fiveeightfx-00_00_47_45-still001

4 Productivity Hacks to Accomplish More In Your Day

fiveeightfx-00_00_47_45-still001There’s nothing worse than being busy and getting nothing done. If you ever find yourself in this predicament—actively standing still—we’d like to share four hacks to make your days more productive.

  1. Make a priority list. Maybe you have a To Do List already, which is great. We applaud you for taking the time to plot out everything you need to do. Yet, we’d like to introduce you to listing only priorities—that which you must complete. A priority list will focus your energy on the most important tasks, while a To Do List has the potential to deflate self-esteem if you don’t check off every item. How good will you feel to know you’ve checked off your most important tasks for the day, even if a few items still remain on the list?
  1. Start with the smallest task, or toughest task first. Like an alarm clock whose ring slowly increases in sound to wake you from your (plus or minus) 6am slumber, so too is the smallest item on your To Do, or as we would suggest, Priority List. Start small, and work your way up to most difficult task. Or skip dipping your toes, and dive into the most difficult item on the list, tackling it headfirst. Everybody loves the start of a productive day.
  1. Check email at certain times. Maybe you want to check your email at 7am, noon, and 4:30pm, or at 9am and 4pm. Scheduling a time to check email keeps you from randomly checking email, just to see who emailed you, or if you received that all-important message. Exceptions, of course, will be time-sensitive messages. Checking and answering emails are a part of the work day, too, but scheduling them for certain times in the day allows you to focus without this sometimes distraction.
  1. Turn off phone notifications. Did someone message you on LinkedIn? Or like a tweet? As exciting as being liked can be, constant notifications can interrupt your day. So try turning them off to, at the very least, avoid distraction from sound. Also, try checking your phone only once per hour or every other hour.

 

These tips will help you to get more done during the day. And you don’t have to try all four. Just try one, and see how it changes the course of your day. For more productivity hacks, see this article here from Inc. Magazine.

 

Read MoreRead More
Small REVONU cartoon

What POS System is Best for MY Store??

Have you looked into buying a new POS System and thought to yourself “I wonder what system is best for my business”?  If so, you are not alone.  Nearly all of the business owners I talk Small REVONU cartoonto want to buy a system that is going to have the right features to support the business.  Unfortunately tons of businesses either over-buy or under-buy when it comes to their POS Technology.

Before making a decision, talk to an expert – call me or email me for a free consultation/discussion about the Point of Sale market and the best solution for your business!

Don’t make a mistake and get a system that won’t work for you and your business.

 

 

Read MoreRead More
Cartoon illustrations of an EMV Chip Card reader and EMV Credit Card

Preparing Your Business for an Emergency

Cartoon illustrations of an EMV Chip Card reader and EMV Credit Card

 

Small business is the life-blood of our country and we want to help you prepare your business in the event of an emergency.  Of course your safety and the safety of your family and employees is the highest priority in an emergency however, if you have time to prepare your business here are a few tips:

  • First and foremost, close all open batches.
  • Write down the phone number of your processor so that you can call for any assistance you might need processing transactions or closing batches
  • Power down and unplug your processing system be it a counter top terminal or point of sale system.
  • If possible move your processing unit to a safe location along with cables and accessories.

Keep safe and please let our office know if we can assist in any way

Read MoreRead More
fiveeightfx-00_00_47_45-still001

The Big Idea!

fiveeightfx-00_00_47_45-still001

I hate meetings, I know they are necessary but I hate them.  My time is stretched so thin, wife,  business person, Mom, caregiver for my 87 year old Father, who needs another meeting?  What  I do love and make time for are Ted Talks, short, long whatever I have the time for I try to fit them in, there are thousands and I found this one today about meetings.  Check it out, let me know what you think and let’s talk, not a meeting a conversation, an email or just make a comment.  Tell me how you feel about a meeting! Click on the Link below and happy Tedding……

The big idea: Meetings, the ultimate time-suck, and how to fix them

Read MoreRead More