Four Ways Smartphones can Make You a More Efficient Entrepreneur

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% ...


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

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,...


The Benefits of a No-Policy Vacation Policy

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 tha...


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

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 thing...


Want to Win? Tackle These Issues and Stay Focused!

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 ...


Top Tips for Keeping Motivated When Working From Home

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 g...


The 7 Startup “Mudas”

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 serv...


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

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 ...


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

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...