August Best of Contemporary Business Solutions

by "Get it Done Girl" on August 25, 2014 · 0 comments

in Book Review,Free Agency,How To:,small biz

Startup Weekend Des Moines Debrief (March 2012)

Earlier this month I had the amazing opportunity to participate in Startup Weekend Des Moines. I’ve been told by several people that I should check it out – the stars aligned this year and I was able to go.

“Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.”

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Book Review: Steve Jobs

A few weeks ago at at the Business Book Club, we discussed Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

This book isn’t for those intimidated by an almost 600-page, hardcover behemoth. I’m honestly one of “those” people, so if it wasn’t on the reading list for the Business Book Club, I wouldn’t have even picked it up.

But I’m glad I did.

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Managing your Email Inbox

I work with several clients who are trapped by their email. By trapped, I mean that they spend more time staring at their Inbox than getting actual stuff done. Emails often get lost in their Inbox because it’s so full. Below are a few tips to help:

Check your email twice per day

This is a great tip I took away from Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week. Your productivity will improve immensely if you take this approach. Set up an auto-response letting the sender know when you’ll be checking email and if it’s an emergency, let them know they can call you.

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