Is your desk buried under stacks of papers? Does it take you more than 5 minutes to find the documents you need? Are you often confused about which work files to keep and where to file them? Here is a simple method for organizing your work files. You're free to tweak the system according to your needs, but more or less, it can help you sort your documents into general … [Read more...] about How to organize your work files
Studying for an important exam? Preparing for a big presentation? Or mastering a speech that you need to give to your staff? A good memory can help you do well in school and at work. But how do you sharpen your memory? It's actually not about having a high IQ or a 'gift' for remembering names and facts. Everyone can have a good memory, if you just use these key skills. … [Read more...] about 4 R’s to Better Memory
You think you're being helpful. You believe that you run a structured and organized department. You pride yourself on being a 'hands on' manager who will go over and beyond what's expected of you to lead your team to the goal. But what if you're actually doing the complete opposite? What if all the meetings, memos and procedures you set up are actually slowing things down, … [Read more...] about Are you a micromanager?
One of the biggest challenges of small business owners and business start ups is controlling overhead. Though it's crucial to invest in good resources (you have to spend money to earn money, as they say) it's still important to spend wisely—especially in this tough economy. And small businesses and business start-ups have to be particularly vigilant. Due to smaller margins or … [Read more...] about How to control your small business’ overhead expenses
The economy has hit many small businesses very hard, causing thousands to close shop. Others are clinging, it seems, by the skin of their teeth. If your business is struggling, you may be faced with the difficult decision of whether to push on or to cut your losses and shut down your business. It's truly a heartbreaking decision. But before you throw in the towel, read this … [Read more...] about How to save a struggling business