Your ultimate guide to productivity and time management
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When a project is handed to you, you must consider several factors to shape a general plan. Once you understand your stakeholders’ needs or expectations, you can move forward with strategizing the best scheduling and project management methodology, which will outline the process of your project completion. However, before considering these critical details, you need to gather your project resources.

While projects vary in complexity, timeframes, and target goals, you will almost always need some help when taking them on. As a project manager, you will want to collect the most useful people, tools, materials, funds, and more to fulfill…


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Are you making the switch from employment to freelancing?

Maybe you’re not exactly sure what you’ll need to do in terms of accounts and taxes, or you’re worried that you’ll miss something important, making things difficult down the line.

Don’t worry! A former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the author of CPA Exam for Dummies, and the Co-Founder of several blogs for accounting and finance professionals, Kenneth Boyd is to the rescue. Explore his 10 practical tips to make accounting and tax management a breeze throughout your freelancing career.

#1: Make Sure You’re Set Up to Legally Freelance

When you start freelancing in the US, you automatically become a “sole…


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Project delays are inevitable; it’s a plain and simple fact. Period!

To add to the effect, imagine the dilemma of a project manager who has to get the work done within a deadline-oriented fashion. In such situations, either the project isn’t delivered on time, or if by some miracle, it does make its way to the table, the deliverables aren’t in the perfect form.

The best way to deal with project management delays is by foreseeing risks, issues, and any possible reasons leading to possible hindrances. That way, PMs can squash the delays on time and fall back on a contingency plan that works all the time.

Long before Agile project…


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Whether your business is large or small, you will work with talented, hard workers from various cultural backgrounds. North America is filled with a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds that provide different perspectives and outlooks. When embracing your team management role, it’s essential to make all members feel equally valued and respected.

The Advantages of Multicultural Team Management

These days, it’s very common to work with a diverse team. Multicultural team management has many benefits that will contribute to your business’s success. A team works best if people have several outlooks that other members may not possess. That way, someone may notice fine details…


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When you’re feeling stressed out or unmotivated it’s hard to be productive and get things done. To get back on track you need to know how to improve your mental state and stay positive. In this post, we take a look at some key tips for creating a mental attitude that fosters productivity.

1. Plan out Your Day

Getting into a good routine can really help you to manage your mood and create a positive mental attitude.

Go to bed and wake up in the mornings at the same time each day so that your body can adjust to your routine. It’ll help you to…


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Day after day, business owners make countless decisions with an aim to attain desired performance goals in a way that satisfies their current business needs and interests just perfectly. Making those decisions requires a rigorous approach and reference to quality evidence. And while there are many credible sources that can supply a business with that necessary data, time tracking is among the most insightful among them.

As correctly put by Timely on their Memory Blog:

“Time tracking is no longer just a measurement of profitability; it’s a means of discovering exactly how we work, where we struggle, how we misuse…


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Do you consider yourself a natural-born leader? These are people who possess innate talents that translate well into a team managers’ role. However, even those who have these qualities can improve their team management skills somehow. As with any profession, there is always room to grow and deepen one’s abilities.

Mastering the art of team management requires a lot of self-awareness and practice. Some may believe that they are a strong leader yet really only satisfy the minimum requirements. What separates a leader from just a boss is their level of self-awareness and humility. …


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With the pandemic wreaking havoc on retail sales worldwide, eCommerce has stepped up to the plate to become a viable alternative for billions of people around the world. Some even estimate that by 2040, 95% of all purchases will be done online.

Because of that, companies must find ways to establish a stronger presence online and build up their audiences while still remaining profitable in increasingly competitive marketplaces. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the most important strategies for boosting your company’s ROI in 2021 and beyond.

Use List Segmentation

There are many powerful eCommerce growth hacks you could try…


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For most people, successful teamwork doesn’t come naturally. In simple terms, teamwork is a group working collaboratively to achieve a common goal. It requires that each individual has a certain level of self-awareness and empathy to function effectively as a team. Many businesses hold evaluations to address teamwork components that either appear to be hindering or progressing a project. Ideally, a team that works well together delivers high-quality output.

Of course, every individual is unique, and it can be challenging to place differences aside that may exist between teammates to arrive at a solution that works for everyone. The emphasis…


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When collaborating with a team, it isn’t easy to track all the moving parts of a project. As a project manager, you must accept one large task, project, analyze it, and break it down into all components that need to be acknowledged and solved.

You may have found the best group of specialists in your office who you know can complete what the task entails, but in what time frame? What if one person can’t complete their task until another member has finished theirs? …

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