Sep

1

2016

How to Show Your Contractors You Appreciate Them

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Goals & Motivation, Productivity & Time Management

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A little application can go a long way toward building a long term relationship. Contractors are business owners and entrepreneurs too. They have ideal customers and people they enjoy working with. Show appreciation and become your contractor’s top client. Say “Thank you.” There’s a lot of power...

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Jul

29

2016

6 Steps On How To Effectively Run A Project

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management

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Let’s plan your next project. The team has come up with a vision and objectives for the project. Each person can virtually “see” what the desired outcome will be. Now it’s time to make that happen. Running a project begins with planning well for it. It’s time to choose manageable tasks and...

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Jul

22

2016

5 Best Practices On How To Manage Your Project

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management

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Now that the project plan is complete, it’s time to get to work. Each team member has their marching orders to get the ball rolling. So, what is the project manager to do? This is where you monitor the team, stay in contact with the sponsor and communicate with the client (or high-level decision makers). What...

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Jul

15

2016

4 Basic Stages Of A Project

Deanna Maio

Planning, Productivity & Time Management

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Now that we know about the roles of a project manager, it’s time to set up the major phases of any project. There are four basic stages and different agendas to be accomplished within each. If you have been called to manage a project, there are four stages that you need to know: Define the project Plan...

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Jul

8

2016

What The Heck Is A Project Anyway? Why is managing them well so important to my small business?

Deanna Maio

Planning, Productivity & Time Management

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As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You may even be handling every job there is to do concerning your product or service. A project manager could be just the person to help you elevate your business to the next level. Reaching the Next Level Every business owner wants to grow. That...

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Jun

10

2016

Is Burnout Looming Just Around The Corner?

Deanna Maio

Productivity & Time Management

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Burnout is a concept that most of us are aware of. In fact, you’ve probably experienced it on a small scale from time to time. Burnout is defined as a psychological condition in which a person suffers from long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. The hallmarks of burnout include exhaustion, cynicism,...

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Jun

3

2016

How To Say No To Non-Essential Tasks

Deanna Maio

Productivity & Time Management

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What’s your job as an entrepreneur? What’s your primary role? Is it to make everyone happy and to do everything yourself? It’s not, right? It’s to lead your business, to control the business, to innovate new products or services, and to create something that improves the lives of others while...

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May

27

2016

How to Establish and Maintain Control of Your Team

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Productivity & Time Management

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One of the most common complaints about outsourcing and delegating is that the situation doesn’t work out. Projects are delivered late, the contractor doesn’t produce a desirable result, and entrepreneurs often feel like they spend more time managing their contractors than they do running their businesses....

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May

20

2016

How To Decide What To Delegate

Deanna Maio

Productivity & Time Management

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Outsourcing is one of the easiest, smartest, and most profitable steps you can take for your business. When you eliminate some of the “non-essential” tasks from your lengthy to do list, you make room for more important tasks. You can use the newfound time to focus on profit-generating tasks. You...

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