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Tips for Staying Organized and Focused in 2017

Tips for Staying Organized and Focused in 2017

Did you know that most people have already slacked up on their New Year’s resolution? In fact, only 8% of Americans will even achieve their goals this year.

If you stop hitting the gym you might gain few extra pounds, but if you slack up on your goals in business, you could lose clients, a competitive advantage and incredible team members.

Tips to Finding Freelance Help and Making It Work

Tips to Finding Freelance Help and Making It Work

Freelancers are becoming more and more common. According to a recent study, roughly 30 percent of companies fill at least some roles with freelancers and short-term contract employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported an increase in the number of people engaging in temporary or contract-driven work over the course of the past few years. As of 2015, about one-third of the total U.S. workforce was classified as freelance, and it is estimated that that percentage could rise to 50 percent by the end of 2020.

Being Realistic about Your Schedule

Being Realistic about Your Schedule

Between juggling fulltime jobs, friends, and kids, most of us have way too much on our plates. We often make the mistake of trying to jam pack too many things in the day, assuming that we can do more than we actually have the time and energy for.

While it is good to be ambitious, if you pack too much into your schedule chances are things will actually backfire, and you will subsequently end up being less productive.

Business Organization Tools and How to Use Them Properly

Business Organization Tools and How to Use Them Properly

Tools like BasecampTrello, and Slack all have their own pros and cons. But properly integrating tools into the workplace is about more than what tools you choose — it’s about thinking carefully about how to implement them and how to use them in a way that improves time management, boosts productivity, and keeps employees moving forward on things. So, you’ve chosen the tools and put them in place, but how do you make sure that they work for your team? Let’s take a look.

Delegate Strategically to Grow Your Business

Delegate Strategically to Grow Your Business

Running a small business means that you are used to doing everything yourself. All decision-making, from big picture strategy goals to negotiating with vendors right down to purchasing office supplies, potentially runs through you. In the beginning, this makes a lot of sense. As you are establishing a business, you likely will need to put yourself into overdrive and pile everything onto your plate in order to save money, or just make sure it all gets done right.

Managing Your Time to Determine Your Brand Strategy

Managing Your Time to Determine Your Brand Strategy

Being a marketing agency, it may surprise you to learn that one of the first things we do when we start working with a new client is talk about time management, and how it can help accelerate business growth. Maybe we got hired to create a logo, redesign a website, or launch a social media campaign. So why are we talking about time management? What does time management have to do with marketing? With finding your brand?

5 Tools to Help Your Business

5 Tools to Help Your Business

Whether you are a solo freelancer, part of a team, or heading up a company with hundreds of employees, your business is only going to be a functional as the process you’ve established. And let’s be honest, there’s always room for improvement. If you’re like us, you’re constantly on the lookout for new tools and methods for increasing efficiency and solving problems – even if they are problems we didn’t know we had.