Lisa Kanarek

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Tools to Start a Small Business

When you work for yourself, the right tools can help you save time and money. Aside from the obvious tools: a computer with plenty of memory, a space-saving All-in-One (link to Brother), shredder and other tools mentioned on Startup Nation, there are other not-so-obvious tools that can help you start and grow a business. Reliable...
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10 Timesaving Tips for the New Year

Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy extra hours each day on Amazon, eBay or Overstock.com? Not many people would turn down the opportunity to buy more time and have the ability to accomplish more each day. Unfortunately I can’t give you more hours in the day, but I can give you some tips...
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Do’s and Don’ts of Conquering Chaos in Your Home Office

Someone who works in a cubicle or a corporate office can leave his or her mess at work. Yet when your business and personal life are under the same roof, it’s more difficult to keep home office chaos to a minimum. By following a few do’s and avoiding the don’ts, you can keep your home...
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7 Ways to Effectively Market Your Small Business

I’ve been working from home for 20 years (not counting the Kool-Aid stands I set up, and the business I had selling rocks door-to- door when I was 8). When I started my first home-based business, technology wasn’t where it is now. I thought I was so cool when my dad gave me his old...
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8 Ways Technology Helps You Save Time

Working in blocks of time, using a to-do list and focusing on your top priority tasks are all proven ways to save time. When you combine those timesaving methods with technology, you can save even more time.  Consider these eight tools to help you save time. 1. Computers Whether you use a desktop with a...
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Do’s and Don’ts for Managing Stress While Working from Home

Ahhh…the stress-free life of working from home. There are no co-workers to interrupt you, no boss looming over your shoulder and no set work schedule. You can come and go as you please, dress however you like and even leave your home office early to catch a movie. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? It is, except...
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Tips for Being Effective and Efficient While “Working Naked”

When you’re “Working Naked” — working without the support of the corporate workplace — you face a few challenges. A few of them include how to stay focused and avoid distractions. By taking the time to set up your home office to be efficient or change what’s not working, you can create a productive home...
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Crisis Response Tips to Help Your Small Business

The phrase ‘crisis response’ invokes images of corporations scrambling to assess damage control, companies issuing public statements and press conferences in front of media and most recently, the myriad of organizations devastated by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.  Some small business owners interpret crises to involve large corporations that spark a high volume of media coverage,...
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How Technology Can Make Your Home Office More Productive

When I was in the corporate world, I had the perfect assistant. She was never late, took care of the tasks I didn't have time to do, and was always in a good mood. When I started my first business I couldn't take her with me, but since then I've relied on a few other...
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Eight Simple Tips to Create the Ideal Home Office

Whether you work from home full time or after hours, it's important to create a space that works for you and meets your needs. If you're wasting time each day trying to find supplies, client files and other important information, it may be time for a home office overhaul. There are a few simple ways...