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4 Ways to be More Productive

We all wish we could be more productive. If there was a magic pill we could take to suddenly increase the number of hours we could do productive work, many of us would have no hesitation on swallowing it down. Unfortunately, there is no such magic pill out there that can increase the number of tasks we can get done in the day. However, there are many ways that you can change your workday so that you can become more productive.

Here are four ideas to help you increase your productivity and become a happier, healthier worker bee.

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Should You Block Out Specific Time to Answer Emails?

It’s hard to imagine a day of work without a single email. In fact, it’s probably impossible to conduct a normal day of work without having to stop and respond to a question from a colleague, a problem from a client, or a new business opportunity that presents itself. While it’s completely amazing that we live in a time where we can all reach other at any given moment throughout the day without having to employ the services of another person (or a carrier pigeon), it can also be completely distracting. It also leads to us not having the ability to shut work off—a luxury that used to exist before the age of the internet.

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Your Conference Checklist for Successful Networking

Conferences are an exciting time for a business professional—not only do you get to explore a new city and enjoy networking with new people, you also get to learn more about your chosen field from some of the experts in it.

If it’s your first time to attend a conference, or if you’re unsure of how to really get something out of your upcoming conference, read on for our checklist on how to successfully network during the event.

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What is a Virtual Assistant and How Can They Help Me with My Small Business?

There comes a point for nearly every successful small business owner when business is thriving—and then the work becomes too much for them to keep up with. When business is really booming, it can be an exciting time in your life, but it can also be overwhelming: Mountains of unanswered emails, back to back appointments with prospective clients, and a half-completed website that keeps lingering in the back of your mind.

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The 3 Best Things About Owning Your Own Business

There’s no question about it: Owning your own business has some serious perks. Not only are you contributing to your local and state economy, but you’re also likely the envy of those around you who are still trying to climb the corporate ladder in their careers.

Even though owning your own business can be challenging and a big undertaking, we still say that the pros outweigh any cons.

In celebration of all those brave business owners out there (and to encourage those who are thinking about taking the plunge), here are the three best things about owning your own business.

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Stressed at Work: How Stress Can Affect Your Health

You may think that stress only affects your mood or maybe your mental health, but stress has a way of manifesting itself in physical symptoms on your body as well. The worst part is that you may not even realize that stress is affecting your body so much–and you may falsely blame it on an illness or a condition.

While some go through bouts of stress periodically, others are chronically stressed because of their jobs, their family situation, or because they’re simply a bit more wired to have anxiety.

If you are dealing with frequent or chronic stress, here are a few ways it can affect your health—and a few suggestions on how to deal with it effectively.

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