Solopreneurs Need Staff Meetings Too!

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Yes, the title is an oxymoron, but indulge me for a moment. This post came about because I am often asked how I keep track of all the different aspects of running a business as a solopreneur. As a solopreneur you're pretty much responsible for wearing EVERY hat in the company - accounting, marketing, IT, snacks - you already know this. As I started attending more events, growing the biz and just getting busier, I needed to get a better handle on all the different aspects of running my business, not just "get the client and do the work". Sound familiar?? One day I'll grow to the point where I need to hire employees. In the meantime, I needed a way to organize all the "departments" in my business. This got…
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5 Tips To Freshen Up Your Business

5 Tips To Freshen Up Your Business

Tips and Tools
As any entrepreneur can tell you, there are always outstanding tasks that can easily take control of your day: last-minute meetings, unexpected phone calls, tech nightmares, places to go, blog posts to schedule, etc. Unfortunately, many biz owners never actually schedule time to work on their own business, always working on client projects or participating in activities that just don't fall into the productive category. With this in mind, and having to 'fess up to my own challenges for the first quarter, I figured I'd share my top 5 tips to freshen up your business and get back on track: Review your networking activities for the quarter. Where did you go, who did you talk to, how did you benefit? Did you walk away with business cards, flyers, miscellaneous notes, souvenirs, etc. that you…
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