Interview with Professional Organizer and Author Kate Martin

The spotlight today is on Kate Martin, owner of Organized Joy and creator of the Joyful Business Planner. A Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger, Kate specializes in helping families, small businesses, and especially families who run small businesses, in the Austin, TX area as well as virtually worldwide. Kate, how did you come up with your business name? I…

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Interview with Professional Organizer and Author Kathy Vines

In May 2016, Kathy Vines attended a NAPO Conference session about becoming a published author. Little more than a year later, her first book, Clever Girl’s Guide to Living with Less, was released. Quite an accomplishment, wouldn’t you say? I’m thrilled that Kathy has agreed to share her secrets today, as I kick off my new series of Organizer Interviews….

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Exciting Changes at Your Organizing Business

When I launched Your Organizing Business, it was a standalone blog. A few years later, I incorporated it into my main website, OrganizedAssistant.com. Since then, I’ve been pleased to make Your Organizing Business into a valuable resource for readers both inside and outside the organizing industry. The downside is that there’s so much content here that it’s overwhelming. Even I…

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How to find a great photographer in a hurry

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 coming up, and you’ve just…

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Is Direct Sales A Good Fit?

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 before. Wondering if direct sales…

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Making 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 give formal presentations may spend…

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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 Organizing Organizing Footwear Tools of…

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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 2016. 86 bloggers contributed 207 posts…

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