Productivity

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Productivity continued: Eight techniques to help you stay focused

Entrepreneurs get overwhelmed by competing priorities, and multitasking often just leads to a lot of wasted time. Here are eight tried-and-true techniques for focusing your energy and making progress on the things that really matter.

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17 productivity tools to help maximize your time (and simplify your life)

When you’re running a business, every hour counts. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tools and apps that will help you stay focused, prioritize your work, and become more efficient with your time.

Five tools to turn your smartphone into your office

One of the quickest ways to get organized and be more productive is to maximize your smartphone’s capabilities. Check out five great smartphone tools that will put your business right into the palm of your hand.

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How Steve Dotto uses Wave to increase productivity

More often than not, accounting is one of the biggest pain points for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn how tech expert Steve Dotto uses Wave’s invoicing tool for his business in this informative video.

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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 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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Six tools entrepreneurs shouldn’t live without

Being an entrepreneur means freedom, but it also means you don’t have colleagues or managers to share tips and tools to boost your productivity. We’ve got six great tools every entrepreneur needs in their success toolkit.

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The right (and wrong) ways to use bots

So you’ve heard that bots will save you time and help you build your small business’s customer service, but you’ve got no idea how to use them? This article demystifies bots and gives tips on how small businesses can actually use them the right way.

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Forget work-life balance—focus on creating harmony instead

It doesn’t always make sense to think of work and life as separate things when you own a business, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your well-being. Follow our tips for a healthier, more balanced and more rewarding life.

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Start organizing your next year’s filing now (we’ll show you how)

Got all your financial records and bookkeeping ready to file for 2017 tax season? Now’s the perfect time to get a jumpstart on 2018, too. Follow these tips to organize your books better so next year’s taxes will be a breeze.

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Automate your business: Wave + Zapier

Using more than 1,000 integration options from Zapier, you can automate your business processes to save time and be more efficient.

Wave now works with Zapier. Here’s how.

Great news! You can now use Zapier (rhymes with “happier”) to connect Wave with potentially hundreds of different applications, and automate your workflows. (See the guest blog post from Zapier’s Alison Groves.)

Zapier and Wave

Say you create a new invoice in Wave for a brand new customer. Now you need to get that customer into your CRM; add them to your email marketing list; send an email to that customer to thank them; maybe even create a follow-up task in your to-do app.

Top three tips and resources for managing your money?

This week we’re featuring guest blog posts from the Collaborich Conference, taking place September 30 to October 2, 2015. This is the fifth post in the “Financially Free Entrepreneur” series.