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6 Smart, Easy Ways to Boost Your Company's Productivity

6 Smart, Easy Ways to Boost Your Company's Productivity | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

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We the business owners, directors and managers set the tone for excellence by our words and deeds.

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Carly Farlow's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:42 PM

Awesome article on productivity!

Tia Ribary's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:54 PM

Increasing productivity means you get more with what you have. That's why I love improving efficiency so much. It does the same thing!

 

This article outlines 6 steps business owners and managers can take to do just that: do more with what thay have. And, I'm a bit torn...is #3 or #6 my favorite? They are both highly impacting, and I believe they are often overlooked.

 

My challenge to you: pick just one step to implement and watch how it impacts your business...in a great way!

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Have you tried these 6 ways of increasing your firm's productivity?

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How to Be a Small Business Consultant – 18 Step Checklist

How to Be a Small Business Consultant – 18 Step Checklist | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Here are 18 steps to be a small business consultant. Whether you call yourself a consultant, coach, advisor or mentor, these steps will help you develop skills set as well as grow your business.
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This is a really helpful checklist. Be careful don't waste your time building this long detailed business plan. Instead test and research. Research and test. Then launch.  It's a lean method that works well.
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Helping baby boomers find a meaningful second act

Helping baby boomers find a meaningful second act | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Millions of Baby Boomer bosses across the nation are nearing retirement age, but an innovative fellowship program at Harvard University aims to give them a second act. The Advanced Leadership Initiative helps former executives bring their professional acumen to bear on a range of social issues, from affordable food to an ebola vaccine. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
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What a wonderful way for boomers to use their skills to help solve social problems.
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4 Lucrative Business Ideas That You Should Consider Starting if You Can Drive

4 Lucrative Business Ideas That You Should Consider Starting if You Can Drive | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Wow in this gig economy, people are being so creative.  I love it.  Check out this everything on wheels article.
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How To Start A Business If You’re Broke

How To Start A Business If You’re Broke | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Have you got a great business idea, but are skint? Well, don’t worry. Not all businesses require a huge amount of money to get off the groun
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I love this.  Here are a few practical tips to help you.  With technology, you really don't need a lot of money to get started.
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10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m.

10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m. | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Do you play an instrument? Cook a killer quiche? Walk dogs? There's money to be made there.
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Got a full-time job but want to do your own thing?  No more excuses....check out this advice.
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The Biggest Customer Acquisition Mistake Your Company is Probably Making

The Biggest Customer Acquisition Mistake Your Company is Probably Making | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Generating new sales leads and acquiring new customers are the biggest obsessions of every sales team and startup founder. Companies spend big money on lead generation..
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The biggest mistake companies that sell to seniors is making is ignoring the family caregiver.  The caregiver is a major influencer.  Through thoughtful nurturing, companies increase sales and expand their pipeline.
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Research team develops social app to support Alzheimer's caregivers

Research team develops social app to support Alzheimer's caregivers | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Every day, more than 15 million unpaid caregivers provide care to people with Alzheimer's disease, with little outside support and often at the risk of their own health.
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What other apps can we use to support family caregivers? Learn about one specifically designed to help caregivers of Alzheimer's patients manage helpers.
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Funeral director offers 'fun' covered coffins

Funeral director offers 'fun' covered coffins | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
"Creating new ideas, like the fabric coffins, makes for a fun journey."
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Here's a strange but potentially profitable business idea.  Death is big business. You never run out of customers.
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9 Life-Saving Tools that Will Systemise Your Business

9 Life-Saving Tools that Will Systemise Your Business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Overwhelmed by insurmountable tasks, projects, email, clients and social media? This post explores 9 Life-Saving Tools that will systemize your business.


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Many small businesses lack systems and this is usually the case where a business owner simply just never has the time to get properly organised. Fortunately, help is now at hand for such business owners, with a wide variety of online tools that can assist to systemize any small business. This article identifies 9 such tools and is a must read and action article for any business owner who simply cannot get on top of their workload.

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The Caregiving Boom: Hello, Job Opportunities

The Caregiving Boom: Hello, Job Opportunities | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A recent report from AARP lays out the wide range of job and business opportunities from America's growing caregiving boom.
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The growing caregiving market should not be ignored.  It represents tremendous opportunity for making money in every field. Check it out!
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Thinking Of Starting A Business? Start Here!

Thinking Of Starting A Business? Start Here! | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business and life coach Christy Wright shares advice for people thinking about starting a business, and for those looking to improve a business they already have!
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This is some great advice for people thinking about. I agree with the writer, start out with what you already know thereby reducing the barrier to entry to the marketplace and reducing your cost significantly. However, every good idea is a profitable business idea. So think about how you can monetize it.
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College students embracing entrepreneurial activities

College students embracing entrepreneurial activities | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In recent years there’s been a surge in entrepreneurial activity on college campuses. More than 2,000 U.S. colleges and universities now offer entrepreneurship courses and programs, according to the Kauffman Foundation.
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Thiis is one of my favorite sayings. "There is a growing interest in entrepreneurial activities partly as a reaction to an uncertain job market. Rather than waiting for someone else to hire them, students are realizing they can create their own jobs."  But what about Baby Boomers.  We also face an uncertain job market.
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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Be Successful

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Be Successful | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Here’s what go-getters need to know to create a lasting impact in 2016 and beyond. Check out the five things every entrepreneur needs to be successful.
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This is a quick read and an unusual list of things you need to make additional money.
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What’s Next?

