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10 Productivity Killers and How to Overcome Them When Working Remotely

Out of bed, coffee in hand, laptop out—voila, you are ready for work! No commuting by overcrowded public transport. No noisy colleagues alongside you. No chit-chatting about this and that. No queues...

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Architects: Don’t Advertise. Tell Your Story Instead.

BowerBird is a platform that helps architects and interior designers connect with journalists and get their work published. Co-founder Ben G Morgan gives us some tips on publicity for architects...

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How To Implement Time Tracking At Your Construction Firm

For the last 8 months or so I’ve been building an extension on my house. It’s a pretty big job, adding a large living space, kitchen, master bedroom and ensuite. And, of course, it involves a huge...

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5 Time Management Strategies Everyone Can Master In 24 Hours

Meet the masters of time management: The List Lord, The Eliminator, The Pomodoro Princess, the Cyclops and the Pareto Prince. Think of them as a comic book super squad - except instead of fighting...

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How to make your business as safe as possible online

Business data is increasingly being stored online in the cloud. What does this mean for your business and your customers? What can you do to make your data safer? Here are some essential tips on...

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6 Things That Aren't On Your Daily To-Do List, But Should Be

To-do lists are like the bumpers on a bowling alley lane—they keep you in the lines and on track during the workday. However, not all to-do lists are created equal.

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Business Without Borders: 8 Tips for Managing Mobile Workforces

Employing a remote workforce can bring major benefits to your business. You can attract and retain a wider pool of global talent, boost team morale, and save significant money on rent and office...

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Time Tracking or spying? How to measure staff efficiency without breaching privacy

Time tracking software is a powerful tool for small business owners. It offers many amazing benefits - including the chance to identify hidden costs, productivity killers, and underperforming...

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10 Expert Tips For The Ultimate Xerocon Experience

It’s that time of the year again! Xerocon Melbourne, the world's most innovative conference for accounting leaders, is just around the corner! We know how intimidating and stressful conferences can...

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7 Signs Perfectionism Is Ruining Your Meetings

You’ve spent weeks planning this meeting. Your 3 page agenda is perfectly structured, you’ve booked the biggest and brightest boardroom. Whiteboard markers are ready for brainstorming, your...

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