How to Never Run Out of Interesting Content for Your Blog

Any relationship requires an exchange of time and information. In order to cultivate a deeper friendship, you tell each other stories about your past and swap dreams for the future. When you have a blog, cultivating a relationship with your audience happens in a similar way. The content that you put out is a form of relationship building. Each article, podcast...

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How to Prepare Your Online Business for Maternity Leave

You just found out that you are pregnant.  You are elated.  Afterall, this is something you’ve always wanted.  But once the excitement of bringing a little one into the world settles down, a slew of concerns begin to pop up. How will I manage the business when I have a newborn? When will I come back? How will my business change? These are just a few questions...

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Evernote or Asana? What Should You Use?

Since I am constantly recommending tools like Evernote (Could You Run A Business Using Only Evernote?) and Asana (Got Asana? Make the Best Use of It) to run small business, I get asked pretty regularly which one would be right for you and your business. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t straightforward. First thing’s first, if you’ve never tried either Evernote...

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Part 3: How to Ensure Great Performance of Your Team Members

So you’ve hired your new assistant and assigned her first few tasks. She’s completed them, and when you review them, you can’t help but feel disappointed with how they turned out. You wonder to yourself, “Did I say something that didn’t make sense or did she just not know how to do what I was asking?” It could be that adequate information wasn’t...

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Part 2: How to Pick the Right Person for Your Team

You’ve put together your job description and potential candidates have started submitting applications for your open position. Now that you have applicants, what are the next best steps for ensuring that you pick the right team member? Tip 1:  Interview all candidates (including ones who will be working with you virtually). Set up a Skype interview to meet...

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