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Four Ways Smartphones can Make You a More Efficient Entrepreneur

Four Ways Smartphones can Make You a More Efficient Entrepreneur

| May 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

According to the 2013 AT&T Small Business Tech Survey, 85% of the companies surveyed reported using a smartphone for their day-to-day business. Interestingly, that same survey found that only 31% of small businesses used mobile apps, meaning most business owners were only using their phones for phone calls and email. And while smartphones are a […]

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How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina and he was trying to grind out some important work on his thesis. But there was a problem. His favorite coffee shop, which had previously been a quiet sanctuary where he could escape distraction and get work done, had just added a new […]

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The Benefits of a No-Policy Vacation Policy

The Benefits of a No-Policy Vacation Policy

| November 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

One of the benefits of working at SpareFoot is our no-policy vacation policy. In other words, if someone wants to take time off, he or she doesn’t have to seek permission or to religiously track that time against a quota. We trust employees to get their work done—and to not unduly burden colleagues who are […]

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It’s the Little Things (That Are Wasting Your Time)

It’s the Little Things (That Are Wasting Your Time)

| June 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Everyone wants to work at a job they love, but sometimes even a job that looks perfect on paper fails to meet our expectations or make us happy. Employees become frustrated and unproductive when things like office politics, stress, or bad communication get in the way. Even what sounds like the best job in the […]

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Want to Win? Tackle These Issues and Stay Focused!

Want to Win? Tackle These Issues and Stay Focused!

| May 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

It is safe to assume that, if given one wish, most entrepreneurs would ask for more hours to their day. No matter what stage in its start-up life a small business may be in, time is precious and must be used carefully to ensure that the company stays on track and focused with what it’s […]

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Top Tips for Keeping Motivated When Working From Home

Top Tips for Keeping Motivated When Working From Home

| May 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

In some ways, working from home is the ultimate luxury.  You get to lie in bed longer each morning, you save money on petrol, you don’t have to put up with the office gossip and that annoying guy who eats garlic-laced sandwiches at his desk every day.  Unfortunately, you also get to miss out on […]

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The 7 Startup “Mudas”

The 7 Startup “Mudas”

| May 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

In the industrial world the elimination of “muda” (Japanese term for waste) can’t be stressed enough as means to increase productivity and profitability, yet there is a vast majority of service-related businesses that are still trying to figure out how to implement lean strategies to their businesses. Startup founders may find that there are several […]

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13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule And Stay On Task

13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule And Stay On Task

| April 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

Question: How do you keep yourself on task/maintain productivity with a hectic work schedule?  TURN OFF THE DOPAMINE DRIP “Let’s face it — we’re all addicted to email. If you want to get stuff done, turn off your email. Close your social media feeds and web browser too. You’ll be amazed at what you get […]

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Easy Ways to Work Smarter Not Harder During A Start-Up

Easy Ways to Work Smarter Not Harder During A Start-Up

| February 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

Let’s look at what it means. Working smarter means getting results with the least amount of time, energy, and resources; and while it doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have to work hard it does carry its own weight.  There are four tactics to working smarter not harder during a start-up and while there are […]

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