Forget Tech Support! How to Tame the Technical Challenges That Can Wear at Your Sanity

No one can know—and do—it all. And if you’re in business, then you know there are a lot of moving parts that all have to be managed. Websites, shopping carts, email managers, video editing, copywriting, and file storage…the list goes on.

And here’s where many new (and even some established) business owners fall down. They try to bootstrap everything. Need a new website? They build it. Starting an affiliate program? They install it. Creating a video training series? They buy Camtasia; spend weeks learning it, and more weeks recording and editing video.

While there’s much to be said for self-sufficiency, there comes a point where you simply have to decide which tasks are giving you the best ROI, and let go of the rest.

“If you’re a fish, swim. And leave the flying to birds. Do what you’re good at, and let others handle the rest.”

And here’s why. You’re wasting valuable time and energy trying to do it all yourself. Take a quick look at t…

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11 Small Business Grants All Women Entrepreneurs Should Apply For

All new business owners need as much capital as they can obtain. With female-owned firms accounting for an estimated 11.6 million small businesses in America, that financial need is especially important for female entrepreneurs. 

Statistics show female entrepreneurs are less likely to receive small business funding than their male counterparts and are more likely to receive a shorter-term loan with less capital and significantly higher interest rates.

Fortunately, several lenders, nonprofit organizations, and corporations have acknowledged the unique disadvantages faced by female entrepreneurs and begun to offer grant money to support self-employed women. 

From federal grants to state grants, the experts at ZenBusiness have pulled together 11 grants offered to women-owned startups to help jumpstart their businesses.

Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant

Amount available: Between $10,000 and $40,000

Previo…

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82 percent of office workers spend half an hour every day searching for information

Time for a digital spring cleaning: OTRS AG shares five tips that will bring new momentum to dusty operational processes   Spring begins in a few days. Its start inspires us to clean up and bring extra energy to old routines. But order should not only prevail in the home; clean structures, clear insights and efficient processes are also required in the workplace. A survey of 500 employees showed that 82 percent are using half an hour of every workday to search for the information they need to do their jobs. This can be done more efficiently. OTRS shares five tips on how to improve order and efficiency in everyday office life. Structure your communication. Today, there are a multitude of communication channels, so conversations can quickly become unclear. According to the latest OTRS study among 500 employees, over a third of office employees spend one hour a day on sorting their emails. This is where digitally-structured communication via a ticket system hel…
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