Category: Operations

The paperless work environment has changed the business landscape forever. An electronic filing system can not only save on office expenses by reducing your cost on furniture but also make your business processes more competitive. It is also more secure as you can back up all your files. Below are a few tips to create […]

Technology has vastly opened new doors of opportunity for us to accomplish our tasks and to stay connected without ever leaving our homes. I can still remember those times when interaction with another person was a phone call away. Today, with a few keystrokes, we can communicate, follow, share, and chat, anywhere and at any […]

If creating a clutter free workspace is one of your New Year resolutions, preparation is a key factor in your plan to create such a workspace. For many, organizing their workspace is a daunting undertaking. To make it easier, let’s break it into 2 action plans: Action Plan 1: begin today to get a jumpstart […]

Chaos is what happens when you do not have a definitive path with a course of action to follow. Reactions to every circumstance are impulsive; responses are spontaneous and lead to quick conclusions. Instead of looking for a solution the chaotic businesses choose to stay in the problem. How do I stop chaos? Chaos loves […]

If you are struggling to organize your documents, explore colour code to streamline your office filing system. We recognize objects more quickly when they are associated with colour. Below are a few suggestions on how to use different types of colour code systems: Colour by letter – Alphabetical Filing System This is the most commonly […]

One of my favorite local restaurants suffered a major fire damage last year due to an electrical failure next door. For two months the restaurant was boarded up, and eventually closed down. Unexpected business emergencies happen. Even though you cannot avoid them, you can impact the way you rise above these events by being prepared […]

It is indeed surprising the amount of paper which is still being generated and consumed in this technically savvy period. According to a report, the average Canadian uses the paper equivalent of almost five 40-foot (12-metre) trees a year. Creating a paperless office environment is cost effective and environmentally responsible. It is true that a […]

Being a successful woman entrepreneur also means being successful with our money management. Sadly 5 out of 10 Canadians say they would be in financial difficulty if their pay was delayed by even a week. Being self-employed or in business for yourself usually means a regular bi-weekly paycheque is not something we can count on, […]

Every year companies have holiday office parties and every year someone will become the ‘talk of the town’ but not for the best reasons! Here are the answers to 5 key questions to ask yourself BEFORE you attend that next holiday get together. 1. Do I have to go?Just being there is 80 percent of […]

The key to being organized is the ability to prioritize and structure timelines to accomplish tasks. A simple approach to organizing your business is to separate long and short term objectives as strategies and tactics. Achieving your vision through different business strategies is your long term goal. Tactics are established for your short term goals; […]