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How small businesses can compete in a big business world - The Guardian (blog)

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How small businesses can compete in a big business world

In some cases smaller firms can deliver a better service as the people who appear at the presentation or pitch are more likely to actually do the work.


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Some good ideas, most are no or low cost to implement.

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Creating A Personal Brand

Creating A Personal Brand | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
To stand out from the crowd, both online and offline it is essential that you work on creating a personal brand. Discover the practical steps involved in creating your brand today!
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No small business owner can afford to ignore the importance of Personal Branding.

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Smart Money Mindset for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Smart Money Mindset for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
One of the biggest mistakes business owners and entrepreneurs make (I’ve done it too!) is hiding from the numbers.
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10 Leadership Nuggets from Betty Friedan

10 Leadership Nuggets from Betty Friedan | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Words from a leader of the Women's Movement have relevance and resonance today.The ground breaking book, The Feminine Mystique, celebrates its 50th anniversary today.We live in seemingly different
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Loving these!

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My 10 Essential Email Habits : zenhabits

My 10 Essential Email Habits : zenhabits | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
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Any help dealing with an overflowing inbox is welcome. Leo Barbauta share his 10 essential habits. I particularly like no. 4 - Keyboard shortcuts, which I hadn't heard of. They look very useful.

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Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect - Lifehack

Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect - Lifehack | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Are you a perfectionist? Do you spend a lot of time "perfecting" your work,so everything comes out the way you want it to?"

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Perfectionism is a difficult habit to break. This article provides 8 suggestions to help.

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A personal approach to organizational time management « Peter ...

A personal approach to organizational time management « Peter ... | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The biggest and most destructive myth in time management is that you can get everything done if only you follow the right system, use the right to-do list, or process your tasks in the right way. That's a mistake.
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This 6 Box approach makes sense, especially as used here with teams.

 

For small, one person businesses, there are only 3 types of activity to engage in each working day: Client work, Marketing for Clients and Business Development.

 

I like the idea of creating a 6 Box Approach for small business owners.

 

 

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8 ways to make working from home a pleasure

8 ways to make working from home a pleasure | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Working at home has many advantages for the self-employed – the five-second commute from bedroom to laptop, the relaxed dress code (pyjamas acceptable), the cheap lunch, to name but a few. We also consider it a fairly hazard-free workplace ...
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I spend far too many hours sitting in front of my desktop computer each day. These tips are good reminders of how to avoid headaches, eye-strain, stiff neck muscles, and even carpel tunnel problems.

 

Working from home should be a pleasure, not a health hazard!

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Want to Be Richard Branson? Here's His Secrets to Success

Want to Be Richard Branson? Here's His Secrets to Success | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
If Richard Branson lost it all, what would he do to come back? How does he define success? And what role did luck play in getting him to the top of the business world?LinkedIn members recently got a
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I'm such a fan of this genial, charismatic & mega-successful entrepreneur. This short interview is full of encouragement for hard-working business owners, women in business and those who simply want to give something back.

 

 

 

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30sec Tip: Identify Your Peak Hour of Productivity - Lifehack

30sec Tip: Identify Your Peak Hour of Productivity - Lifehack | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Identify your peak hour of productivity. Schedule your most important task for this period. Work on unimportant tasks during non-peak hours.
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This makes perfect sense! Do the important stuff before you get too tired to focus.

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How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic)

How to Maximize Business Growth (Infographic) | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
The path to entrepreneurial success can be a tricky one to navigate. Our infographic explains it.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends...
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Love this visual walk-through - no unecessary fluff.

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Time management made really easy #GTD + #Evernote

Time management made really easy #GTD + #Evernote | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I have tried many of the time management systems out there over the years. I gave up on all of them, usually because I was finding it took me too long to learn them and to maintain them.

What I wan (@Alltop_Lifehack Hi!
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Rather lengthy - but a full description.

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Developing An Effective Time Management System

Developing An Effective Time Management System | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Time management is something a lot of us struggle with on a day-to-day basis. My time management skills were horrible for years, and after some work I've managed to get them up to “barely acceptable”.
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Time Management for Small Business

Time Management for Small Business | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Time management tips only help if you follow them. Here are 5 time management tips to finally break out of the “I don't have time” mindset.
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Good reminders that excuses won't do!

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Be seen and heard: 10 tips for keeping in touch with customers and contacts

Be seen and heard: 10 tips for keeping in touch with customers and contacts | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
As we’ve pointed out in previous posts in the Be seen and heard series, good business communication isn’t just about using the right words and selecting the best communication channel, writes Enterprise Nation editor Simon Wicks.
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Good list of useful reminders.

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How To Develop Strong Time-Management Habits, Even If You've Failed In The ... - Fast Company

How To Develop Strong Time-Management Habits, Even If You've Failed In The ... - Fast Company | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it

Fast Company
How To Develop Strong Time-Management Habits, Even If You've Failed In The Past"

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A good discussion around habits, routines, prioritization and resolutions!

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To-Do Lists Not Working? Try This Time-Management Alternative

To-Do Lists Not Working? Try This Time-Management Alternative | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Taking time to think about your ideal day can help you become much more productive and make your life more effective. (To-Do Lists Not Working?
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This is an excellent coaching exercise. Until you know what your ideal day looks like (in the diary) and how that makes you feel, you won't know what you need to do to make it happen.

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The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process

The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I love the creative process. Yet I hate it, too. Creativity is almost always a love/hate/love relationship.

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Tomek Pawliszyn's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:00 AM

Great read!

LALÉ's curator insight, February 13, 2013 12:38 PM

Una buena gráfica del proceso creativo. Te ha pasado esto?

Jed Fisher's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:03 AM

Off topic but nice article. Always good to remember that it is a "process" and it's ok to go up and down through the process.

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How small businesses can compete in a big business world - The Guardian (blog)

How small businesses can compete in a big business world - The Guardian (blog) | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it


How small businesses can compete in a big business world

In some cases smaller firms can deliver a better service as the people who appear at the presentation or pitch are more likely to actually do the work.


Via Robert Craven
Louise B-Johnston's insight:

Some good ideas, most are no or low cost to implement.

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When You Can't Get Anything Done… Do One Thing. | Time ...

When You Can't Get Anything Done… Do One Thing. | Time ... | Simply Business Coaching | Scoop.it
... thing done. Sometimes you can't get it all done, but you can get one thing done. One-at-a-time. That is how progress is made. Question: What one thing can you get done today? Filed Under: Productivity, Time Management ...
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This is an excellent idea for those times when you don't 'feel' like doing anything!

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