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17hats – Product Review

17hats – Product Review

I have recently had the opportunity to try out 17hats - not only as a CRM but as a complete solution for the solopreneur regarding managing clients, projects and finances, and I have to say, I love it! A CRM is only as good as the person using it! In my quest for the ultimate CRM, I have found that 17hats is by far the best yet for companies where collaboration is not required. 17hats is a...

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Find your purpose – your vision

Find your purpose – your vision

Starting your own company needs to have more behind it, than just being more convenient than working an employed job; but at the same time, you also need to make it work around you and your lifestyle commitments. Otherwise what is the point? Running a business is hard work, I am not going to lie to you.  But you are in control of what, where and when that hard work looks like, and it is...

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Educate yourself to success

Educate yourself to success

Many people starting a new business think that it’s an easy ride.  Tired of working for someone else, often thoughts of “I can do this myself” lead the way to start a business when all you have is a core skill and a desire to work less and earn more. While this is a great incentive to start, it’s not enough to keep you going when things get tough (and they will).  Aside from this,...

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it!

Your mission should you choose to accept it Great, you have your vision in place, you know where you are headed and what you want to achieve.  Now it’s time to talk about the how…. THIS IS YOUR MISSION! Your mission is a written statement of exactly how you intend to achieve your vision. It’s why you exist, where as, your vision statement is your desired end state.  It’s an opportunity...

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Time Management

Time Management

TIME - the one thing no-one ever seems to have enough of! From running out of, to didn't have enough, to wasting; time is a precious commodity that controls our lives! In a modern day world with millions of time saving applications, gadgets, and ideas we seem to have less time than ever to do and enjoy the things we love! Taking control and getting ahead is ideally where we want to be, but this...

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