5 Strategies to Improve Your Productivity at Work

It’s no secret that when we ring in the New Year, most of us also strive to bring in a “New You”. Whether it’s a new job, a raise or even a promotion – we all want something better. It’s also classically known that most of us stop aggressively pursuing this new goal a few weeks into the year.
Where do we go wrong? We set our sights too high too soon. Instead, let’s start small and focus on the little things you can change on a daily basis that will benefit your career. First on that list should be productivity.

We’ve outlined the top five simplest productivity improvement strategies that you can easily implement into your daily routine. (Guest post)

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Small Businesses are Leaders of Innovation and Creativity

What is innovation? What is leadership?

A few words come to mind. Passion. Innovation. Creativity. Belief.

We tend to think of small businesses as having a disadvantage when competing with the bigger companies around the world. I think it’s the other way around…

Small companies have a strong advantage because of their amazing capacity for innovation and creativity. Let’s delve deeper into what sets these small businesses a part and how they can set themselves up for success by utilizing these advantages.

I have been having a lot of conversations with people about what it takes to be innovative and to set yourself a part – in life and in work. So, I decided to share with you what conclusions I have drawn and several stories I have come across in my conversations and research. Continue reading Small Businesses are Leaders of Innovation and Creativity

Expect to be “googled”

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When we don’t know something, what do we do? We “google” it. And, of course, we expect to find an answer! So, when you tell someone about your company or your work as a small business owner (independent contractor, consultant, etc.), expect them to “google” you. And when they do, you will want to put your best foot forward. Act as though your website is your business card. Show them who you are and what you do in a clean and easy-to-read manner, because first impressions count. And remember to KISS – keep it simple, stupid!

Focus on user experience

Pictures/graphics and colors are nice, but you need to focus on user experience!!! A visitor needs to be able to read the content that you so carefully put together! Make sure it looks clean…have a solid background color and easy-to-read font of an appropriate color. For example, if you have a dark background, use a lighter font color that doesn’t strain the eyes (avoid lime green or yellow!).

Have all other information easily accessible under appropriate headings: “about us”, “product” or “service”, “contact us”, etc. Allow your visitors to share you via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. with the quick access tools that are clearly visible. This is a great way to have your visitors market your product for you. In addition, create Facebook, LinkedIn, anfree small business management softwared Twitter accounts for your company and start a blog while you are at it. The more places your audience can find you, the better!

Grab their attention fast

Attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. You need to get your visitor the vital information quickly, so they understand what your product is and decide what their next action will be. If they aren’t impressed with what they initially see on your home page they will leave. If they are, then they may decide to browse for more information or decide to contact you, which means they are a potential client.

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