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Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You

Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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The life of any business owner is hectic at the best of times, and the temptation to be trying to do multiple activities at the same time is strong, yet succumbing to this temptation can actually work against achieving your objectives in an effective and timely manner.


Reasearch has discovered that chronic multi-tasking can have long term chronic effects on brain function, and that frequent multi-taskers use their brains far less effectively, resulting in the conclusion that multi-tasking is a weakness rather than a strength.


This short article, discusses the research findings, and introduces two tips to assist all business owners to avoid the temptation to multi-task and become more effective managers of their businesses.

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Tony Yustein's curator insight, April 21, 2013 11:52 AM

My head hurts! ;)

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Business Improvement - Intro

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The Business Improvement topic, is an ever growing collection of professionally filtered, quality business improvement advice, curated specifically for the owners and managers of small to medium sized business enterprises in the English speaking world.

 

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Simply click on the funnel symbol in the tool bar and enter your search term or phrase, or alternatively scroll down the extensive list of key words to find the closest match to your query.

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How to Write a Business Plan

How to Write a Business Plan | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you planning to start a business or are you operating a business without the guidance provided by a well thought out business plan?


Are you aware of the benefits that flow from the process of going through the effort of preparing a business plan?


Will your business require future funding to help it grow or does it need funding now?


If you had a great guide to preparing a business plan, as detailed in this excellent article, would you be more inclined to put one in place for your business?

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Bartolomeu Fonseca's curator insight, January 23, 7:21 AM

A wonderful Business plan lesson....Congrats!

Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, January 23, 10:57 AM

Here's a comprehensive but palatable guide to writing a business plan. You will find links to examples and additional information. It's worth a read if you want to start a business. However, I wouldn't recommend developing a business plan in a vacuum, if you've never tried to do one before. Since this is one of the most important foundational steps you can take, it's worth investing the time in a coach that can challenge your thinking.  

Tammy Hunt's curator insight, January 25, 11:02 AM

No business should ever begin without a solid plan as it's foundation.

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8 Tech Resolutions for Business Owners

8 Tech Resolutions for Business Owners | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Does your business adopt the approach that, if it isn't broke don't worry about it, when it comes to its tech asets and environment?


When was the last time you had a good look at the key elements of your tech set up, to see where vulnerabilities exist, or where costs could be reduced?


Do you know what are the most important elements to address in reviewing your tech set up?


Can you see the benefits of adopting the eight tech resolutions, as outlined in this excellent article, in your business as it moves forward?

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John Norman's curator insight, January 9, 8:06 PM

This must be quite a problem for some businesses who really have no IT knowledge within their organizations. I believe they should do a yearly risk review with respect their current IT setup and what the latest trends are. This is best done by someone who does not have a vested interest in the solution being offered. The assessment should aim to strike a pragmatic balance and  include assessment for disaster recovery scenarios, current data integrity practices and standardization of business processes ahead  having the most cutting edge technology. Getting those ducks lined up will dictate the direction the company should be heading. If you can answer the question "If we have to move out of these premises at short notice how long before we are back in business and serving our client?" with a positive response acceptable to your CEO, then you have taken the first steps towards "IT Independence". Think twice , act once.

Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, January 13, 5:32 AM

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Maria Rekrut's curator insight, January 16, 11:00 PM

As a #TrueEntrepreneur and  #business owner there's so much to learn.  You're juggling many balls in the air at one time!!

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7 Steps to Better Presentations

7 Steps to Better Presentations | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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In 2015, are you still presenting the way you did in 2000?


Are your  presentations rivetting and do they deliver the results you expect for your business?


How long is it since you reviewed what currently works, and what doesn't, in the world of presenting ideas to obtain outcomes?


Will you take 3 minutes, to read this excellent article, and discover 7 ways to get better results from your presentations?


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Deyman Chaplin's curator insight, January 3, 2:07 AM

There are some obstacles set for new businesses which they need to overcome to successfully company register in Russia and also there are an increased number of foreign nationals wanting to engage in company formation.

Eric Lecoq's curator insight, January 3, 4:44 AM

En 2015 faites des présentations efficaces !

Anthony M Turner's curator insight, January 8, 5:05 PM

good look at HOW we can make our presentations more relevant to today's audiences - worth the rerad

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Six Tips for Small Business Survival

Six Tips for Small Business Survival | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your business just starting out or relatively new and still finding its feet?


Do you worry whether of not you are on the right track and if your business will survive its first year or two?


If you have a business plan, is it a short term plan or a longer term plan, and do you know which better suits the stage your business is at?


If you agree that survival is of great importance, will you adopt the six tips for small business survival, as outlined in this excellent article?

