How to Stop Confusing Busy with Productive

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It happens before you know it. You didn’t mean to, but somehow your schedule went from 0-60 before you could choke down your morning cuppa joe.

Yeah, it can be that way with technology. For all its convenience it really can slap you in the face.

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Let Automation Populate Your Pipeline

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In any given day as a small business owner you have to do a million different tasks to keep the business moving forward, your clients happy and on top of all that you need to keep that sales pipeline healthy. It’s overwhelming. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you SHOULD do versus what you need to do or want to do.

As a small business marketing consultant part of my job is to help you figure that out. One tool I often encourage my clients to take advantage of is automation.

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Improve Your Relationship With Your Web Developer

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A relationship with your web developer is a lot like your relationship with your hairdresser or beautician. You trust their talents, but in reality, you have to live with the final product. Therefore, it is you who should be in charge of what takes place.

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3 Tools to Help You Organize (& Track!) Email

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In early August, I wrote about 3 Ways to Organize Your Inbox. The post was mostly about re-thinking what lands in your inbox and ways you can reduce email-related stress through organization.

This post is about using technology to make email easy to manage and track the email that’s most important to your business.

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Top 10 Time Killers & How to Fight Back!

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What do you to waste time? Are you an avoider? A thrill-seeker? Are you paralyzed by indecision? Learn your ‘time wasting style’ and the top strategies for combating your procrastination blues.

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3 Ways You Can Organize Your Inbox

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Is your inbox out of control? Are you missing important business emails? Taking control of your inbox is about more than just organization – it can save you 2-3 hours each week.

Creating a process for organizing your inbox can save you hours of time each week.

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Productivity Hack: Pomodoro Work Sessions

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Brainstorming your technology or business needs can be overwhelming.One way to get over the overwhelm is to block your time for Pomodoro sessions (a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s).

Learn how to do it here!

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How Paid Email Can Save Your Brand

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I work with small businesses. I understand budgets. Sometimes spending a little can save you a lot.

Recently, I had a conversation with a client that I really felt compelled to share. The business owner was reluctant to buy another G Suite account for an employee in a key role.

“I’m not going to buy a G Suite account for everyone,” she said.

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