoidance strategy and reduce your productivity. So if you’re finding Twitter has become an addictive time drain that’s distracting your attention away…

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Six Questions Smart Business Owners Ask Before Starting Their Working Day

Six Questions Smart Business Owners Ask Before Starting Their Working Day

Do you want to get more done in less time? As a small business owner, maximising your productivity and making smart use of your time can make the difference between a thriving business and a surviving business. But did you know that achieving high levels of productivity actually starts in your head? That’s because your…

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