The Number Most Business Owners Are Too Damn Scared To Calculate

Number Most Business Owners Are Too Damn Scared To Calculate

Do you remember why you started your business? I bet financial reasons were one of your key drivers. You saw an opportunity to create your own financial security and you went for it. Fantastic. Does your monthly profit make up for the extra hours, stress and uncertainty you put you and your family through? Or…

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5 Smart Tools That Boost Productivity And Increase Your Efficiency

Boost Productivity And Increase Your Efficiency

If you want to develop and grow your small business you need to embrace habits that enable you to get more done in less time. Inefficient working, caving into distractions and procrastinating on the high value tasks will erode your confidence and undermine your business’ potential. Which means you need to work smarter, tighter and…

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Five Questions To Increase Your Productivity Now

Five Questions To Increase Your Productivity Now

Are you busy? OK. Silly question. If you run a small or micro business there’s no getting away from it. You’ll always have more on your plate that you can ever hope to clear. Which raises a big problem. If your aim is to increase your productivity and grow a successful small business, what should…

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9 Reasons Lists Will Increase Your Small Business Productivity

10 Reasons Lists Will Increase Your Small Business Productivity

I’m a HUGE fan of using lists… Whether you choose your iPad, a software package like Toodledo or simple pen and paper, lists can change your productivity from OK to outstanding. Here are 10 reasons why… Lists get the tasks you need to do out of your head and onto paper (or some other fixed…

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6 Sinful Work Avoidance Strategies That Eat Time And Destroy Productivity

sinful work avoidance strategies

Work avoidance in your small or micro business can be very tempting… When you’re tackling tasks that make you tired and take you out of your comfort zone you’d be forgiven for seeking a bit of light relief. However, it’s just this sort of decision that will cause your productivity to drop and your big…

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Are You Preventing Your Small Business Achieving That Big Ambition

Stop sign

After speaking to many users of SpinLessPlates I’ve noticed something they all have in common. The barrier that stops them reaching their big ambition is time. Or rather lack of it. And it’s a huge frustration for ambitious business owners. Instead of moving towards your goals, the day-to-day drudge takes over. You get sucked into…

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Small Business Processes: A Big Mac, Fries And Super Sized Lesson In Consistency.

Happy Meal Wrapper

So when it is time to stop there is only one option, McDonalds. Trust me, I don’t go there for the food but for the amenities. They are clean, there is limited menu choice, they serve you fast and there is always convenient parking. They cater brilliantly for me as I am one of their…

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Time Management Tip – Is This The Difference Between Donald Trump And You?

Donald Trump Book Collection

You may not have the hair. You may not have the money. But you and The Donald have one big thing in common. You both have 24 hours in a day, 1440 minutes, 86,400 seconds. He cannot buy a second more and neither can you. So how does he, and other successful business people, cram…

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How To Build A Small Business – Baaaaa, Are You A Sheep Or A Business Owner?

Fustrated by getting on the wrong tube train

Apparently we have an instinctive herd mentality. ‘Follow the crowd’ and ‘Keeping up with the Jones’s’ are phrases I am sure you have heard throughout your life. On Wednesday in London I saw this up close as a guy followed the crowd onto a tube train and then realised he was on the wrong train…

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