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Stop Being a Control Freak

Many small business owners are control freaks who have a really hard time of letting go and letting someone else handle various tasks. This is especially true of self-made business owners who along with everyone else feel that if they let their assistant do things they will lose control. Additionally, they also feel like no one can do “it” whatever “it” is, as well as they can. But, in almost

Which is better, one task at a time or multitasking?

As a freelancer or contractor you’re likely working on numerous projects simultaneously, you might have half a dozen different clients with various projects at different stages of completion. But, is it better to focus on one project at a time or is it better to multitask and handle many projects at the same time. Well, the verdict is in and study after study shows that almost everyone that thinks they

Tips for Creating and Maintaining a Realistic Schedule 

One of the hardest parts of working for yourself as a contractor, freelancer or whatever you call yourself is creating and maintaining a realistic schedule for work and family life. I know I started out in business thinking I would have loads of billable hours and I imagine most people start their business believing they will have around forty hours a week available as “billable hours” but soon learn that

Starting a Graphic Design Business

Starting a graphic design business from home as a contractor is a great business to start. The term graphic designer is a very generic word that covers many different specialities in different niches. A graphic designer could specialize in any of the following niches, web design, print design, eBook cover designer, infographic designer, business card designer, and so forth. Each of these requires different specialist skills so you must choose

Ten Ways Project Management Can Help You with Your Everyday Work Tasks

Many small business owners think that project management isn’t for them, they might have a service business or handle small projects, project management isn’t just for big projects, and it can be used for everyday work tasks. In fact, if you want to run a successful business then it’s imperative that you do use project management to help you with your everyday tasks. Project Management Helps You Understand Your Daily

Project Management Tips for Managing Small Projects

I’m of the opinion that it’s actually harder to manage smaller projects, in terms of what it takes to accomplish your goals. It might take less time since the project is smaller, but you will often have to put in the work required no matter how small the project is if you want to get good results. Some of the most surprising mistakes when managing small projects are detailed here

How to Improve Project Management through Evaluation

I was first introduced to project management over thirty years ago when I worked in the super construction industry, project management is one of those skills that can help you with many every day and long-term tasks and projects. As with most things in life, you can always improve what you are doing and with project management, one sure fire way to improve anything that you do is through evaluation.

Free Software and Tools to Streamline Your Business

Who says nothing in life is free, when it comes to some pretty amazing software and tools that you can use for your business right now, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact there is free software and tools available that can help run almost your entire business. In fact as somebody that develops websites so that they buzz and sizzle I should start with WordPress, as this

Working With A Virtual Assistant

A Virtual Assistant is almost a must have for almost every small business owner or they should be, they can do all the mundane tasks that you find yourself doing allowing you to better utilize your time and make more money. However it’s very important to create a process whereby you provide your VA with clear instructions and limits. You want your virtual assistant to know when it’s okay to

Tips to Manage a Project When It’s Just You 

Often times, especially if you’re a service provider or small business owner, the project manager and the person working on the project are one and the same. But, that doesn’t mean you should leave project management principles behind. In fact, you should be even more diligent in your preparation and implementation of the project when it’s just you. After all, if anything goes wrong, it’s all on you. Use a


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