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Indoor snowmen can be a sanity saver when it's cold outside.

Indoor Snowmen: Mom’s Sanity Saver

My granddaughter called this morning, and we talked about building snowmen. Since we are both living in a snow globe, it seemed a perfect topic. However, I did experience a pang of guilt upon hanging up. Remembering the years of...

SWOT Analysis for microbusiness.

SWOT Analysis for Microbusiness

How to use SWOT Analysis for small business It’s been one of those weeks. It all started last week when my internet connection almost stopped working right before a conference. That’s the moment when a lot of things need to come...

How to memorize using classic methods.

How to Memorize

How (and why) to memorize using the first-letter method or the method of loci.

The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893

Time Management for Busy Times

What to do when you can’t do everything It’s almost the end of the year, so I am thinking more about time management than usual. December is always full—in addition to the holidays, we have family birthdays, our anniversary, volunteer activities, whatever business project is...

How to create a Midori Traveler's Notebook style planner for entrepreneurs, homeschoolers, homesteaders, and yes, even travelers.

How to Create a Custom Planner

One of the most important prerequisites for doing what matters (and making it pay) is planning. Although I do most of my work on the computer, I’ve used paper-based planners ever since I was in middle school. I prefer to...

Do what matters, make it pay-- finding what matters, and what will pay.

Step 1: Decide What Matters

If you want to do what matters and make it pay, you must first decide what matters. Although most “find your passion” books begin with a straight line premise that your “thing that matters” will directly be the thing that...

Get Ready for Tax Time

Get ready for tax time with organized records A guest post by Carol Topp, CPA If you have been keeping an organized record of your income and expenses, you will find tax preparation easy. If you are unsure how to...

A simple bookkeeping system for small business and home business.

A Simple Bookkeeping System for Small Business

A Simple Bookkeeping System for Micro-business A guest post by Carol Topp, CPA Small business owners need a simple bookkeeping method. The system described here uses single entry bookkeeping, not double entry bookkeeping that is taught to accountants. Record keeping can...

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