Tag: small business tips


5 Tips to Help Small Business Owners Spend Time “On” Their Businesses (Really!)

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Jul 2018

5 Tips to Help Small Business Owners Spend Time “On” Their Businesses (Really!)

As a small business owner and from working with small business owners, I’ve found that most of us share a common challenge: Finding time to work “on” our companies rather than just “in” them. Entrepreneurs that lead small companies wear many hats—operations, sales, marketing, and so on. When anything goes awry in any aspect of their businesses, they have to jump into action to quickly...

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Three things I learned while I was sick

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Nov 2016

Three things I learned while I was sick

For the past eight days, I’ve been battling what seems like a never-ending head cold. Running a company and overcoming illness are not compatible – ask anyone who owns a business. But, one thing is certain… it does offer perspective! Here are three things I learned while I was sick. The world doesn’t end because we’re sick. Yes, business owners have a lot to do,...

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Time Management Tips for Small Business Owners

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Feb 2016

Time Management Tips for Small Business Owners

The DIY approach is flawed for small business owners.  Wearing all the hats means a great deal of time is being taken away from the core business productivity.  Are you acting as the receptionist, the salesperson, the bookkeeper, the file clerk, the correspondent and the manager of the website, social media, customer service, collections and the whole office? Start with disruptive activities.  Outsource those activities...

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Small Business Growth Is Overcoming Excuses

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Sep 2015

Small Business Growth Is Overcoming Excuses

I’ve never been a visionary.  I know, I know. I’m a business owner – how could I not be a visionary? But, I admit it. As a social media manager, I have a myriad of endless details to manage so at least my skills are in line with my trade! But, as we experience growth at #Strella Social Media, we’re tackling more consulting work, which...

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Small Business Owners: The One Thing You Must Do

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Feb 2015

Small Business Owners: The One Thing You Must Do

I’ve been trying to decide what to write about this week. I spend my days coordinating editorial calendars for clients, writing their content, and making sure every detail is in order. And, frankly, I’m usually a little fried by the time it comes to write my own blog post. (‘Cobblers children have no shoes’ comes to mind). Servicing clients and running a business is time...

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