Thursday Bram

Thursday has been blogging about a variety of subjects for over six years. She has written extensively about productivity and is always looking for another way to make life easier.

A Comparison Of 10 Press Release Distribution Engines

by Thursday Bram - on Mar 31st 2011 - 3 Comments
(Image: fotko / iStockphoto)

The number of press release distribution engines keep rising. Each one promises to get your press release in front of hundreds of thousands of readers, for a price. The features that each press release distribution engine offers can vary dramatically, though. Some will do everything from write your press release to hand-pick journalists...

Top 16 Accounting And Bookkeeping Tools

by Thursday Bram - on Jan 2nd 2011 - 1 Comment
Financial Graphics

Handling your finances can be a challenge, but putting your books online can speed up the process of keeping them up-to-date. In addition to the many useful features a web-based accounting application will offer, you can let a virtual assistant or a CPA help you manage your finances just by giving them access to your account. These tools...

10 Virtual Assistant Providers

by Thursday Bram - on Dec 13th 2010 - 1 Comment
Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant can make a world of difference in your ability to get things done — but it can seem like you need a virtual assistant just to hunt up someone to help you. Thankfully, there are plenty of services that can automatically provide you with a VA, and while you may have a few more constraints than if you do a search...

10 Ways To Get Office Supplies Delivered

by Thursday Bram - on Nov 23rd 2010 - No Comments
Boxes Around A Globe

When you’re managing an office, the time it takes to actually leave the office may be put to better use. If you’re willing to sit down and make a list of what your office actually needs, rather than wandering the aisles of a local store, you can have your office supplies delivered as you need them. That sure beats driving...

10 Scheduling Applications To Organize Your Life

by Thursday Bram - on Oct 15th 2010 - 2 Comments
Circling Calendar

Scheduling appointments seems like a simple matter: find an empty space in the calendar and write something down. But the fact of the matter is that there are always complications. Maybe you have to find a spot that fits on a co-worker’s calendar. Maybe you need to make sure you can make it across town in time for the next appointment...

10 Contact Management Applications

by Thursday Bram - on Oct 13th 2010 - 3 Comments
Rolodex

Managing your contacts isn’t as simple as it used to be: you need to know your contacts’ office phone numbers, cell phone numbers, email addresses, websites, and even Twitter profiles to have a good chance of being able to get in touch with them. An old-fashioned address book just can’t keep up. On the other hand, many...

25 Fall Tasks & Projects To Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Aug 22nd 2010 - 1 Comment
Autumn Leaves

As summer nears an end and fall approaches, the change in seasons introduces a number of pesky to-dos. Thankfully, many of these items can be outsourced, freeing up more time to enjoy the autumn leaves — or whatever it is that you do. Winterize your home: Many handyman services offer a package deal where they come to your home and...

25 Childcare Tasks & Projects To Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Aug 4th 2010 - No Comments
Child Throwing Tantrum

When you have children, one of the most important things you can do is spend time with them. Using your outsourcing skills to get projects off the table so that you can do just that simply makes sense. One of the best reasons to eliminate the time-consuming tasks that wind up on your plate is family, after all. Choose a daycare: Sites...

25 Hiring Tasks & Projects to Outsource

by Thursday Bram - on Jul 14th 2010 - 2 Comments
Uncle Sam

The process of finding and hiring a new employee can be a lengthy one. But there are few steps that can’t be outsourced, at least in part. Here are 25 HR-related chores — from recruiting to writing job listings to hiring freelancers to creating an internship program — that can help you find a new employee without spending...

30+ Sites To Crowdsource Your Finances

by Thursday Bram - on May 12th 2010 - No Comments
Pile of money

Financial decisions can be the most difficult to make. A wrong move can have major consequences for you and your family. That makes it crucial to get as much information about finances as possible. Over the past several years, online communities have proven to be a valuable resource: you can crowdsource important parts of your finances,...