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 […]

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 & […]

Identifying Your Target Market

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Identifying Your Target Market

Thanks for joining me for the third post in my Planning a Website the Organized Way series! If you haven’t yet set up your website planner and created your business profile, you may want to do that before you continue. Now that you have a clear picture of your business, you’re probably anxious to share […]

Book Review: “All In” by Arlene Dickinson

I love to watch Dragons’ Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their business or product ideas to potential investors. One of the “dragons” I admire is Arlene Dickinson, so when I learned she’d written a book about the unique lifestyle challenges faced by entrepreneurs, I bought a copy for my e-reader.

5 Mistakes to Avoid during Slow Seasons

There are many reasons for business to slow down in the summer. Parents are busy with their kids while they’re out of school, business owners are dealing with staff vacations, and many clients are away on vacation themselves. For whatever reason, eventually a time will come when business is not flowing like it used to […]

Offline Support Can Improve Your Online Presence

Do you remember a time before Twitter? How about wishing someone across the country a happy birthday somewhere other than a Facebook wall? How did we communicate before email and instant messages?

Living What You Love

I’ve met a lot of professional organizers and other entrepreneurs over the years and, sadly, many of them are no longer in business. In most cases, it wasn’t that they weren’t good at what they did, but because they just weren’t passionate about it. Debbie Pendell is someone who clearly has that passion, and I […]

The Year-End Wrap-Up

Although December is the busiest month in the retail industry, as a professional organizer, you may find that business is slow at this time of year, as clients are busy with holiday shopping, parties, and preparations. Why not take advantage of this downtime to review your activities and achievements over the past year?

Checklists and Contracts and Agreements – Oh my!

It’s amazing how many different forms you need in order to operate a professional organizing business! Some are just for your own use, such as client information sheets, assessment forms, and checklists. Others, such as invoices and letters of agreement, communicate important information to your clients.

Don’t Commit These Networking Faux Pas!

Today I continue my series for Improve Management Skills Month with a look at social networking, both online and offline. Mastering the art of networking will help you to build your brand, expand your reach, grow your business, and be a more confident individual. To determine whether you are networking effectively, ask yourself the following […]

How to be a Better Business Writer

As a business owner and manager, I’m sure that not a day goes by where you don’t have to write an email, a blog post, a proposal, or some other type of business document. Since everything you write is a reflection of you and your business, you need to make sure that your vocabulary and […]

Public Speaking as a Management Skill

During Improve Management Skills Month, I’ve committed to sharing some ideas and resources about some of the essential skills required to successfully manage a business, and today I will address public speaking. As a small business owner, there are many occasions when you may be called upon to speak in public.

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