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How Efficient Organization is the Key to Small Business Growth

By Jennie Lyon / April 24, 2018

Who doesn’t love spring cleaning? It’s a chance to get rid of all the clutter, and the same could be said for your business. For a small business, organization is key. There are a ton of little tasks that can take up way too much of your time, quickly filling up your schedule and pulling you away from the work that only you can do. Well, it’s spring cleaning time, so hire a virtual assistant to help create systems that will set your business up for success! Administration & Client ManagementOne place where you can find a lot of unnecessary…

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How to Be Productive When You Just Don’t “Feel” Like It

By Jennie Lyon / January 30, 2018
How to Be Productive When You Just Don't "Feel" Like It

Have you ever been sitting at your desk, staring at your computer screen, and think, “I… just don’t feel like working right now.” Isn’t it the worst? Here is the thing, we all feel like that sometimes. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep the previous night, or maybe you are in the middle of some kind of emotional turmoil. Maybe you worked too hard the previous day and are burnt out. Whatever your reason, there is no point in beating yourself up. That just makes the problem worse! Instead, try some of these tips I use to kickstart my day…

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4 Tools to Keep Busy Entrepreneurs From Procrastinating

By Jennie Lyon / May 8, 2015

When there is SO much to do that there’s barely enough time to do it in, we have an odd tendency to put off doing anything at all. Procrastination is tempting for many reasons: overwhelm, fear of failure, disorganization, or simply not knowing where to start. As an entrepreneur, it’s best to nip your procrastination habit in the bud before it derails your budding enterprise. Here are a few tools I’ve picked up that can help keep entrepreneurs from procrastinating. 1. Get OrganizedIf your workspace is a mess and pens, papers, and wires don’t have their own designated space, you…

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Does Your Business Have a Procedure Manual in Place?

By Jennie Lyon / June 7, 2014

When I start working with a client, one of the first questions I ask is whether they have a procedure manual in place for their business. Nine out of ten times, the answer is either 1. No, or 2. What is a procedure manual? A procedure manual is one of the most important documents to have in place for the people who support your business. It allows your virtual assistant, in-house assistant, web designer or technical support team to quickly access whatever information they need to support your business from your procedure manual and get the work done instead of calling or…

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5 Simple Ways for Busy Entrepreneurs to Stay Focused

By Jennie Lyon / May 3, 2014

As a super, busy entrepreneur or small business owner, you know how important your time is. It can be hard to work long hours without getting distracted. This can be especially hard if you wear many hats – not only are you a busy business owner, but you are a spouse and a parent too! As a busy entrepreneur myself and one that works exclusively from home, I can tell you that staying focused is essential for the growth of your business. That can be tricky if you have pets, a home phone that rings and kids running through the…

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