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10 Tips to Keep Your Online Environment Safe

By Tammy | September 27, 2021

10 Tips to Keep Your Online Environment Safe October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. Let’s face it; we live in a very technological world. A world of smartphones, smart homes, smart cars; and we can find at least one or more devices connected to the Internet in more than 90% of households.  …

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A Simple Guide to Creating a Realistic Business Plan

By Tammy | August 23, 2021

Many small business owners think that if their business is a home business or a small business that they don’t need a real business plan. After all, they think I am not going to get a business loan, so why do I need to do all that planning? For starters, if you want to succeed, and you want it to be repeatable, and you want to avoid the potential for burnout, you must develop a business plan. A business plan will help you structure, run, and grow your business realistically and sustainably. And guess what? Creating a business plan isn’t even hard to do. Let’s learn how to make a one-page business plan for your home or small business right now.

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10 tips to avoid burnout

10 Tips To Avoid Burnout

By Tammy | August 16, 2021

Burnout often happens when we end up disillusioned by something we are doing. Even if you love what you do, burnout can still happen. Most of the time, burnout is related to a feeling of mental and physical exhaustion and being unable to do all that you need to do to get to a place of rest.

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Know The Signs Of Burnout

By Tammy | August 5, 2021

Burnout is often mistaken for being overworked, burning the candle at both ends, all work no play, you get the idea. And while yes, all those can and will lead to burnout, it’s also important to know there are other factors such as hating your job, your situation, or not getting the support or appreciation you need from others. The thing is burnout can be prevented if you know what to watch for and what to avoid.

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3 Tips to Avoid Small Team Burnout

By Tammy | July 26, 2021

If you own or manage a small team, create a workflow to accommodate for time off. Here are a few tips for filling in when a key player is on vacation, or is suddenly away.

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The power of small changes

Mini Habits: The Power of Small Changes

By Tammy | July 19, 2021

The mini-habit is the power of small changes. It’s taking the premise that doing a whole lot of small things will eventually add up to something amazing. Think, for example, of what would happen if you only read a couple of news articles every day? Before you know it, you’d have accomplished the goal of becoming more informed, and would be better able to handle discussions about current events.

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Starting Your Own Business Does Not End Your Vacations

Starting Your Own Business Does Not End Your Vacations

By Tammy | July 12, 2021

It’s that time of year when everyone is talking about their vacation, where they’re going, or have been, how great it was to unplug and unwind. But for many entrepreneurs, vacations are just arm-chair dreams. Oftentimes a small business owner has way too much work on their plate, seemingly never-ending tasks. Who has time to take a vacation?

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Working From Home (still)

By Tammy | July 7, 2021

Last year I gave you tips for working at home, something many were not accustomed to and definitely not prepared for. It was a temporary situation, or so we thought, and we can accept short-term change. However, many are still working remotely, some started their own work-from-home business, and others, like Julia K. have been placed in a permanent remote location as many businesses have found the true benefits of virtual offices, but many of the employees don’t share the same optimism.

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Could You Be A Workaholic?

By Tammy | July 5, 2021

Could You Be A Workaholic? I always knew I was a workaholic. Both my parents are Type-A personalities and I suspect, workaholics, so I come by it honestly. Today is National Workaholics day, so I thought I would dig into the phenomenon a little more, and was surprised to see it is a treatable condition! …

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If Disaster Strikes, Will You Be Prepared?

By Tammy | June 14, 2021

Chances are that sooner or later you’ll face some sort of a disaster that will leave you without power, and hinder your access to purchase necessary supplies. It could be a natural disaster like a hurricane, snowstorm, flood, tornado, or earthquake. It could be a manmade disaster that has the power grid failing or requires you to stay put in your home such as the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter what strikes, you can lessen the personal impact by preparing for disasters most likely to occur in your area.

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Organizational Efficiency: Automate Your Business Finances

By Tammy | May 10, 2021

Every business must figure out how they plan to keep track of income and expenses and set up benchmarks for planning purposes. The poster child for automation is business finances. Think about it, most of your business finance tasks are recurring and rarely change, making it perfect for automation!

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Organizational Efficiency: The Anatomy of Your Business

By Tammy | April 27, 2021

The first thing to think about when you seek to make your days more manageable and more effective is the parts of your small business, the anatomy.

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Five Fast Ways to Make Quicker and Better Decisions

By Tammy | April 5, 2021

Being an efficient decision-maker can often make the difference in missed opportunities. You have to be decisive, and often you have to make quick decisions, but you want to be sure you are making the best choice. So how do you make quicker and quicker and better decisions? How do you become more accurate and effective at making decisions when it counts?

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Outsourcing The Key to Success

Outsourcing: The Key to Success

By Tammy | March 15, 2021

Think back to when you first set out to build your business. Do you remember what your “wants” were? For most, whether building a small business or becoming an entrepreneur, the first need, or “want”, was to have a business that provided the income you needed without overtaking your life. Working in the Corporate world was sucking your life away. Sure, you had an awesome career, maybe an excellent salary and title, but at what cost? Long commutes, long hours, you were missing out on the joy of life. So you decided to take matters into your own hands.

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Pros and Cons of filing your taxes early

Pros and Cons of Filing Your Taxes Early

By Tammy | February 17, 2021

Do you rush to file your tax returns as soon as possible? Do you gather all your documentation and stand at the IRS virtual door on opening day? As with everything, filing early has its pros and cons, but is filing early really a good idea?? Like many things in life, the answer is, “It depends.”

Not every situation is conducive to filing early. Filing for an extension and putting it off as long as possible may make more sense for some filers. Read on to learn the good, the bad, and sometimes the downright ugly of filing early and why waiting might be best.

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