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5 Tips for Staying Productive—Even When You Run a Solo Business

September 15, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

How do the world’s most successful entrepreneurs stay productive and do not burn out on working at the same time? Virgin founder Richard Branson has told many reporters his daily exercise program keeps him going. But when you’re your only employee, how can you justify taking a break when there’s so much to do? The truth is, if you don’t get a handle on your workload now you’ll end up digging yourself into a hole and letting your customer service suffer. Here are five tips to keep your productiv... Read More

Summeritis

August 22, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Having trouble putting in your usual 15-hour days? Is the nice weather constantly tempting you to close down early and meet your family at the beach or park? Are you cancelling meetings so you can jump on your bike for a long ride?You might be experiencing a case of Summeritis and just because “back to school” is in the air, that doesn’t mean your biological clock is ready to get back to work.If you’re having trouble staying in full work mode, there are ways to take advantage of the remaining d... Read More

Foods that Boost Your Productivity, Energy, and Focus

August 18, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Do you have a food or beverage vice? For many, it’s a caffeine or sugar-related item. Makes sense, especially since a cookie or cup of coffee can boost your energy (and your productivity) temporarily.  But most entrepreneurs need more than a temporary boost to get through their busy days. Long office hours and endless details to tackle can lead you down the path to nutritional purgatory and if you’re not well, neither is your small business.Here are six tips on foods and drinks to help you maxi... Read More

Do Entrepreneurs Need Less Sleep?

July 09, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Do entrepreneurs need less sleep? No. Do they get less sleep? Yes.Most entrepreneurs believe they can still function well on less sleep, but the fact is an adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep per day to feel rested, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Not surprisingly, the Harvard Business Review finds about 30 percent of working Americans get less than six hours of sleep a day.We can hear you now, “But I only need four or five hours of sleep a night.” You might even think you’re l... Read More

Increase Productivity By Being Healthy

May 19, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

As a small business owner it’s easy to lose yourself in your business and ignore everything else. The truth is though, at some point it all catches up with you and you start feeling worn out and run down. A few months ago we covered how exercising regularly can make you and your staff more productive. But there’s more to getting healthy than just exercise. In fact, diet is key to good health, and good health leads to good performance.Here’s how to do it—the right way:Eat RightBusy entrepreneurs... Read More

Try Exercise To Boost Productivity

April 07, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Putting in the long hours required to run a successful small business is a given, but are you putting your health at risk by not exercising enough? Surprisingly, entrepreneurs are more likely to exercise than other on-their-feet professionals like teachers or nurses. If you always “intend” to exercise more, but have trouble getting started, here are some tips:Schedule Exercise Into Your WorkdayA recent study by the University of Minnesota found that exercising while working can boost productivi... Read More

Want to Be More Productive? Try Meditating

March 10, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

What do Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Huffington and Russell Simmons have in common (besides being incredibly successful)? Each of these thriving entrepreneurs practices a daily routine of meditation.The Mayo Clinic suggests meditation as way to improve a person’s emotional well-being with benefits such as:Gaining a new perspective on stressful situationsBuilding skills to manage your stressIncreasing self-awarenessFocusing on the presentReducing negative emotionsClearly, meditation has potential to he... Read More

5 Tips for Boosting Employee Productivity

February 21, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

We all know how hard it is for employees (and maybe even for you) to stay productive during the holidays. Maybe you just gave up, let it happen and swore to get back on track in the New Year.But what if that New Year’s resolution has still not taken effect? What if your employees still seem in holiday mode and can’t buckle down to business? Plus, if you have any football fanatics they may have gone straight from holiday distractions to obsessing about the Super Bowl (some estimates put the cost... Read More

4 Ways to Have a Productive Virtual Meeting

January 31, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

We’ve already covered tips for having a productive meeting such as planning ahead and turning off distracting tech toys, but how do you stay productive when one or more people aren’t even in the same room? How do you engage participants who are across the country or even around the world?In its semi-annual State of the Modern Meeting Report, Blue Jeans Network, a video-centric collaboration service, found the five most common business uses for a virtual meeting include:Team meetings, especially... Read More

5 iPad Apps to Increase Productivity

January 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Tablet computers can’t replace your desktop or full-featured laptop, but they can help you become more productive and efficient. The iPad is useful on its own of course, but when you add the right apps, your iPad can be a powerhouse tool, helping you work better and smarter.Here are five apps you’ll want to download right away.1. My favorite app has got to be Hootsuite for iPad. With Hootsuite I can manage my Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google+ and LinkedIn social media accounts, including p... Read More

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