Why You Need to Create SOPs (Even if it’s just you in your business)

“The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.” – Brian Tracy   Quick refresher on SOPs: SOP stands for Standard Operating Procedure, and it’s just what it sounds like. It’s a document that details the steps to accomplish a certain task in your business. You should have an SOP for…

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Back to Business: Get Your Business in Gear After a Summer Break

One of my favorite things about late August through mid-September is that back to school vibe. There’s a slight crispness to the air that signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall. There’s a newness that’s different from the newness of New Years.  

All the shiny new school supplies. New clothes. Excitement and growth.  

Whether you liked school or not, back to school time probably still conjures feelings of endings and beginnings for you.  

Even as adults, and especially if we have kids, back to school can still feel a little strange, even though we usually aren’t the ones going to school!  

Parents are scrambling to buy new clothes and school supplies and get their kids ready for the school year, but why should the kids have all the fun? Your business deserves a back to school boost too! 

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How to Know When You’re Ready for an OBM

Whether you’re new to outsourcing or you’ve worked with professionals before like virtual assistants, graphic designers, copywriters, or web designers, you might be wondering what kind of help you need in order to take your business to the next level.

Most business owners get to a point where they wonder if they need a VA (or a few of them) or if they need to bring on an online business manager or project manager to handle some of the bigger managerial tasks in their business.

First of all, let’s look at what an OBM does and how are they’re different from VAs.

An OBM, or online business manager, takes on the role of manager in your business. They help put your big plans into action by organizing and delegating tasks, and supervising business operations to make sure stuff’s getting done. They monitor to make sure everything is being taken care of along with making sure it is organized so you don’t have to.

They can also provide accountability, which can be a business game changer all on its own.

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How to Power Through a Project Funk

Stuck in the mucky middle of a giant project? Maybe you’re writing a book or creating a new ecourse, and you’re hoping for a second wind to carry you to the finish line. Or maybe you’re going through a self-paced certification course and feel like you’re losing steam. It’s easy to get into a funk when…

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7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You’re About to Burn Out

Ah, burnout, that dreaded feeling that lurks on the edge of every entrepreneur’s mind. Almost all of us have felt that awful feeling when you’re exhausted, unmotivated, and you know you’re about to burn out.

If you’ve been in business for more than a year or two, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced burnout, or that you’ve come close. If you’ve been at this for longer, you may have been through burnout several times.  

Maybe it’s something entrepreneurs just have to deal with sometimes.  

OR maybe we’re doing this all wrong!  

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Business Tool Tip: Why I Love Teamwork

As an OBM, a huge part of my job is keeping things organized in my clients’ businesses as well as my own.  

With all my clients, their projects, my projects, and several people on my team, there are a lot of moving parts to keep track of! Content creation, outreach, social media, research, tech stuff, graphics, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  

There are always so many tasks going on in my business that it’s impossible to keep up with them all without a robust project management program.  

I’ve tried several systems over the years I’ve been in business (don’t even get me started on the ones I don’t like…) but there’s one that stands out above the rest, that I absolutely LOVE: Teamwork.

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Business Tip: How to Use Your Time Off to Recharge

“Time off? What’s that?” 

All joking aside, I see this mindset all the time in entrepreneurs, no matter what kind of business they’re running. There’s way too much hustle and burnout and not enough rest, rejuvenation, and strategy.  

Yes, you need time off.  Here’s how to use your time off so you can come back strong. 

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Save time and money by adding SOPs to your flow

When you’re an entrepreneur, there’s nothing better than getting more done in less time. Every business has tasks that are necessary. Things that can’t be eliminated, but have to get done by someone. Somehow. The single biggest issue I hear from my clients is the lack of time to get everything done. Incorporating the strategy…

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