The Best Gmail Plugins and Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

The best Gmail Plugins and Extensions

For a good 15 years, I used only Outlook as my email platform for work. Every single company I worked for had Outlook as the email program of choice and I loved it! And then in 2014, I moved across to an organization that had gone down the Gmail route. What a culture shock that was. “How do I sort by sender?!” I remember asking myself. Long story short, three years in and I am officially 1 of the 1 billion loyal Gmail users out there. Not only have I discovered all those tweaks hiding in the Labs section of its settings, but I have also loved experimenting with the …

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The No Stress Guide to Creating Stunning Visuals in Canva!

How To Create Stunning Visuals In Canva

In an increasingly crowded social media scene with reduced attention spans, multiple screens, news streams and an unthinkable number of adverts on display, using visuals to tell your story and share your message has become so important. There are many apps and programs that can be used to create or modify visuals so that they stand out. Photoshop, Picmonkey, BeFunky. WordSwag – the list goes on. Within that wide range of choices though is a current favorite of mine: Canva. Built with the non-designer in mind, it is the perfect tool for designing print and web-based materials — social media graphics, blog images, lead magnets, eBooks, Facebook ads, Pinterest pins, …

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Knock Hours off Your Work Week – Over 100 Tasks to Outsource Today!

Over 100 Tasks to Outsource Today!

One of the biggest reasons entrepreneurs struggle to grow their business is they just wear too many hats. Rather than outsource some of the load, they try very hard to manage all the moving parts in their business on their own. And without considering an alternate way of working, this can turn into a dangerous pattern of shifted deadlines and unmet goals. As an entrepreneur, your time is an incredibly valuable commodity. As soon as you use it for something that is not value-adding or to do something that takes you twice as long because it doesn’t play to your strengths – you’re not getting it back. In this post, …

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5 Social Media Tools That Will Save You Time & Money

The Best Social Media Tools

Which social media platform should you be on? Should you focus on one or do you need to be on all? What does an optimized social media profile look like? What sort of content do you want to put out there? How should you engage and how often? Deciding to enter the realm of social media as a business can be incredibly overwhelming. Not only do you have the balancing act of getting valuable content out there and engaging with your community, but you also have to make sure it all ties together strategically. The fact is it is near impossible to manage social media profiles without a tool or app of …

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5 Must-Haves for a Successful Relationship with Your Virtual Team

Virtual Team Must Haves

Struggling to keep up with the momentum your business has gained? Congratulations! That is an awesome place to be. Going from being a solopreneur to a team leader, even if that team is a virtual team of one, can be equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. No matter where you are in your hiring process, here are five things you must have (or be prepared to have) for an engaged and productive relationship that will work for you now as well as into the future.   5W’s Before building your virtual support structure, I strongly suggest that you get crystal clear about the 5 W’s — who is going to do …

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