Admin Mondays a.k.a How I Don't Lose My Mind as a Small Business Owner

Admin Mondays a.k.a How I Don't Lose My Mind as a Small Business Owner

I'm a super organized person, but there's something about paperwork and similar banalities that just get lost on me.

I've been in business since 2012, and I've learned a lot. I've also made a lot of mistakes.

One thing I continued to let get super out of hand in my first few years in business were mail (like actual snail mail), paper work, bookkeeping, and all the nitty gritty no one likes doing on the backend of a business.

Luckily, this is no longer an issue for me.

Are Old Plans Keeping You in a Holding Pattern?

When you run a business having an ongoing to-do list is common and a good thing. Keeping an eye on your short term and long term goals is smart, and a solid way to keep your business moving.

It’s also very easy to become chained to that to-do list. Allowing it to dictate what you should and shouldn’t be doing; holding you back and keeping you stuck.

17 Things to Do During the Summer Slump for Your Small Business

17 Things to Do During the Summer Slump for Your Small Business

Don't lay down with the dogs of summer! We're just about to hit the middle of summer, and that means the online world and pretty much everything else is about to slow way down.

For most small businesses the summer months tend to feel a bit of a snail's crawl; days can feel like they're creeping by. But guess what, we're less than 6 weeks out from the beginning of September! 

3 Ways I Use Asana to Plan My Content

3 Ways I Use Asana to Plan My Content

Recently, I shared with you how creating a business hub in Asana has transformed my workflow, saved me time, and organized the back end of my business in a way that as a productivity nerd I had only dreamed about.

In the past, I was using Asana (as well as Evernote!) like a glorified to-do list.

The Freedom of Systems: Saving Time & Bringing Sanity Back Into My Business

The Freedom of Systems: Saving Time & Bringing Sanity Back Into My Business

If there’s one thing that led to a pretty big shift in my business (and my mindset), it was implementing simple, repeatable systems.

I know, when I say the word “systems” I’ve probably already lost you.

But hold tight.

Let me try this instead: last year, the back end of my business was NOT working. In fact, it was wasting my time and draining the life out of me and my business. And most importantly taking the focus off of what I loved doing.

75+ Tools & Resources for Your Online Business

75+ Tools & Resources for Your Online Business

I suffer from shiny object syndrome so you don't have to. I love exploring SaaS (software as a service), tech resources, and online tools, to find out what works best for your small businesses and your budget.

And when I remember, I love sharing that info with you. But in the past, I've just shared links, images, and info in one-off posts or a newsletter. But for the longest time, I've wanted to compile a list of all of the tools I use and recommend to my clients as a resource for you all in one place - and I've finally done it!

5 New to Me Tech Resources to Make Your Life Easier

5 New to Me Tech Resources to Make Your Life Easier

As you may or may not know, one of my very favorite things to do is to investigate apps, SaaS (software as a service), and resources to help make your life easier! Below are 5 new recent tech discoveries you might find helpful in your everyday life, both business and personal.

In case you missed it, I put together a giant list of all of the tools and SaaS I use and recommend to my clients, you can find that here.