How to Organize Business Cards in Evernote

Evernote is a great place to store the business cards from the people you meet.  Most of us have some sort of container full of cards from clients, networking events, vendors, and contractors, etc..  I have seen drawers, boxes, old school Rolodexes, notebooks and even...

How to Prepare for Disaster

September is National Preparedness Month. Even as I type those words, it feels like I am “a day late and a dollar short” because of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation in Houston.  However, there are now fires in the Northwest, flooding in the South, and another...

How to Know When it is Time to Hire an Employee

Making the decision when to hire an employee or additional employees can be difficult.   There are many questions you need to answer before hiring someone.  Can you afford an employee?  It can be challenging to decide the skills you need to give you the biggest return...

Fireworks & 5 Reasons You Should Be Early

Early Fireworks? I love fireworks and all kinds of events with fireworks.  Every year City of Allen, Texas hosts a Summer Party called Allen USA.  The celebration is complete with bands, crafts, games, inflatable slides, food, and fireworks.  It has all of the big...

Organizing @ Work with Evernote

Organizing @ Work with Evernote Learn how to work smarter, go paperless and run your business using Evernote in this step by step workshop! Do you spend more than a few minutes looking for documents & data? Do you feel you could be more productive at work if you...

12 Tips for Working at Home Productively

Working at home can be a huge job benefit, but it also can increase your stress level.    It does not matter if you are self-employed or if you work for a corporation, people who work from home have some specific challenges.  The increase in stress can be caused by...

7 Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Office

    Spring Cleaning is in the air!  The warmer temperatures, colorful flowers and breezy days are all the season’s signs of refreshment and renewal.  The spring season beckons me to organize closets, work in the yard, plant flowers and spruce up my home. You...

Organizing Tax Information in 4 Easy Steps

  Organizing tax information, statements and deductions does not have to be stressful or chaotic. Start separating out the information you know you will need to file your taxes this year.   Tax statements and reports from employers, charities, financial institutions...

Fall Back This Weekend! What Will You Do with the Extra Hour?

Fall Back! This weekend we move our clocks back an hour to end Daylight Savings Time.  So, it is time to back up the clock an hour.  We say “fall back” to help us remember how the clock changes.   While I am not a big fan of the shorter days of winter, I...

Evernote and TaskClone Gave this Executive back his Weekends!

Last week, I met with an company executive of a large company regarding Evernote.  I discovered he hit the ground running with Evernote.  He had been using it to take all of his meeting notes with his team.  Throughout the summer, he used Evernote to collect all of...

Disable Notifications to Save Time, Energy and Focus

  What is constantly begging for your attention, and what gets your attention?  Those pesky pop-ups, bells, and whistles to notify us of a new email, Facebook message or news article get our attention.  Turning them off on your desktop, tablet and phone can save you...

Best Apps for Students

  Students need a number of applications to make their social and study lives easier.  The technology they have access to on campus can be overwhelming. They will have more electronic data, books and notes than we can even imagine.  The apps for students listed...
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