If you’re running a small business, you know how hectic things can get. Last week, we looked at whether it’s a good idea to lump all your tasks into your contact management system. This time, let’s switch gears and check out some awesome apps designed just for keeping your tasks in check: ClickUp, Trello, Microsoft […]
In the bustling world of business management, the question of where to keep your tasks list is a common conundrum. From post-it notes and checklists to flagged emails in your inbox, the options are varied and often fragmented. This fragmentation is a familiar challenge to many, including myself. After trialing various methods, I’ve found that […]
To-do lists, shopping lists, Santa’s list – what binds these seemingly mundane words together? It’s not merely a collection of words written under each other; it’s the representation of tasks, actions, and in some cases, complex projects. Let’s delve into the essence of a “list” and question the simplicity we often attribute to it. The […]
In the fast-paced world of business, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. That’s why, when I first heard about Fathom AI, a cutting-edge assistant for Zoom calls, I was intrigued but skeptical. Many of my network contacts had already integrated this tool into their workflow, yet I remained unconvinced of its potential impact. It […]
E-mails! Love them or hate them, but you cannot run your business without them. Getting ‘rid’ of e-mails has become a daily chore for almost all of us. Some e-mails are easy – quick, 30-second response and off you go. However, some require some thought process, time and more importantly, head space. You tend to […]
Living in a world filled with tasks and endless contacts, keeping things organised can feel like a mission impossible. But guess what? “Done is better than perfect” is the golden rule here. In this blog post, we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of why it’s crucial to have a chill system for managing your contacts and […]
Deadlines and discipline are two essential components of productivity. We often find ourselves struggling with tasks, especially when we have self-imposed deadlines or those that seem distant. In this blog post, we’ll explore the dynamics of deadlines, discuss the importance of treating self-imposed deadlines seriously, and offer practical strategies to overcome the last-minute panic and […]
Achieving a zero inbox might sound like an unattainable dream for some, but in reality, it’s a manageable feat that can significantly boost your productivity and reduce stress. The key lies in developing a strategic approach to managing your emails. In this blog post, we will share six essential tips to help you reach that […]
We’ve all experienced it – those moments when we’re deep in the flow of our work, and suddenly, a random thought or distraction swoops in and steals our attention. It’s like a dog spotting a squirrel in the corner of its eye – an instant diversion that can leave us frustrated and derailed. I like […]
In today’s fast-paced professional world, the term “multitasking” often seems like a badge of honor. But let’s set the record straight – true multitasking, where we excel at multiple tasks simultaneously, is a myth. Historically, multitasking has been attributed to women, perhaps stemming from the days when they had to manage numerous responsibilities at home […]
In the hustle and bustle of our daily work lives, it often feels like a chore to keep up with task management. Updating the CRM, checking off to-dos, and recording tasks sometimes seem like an unnecessary burden. Many of us have, at one point or another, questioned the purpose of it all. Is our task […]
In the modern business landscape, data is often hailed as the new gold. It fuels decision-making, drives customer engagement, and underpins the success of various strategies. Nowhere is this more evident than in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, which serve as the lifeblood of customer interactions and business growth. But, have you ever stopped to […]
Introduction In the fast-paced digital world we live in, efficient file management can make or break your productivity. How many times have you found yourself desperately searching for a specific document buried under a sea of untitled files? Fear not, because here at Time Assist, we’ve honed our file-naming skills to a science. In this […]
Introduction In today’s dynamic business landscape, efficient project and task management are fundamental to achieving success. Whether you operate as a sole entrepreneur, a small business proprietor, or as part of a larger team, the challenge of keeping tasks and projects organised can be daunting. Fortunately, ClickUp presents itself as a versatile solution that simplifies […]
In our previous blog post, we delved into the art of organizing your files and folders when working solo. But what about those instances when you’re collaborating with a team or liaising with external contractors? Navigating through the labyrinth of shared files and varied work methodologies can be a tad more intricate. So, let’s unravel […]
In the fast-paced world of digital business, staying organised can be the difference between smooth operations and frustrating chaos. Yes, we’re talking about the often underestimated realm of folders and files. Before you roll your eyes and stifle a yawn, hear me out – because effective file management is a game-changer that can boost your […]
In today’s dynamic business landscape, maintaining robust relationships with your contacts stands as a pivotal factor for success. To adeptly manage these connections, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool proves to be an invaluable asset. Yet, what specific data should you amass in your CRM tool, and how does it differ across various industries? Let’s […]
In our previous blog post, we delved into the art of creating a sales pipeline, outlining the systematic approach to nurturing leads and progressing them towards becoming successful deals. Today, we’re embarking on the next phase of this journey – understanding where and how to record your sales pipeline effectively. The realm of Customer Relationship […]
Introduction In the world of business, achieving successful sales relies on more than just charm and a convincing pitch. A well-structured sales pipeline and meticulous documentation are fundamental to ensuring that potential leads move seamlessly from initial contact to the final purchasing stage. This blog post delves into the importance of documenting your sales pipeline […]
Hey there, fellow remote warriors and digital nomads! It’s time to talk about the buzzword that’s been echoing through our laptops and mobile screens lately: productivity. Working from home or any cozy corner of the world sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? But hold on a second, are we really as productive as we think […]
Let’s talk about something we all need but often forget: switching off. Seriously, how often do you give yourself a break from work mode? In this crazy 24/7 world we’re in, it’s like we’re expected to be available ’round the clock. But hold on a sec, do we really have to be? Living in the […]
Alright, let’s talk about that all-too-familiar situation – you’re trying to log into your account, and suddenly your brain decides to play hide and seek with your password. Seriously, it’s like your memory just hit a pause button. And then, bam! You’re stuck going through the whole email, recovery, new password rigmarole, only to repeat […]
We all know that dealing with emails can feel like trying to tame a wild beast while juggling a several other things. But fear not, because I’m about to spill the beans on how you can kick those email distractions to the curb and actually get some real work done. Let’s dive in! Say No […]
Why do we need CRM systems in our businesses in the first place? Is it that you have heard from someone, that ‘oh, you run a business, hence you need to have a CRM system’. Then you go to Google and click on the first app that pops up. But then what do you do? […]
How did it all start for me? Over the years, I have trialled numerous apps and systems, but I started with a plain spreadsheet about 8 years ago. Back then I was doing a lot of face-to-face networking and had a horrendous memory (which I still have), I struggled to remember people’s names and faces. […]
Over the years I have used numerous CRM systems, but the two that have worked well for my business are – Pipedrive and Capsule. Here are some comments about both platforms. Pipedrive When I first heard about Pipedrive I was super excited. Guess what, it was developed by Estonians!!! But once I got over the […]
Are you doing EVERYTHING in your business? Are you doing business development, finances, admin, making coffee oh, and yes, also actually producing what you have set up your business to do. No wonder you feel overwhelmed. However, figuring out what you need to outsource is not easy, because nobody can do any parts of your […]
Ever felt less productive at work when you had poor sleep the previous night? You are not alone! Sleep deprivation costs the UK economy £40 billion each year. Many prominent personalities are guilty of glorifying less sleep. For example, Donald Trump has stated that he only sleeps for 3-4 hours a night. However, if you […]
If you’re anything like us, you’ll wake up and check your emails before checking out Facebook and LinkedIn. Have you ever wondered how much time this takes? Deleting all the sales emails, the spam that’s got through your filter, and the newsletters from that company you spoke to once in 2014? 15 minutes of this […]