What’s Next? | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Many Boomers find ourselves asking a question that we thought we had answered before. Or that we had artfully dodged. And that question has come back – like the chorus of a song. To tap us on our
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Great article about boomers reinventing themselves.
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I Told My Business Ideas to Many People and Here's What Happened...

I Told My Business Ideas to Many People and Here's What Happened... | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
When I ask people "Hey, what are you working on right now?"
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Here's an interesting article about sharing your business ideas.  Do you agree?
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Marijuana entrepreneurs pitch ideas in 'Shark Tank' style forum

Marijuana entrepreneurs pitch ideas in 'Shark Tank' style forum | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Thirty marijuana-related business owners are vying for millions of dollars at a downtown Portland hotel this week.
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Selling drugs is big business. Not sure it its a good ideas for baby boomers, but its profitable.
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Succession Planning for Baby Boomer Business Owners - The Options For Realistic Products In Energy efficient window calgary

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Here's a quick video on transitioning (exiting) your business.  Baby boomers should think about this.  Yes, the speaker is a little monotone but the information is pretty good.
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How To Brainstorm Business Ideas Using Social Media - GroundReport

How To Brainstorm Business Ideas Using Social Media - GroundReport | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
When new business ideas run into snags internally, it’s time to look outside the walls for ideas from abroad.  Ultimately, finding the proper platform to share secretive plans or proposals takes planning, trust and individualized attention to all parties you invite into your business realm.  While posting ads on Craigslist for individuals with like-minded business …
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Here are a few basic ideas.  Remember, you can also use social media to test ideas through groups that share a similar interest.
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The 10 Essential Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

The 10 Essential Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

An organized entrepreneur is a successful entrepreneur.


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Yes, even small business owners need mobile apps.  In fact, I recently read an article that over 50% of purchases are researched through mobile technology.  Check out these useful apps.
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If your business sees you constantly away from the office, then you need to be aware of some of the great mobile apps that are available, to help you perform effectively when on the road. The apps identified in this article all add value, and I would be surprised if there are not at least 2 or 3 that you could take advantage of right away, to make your life just a little bit easier. 

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New Study Shows Boomers Not Ready for End-of-Life; New Online Planning Site Pushes to Get Digital House in Order on National Healthcare Decisions Day

If something happened to you today, would your children know where to find your banking information, insurance policies, Will or even how to access your credit card information or social media accounts? Well, for most Americans, the answer is a resounding “no!”
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Get you digital affairs in order for National Health Care Decision Day
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Baby boomers leaving the workforce - Business - NZ Herald News

Baby boomers leaving the workforce - Business - NZ Herald News | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
As those born in the post-war era plan for a well-deserved retirement, their bosses are starting to fret over who will fill their rather large shoes, according to a recent survey by - New Zealand Herald
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Baby boomers leaving the workforce mean two things: a brain drain for corporations and huge opportunity for Boomers who want to consult or work part time.  This article has application throughout "advanced" countries which are experiencing the greying of the population.
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Procrastination Can Lead To Innovation, Creativity And Better Business Ideas

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Procrastination is good?  Here is a fresh look at the positive side or procrastination.
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Can a Startup Be Good?

Can a Startup Be Good? | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Startups often have to choose between being profitable and being humane.
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This is a fascinating article that highlights the truth about start-ups. HOWEVER, this is not the case for micro-business.  Ever business aim is not to make millions or billions.  Many baby boomers would be happy with anything from a few hundred every month to a few hundred thousand.  And, its possible without the headache and crazy regulations @info4profit
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7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Reign Supreme in 2016

7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Reign Supreme in 2016 | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
To stay ahead of the curve, it is essential to keep up to date with the latest content marketing trends and standout from your competition.

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Wanted to share this because whether your market is baby boomers, caregivers or some other demographic, you can use content to engage and build trust with your clients.  Here a few ideas to keep in mind. 

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Thoughtful post on key factors for content marketing in 2016, including user generated content, interactive content and more.

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Thoughtful post on key factors for content marketing in 2016, including user generated content, interactive content and more.

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Thoughtful post on key factors for content marketing in 2016, including user generated content, interactive content and more.

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Modesto boy’s backpack idea rates high in Entrepreneur Challenge

Modesto boy’s backpack idea rates high in Entrepreneur Challenge | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Several startup business ideas – including a Modesto boy’s vision of a backpack that can be doodled upon and erased – advanced in a contest Wednesday night.
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Here are some great business ideas for a business development competition.  Check out some of the ideas.
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