Say No To This: Building Business Boundaries

It’s natural, as a business owner, to be ambitious. There’s a difference between ambition, though, and stretching yourself too thin.

You may feel as though you have to provide for all of a client’s needs, regardless of whether or not they’re within your wheelhouse. However, this kind of attitude can lead you to over-commit to one of your clients, neglect others, and give up too much of your already limited time.
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“I Appreciate Your Patience While We Work Through This”

In an ideal world, you’d be able to onboard all of your clients within one to two weeks of first contact. In reality, the onboarding process, or evening convincing a client that your business can be of benefit to them, takes time.

To secure your stream of revenue and maintain a clientele base, you have to make yourself present for clients without rushing them through the onboarding process.
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Using Client Feedback: Improving the Projects You Manage

Project management is as much about completing a task to the best of your ability as it is about improving on your business’s ability to meet the needs of its consumer base.

Your business can’t improve, though, if you don’t take stock of your previous clients’ opinions of your work.

Obtaining client feedback, though, can be a little difficult if you don’t maintain a relationship with your clients.
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Common Mistakes in Project Management (and How to Avoid Them)

You’re human. You make mistakes.

Those mistakes can feel a little more immediate, though, when it’s your responsibility to look out for a team or take over the management of a client’s project.

Don’t let stress get the best of you, though. Your team knows that you’re human. When you acknowledge that you’re capable of making mistakes, recovering from a few slip ups will be all the easier.
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Ease Up the Office: Finding Project Management Stress Relief

Everyone’s got some stress in their lives.

When at work, though, it’s best for your productivity – not to mention your health – if you do what you can to reduce the amount of stress you feel over the course of a day. When you’re put in charge of a project with a team, client, and looming deadline, managing your stress levels may be the last thing on your mind. It should be, though.
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It’s Not the Phone, It’s You: Apps and Productivity in the Office

Word around the office space nowadays is that apps primarily lead to distracted employees, not increased productivity.

What would you say, though, if we told you that wasn’t true? Employee productivity – or lack thereof – is based on a lot of things, including humanity’s ability to focus. The number of hours which a person is actually able to stay productive for might actually surprise you, as it’s much lower than the prescribed eight hours a day we’re supposed to be working.

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Time Management and the Virtual Employee: Virtual Project Management

Working with a virtual employee sounds like a business partnership based in science fiction.

Up to 38% of positions in various industries today are remote. This freedom allows a business’s employees to work from home or while on the road.

The structure of these employment opportunities depends on the business in question, of course. You may wonder: if an employee doesn’t come into the office and punch the time clock, how is it possible to manage their time?
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Business Self-Care: Avoiding Project Burnout

Burnout is never a fun feeling. You go to resume work on one of your projects, and no matter how pressing its deadline is or how passionate you felt about the work when you started, you just can’t bring yourself to complete the job. Don’t fall prey to any feelings of inadequacy, though.

Project burnout occurs when you look at a project too closely for too long, and it can arise in anyone.
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