Small Business Owners: FreshBooks Will Save You Time

Small Business Owners: FreshBooks Will Save You Time

When we started using FreshBooks, our whole invoicing process got easier. Now we spend less time billing clients and more time serving them. Here’s our full review, including a breakdown of how we use FreshBooks for client billing and what you can expect if you give it a try.

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Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 2: Culture Is Critical

Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 2: Culture Is Critical

I thought working remotely would mean being less affected by company culture than when I worked onsite. A year later, I say culture matters more as a remote worker because it lives where I do—in my home. Fortunately, culture is something we can screen for like we might a potential housemate.

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Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 1: There Are Upsides To The Downsides

Lessons From A Year Of Remote Work, Part 1: There Are Upsides To The Downsides

One year ago, I left the commute behind for a home office (read: desk tucked into an alcove). The adjustments have been many and all have ultimately nurtured growth—difficult, painful growth sometimes. If I had it to do over, I’d make only one change: Switch to remote work sooner. Here’s why….

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We Test-Drove These Time Trackers. Here's What We Learned.

We Test-Drove These Time Trackers. Here's What We Learned.

Time tracking software should solve problems, not create new ones. Finding the right fit for your team is key. We compiled our notes on time trackers we’ve studied—what’s special about each? what don’t we like?—and compared them with Daycast to save you time as you look for your team’s solution.

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Get Task Reminders, Unlock Tasks, And More In Daycast v1.1.0

Get Task Reminders, Unlock Tasks, And More In Daycast v1.1.0

With Daycast, our aim is to help you extract maximum value from each day. That’s why we’ve added three new features to help you stay focused while working, recharge when your workday is done, and spend less time on administrative to-dos. It’s all there for you in the latest release—version 1.1.0.

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Transparent Culture Building: Why And How

Transparent Culture Building: Why And How

If transparency sounds like just another corporate buzzword, consider what happens on teams that don’t have it: silos grow and solidify, communication narrows, and efficiency slows. But what can you expect from a more transparent culture? And how do you go about building one? We cover both here.

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A Brief History Of Time Tracking (Why I Swore Off Single-Purpose Tools)

A Brief History Of Time Tracking (Why I Swore Off Single-Purpose Tools)

Why is time tracking such a mind-numbingly awful exercise in … awfulness? Here’s what I think: Most time tracking methods are doing it wrong. Timesheets, frustratingly complicated apps—the only value they deliver is in the form of a paycheck. Which sounds like enough, I know. I want more.

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Work Kinder, Part 4: How Leaders Can Help Grow An Empathetic Culture

Work Kinder, Part 4: How Leaders Can Help Grow An Empathetic Culture

Because managers are uniquely positioned to shape team culture through both everyday interactions and long-range choices, any move toward empathy will be more successful with intentional leadership. We’ve identified five things leaders can start doing right now to nurture empathy.

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3 Planning Tips to Help You Do More of What You Love

3 Planning Tips to Help You Do More of What You Love

Some things—like frying eggs, like planning your days—seem pretty self-explanatory but in fact yield far better results with the application of real technique. When it comes to day planning, we recommend a method that’s simple, easy to use, and helps you get more satisfaction out of your workday.

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Work Kinder, Part 3: How Everyone Can Help Grow An Empathetic Culture

Work Kinder, Part 3: How Everyone Can Help Grow An Empathetic Culture

Empathetic cultures don’t arise by default; they must be deliberately cultivated. And while leaders that value empathy give their teams a better chance of developing it, everyone plays a role in growing an empathetic culture. Here are five things we all can do to engender empathy in the workplace.

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Winning Ways To Give Feedback To Creatives

Winning Ways To Give Feedback To Creatives

The ways and contexts in which managers review creative work can reap great rewards or cause great harm. I've failed in this area enough that I'm now qualified to write (a little) about it. So here’s a baker's dozen of hard-learned lessons gleaned from 20 years observing and managing creatives.

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Get Free Of The Busyness Trap And Focus On Delivering Value

Get Free Of The Busyness Trap And Focus On Delivering Value

Confession: a packed schedule doesn’t just leave me feeling rushed; it also makes me feel important. Necessary. And in a world where busyness is the newest status symbol, I’m certainly not the only one. But it’s a trap, diminishing our ability to deliver real value. Fortunately, there’s a way out.

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