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Maximizing Productivity, Creating a Balance in Your Day!

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 21:07 -- Leonard Shostak

Running a business has so many levels that need to be managed simultaneously. As self-employed and small business owners we tend to spend too much time doing thing that don’t lead us to profitable results. Realizing that our time is valuable means focusing on being INSPIRED to pursue our passion and learning to manage our time.

Here are a few suggestions on how to organize your day to maximize your time to focus on what makes you money. Follow these steps to make the most of your day:

Measuring the Rsults of Your Content

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:11 -- Leonard Shostak

You have published social media and the question is how often should you collect your data?

To begin, plan to schedule reviewing results on a monthly basis, from there you may consider doing it weekly or bi-weekly. There is no doubt that if you do this you will be able to keep your goals on track, particularly because you will be able to see if any changes need to be made quickly. As long as these metrics help support your goals and allow you to take action then you’re on the right path.

Master Success with a Virtual Assistant

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:51 -- Leonard Shostak

Success with a Virtual Assistant must be learned, developed and mastered. To find a successful VA and create a long-term relationship follow these three simple rules:
1. Before hiring a VA organize yourself and figure out what tasks need to be outsourced. Take advantage of tools like Evernote to keep track of daily/weekly tasks. What do you outsource? Here are a few suggestions:

What Are The Best Websites to Find A Virtual Assistant?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:26 -- Leonard Shostak

The biggest secret of highly productive people is to delegate the work and avoiding doing everything themselves. Lack of time and knowledge prevents us from finding resources to highly experienced and affordable Virtual Assistants. Like most business owners ,you have a commitment to succeeding at work and life, but the truth is that we struggle in finding TIME to do everything that needs to be done.

Benefits of Outsourcing?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:26 -- Leonard Shostak

As small business owners, hiring full time employees is not always an option due to expenses such as health insurance, worker’s compensation, payroll tax and much more. The other issue is that most entrepreneurs are very talented yet are physically unable to do it all, this can stall business growth.

Preparing for Growth

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:47 -- Leonard Shostak

Growing pains can be a barrier to business growth. It is important to have a contingency plan ready for action as a way to be prepared. What could this growth mean for your business? How will you recognize it? What do these changes mean and include for your business in regard to operation, staffing, and overall business management? To help you get this plan into action and focus on growth here are a few tips to grow your business:

The Competitive Advantage of Networking

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 21:37 -- Leonard Shostak

Networking is a great way to gain new clients. There is no means of online networking that can replace the power of building relationships face-to-face. According to a study, 95 percent of business owners say face-to-face meetings are essential for long-term business relationships. Not being a part of these groups is simply not an option if we want to grow our business. Despite operational difficulties this is a way to learn and figure out new ways to fine-tune strategies to increase opportunities as we gain knowledge through others' expertise.

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