Tag Archives: organising

Plan your break, rather than it breaking you

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Holidays of any sort, be they school holidays for your children or family vacations, all require planning when you have a business. With my business we have monthly, quarterly and yearly deadlines to met. As such, it’s imperative that I map out when all the school holidays are for the year on a wall planner at the beginning of the year. That way I can see if any of those super important deadlines occur during school holidays and present a conflict for the schedule I have with my children. The same goes for scheduling in vacations. They are often booked around ongoing commitments that can't be moved. Planning plays a big part in ensuring your transition from work mode to play mode is successful. Read More »

My systems have evolved

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As most of you know I love systems and wanted to share the systems I use in my business everyday. Below I outline the tools I use to manage myself, my time, my team and my business? Managing myself I use a iPhone, all of my email, calendaring & contacts runs through google apps which allows me to access all of this information through the online interface or my iPhone, iPad or Mac, no syncing required, it’s real time! I’m also an information lover. I am constantly reading books, listening to mp3’s and coming across useful information on the internet. To keep track of it all, I use an online system called Evernote. It has many uses but I mainly use it as an electronic filing cabinet. There is a feature called “clip to Evernote” for your browser that allows you to “print” an interesting website page or part of a page to Evernote and then tag it appropriately. Read More »

Be an Action Jackson

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Could you tell me right now exactly what you will be doing for the remainder of the week? Some of you will give me a resounding yes. Others will say no, I don’t work like that Alycia; I’m too creative or I go with the flow. How's that working for you? Have you achieved all your goals up until now? Have you made progress on those fab ideas you've had? Your business is growing purposefully? No? I thought so. Being fluid and in the moment is just not going to push you - or your business - forward purposefully, regardless of how spiritual and connected to source you are. Read More »

The fortune is in the follow up

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You meet people at an event, you swap details. You get back to your office and the 'busy' work takes over. Most of us don’t have assistants to delegate work to and even if we do, our client work always comes first (as it should). But what about filling that marketing pipeline? Isn’t that just as important? Here are some questions that you need to consider: Read More »

What Should You Be Accountable For In Your Business?

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There are certain tasks that as a business owner, you should delegate. Bookwork is one of them – I highly recommend that you have a bookkeeper to take care of your bookwork. This could include:• Processing of invoices for both suppliers and customers • Processing of payments for both suppliers and customers • Processing of payroll • Reconciliations • ReportingDoes ... Read More »

Planning as simple as three words?

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There are many things you should plan, but what should you plan for your business? Planning comes in many forms, and combined can provide you with a blueprint to keep your business moving forward. I consider there to be a few areas within your business that can benefit greatly from planning including a financial plan, marketing plan and a resources plan. Read More »