A “workout” regimen for small business owners

Exercise is something we all know we need but we often avoid or overlook until it’s too late. Our muscles aren’t just physical, though. We have mental “muscles” that need working out, too. Recently, I read a great article Forbes by Dr. Douglas McKenna about this very thing. McKenna used to work for Microsoft and […]

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Time Off: Do Small Business Owners Get Any?

If you run a small business, you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work that is required. Not only must you juggle constant deadlines from a wide range of clients, but the housekeeping tasks can be immense. From bookkeeping and accounting to cost estimating and project management, the small business owner […]

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How to Develop Organizational Culture in an E-Business

It’s a good business decision to outsource: It’s often cheaper to hire outsource staff than to hire in-house. At times, the per-hour cost of outsource staff might be slightly higher than an in-house staff (depending on where the outsource staff is located), but there is less overhead, no payment of benefits and bonuses, and the […]

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Reaching the Peak: When Delegation Shines

If you follow me on twitter you have seen a ton of recent tweets about @emailcenterpro, about ‘click – click – move – move’, and about Inbox 0! Some of you may be wondering: How I am doing that? Others may already know because you subscribe to my Tips in 10 email newsletter. I won’t […]

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Meetings: Maddeningly Mundane or Massively Meaningful?

“A business without meetings is… an enjoyable place to work”. Haha, okay that might be a serious anti-meeting sentiment but I know that most of you chuckled because deep down you feel the same way. Meetings are rarely an enjoyable experience. And yet, we have them and can’t imagine doing business without them.

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Horror story from the front lines of project management

Posted by on June 4, 2009 in: Project Management

This is a true story, although the details have been changed to protect the guilty parties. I was hired as an outside consultant to manage a project for an international corporation. They were producing a new project – a multi-million dollar project that was supposed to go to market within a specific timeframe. On the […]

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