Productivity

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The ultimate small business summer reading (and listening!) guide

Want to make the most of that summer downtime? Look no further than this list of great small business books and podcasts that will help you boost productivity, build skills, and get inspired for the next stage in your business journey.

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The advantages of working somewhere other than your couch (and ideas to get you started)

One of the perks of being your own boss is you have the flexibility to choose where you work. That being said, working from home isn’t always effective. In this article we cover other places you can work and why they’ll help you be more successful.

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Technology for your business: Friend or foe?

Technology makes us more productive, right? While it’s true that lots of productivity tools help us stay organized, the other side is that the constant interruptions from the apps we use can actually hurt our progress. Learn how to use technology the right way to benefit your business.

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How to set your contractor up for success with a killer brief (and how to write one)

Looking for a simplified way to get you, your contractor and client on the same page? Here’s a guide to building a comprehensive brief that will set your contractor up for success.

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How to take a vacation when you have a small business

Unplugging can seem impossible when you’re running a business, but taking that break is really important for your well-being—and that of your business. Here are some tips for how you can take a vacation with confidence.

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How to keep from burning out

As far as freelancers, contractors, or entrepreneurs are concerned, vacation days are kind of like Ferraris—you know they exist, you know some people have them, but they’re just not in your budget. But running a business (and waiting a few more years for that Ferrari) doesn’t mean you don’t deserve some time off.

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Building an onboarding process for your new employee or contractor

Hiring your first employee or contractor is a big milestone—you’re busy and successful enough to need help! Here’s a guide to building a seamless onboarding process that will set your new hire up for success.

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Growing your business: when to hire a contractor

If you want to grow your business, there will come a time when you can’t—and shouldn’t—do everything yourself. Here are four tips to help you decide if it’s the right time to take on a contractor.

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How to stay healthy while running a business

When you’re a busy entrepreneur, getting sick means lost productivity and income. We’ve got five tips to help you stay healthy and prevent illness, stress and burnout while you’re rocking the business world.