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Going Back to the Basics in Business

Going Back to the Basics in Business

Are you struggling to get everything done that you want to accomplish? Are you working with limited resources right now? If you're feeling overwhelmed by your to-dos, it may be time to go back to basics in your business. Whether we are short on staff, funding, time,...

The Importance of Aligning Your Work with Your Goals

The Importance of Aligning Your Work with Your Goals

Dan Kennedy wrote in his book No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs, "Similarly, I insist that the only real reason more people aren't much, much more productive is that they don't have enough reasons to. So, a secret to greater personal productivity is more good...

Top 5 SPEARity Blog Posts for Leaders

Top 5 SPEARity Blog Posts for Leaders

There is a lot of information floating around the internet to help business leaders be more effective and successful, which is helpful since leaders face many different challenges. We thought we would make it easy for you and compile some of our information together...

Tips for Finding New Talent as Your Business Grows

Tips for Finding New Talent as Your Business Grows

Do you remember having growing pains when you were a child? I can remember waking up in the middle of the night because my legs were hurting. My dad would come into my room and assure me I would be okay and that it was only growing pains. Well, your business...

7 Things to Do If You’ve Lost Joy in Your Business

7 Things to Do If You’ve Lost Joy in Your Business

No one starts a business believing they will hate what they do day in and day out. You start a business believing you are going to build something that gives you control, freedom, and allows you to use your skills and passion. However, many business owners and...

Why You Need to Delegate More and Do Less

Why You Need to Delegate More and Do Less

There is a common obstacle where we see business owners and leaders struggle—delegating. When you have been the reason, or one of the big reasons, why the company has succeeded and grown, it's hard to pass tasks on to someone else. It's easy to get caught up in...

6 Signs It’s Time to Hire Your First Employee

6 Signs It’s Time to Hire Your First Employee

Are you an entrepreneur with a growing business? Your schedule is full and you are starting to think about the possibility of hiring your first employee. This is a big decision that can be hard to make. You may be stuck in the growing pains of needing more business in...

Are You Tired of Working Long Hours?

Are You Tired of Working Long Hours?

We live in a society that glamorizes the hustle. We feel like we're accomplishing something when we're busy. We've allowed technology to make it nearly impossible to punch out for the day, and the problem has only grown since the pandemic. Those working remotely...

5 Ways to Help an Underperforming Employee

5 Ways to Help an Underperforming Employee

In the perfect world, every employee would be the right hire and work hard to accomplish the company's goals. However, this isn't a perfect world, and all companies consist of imperfect human beings. Our work performance is impacted by our moods, physical health,...

6 Ways to Boost Productivity in Business

6 Ways to Boost Productivity in Business

Isn't it amazing how much some people can accomplish each day? We all have the same 24-hours, yet some struggle to cross anything off their to-do list while others cross things off left and right. If you're struggling with productivity, these 6 tips can help. 1. Block...