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John Norman's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:05 AM

Beware the Scope creep when it comes to business plans. I've notice it takes a clear vision of what is required and what tools to use in order to stick to the plan. It's easy to get distracted by the "bling" of new applications and tools and etc and find you have drifted off track or gone down a side ally.

Marketing Partners LLC's curator insight, January 5, 2:41 PM

Read and Heed!

Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, January 21, 5:21 AM

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Five Dos and Don'ts When Self-Branding Your Business

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Are you fully aware that your business is a brand that needs to be nurtured and developed?


Do you know how easy it is to make basic mistakes that can destroy your brand's value?


Would information relating to helping you to self manage your brand and avoid costly professional brand management be useful to you?


Will you read and apply, the information contained in this short article, that offers 5 dos and 5 don'ts to assist you to effectively manage your brand?

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, December 12, 2014 12:48 AM

Some useful tips when boosting your brand.

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The Secret Weapon For Better Business Focus

The Secret Weapon For Better Business Focus | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you always looking for ways to more efficiently organise your working day?


Are you constantly chiding yourself for your lack of focus and the delays this causes in completing tasks you know need to be finished?


Do you frequently finish the day with that dreaded feeling of having worked hard all day but accomplished nothing?


Will you read and apply the secret to becoming more focused, as outlined in this excellent article, and then practice the secret until it becomes habitual?

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How to Set up a Small Business Blog

How to Set up a Small Business Blog | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you one of those business owners, who accepts that setting up a blog for your business is a good idea, but are unsure of how to effectively get the ball rolling?


Do you understand the benefit of having a blog operating on your website is the resultant direction of more traffic to the site?


Are you an expert in any field of endeavour or someone other business owners look to for guidance or support?


If you had access to a good guide on how to set a a blog for a small business, such as the comprehensive infographic provided in this article, would you bite the bullet and start your own business blog?

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11 Ways to Leverage Social Media for Business Leads

11 Ways to Leverage Social Media for Business Leads | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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Is your business struggling to generate solid business leads from your social media activity?


Are you flying blind when attempting to engage with your social media audiences?


Would your business benefit from a steady supply of quality business leads from each of your social media channels?


Are you are willing to try the 11 proven ideas, as outlined in this excellent article, to see if they will improve the flow of quality leads to your business?

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Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:24 PM

We need this.

John Norman's curator insight, January 9, 8:54 PM

There are some interesting ideas in here. I particularly like the one about "asking the right Questions" The source is also a good place to read input from a variety of contributors, which I joined.

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How to Drastically Improve Your Time Management

How to Drastically Improve Your Time Management | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Are you someone who struggles to effectively manage your time?


Is your day full of constant distractions?


If you could more effectively manage your time, and cut down on distractions, how much better would your business perform?


If the key tip, as outlined in this excellent article, was guaranteed to make a huge difference in your productivity, is it something you would immediately adopt and practice until it became an ingrained habit?

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Pyush Pandey's curator insight, November 29, 2014 2:05 AM

Prioritizing your tasks can provide a clearer picture of what needs to be done, how much time it will take, and helps to establish times and boundaries on getting things done. Prioritizing your tasks helps to establish goals, improves time management to avoid work overload and enhances productivity.

Henry Diaz's curator insight, November 29, 2014 2:18 PM

so valuable!

JebaQpt's comment, December 2, 2014 12:04 AM
to manage our time lets use online timesheet http://www.qualitypointtech.com/webtimesheet/
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5 Rules of Emotional Intelligence for Business Owners

5 Rules of Emotional Intelligence for Business Owners | Business Improvement | Scoop.it

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Do you possess a good understanding of how emotional intelligence correctly applied can work in a positive way for your business?


Is emotional intelligence a factor that is somewhat lacking in your business as it is in many businesses not at the top of their game?


Did you know that emotional intelligance is not as straight forward in its application as you may have thought?


Can you apply the five rules of emotional intelligence as outlined in this excellent article in your day to day interactions with your employees?

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Corrine Dorrian's curator insight, November 25, 2014 3:24 PM

Interesting ways to connect with others in your workplace emotionally. 

Ian Berry's curator insight, November 25, 2014 10:25 PM

All good things come from first acknowledging all your employees as humans

Lauran Star's curator insight, November 28, 2014 4:12 PM

We all know we need it in business ... so now is the time to learn it

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How to Cut Your Work Week in Half

How to Cut Your Work Week in Half | Business Improvement | Scoop.it
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Is your life consumed by work and other necessary activities that leave you no time for living?


Are you a slave to your business and its needs 24/7?


Can you imagine a life where your business can operate successfully with much less input than it currently demands from you?


Would you willingly adopt suggestions, such as those outlined in this excellent article, which could effectively half your work week with very little effort?