Topic: Advice

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The Importance of Website Policies for Your Website

Let’s start this post with a BIG disclaimer: I am NOT a legal professional (clearly). The information I’m sharing in this article is based on research I’ve done, but please do additional research and contact a legal professional if needed. Now we can jump into this important topic: Website Policies. One thing I do know…

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Five Productive Tasks to Tackle During a Slow Season

We’ve all been there and have dealt with the dreaded slow season. This is incredibly stressful during your first few years of business when you are still learning the trends and understanding the flow of things. But the reality is that it happens to all businesses. In the early years of my business, I started…

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5 Lessons My Business Taught Me

One of my favorite memories from childhood was watching my Dad run his own business. He was an amazing carpenter that could make just about anything. He would spend his days in the shop building and going to people’s homes to install his masterpieces — then come home to work on bookkeeping, work on sketches,…

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4 Tools for Productivity That We Use Everyday

As a small biz owner we have to wear many hats and it sometimes feels like there is never enough time to do all the things that we need to do for our business. I’m always looking for ways to make things flow easier and help with productivity — not only for myself but also…

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Setting up Google Analytics on Your Website

Google Analytics is a powerful (and FREE!) tool offered by Google that allows you to understand your website’s traffic and how your content and marketing efforts are performing. This is definitely one of my all time favorite web related things. With this tool integrated to your website you can track the amount of traffic coming…

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5 Tips for Managing Your Inbox

Real Talk: The email struggle is real. Before I started my business, I never really understood why people would complain about their inbox always being in a state of chaos. During that time I would just check my inbox 1-2 times per week — and most of it was spam so I didn’t really worry…

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5 Tips for a Highly Productive Meeting

5 Tips for a Highly Productive Meeting

Whether you work for yourself or for another company — meetings are a thing that will happen. Back when I worked in a cubicle farm (my first corporate job) — I remember realizing how unproductive our countless meetings would be. We would have daily meetings, some going over 2-3 hours, and when the team would…

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