5 Simple Hacks to Organize Operations for New Businesses

New entrepreneurs often spend a considerable amount of time focusing on product development or definition of their services. They may refine their business plan numerous times, identify funding sources and more to prepare for the launch. One aspect that is often overlooked, however, relates to the general organization of operations on a daily basis. Many of today’s new business endeavors…

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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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2015: The Best of Your Organizing Business

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 & POC: Resources to help you…

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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 it with the world, but…

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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 and it seems like more…

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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? Telephones. Paper. Handshakes. Before you write them off as archaic or inefficient, think about the power of a piece of paper. When your email inbox is full of…

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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 hope her words will help…

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