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7 Time Management Tips for Small Business Owners

February 24, 2014 by Jason Clegg

Time management tips

As a small business owner, you know that time is your greatest asset. Time is irretrievable, and that's why you've got to protect it like a hawk. Here are my seven time management tips for small business owners: seven ways you can do a better job protecting your time now![read more]

10 Ways to Increase Your Sales Team's Productivity

November 5, 2013 by Matt Heinz

Time for a more productive sales team

For most salespeople and organizations, there’s plenty of opportunity to tighten up processes, workflow and general productivity in a finite amount of time to increase the percentage of time your best reps are spending in front of customers and prospects. Every selling environment is different, but these 10 opportunities are relatively universal.[read more]


Top 5 Social Media Time Saving Tips

October 21, 2013 by Brad Smith

Social media overload (via socmedsean.com)

Social media provides you with a great opportunity to reach and engage with more potential clients and customers than ever before. But if you don’t come up with a plan for managing social media, then it will manage you. Here are five ways to make sure you're being effective (and efficient) in social media.[read more]


Social Startups: RescueTime Adds Hours to Your Day

August 21, 2013 by Shay Moser

Just like a monthly bank statement can reveal potentially bad spending behaviors, RescueTime gives you a detailed, second-by-second accounting of where you spend your time on your computer and other devices. It was developed specifically to be lightweight, unobtrusive, and to provide the maximum amount of feedback with as minimal amount of distraction.[read more]


Socially Stephanie: Social Media Time Management

May 24, 2013 by Stephanie Frasco

Socially Stephanie to the rescue!

In the inaugural post of our new social media advice column, social media pro Stephanie Frasco has some tips for Knackered Knitter in Nashville, who wants to know how to build up a social media presence for her knitting company...AND find time to actually knit.[read more]

How to Get Business from LinkedIn -- and Spend Less Time on LinkedIn

January 23, 2012 by Jon Baker

  I run a group that trains business owners about how to get invoiceable business from LinkedIn, and I often hear:  “I spend lots of time on LinkedIn, but don’t seem to get much back for it.” My response is: Know what you’re there for Have a plan to do that, and no more Set a timer when you go onto the site Have a set amount...[read more]

Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload

January 2, 2012 by Dean Whitney

It's a new year and a great time to talk about goals and balance. If you are like me, your work is always with you. You wake up and check your email on the computer and if you're not near the computer, the iPhone or Blackberry is always within reach. As digital information becomes more accessible so to does our ability to communicate. For every actionable email there seems to be 10 emails with useful information and 100 useless cc's and spam emails.[read more]

5 Things to Do When Business is Slow

September 20, 2011 by Debra Ellis

"If you were expecting a hunker down and wait for the storm to pass when you read this post, I hope that you aren’t disappointed. It is impossible to move forward from a defensive position."[read more]


Time Management in Social Media - the definitive guide

July 28, 2011 by Paul Fabretti

I have put together a comprehensive guide on how you could not only manage your time better but (as an agency) also cost it better so that getting involved in social media doesn't need to cost your business either.[read more]

Social Networking Time Management Tips

May 11, 2010 by Roy Morejon

Yesterday I had to opportunity to present on a panel at the BIG Council: “Social Media Strategy” — An Interactive Program which included an all-star line up of Charlotte's top social networking marketers including;  Scott Hepburn, Fred Sexton, Brian Hamlett, and Mike Granetz. One of the social media...[read more]

Do it and then do it better: an iterative mindset

December 28, 2009 by Josh Cunningham

I used to work for a big, huge wireless company. I was the nameless, faceless guy who received email requests all day and made minor change to wireless accounts. Each email was formatted exactly the same way and I used the same system for each change. 8 hours a day, 5 days a week I was a machine. While I haven't eliminated repitition...[read more]

Give Me My Time Back!

December 13, 2009 by Sonny Gill

One of the more interesting posts I read today was from David Spinks and the debate of why 9-5 should be eliminated. It took on the idea that the 9-5 should be set aside for the sake of personal lives/lifestyles, work preferences, and getting-things-done how the employee feels comfortable. I'll be the first to admit that I'm currently...[read more]

Social Media Time Management: 9 Guiding Principles

October 29, 2009 by Amber Naslund

This is the last in our series on Social Media Time Management, but you'll really find that these are less ideas about managing just social media and more ideas for managing online life in general. It's a balancing act. And ultimately, you're in the driver's seat. 1) Manage Disruptions The key to managing disruptions is to have daily...[read more]

Social Media Time Management: Resource Allocation

October 27, 2009 by Amber Naslund

Organizations that are embarking on social media are going to be at different levels of maturity. That's okay. What's most important is that you recognize where on the spectrum you sit, so you can plan your efforts accordingly, and focus on how to get to the next level. Here are a few models you can consider: Passive Passive...[read more]

Social media is worth making time for

October 20, 2009 by Mack Collier

This is my current view as I sit in the airport waiting for my flight to Chicago for the Marketing Profs Digital Marketing Mixer. The past couple of months have been a very busy time for me professionally, and work with clients has taken up a lot of my time. Which is a great 'problem' to have, and I am grateful for it. But I've often...[read more]

Social Media Time Management

October 17, 2009 by Amber Naslund

Yesterday at the fabulous Blog World Expo 2009, I did a session on social media time management. Lots of great feedback and questions from the session, and the slides are embedded below (though not all of them are particularly “useful” in the traditional sense of slides). Feel free to use and share as you will. In follow up,...[read more]

Enterprise 2.0 reflections

August 4, 2008 by Jasmin Tragas

social computing input and output survival considerations Were you wondering what was on my mind? Noise & Focus Identify the noise in your digital life. Take time out and step back. Then you can pinpoint the noise. Distinguish the “must read” vs “nice to read” Determine what your focus is. Have fun...[read more]

Using Jott for reading (listening) to hot RSS feeds

June 12, 2008 by Chris Miller

I have been an avid user of Jott for some time now.  I use it to send quick reminders, make mental notes, look up items through their nice list of integrations with services, etc.  It also saves me from killing myself while driving by simply talking into my Blackberry over bluetooth instead of typing.  So they just started...[read more]

Is Time The Driving Factor?

May 14, 2008 by Jay Deragon

With so many demands vying for our time and attention, sometimes even a simple, uninterrupted phone call seems to be a stretch of the imagination. Cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), instant messaging, pagers, faxes, emails and the list goes, on all contribute to information availability and overload. In Western society, we...[read more]

How Fast Is Web Time?

May 7, 2008 by Jay Deragon

When you do a search for the words "Web Time" very little comes up to define the term, elements and dynamics. Time has become a major factor is peoples lives. There never seems to be enough of it, people demand it and most people want more of it. In our nano-second hyper speed world of instant communications and expectations of instant...[read more]