Over the years, I’ve used various tools to help manage my business. I’ve used Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, Wave Accounting and ZOHO Books extensively. But I’ve never really been happy. One reason is the ‘add-ons’. Want to run a payroll? Pay extra. HR? Pay extra. Inventory management? Pay extra. And when you can’t ‘add on’, it’s […]
A toxic workplace is a crushing environment in which to spend 8 to 10 (or more) hours a day. You can avoid them by watching out for these warning signs.
Times are always tough somewhere. Countries, regions and industries all have economic cycles. Right now almost everyone is hurting due to COVID-19. Economists and governments are expecting many job losses to be permanent. Unemployment is forecast to remain high for some years to come. That’s encouraging (or forcing) many of us to rethink our future […]
Six tips for beating distractions and procrastination! My working career spans 50 years. For at least 30 of those, I’ve worked from a home office. For the last 20 years, I’ve lead a team of focused writers, social media specialists and coders… all from my home office. And they all work from home too! It […]
Studies show remote workers are happy and productive. Yet even in industries where the practice is popular, companies have struggled with how much to embrace remote work. What gives?
With a lack of privacy comes noise – the talking, typing, and even music from your co-worker’s earphones. Scientists suggest that background noise impairs both memory and productivity.
The future belongs to small, innovative, agile entrepreneurs. Passion and perseverance will create many opportunities for those with their eyes and minds open. I came across this article from the Techstars blog. Given Techstars great track-record for bringing start-ups to market, I thought you might find it useful too. Running a “city program” accelerator at […]
Apr 3, 2017 by guest blogger Bob Warfield For those of you who desperately want to start your own business, I want to caution you about the worst possible thing you will be tempted to do: You are going to want to quit your Day Job and go all in. Don’t do it! I know. […]
Committing to work from home is a big decision for most of us. The ultimate question we all face – probably from others as well as ourselves, is whether or not we can focus and be productive. Sure there are lots of potential distractions, but they soon fade into the background. What doesn’t, of course, […]