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The 4 Types of Entrepreneur and Why You Need to Be Each One

If you want your business to grow, you need to grow, too

If you want to grow and scale your business over the next year, you need to have all four of these entrepreneur personality types.The problem is, this is hard because you're a single person with a single personality.But, if you want to ...

by Scott Oldford  | March 29, 2018 06:00:00
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Why Multitasking Is a Myth That's Breaking Your Brain and Wasting Your Time

You might think you're a great multitasker, but you're not. There's no such thing

When I was younger, I, like many young entrepreneurs, prided myself on being a master at multitasking. I thought I needed to be a strong multitasker to optimize efficiency and productivity at every moment. And I thought that everyone who was successful ...

by Matthew Toren  | October 02, 2017 08:00:00
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How to Tackle It All In Your Business When There's Just So Much to Do

It takes physical effort, technology and the right mindset to effectively manage everything there is to do

I have never worn as many hats as I do now as the founder and CEO ofDue. That's because I'm overseeing its growth and development, marketing, business strategy and daily operations while still managing my personal brand, networking, traveling, doing speaking engagements and ...

by John Rampton  | July 27, 2017 12:00:00
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5 realistic ways to work less but get more done

Multitasking is less productive than doing any given task individually.

Five o’clock rolls around, but it is not quitting time. You will be lucky if you get out by six, 6:30 at the earliest. When 8 pm rolls around, you slam your head against the keyboard because you are still not done.Sound ...

by Alp Mimaroglu  | June 10, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

Finding your focus through 'deep work'

Working on something while in 'deep work' mode will produce much better results than working with fragmented attention.

It happens all the time. You start out the day with great intentions to get that financial report done or to work on your marketing plan only to find it is 3 pm and you have barely scratched the surface. Every time ...

by Lisa Evans  | March 24, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

The 7 seemingly innocent habits holding you back from success

Know the difference between 'good' and 'bad' habits.

What big things do you want to accomplish this year? Are you going to start a new business? Double the revenue in your existing company? Write a best-selling book? Lose 50 pounds?Related: Become a productivity monster by eliminating these 5 time-wasting habitsGoals are great, and you ...

by Brandon Turner  | January 25, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

7 productivity hacks for a workplace that delivers

Make your workplace more conducive for productivity with these seven tips.

My field of integrated communications is a service business that by definition must be productive. People’s deadlines must be met with deliverables executed on a critical path, with many layers of dependencies: Clients depend on teams to launch products, time financial news and outmaneuver competitors.It’s a ...

by Barbara Bates  | July 20, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Forget multitasking. Real productivity comes from singletasking

Single-tasking is working with our brains the way they were created.

Despite the pressure to multitask in our increasingly frantic world, experts warn about the dangers of multitasking—lowering our IQs, shrinking our brains and even decreasing our productivity. Instead of multitasking, experts are now extoling the virtues of singletasking.Devora Zack, author of the new ...

by Lisa Evans  | July 03, 2015 02:00:00
Startup Tips

20 ways to make this week the most productive yet

Set things straight for yourself. Observe these tips to accomplish more each workday.

The phrase “time is money” is more true now than ever before. It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon (a combination rocket scientist and brain surgeon) to realize that our productivity is directly linked to our revenue and profits.With that in mind, here ...

by Sujan Patel  | June 15, 2015 11:00:00
Startup Tips

This simple psychological trick can make you feel more productive

You need this motivation to boost your productivity even if you are pressed by time.

According to research from professors at Duke University's Fuqua chool of Business and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, we generally assume that multitasking will make us happier than focusing on a single activity. And we're right--sort of."We are told over and over again ...

by Shana Lebowitz  | May 05, 2015 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Quit working pointlessly hard and just get more done

Multitasking can lead to inefficiency. It is better to focus on each task at a time.

Successful people don't work harder; they work smarter. As your competitors encroach on your market share, it's critical to approach your work in the most productive way possible.Email, unexpected phone calls and impromptu meetings can quickly derail your day if you're not ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | April 17, 2015 10:30:00
Startup Tips

5 tips to chase your entrepreneurial pursuit while working a full-time job

Make your full-time job part of your motivation as you build your own business on the side.

The following are five incredible ways to build your entrepreneurial pursuit despite (and even with the help of) your regular job.1. Think of your job as a blessing. Your job is not some dead weight holding you back. Your job is the gasoline that ...

by Brandon Turner  | April 15, 2015 10:30:00
Startup Tips

How to run a business and keep your weekends, too

Change your usual routine to enjoy weekends as much as you enjoy working on your business during weekdays.

Entrepreneurs sacrifice a lot for their businesses. Money, time, social life--all of these tend to go out the window. What you surely don't expect to lose, however, are your weekends.Business owners don't procrastinate; they are constantly firing on all cylinders. Why does ...

by Deborah Sweeney  | April 11, 2015 06:00:00