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5 Productivity Chrome Extensions to Keep on Track

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 7th 2016 - No Comments
Boost your productivity

Are you having trouble maintaining your focus at work? Do you find yourself looking back at the end of the day wondering where all the hours melted away? This can become especially challenging when you’re working from home or otherwise away from the office, because you are presented with infinite opportunities for procrastination...

7 Affordable CRM for Freelancers and Very Small Businesses

by Chris Cairns - on Aug 4th 2016 - No Comments
Small business laptop

Some people might assume that customer relationship management (CRM) software and solutions are aimed strictly at large sales forces (no pun intended) at large multinational companies with operating budgets to match. And that’s simply not the case. Whether you’re a company of one or a company of one thousand, sales are what...

Amazing Free Android Apps for Working Faster

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 21st 2016 - No Comments
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android smartphone

There are only 24 hours in the day and you don’t have a second to spare. Twiddling around with the settings or looking up that address for the 37th time can waste precious moments that you could otherwise be using to be more productive and more effective in the work you do. Tools and shortcuts can help you recover those precious...

Awesome Free iPhone Apps for Productivity Buffs

by Michael Kwan - on May 19th 2016 - No Comments
Be more productive on your iPhone

The one computer that you will always have close at hand is your smartphone. You might not always be sitting in front of your desktop computer and it’s hardly practical to keep your notebook open in your lap all the time either. Your smartphone keeps you connected and it can prove to be a tremendous business tool if you load up...

How to Manage All Your Cloud Storage in One Place

by Chris Cairns - on May 5th 2016 - No Comments
Cloud storage management

The ability to save so much data in the cloud has proven remarkably useful for consumers and businesses alike. You can save your documents and pictures with your cloud storage provider of choice, accessing those files through your computer, on your smartphone or on your tablet, as long as you have a connection to the Internet. But what...

7 Reasons Freelancers Should Use Kanban Boards and Pomodoro Timers

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 20th 2016 - No Comments
Kanban Tool with Kanban boards

As a freelancer and solopreneur, you are the proud founder and CEO of your own small business. If you’re anything like me, then chances are that you have a total employee count of one: just you. What this means is that you are responsible for everything from office management to accounting, marketing to social media management....

5 Writing Apps for Clearer Communication

by Chris Cairns - on Apr 7th 2016 - No Comments
Writing on a computer

It’s not too hard to find a word processing program these days that comes with a built-in spell checking utility. In fact, many of them will check your spelling in real time as you type out those words on the screen. That’s very handy, but spelling all your words correctly is only one small part of what makes for good writing....

The Best iPhone Calendar Apps Not By Apple

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 19th 2016 - No Comments
Finding the best iPhone calendar app

By far, one of the most important and most used apps you’re going to have on your smartphone is your calendar. It’s how you keep track of all your important meetings and appointments. You might also use it for reminders, like remembering to pick up the birthday cake on the way home from work. However, the default iPhone calendar...

5 Big Tips to Improve Your Desk Ergonomics (and Boost Your Productivity)

by Chris Cairns - on Feb 4th 2016 - No Comments
Home office desk ergonomics

In trying to figure out how best to utilize our time in the office, we oftentimes get caught up in systems and technology. While it is absolutely true that you may find yourself being far more productive when you adhere to the pomodoro technique for your work sessions, there’s one area that frequently goes neglected: desk ergonomics....

New Year’s Resolutions You Need to Make to Work Smarter in 2016 (And How to Achieve Them)

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 17th 2015 - No Comments
New Year's Resolutions

As surprising as it may sound, another twelve months has come and gone. Now is the time to look back and reflect on the year that was, reviewing some of the promises you may have made for yourself this year. Did you quit smoking? Did you lose weight? What other new year’s resolutions did you make? Peering into the professional sphere...