Productivity

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How to Succeed in 2018

A new year is coming, and we want it to be your best one yet! It is important to go  into it with the right attitude and mindset, and a solid plan you can stick to. Here are a few tips to get you off to a great start. Stay Organized If you aren’t an…

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3 Terrific Time-Tracking Apps for Freelancers & Teams

It can be easy to lose track of time when you and your team are working on a project. The problem is that time is money, and when you aren’t tracking everyone’s hours correctly or effectively, you are unable to discern how much time you might be wasting on certain tasks. Check out these three…

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4 Ways to Better Manage Your Social Media Marketing

As a small business owner, your time is precious. Your social media marketing is crucial to the success of your company and your brand recognition, but it can also be a major consumer of your time. Here are four ways you can better manage your social media marketing and reclaim your time! 1. Put It…

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How to Prepare Your Business for a Disaster

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma and a slew of dangerous wildfires out West, American small business owners need to make sure they are well prepared for the next disaster. It may be impossible to avoid the destruction brought on by these natural events, but if you are proactive, you may be able…

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Entrepreneurs Gain A New, Affordable Learning Opportunity

Today, Bright Ideas Small Business Solutions is launching our online learning platform, the Bright Ideas Small Business Academy. The product is an affordable, intuitive, educational system that helps small business owners expand their knowledge in subjects like social media marketing, banking and bookkeeping, and human resources to master business ownership. Abby Yetter, the CEO and Chief…

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How to Motivate Employees On a Budget

It has been proven that happy workers are productive workers. But how do you push your employees to work hard and make your business succeed? As a small business owner, you need to make sure you are constantly increasing productivity without breaking the bank, so here are a few ways to motivate your employees without…

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3 Awesome Apps for Organization

Everyone knows that high productivity is based on one major factor: organization. If your desk is a mess, your inbox number is outrageous, and you can’t keep track of anything, your productivity will suffer. In this age of technology, there are so many things that can help you keep it all together so that you…

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Offer More Vacation

When structuring a benefits package, many employers limit the amount of paid vacation they offer their employees. According to reports, the U.S. is one of the worst countries in the world for offering paid vacation. We don’t have any mandates for offering ANY paid holidays or vacation. So, why should you offer any or more…

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Why Will You Pay More For Being Cheap?

All companies are worried about the bottom line. In order to make profits as big as possible, businesses will often cut corners. While staying within the budget is a good guideline, being excessively cheap will cost you more in the long run for a number of reasons. Poor Quality The number one sacrifice of paying…

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5 Tips to Manage Your Time So You Have More of It

Most small business owners suffer from one major affliction: not enough time. We all know that time is money, and important for balance in our lives. So, how do we get more of it? These five tips won’t create more time on the clock, but they will help you manage it so you have more…

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