Time is money. No doubt you’ve heard that expression once or twice before. The good news is that technology has finally reached a point where businesses – even small or medium sized ones – can automate a great deal of their daily operations. Not only does this save you time, it allows you to spend that time on other money-making improvements, leading to even faster business growth overall.
Creativity is still a very scary word for a lot of businesses. Sure, we’ve all heard the wacky success stories of big brands like Google and Apple – the amazing stories of products or services that don’t seem like they’d work, but somehow do. We stand in marvel of these companies’ ability to be bold, daring, and take chances – but we also live in fear that if we attempted to be creative ourselves, it would only lead to ruin.
There’s a lot to learn from collaboration. While several high-profile business gurus have been anointed as the “be-all end-all” of entrepreneurial thought, you can learn a lot from people who are slaving away in the trenches alongside you. Knowing this, here are thirty inspirational quotes to help you make the most of your business from the highly-successful people who have been in your shoes before: Read more…
Embracing failure is a key part of success – even the world-renowned author Stephen King used to peg rejection letters on a nail right above his writing nook. But to truly master the art of failure, you must not only learn from your mistakes, but also set your business up to fail the right way. Combining these two practices will not only let you innovate and experience the benefits of relatively unfettered creativity, but will also protect you from the catastrophic disasters that could otherwise kill your company. Read more…
Work from home programs have enjoyed an incredible run of success since 2006, when such policies were first adopted by industry leaders like Yahoo! and Best Buy. In fact, recent data from the National Small Business Association shows that work from home arrangements jumped 44% in 2012. Additional research from the Telework Research Network suggests that more than 3 million workers now consider their home offices to be their “primary offices.”
As a time-tracking company, we here at Yast are more than a little obsessed with improving productivity and making the most out of our working hours. But while we don’t hesitate to recommend starting with the Yast time-tracking app, we know that you need more than one tool in your toolbox in order to reach your most effective, efficient state.
“Business travel” used to be a euphemism executives from big corporations used instead of “mini-vacation.” But now, this isn’t so much the case. Technology has changed the ways in which we all work. Not only are more of us able to use mobile devices and internet connectivity to actually be productive while travelling, more of us are travelling to being with. Even small- to medium-sized businesses and sole proprietors are on the road – making on-the-road productivity a concern for professionals at all levels.
So you think that the “digital revolution” has completely revamped the way you should engage in business networking? In some sense you’re right, but the essential skills you learned while going through the process in person still apply.
Multitasking is one of the biggest buzzwords in business – but the reality is that there is no such thing!
Setting goals is important in business and in life, but chances are, most of the “helpful” stuff you’ve read about actually doing so is little better than useless. Hundreds of thousands of people read that same fluff every day – “set attainable goals,” “make sure success is measurable,” “stay motivated.” But how many of them do you see repeatedly failing?