Five Ways to Prepare for the New Year

Successful people take the time before the end of the year to prepare for the coming year. Why? Because business planning can make a remarkable difference in their business, the work they do, and their personal life. Without a clearly defined purpose or plan, you will find yourself wandering into the New Year without knowing where you are headed or why. That’s like leaving for an unknown destination without a map. How do you know when or IF you’ve arrived if you don’t know where you are going?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Rebecca IshibashiFive Ways to Prepare for the New Year
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Effective Deadline Management Tips

How many times have you said or heard someone say, “I wish I had more time to do that” or “I’d be able to meet my deadline for [fill in the blank] if I only had more time.” “I need to know more about time management.”

What is time management?

Each of us has the same fixed amount of time each day; twenty four hours to use as we choose. And I think “choose” is the key word in that sentence. I recently read “The Power of Ethical Management” by Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale and agree that the issue isn’t so much managing our time as it is managing the activities that are consuming our time. It’s up to us as professionals and business owners to manage those activities effectively.

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How to Take Your Small Business on Vacation

Many small business owners feel they can’t afford to leave their business at home when they’re on vacation.

And those owners who can afford it may not want to leave their business operations idle while they are away.

The choice doesn’t have to be to vacation or not to vacation. You can have the best of both worlds. You can take your small business with you on vacation and still have a great time. Here are some simple tips to help you take your small business on vacation:

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