Posts Tagged ‘efficiency’

These 44 Apps Will Make Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners More Productive

Ross | September 30th, 2014

Entrepreneurs and small business owners must manage many different tasks in a short amount of time. The most successful entrepreneurs and business owners find ways to maximize their time and get more done. Here’s a useful infographic highlighting the pros and cons of 44 tools that every entrepreneur and small business owner should review and […]

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The Science of Productivity: How To Get More Done In Less Time

Ross | January 17th, 2013

Most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are highly productive and efficient. Imagine what you can accomplish if you could do more in less time! Did you know there is a science of productivity? Many studies have shown that certain practices substantially increase productivity, while other practices make it more difficult for us to meet […]

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Small business and startup tips: 5 ways to tune out distractions!

Mike | November 28th, 2011

Distractions abound.  Every day we start work and spend a great part of the day battling the noise that surrounds any small business owner or entrepreneur. The email, the Facebook, the Twitter, the cell phone, the landline, the snail mail, the deliveries, the lunch orders, the radio,the text messages, the  television, the newspapers, the YouTube […]

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5 Tips for Entrepreneurs on maintaining your focus: checklists rock

Mike | May 17th, 2011

As entrepreneurs and founders of businesses we have a great many balls in the air at any given time. The average day finds many of us actively managing a team, communicating with investors, raising funding, performing HR chores, recruiting, keeping the books, executing marketing plans, performing customer service, and taking out the trash. To accomplish […]

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5 thoughts for small business on delivering efficiency

Mike | March 22nd, 2010

In his book “The Goal,” Eliyahu Goldratt tells the story of  a Boy Scout troop out for a hike. The goal of the hike is to cover 10 miles in 5 hours, in other words to keep the troop moving at an average speed of 2 miles per hour. As the troop works its way […]

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How I Stay Efficient – My Three Hour Rule

Ross | February 16th, 2010

Some people are more efficient than others. There are many reasons for this: ability to focus, complexity of the work, distractions, etc. But while some  have unique skills and intellect to get things done quickly, most people must develop systems to help them improve their efficiency and balance many diverse tasks. Some rely on to-do […]

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Small business and startup tip: attack that bottleneck!

Mike | November 30th, 2009

When last I left you, I was off to enjoy my delicious hot pizza. Let me tell you, it was yummy! While eating it I was considering how we might help out this local business by offering to show them ways that they might increase efficiency by eliminating a bottleneck in their process flow. Just […]

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Small business and startup tip: managing process flows to identify bottlenecks

Mike | November 23rd, 2009

Every business can be improved and efficiency increased. One method to identify ways to make your business more efficient is to evaluate the “process flow” you use to produce your business “output,” whether your output is a product or a service. There are several components to this analysis and I will walk you through a […]

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Simple Things Make A Difference

Ross | November 26th, 2008

Earlier today, I re-tweeted something from Ken Walden (SuperHatz on Twitter). In his tweet, Ken said: “Do something in your business to help make a process better by 5, 10, 15%, now. Simple actions are the most effective.” Shortly after I re-tweeted Ken’s tweet, it occurred to me that we mostly focus on long-term goals […]

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Ideals and Reality

Ross | July 22nd, 2008

The 4-day workweek. The 4-hour work week. Sounds really nice, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to work 4 days every week and then play for 3 days? It’s not surprising that tens of thousands of books have been written about efficiency, about working less, about being more productive, about getting more out of your day, […]

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