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Business Tools I Love: Slack

How’s it going with running your virtual team? Totally rocking it out, with each team member finding your groove. Or is it a bit of a chaotic mess, with missed deadlines and miscommunications at times. You’re not alone. Running a virtual team has its own challenges, ones that don’t even occur in an office setting. How do you solve the problem? Enter Slack – a virtual communications platform designed to enhance team conversations. Why I love it: Ease of use: Within two minutes, you can be up and running with your own private, secure Slack workspace. You simply create the […]

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What I’m Reading, Listening to and Watching to Keep on My Business Toes

Late last year, I took a 6-week break in my business. I was heading towards burnout and needed to put the brakes on so much in order to regain my balance. One of those items on pause wound up being content consumption. I didn’t allow myself to read other blog posts, listen to podcasts, watch any videos, or really indulge my inner geek that can spend hours doing a whole lot of nothing on my favorite blogger’s site. A funny thing happened though, I retrained my brain to no longer default to content consumption as a form of distraction. It’s […]

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Please, Please, Please Don’t Be Like This (a lesson in what not to do with your email list)

Earlier this year, I was planning an event for one of my clients. It was going to be her first in-person event in over 1 1/2 years. We were going to go big with signage and attendee swag and photos and videos and lavish catering – the works! But, I don’t live in the same city as the event. I’ve done event planning on this level before, so I’m fully aware that booking service providers in other states can be challenging and if you have any local resources at all, you use them. I happen to have another client in […]

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3 New Time-Saving Tips Just for YOU

I love learning. I love to discover new ways to do that same thing. Or learn a completely new concept. I love to get better so that I can support my clients in completely new ways. It probably comes as no surprise that I’m on a number of email lists. And each day, content (both good, bad and fair) comes across my virtual desk. This week, I’m sharing the top 3 time tips that’ve recently stood out and I just had to share them with you! Want to better use your time in Gmail? You need to check out this […]

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Business Tools I Love: Loom

You guys, I recently started using this awesome on-the-fly video tool and I just had to share it with you. It’s called Loom (but also goes by the moniker UseLoom). There are so many video recording apps and programs out there, why does this piece of tech standout to me? My top 5 reasons why: Flexibility to record only your computer screen with your voiceover, only yourself talking, or a combination of your screen with a talking head. And you do this by clicking on one button just before pressing recording. That’s right, no complex settings menu to navigate. Which brings […]

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Business Tools I Love: LastPass

When you manage a business, there’s so much data involved. Passwords – you bet! Credit card numbers – of course! On the teams I manage, there’s always one person working in one area of a business while another is working on an equally-important, but totally-different area. For example, it’s pretty much the norm that we’ll have one assistant updating a component of the marketing funnel while another is improving the client registration process and I’m in the oversight position on both tasks. In order for these upgrades to take effect, our team members need access our software programs and systems. […]

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The One Where I Share My Hack for Finding Focus

As a business owner, finding the opportunity to fully give yourself over to a task feels like a rarity. About as frequent as the unicorn passing under a rainbow on its way to meet the leprechaun and share the pot of gold. There’s always something to do and lots of balls up in the air – answer an email, tweak a blog post, record a video. And what so many of us find ourselves doing is giving each task half our attention. Which in turn makes it seems like it takes twice as long and is only a fraction as […]

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5 Tech Tools Everyone in the Online Business World Should be Using

I get asked way-too-often, “what tech tools should I be using? There’s so many – it’s overwhelming!” I totally hear you. Now, wonder no more. Here’s the five must-have pieces of tech you need to be using if you have an online service-based business (darling life coach, I’m looking at you). #1 – Cloud Storage When working with your team, you need an easy way to share working documents. It’s just not convenient to send documents as email attachments, just to have your assistant make your requested changes, then email it back to you (via email again). Migrate your files […]

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