How to find a great photographer in a hurry

professional photographs

One thing I’ve noticed since I started my business is that everything leads to something else. To establish an online presence, you need social media profiles. And to create compelling profiles, you need a decent headshot. See what I mean? So what do you do if you’ve got a speaking engagement or other important event […]

Is Direct Sales A Good Fit?

direct sales

Many of the women I meet are involved with direct sales companies, either in addition to or instead of providing direct services to clients. To help you decide whether direct sales is right for you, I’m pleased to welcome back Deb Bixler, a direct sales expert who has been a guest blogger here several times […]

Making the Best Impression with Your Presentation

Make the best impression with your presentation

As tough as it may be to accept sometimes, your idea is really defined by how well you present it. Considering fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias, it can mean that revolutionary plans can be lost before they even have a chance to get off the ground. Those who rarely […]

2016: The Best of Your Organizing Business

2016: The Best of Your Organizing Business

I’ve recently highlighted this year’s guest bloggers and Professional Organizers Blog Carnival participants, who play a huge role in the success of my blog. Today I’ll complete my year-end review with a round-up of the most popular posts of the year. I’ve broken them down into three categories. Top 5 Blog Carnivals of 2016 Closet […]

Professional Organizers Blog Carnival: 2016 in Review

Professional Organizers Blog Carnival: 2016 in Review

One of the most popular features of Your Organizing Business is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, which has been hosted here every month since June 2009. This resource wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for all the wonderful people who participate. Today I’d like to acknowledge everyone who was part of the Blog Carnival during […]

Thank you to my guest bloggers for 2016

2016 guest bloggers - Your Organizing Business

I’m very thankful for the many people who are willing to share their expertise with my readers. Because of them, I’m able to make Your Organizing Business a lot more valuable than if it were limited to my own knowledge and available writing time. This year-end wrap-up post is my way of expressing my gratitude to them, […]

My Time Management Journey

my time management journey

My recent series about Personality Type has sparked some interesting conversations! Several readers have asked about my own time management system. It’s kind of a long story, but here it is. As a point of reference, my personality type is ISTJ. Is a paper planner better than a computer-based time and task management tool? It depends. Click […]

How to write your book and get it in the hands of readers

7 Truths to Becoming a Published Author, Shawndra Holmberg, CPO-CD

NAPO’s Annual Conference and Organizing Expo took place in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, and it’s become a bit of a tradition around here to follow up with a series of guest posts from organizers who attended, to share their experience with those who didn’t. Starting off this year’s series, we have Kathy Vines […]

10 Unhealthy habits that can destroy your business

"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. -- Buddha

Running a business can be difficult at times, so don’t make it any harder on yourself than it already is. Your personal health can have a huge impact on the health of your business, so make sure you keep it a priority. Here are 10 unhealthy habits that could hurt your business. Keep these in […]

Get Your Laptop Startup Ready

Choosing a laptop for your startup business

There are so many things to think about when you’re starting your own organizing business! I’ve previously blogged about training, setting your fees, naming your business, planning your website, and many other considerations, but I’ve never touched on choosing a laptop. Whether you’re in the market for a new computer or trying to decide if your existing […]

Work life balance in the new year

work life balance

Everyone approaches a new year in their own way, but I think it’s safe to say that we all hope it will be better than the one before. The most popular Resolution for 2016 is “enjoy life to the fullest.” @GOBankingRates Click To Tweet For many of us, getting more enjoyment out of life means […]

2015: The Best of Your Organizing Business

The Best of Your Organizing Business 2015

In my last two posts, I paid tribute to this year’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival participants and sponsors and guest bloggers. Today I wrap things up with a round-up of 2015’s most popular posts. My top posts from 2015 10 tips for a successful organizing business How to start a professional organizing business Beyond NAPO & […]

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