How do I maintain balance and avoid overwhelm as an entrepreneur?

How I maintain balance and avoid overwhelm

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, there may be lots of times where you feel overwhelmed, over-extended, and underwater, especially when you’re just getting started and trying to bootstrap everything. This is not uncommon, and concepts like “hustle culture” and thinking that you just need to work harder to be able to get it …

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Goodbye, 2014. Helloooo 2015!

It’s January again – how did that happen? Well, okay, I know how it happened, but it just doesn’t seem like enough time has gone by for the Earth to have gone ALL the way around the sun again. But it has, and now is the perfect time to set yourself up for a great, productive …

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Managing Deadlines

As a business owner, I wake up every day with deadlines staring me in the face. Often I fall asleep with them lingering as well. My first and last thoughts of the day are often to-dos that need to be added to one list or another, usually because of those pesky deadlines. Being the mom …

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Producteev is keeping me productive

My Quest for the perfect project management app began long ago (as my previous blog post will tell you. During this time, I’ve tried out LOTS of them, some for only a few minutes, some for several weeks. A few of them had some really great features, like ClientSpot but, in the end, they just …

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Product Review: Tungle

What is Tungle? “Tungle.me is a [free] scheduling application that syncs with your existing calendar.” (from Tungle.me) How I use Tungle? I came across Tungle when I wasn’t even looking for a service to do what it does, but I loved it so much, I signed up for it right away, and I use it …

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Project Management Review: Neptune

Still working my way through my quest for the perfect project management app, and stumbled across this little app after taking my Google searches in a new directions. Given that most of my requirements for a project management app have more to do with having an organized to-do list than document sharing and multi-user capabilities, …

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Quest for the perfect project management app

It all began 2 years ago. I had been in business for about 2 years, and was getting frustrated trying to keep track of incoming requests by email. I wanted something to help me keep track of tasks, project status, recurring tasks, future tasks, and even standard sets of tasks (such as those associated with …

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Simple Marketing Plan

So, you may be asking why a web developer is writing about Business Plans and Marketing Plans. To put it simply, I have a vested interest in my clients – current & future – clearly knowing how their business is doing, where they want it to go, and how it’s going to get there. Developing …

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Quick & Easy Business Plan

A business plan is one of those things that many people try to avoid when starting a business. When you try to research why you should have one or how to write one, you’ll most likely get results that make a business plan sound complicated, tedious, and unnecessary unless you’re looking for financing or investors. …

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Backup the backup

We all know the importance of routinely backing up our important files, right? Software systems and online services abound that make this seamless and easy for you. But what happens when your backup fails? It is important to have two backup systems. Ideally, one should be on site and one should be off. Use archiving …

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Renew Your Business in the New Year!

Everything has to get done – but do you have to do it? Small business owners wear many hats, and sometimes it’s hard to remember to take one or two of them off. Think of your many job descriptions, a determine which ones you really like doing. Out of the remainder, determine which you can …

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