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August 7th, 2008

Recycling Your Blog Posts for Greatest Productivity


As a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist, I learned to “get the most mileage” from my interviews and research.  Most of the time, a journalist has far more information than needed for the immediate story. So why not write a variety of articles/stories from it?
The same can be said for your blog posts.
*Some might act as […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

July 30th, 2008

Work Home Balance - Leave The Office Earlier

For increased productivity and for work-home balance, Laura Stack, author of Leave The Office Earlier, suggests we do just that - leave the office earlier.

What Works For You?

What strategies or processes do you have to call an end to your home business day?
Do you find it hard to “leave earlier” to e.g. have a […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

July 23rd, 2008

Is Your Business Affected By the “Dog Days of Summer?”

 Sometimes it’s difficult to remain inspired about our business during the sultry days during July and August, especially when humidity is high, along with the temperature.  If we don’t have air conditioning, we plan to work at our projects in early morning or the evening.
Often we find, if ours is a business […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 29th, 2008

Productivity Tips for Home Business Owners with Families

Whenever youngsters are home from school, it’s often challenging for moms and dads (and even grandparents) to continue operating their home businesses, keeping up deadlines, filling product orders, waiting on customers.
I’ve worked worked at home businesses with two generations of youngsters swirling around me…first my daughter and her cousins, now my grandchildren and grand nieces […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 24th, 2008

When A Back Flip Is A Good Thing


One of our Home Biz Notes readers, AnnaLaura Brown shares a productivity tip with us.
Backflip.com is an online bookmarking and folder storing service. You can bookmark any website you want and organize all your sites into as many folders as you want. You can also keep any of your folders public so that everyone else […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

June 11th, 2008

Keeping Children Busy With “Time Travel” So You’re More Productive


During summer vacation, we want to be with our children.  However, we also need to be productive in our business.  How can we do both?
What about some “Time Travel” adventures to encourage youngsters to use their imaginations while you catch up with your work and finish whatever you need to do with your home business.
Then […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

June 2nd, 2008

It’s National Leave The Office Earlier Day - Take Advantage Of It

Yes, it’s official. June 2nd is National Leave The Office Earlier Day.
Heck, why stop at National. Spread the love. Let’s make it International Leave The Office Earlier Day. It’s a good idea.
Leave The Office Earlier Day is the brainchild of Laura Stack, a productivity pro who has written a book on the topic of […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

May 8th, 2008

Work At Home Mom Productivity Tips


Working at home with children is a test of anyone’s home business smarts… productivity, balance, space, time etc.
Genesis of the At Home Mom Blog knows this first hand. She runs a successful writing business from home, and offers some useful tips. Moms are the ultimate multi taskers, right?
These tips can be used by all work […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

May 4th, 2008

The Easiest Time Management System

By Jennifer Gniadecki
If you look for time management online, you’ll find more resources than you can shake a stick at. This is a good thing, because time management is a very individual undertaking, and people have different needs for a system. One type of time management that I have not found is the ebb […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 2 comments

April 28th, 2008

Cartoon - 3 Days To Discuss Improving Productivity? Sound Familiar?

Does this seem familiar?
Cartoon Credit & Rights Permission itsngenius.net
© Productivity Image courtesy of Yvonne Russell at Grow Your Writing Business.com

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