“I don’t have enough time.”
No matter whom I am with or whatever group I am participating in, these words are a constant in the comments that people are making.
No one has enough time and it seems like our lives just keep getting busier. So how can we manage?
There are lots of self-help books, articles, podcasts, and webinars on the subject. Some are good in my view and some aren’t. The most helpful tips come I find come from real people discussing their own situation.
In a recent conversation, I mentioned this common cry for time management help. An author friend, Claudette Hegel, was kind enough to share a chapter on time management from her book, Down-to-Earth Writer’s Manual. These tips are from her experiences. What I appreciate about the chapter is that she realizes the broader life people have than just their work. She has simple tricks to help you stay on task.
I encourage you to read this short chapter. Then develop tricks and eventually habits to help you get out from the time crunch so many of us feel.
For small businesses to succeed, they need to be innovative. But what is it?
It might be said that we know innovation when we see it, but don’t ask us to define innovation or tell you what it is.
As this short video outlines, it is dots, known and those unknown.
Businesses that continue to operate discover the unknown dots. Yes, they may be new but they also may be dots we have forgotten.
Take a couple of minutes to watch the video. Then go discover the dots that will help you move forward and remain competitive. https://vimeo.com/77911159
Small businesses are key to successful communities.
Many of us understand, certainly, the role of the small business in terms of the economic health of a rural community. And this remains true in larger communities as well.
However, less recognized is the role that small businesses hold in supporting a variety of charitable and community events. They also provide a great deal of human resources in terms of volunteers and leaders in local government and other organizations.
These contributions form a core support of strong, resilient communities. It is not uncommon for a community and its members to overlook such resources when looking to grow a community.
This webinar explains further some of what small businesses can offer to a community.