As a small business owner, you are already good at marketing, managing people and handling money. But, if you’re like many entrepreneurs, you may find that the main thing that you lack is time. If there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, these productivity tools can help you buy time to accomplish all of your small business objectives.
Archives for July 2016
Top 5 Dental Product Gimmicks
Gimmicks are a part of every industry. These products are used to attract attention, make consumers buy, and make companies money. The real question is – do the products really work? Some companies speak highly of a product, but most consumers do not achieve anywhere near close to the same result – even when instructions for use are followed.
Teeth Whitening Kits
Teeth whitening kits are one of the biggest gimmicks in the dental industry. Some do work, but over the course of several months. What some users do not realize is that the bleaching compounds in these products can do more harm than good by weakening/damaging the enamel of your teeth. Prolonged use of teeth whitening kits is not suggested.
How to Measure Productivity
Business depends on employee productivity. For the longest time, employers thought productivity meant working fast for the least money. However, quality initiatives and customer satisfaction now rule. Still, all work processes are not measured the same way, so it may be time to review the best ways to measure productivity.
Increased Maximum Age Limits for Mortgage Applicants: An Opportunity or Pitfall?
Loaning to people over 65 years old was traditionally considered risky and insolvent. Older borrowers were, therefore, awarded mortgages rarely. However, the previous decade has experienced a change in perspective for most mortgage providers. Lenders have recognized some reasons to increase borrowers’ maximum age limits. These are:
1. Increasing life expectancy – People are more likely to live past their retirement ages.
2. High house prices – This means that many people opt for a longer repayment period.
3. The age at which couples get children is on a constant rise – More people prefer to own a home later in life.
The above reasons coupled with little wage growth and increasing average age of first-time buyers have necessitated lenders to loosen borrowing requirements. Such lending policies lead to questions about the sector’s viability and profitability in the long run.
Spend your Free Time in a Meaningful Way – And Make an Extra Buck
You don’t need overtime to work a lot. You can do a lot in just a few hours – and the same handful of hours can leave you completely exhausted. I don’t work a lot of hours, but I love to think I am very productive. When I work, I try to avoid procrastination as much as possible. So, at the end of the day, I have precious hours of me-time to spend. For a long time, all I did was binge-watch my favorite series on Netflix, but later I realized that they were hours I wasted. I often did nothing but browse Facebook for hours, while Partick Jane or Agent Seely Booth solved their cases on screen (I’m a huge fan of police procedural shows). Hours wasted. Things had to change – and they did. Meaning that I changed. I changed the things I did in my free time, and the results soon started to show.