What I Did This Summer

Like school days past, we like to reflect on “What we did on our summer vacation” – and boy did we put some great plans in motion! See what we’ve been up to and how YOU can join us in making the end of 2018 a great one.

Save Some Summer Sunshine

If only every day could be a day at the beach – that warm glow on your skin, salty air on the tip of your tongue, relaxing sunlight that seeps deep into your bones. For business owners, that “me” time tends to be the catalyst that kickstarts new endeavors. You gain a sense of renewal […]

4 Tips and 4 Tools to Help You Power Through the Summer Doldrums

We’ve reached the lazy days of summer. If you were able to follow a few of the tips in my 5 Ways to Get Some Summer This Summer, you’ve probably planned some time off this month? No? Or, you were able to take a few extra days off? No? Not to worry, there’s still time. […]

Delegation Will Set You Free

Sure, delegating responsibility can be scary. We get it. But do not make it an excuse not to do it. To help ease into it, having a game plan going in makes a world of difference. Too often people hire and delegate without knowing how to make the most of their additional help. We’ve seen […]

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – 4 Lessons Learned

In my 20+ years of leading the C3Workplace team, trust me when I say: my management style has changed … drastically. I am a recovered micro-manager — there was no situation I could not make worse by trying to force my solution (because, it was not only the best idea, but the only solution 😊). In fact, […]

It’s Time to Take Back Your Time

Your alarm goes off – it’s 6am on Monday morning – you get ready, run out the door, speed to work – mind racing with your eventful week ahead – you get to your desk, the phone rings, your co-worker asks you a question, you get pulled into a meeting, take 5 quick minutes to […]

5 Ways to Get Some Summer this Summer

We know how hard it is to run your business and we want to help you find time for summer this summer. In this episode of Donna’s Video Blog, she shares 5 ways for you to do just that.  

The Power of a Strong Network

Let’s admit it – a full pipeline of qualified leads is … Money in the bank Confidence Profit waiting for you to spend it Alternatively, having nothing in your pipeline or having peaks and valleys in your pipeline is stressful and may cause you to undercut yourself, leaving money on the table in your sales process … […]

Top 10 Mistakes We’ve Seen Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Hopefully, you’ve heard this one: Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde. For many business owners, starting out on their own is a whirlwind of triumphs and setbacks, successes and mistakes. And that’s OK – for as you know, mistakes are the best ways to learn. But when you’re like […]

Hire Slow — Fire Fast (Part Deux)

In my last blog, we talked about the “Hire Slow” process. In this edition, let’s discuss the “Fire Fast” process, which is equally important and for many, even harder. To recap, you created a process which included a job description and formatted questions allowing for an “apples to apples” comparison (also known as data). You […]

Hire Slow — Fire Fast

Business is growing and you are ready to bring on more help. Congratulations! I’d like to share how some of my greatest mistakes in this area turned out to be my greatest lessons and even shifted the culture of my company. As a business owner for more than 20+ years, I have received a great […]

Can You Help Us Stay Accountable to our 2018 Goals?

  Is it just us or did 2017 fly by? It feels like just yesterday we were discussing the best ways to de-stress during year end and looking forward to a squeaky clean 2017. And now here we are, on the precipice of 2018 and readying ourselves to take the plunge into a new year yet again. […]

7 Tips to Secure a Successful 2018

So, you’ve cast aside the idea of a corporate 9-5 and working on someone else’s terms. You’re a business owner, and we know what that means. What you did took tenacity, courage, and let’s admit it – a small dose of insanity (but a small dose is necessary for us entrepreneurs!). Now that you’ve got […]

Top 5 Technical Tips to Take Back Your Time

Top 5 Technical Tips to Take Back Your Time By: Kelly Louro Here’s an honest question for you – how much of your week so far has been productive? And we mean like, really productive. The kind that prompts you to take that nice, deep breath of accomplishment after you’ve finished? We’d wager it’s pretty […]

Before You Hire An Assistant, Read This

Is good help hard to find? Not if you know what to look for… For business owners who are trying to take their businesses to the next level, an administrative assistant is a necessary step in that growth. And once you find the right one, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them! A good […]