Avoiding Distractions

Do not get distracted from this topic by going to check out that message that just popped up or seeing what’s going on at Facebook! I have found a way to streamline my thoughts so they stay on topic for the length of time I need to get things done. The best way I do that is to time activities. I literally set a timer in my smart phone and work on say a client project for a set amount of minutes. Then I take a another timed interval to do something business-related like filing jobs such as I mentioned in last week’s blog. Of course I also need a fun break because all work and no play makes for a dull day! This way to reduce distractions works for me. What works for you?

4 Ways to Grow Your Business Using LinkedIn

LinkedIn is great for businesses. Use your profile to talk up your background, skills and services. Follow these 4 easy steps to begin reaping the benefits of a strong presence on LinkedIn.

1. Include some history about yourself and how you started your business.

2. Make sure your profile includes the “Who, What, Where, and Why” in a way that helps people understand and relate to your business.

3. Keyword your entire profile with the words that are common terms used to search for the services you offer.

4. Ask business associates and clients for recommendations. Do the same for them wherever possible.