Important Time Management Tips for Small Business Owners


If you are an entrepreneur starting a business, it may seem as though there are not enough hours in the day to complete all of your tasks. To complicate matters even more, every second that ticks on a clock represents money. So, the question is, are you earning money in your business or wasting it?

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Infographic: How can Organized Workspace Reduce Stress and Improve Productivity


Keeping your workspace organize can greatly reduce stress and have an exponential impact on your productivity. Take a look around: How many inessential items do you currently have on your desk? How many of those are used on a regular basis? The more you have strewn about, the more difficult it is to find the item you need. Strive for a minimalist approach, with only a handful of objects surrounding you and your computer. For items you use regularly such as chargers and writing utensils, have a nearby drawer available to allow easy access without cluttering your desk surface. Learn more about how to streamline your workspace as well as other organizational tips to reduce stress by checking out the following infographic.

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How Reward Plans can Increase Your Employees’ Happiness


We all like to be appreciated for the hard work we do, and a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way in the workplace. You will get the best work from staff who feel valued and respected, while those whose hard work is overlooked or undervalued will soon look elsewhere for another job.

But is a simple thank you enough to keep your employees happy and motivated? If staff turnover rates are a concern, perhaps it’s time to consider implementing a reward scheme in your business.

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Improve Productivity by Dealing with Email Overload Effectively

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Email has been hailed as one of the most important communication tools in this century. And it is for the right reason. Can you imagine continuing to use snail mail that would take 3-4 days to arrive at your doorstep in this day and age? Getting the email message on your computer, and now on your mobile device, instantaneously is one of the most effective communication technology of our time. Unfortunately, as with any other technology people have gone overboard with email and it is now being blamed for consuming majority of the day in people’s lives and, as counterintuitive as it sounds, loss of productivity. How can this be?

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Advanced Technology Construction Businesses Shouldn’t Live Without


Technology has, without a doubt, revolutionized each sector in some way or another. The gadgets and gizmos of the 21st century have made the work done in many sectors much quicker and easier and has also improved the quality of work on offer. The things that many businesses do today, we couldn’t even have imagined doing 20 years ago.

The construction industry is one area that has benefitted hugely from advancements in technology. Technology is helping construction businesses in a number of ways, from making structural planning easier to improving security; technology has had a big impact on the sector. Thanks to smart technology, construction businesses run by contractors are able to work more quickly, improve the quality of the work that they offer, and make a better profit.

The question is what are the pieces of technology that have made this possible? Let’s find out.

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Guide to Best Mobile Apps for Your Business Needs


It would not be an exaggeration to say that we are living in the age of mobile apps. There are apps for virtually anything you want to do in your personal or business life. Apple’s iTune store has tens of thousands of apps available to download. The downside is that it becomes difficult to find the few good apps that help you achieve your goal. How do you find the best apps for a given task? Below we help you do just that for your business needs.

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Biophilic Design: Coming to Save Us All?


Workers in many studies have reported feeling less stressed and more satisfied when they work in environments with access to nature or goodly amount of greenery. Adding plants to your office design is a good start, but the next level is coming, and hopefully to an office near you: biophilic design.

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Fast and Easy Solutions for the Most Common Business Travel Nightmares


While travelling on business looks like fun from outside, ask anyone who travels constantly and he will tell you it is not as exciting as it looks. There are number of things that could go wrong including flight delays, troubling passengers, lost luggage and so on. You not only have to deal with these issues during travel but you also need to arrive at your destination ready to jump into business right away. Those who can deal with these issues effectively can get more accomplished during the travel and still get back in good shape.

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How Feasible Is A Paperless Office?


Digital technology and a growing awareness in environmentalism have caused many businesses to try and go paperless. Going paperless can provide number of advantages such as cost savings with elimination of paper, higher efficiency and ability to track the digital trail of the process. Several companies, large and small, have tried going paperless with varying success. But how feasible actually is a wholly paperless office?

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5 Productivity Tips to Get More Done In Less Time

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Ask any entrepreneur or small business owner what they would like to have more of. Chances are 9 out of 10 of them will say they’d like more time. When dealing with hundreds of tasks on any given day, having more time on their calendar is something they all wish they had. The unfortunate reality is that  you  can’t invent more time, but you can do more in a given amount of time. The productivity tips explained in this article can help you achieve just that. Continue reading to find out how.

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