Productivity for Small Business

Do I Need to Blog? Yes. Here’s Why.

I get this question often from clients who don't think they have the time to write original content: Do I need to blog? My answer is nearly always the same: Yes. Yes, and yes. Why is Blogging So Important? Google. I'm really talking about all search engines here, but...

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How to Store Files in the Cloud With Dropbox

I use Dropbox every day for storing files, and for sharing them with others. Sometimes it's just too big to send via email. I also love having my files with me everywhere I go. The app is free for desktop, phone and tablet. Dropbox gives you free storage, so if you...

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Organize Recipes with Paprika

When I'm not working, I love to cook and collect recipes on the Internet. Since I've got more than 2500 recipes, they have to be organized. This is why I love Paprika. It's easy to collect and organize recipes, and ridiculously easy to import them from recipe...

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Evernote: My 7 Favorite Features

Yup, this is another post about my favorite application, Evernote. I've been using the app since it was new on the market in 2008. The first presentation I ever gave in public was on Evernote at the Memphis Social Expedition Breakfast in September 2009. By then,...

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Gmail Filters: Get Email Under Control

If you're a Gmail user like me, there are still features you aren't using that could help tame your email monster and make you more produtive. Filters are little nerdy lifesavers for me. I get a lot of email — newsletters, notifications, personal emails from family...

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3 Business Lessons From Water Skiing

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. — Publilius Syrus This quote reminds me of my younger days — I loved water skiing and wasn't half bad. My siblings and I had our own slalom ski, which was bright blue with rainbow graphics. You should know that getting up...

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Get Calm for More Productivity

Productivity is tough to maintain when you feel besieged by email, Facebook, and Twitter notifications one second, and text messages, phone calls, and Google chats the next. Do you ever feel as if you can't get a moment's peace? Sometimes, in order to keep my...

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Scannable: More Productivity From Evernote

Do you ever feel like there aren't enough hours in the day for all you need to do? Me too. That's why I'm interested in apps that increase my productivity and help me use my time wisely. I have a couple of requirements for go-to apps; they must: Be available on both...

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Learn About Keyboard Shortcuts

Today's video is about keyboard shortcuts. I've used them for years, and they make my work faster, and save my wrists, as I'm prone to carpal tunnel issues. The video covers very basic universal shortcuts, a few that vary between applications, and a couple for Gmail...

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Evernote and GTD Saved My Sanity

  I never thought I'd achieve Inbox Zero. And I won't say I stay there all the time. But it's happening more and more lately. Nearly a year ago, my boss introduced me to a system called The Secret Weapon (TSW). Based on David Allen's Getting Things Done system,...

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The Latest Technology — Through the Years

I'm a sucker for the technology, even when it's analog. Here's a look at the latest technology through the years. 1980s: DayTimer I was one of DayTimer's best customers. It started in the mid-80s. It was the calendar/organizer I'd been looking for all my life. I...

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Are You Creative?

I just ran across an interesting article on Lifehacker about the creative personality, called The Seven Elements of a Creative Personality. I read everything I can on this topic because it pretty much describes me. Especially this: You're creative if: Your Mind Has an...

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Countdown: Mailbox App

I love new apps. One form of my bio says "inveterate beta tester." So it'll come as no surprise when I say I got in line a couple of weeks ago for the hot new GTD Inbox Zero-influenced iPhone email app called Mailbox. Their marketing strategy was nothing short of...

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Mobile Apps: Find Food on the Road. Fast.

A week or so ago we took a weekend-long roadtrip to San Antonio. Now, that's quite a roadtrip for a weekend. It's a 12-hour drive, so we got on the road at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, drove all day, attended the Army All-American Bowl to see my amazing nephew perform the...

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Five Ways to Be a Better Coach

I get technology. I love beta software, am all over Google Plus and am way more likely to blow too much money in the App Store than in a shoe store. Things that are part of my everyday routine, like RSS feeds, Evernote and the HTML interface in WordPress, make other...

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Evernote Site Memory

I've been a fan of Evernote since I've known about it. I use it on both my desktop and laptop computers as well as the iPhone. It's easy to store notes, pictures, web pages of anything I need to remember and it syncs seamlessly and nearly instantly between the three....

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