Does Coffee Really Wake You Up?

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We have all gone through those times where we were attending a lecture or a presentation, apparently present in the moment, but were actually spaced out. Staring at thin air, we were jolted back to the present when directly addressed and did not know what was going on. If, like me, you … Read more

Methods for Dealing with Late Paying Clients

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One of the most common problems faced by small business owners, freelancers, and contractors is late paying clients. Clients can really like and appreciate your work, ask for revisions/changes, and keep on requesting more work, without ever paying your dues.  It can get to a point where you feel stuck, and don’t … Read more

How to Speak Clearly So Clients Understand

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Clear, effective communication is nothing less than an art. Whether it is personal or professional relationships, effective communication between two parties ensures there are no misunderstandings or ill feelings. However, if you feel that client conversations can scare the hell out of you, you are not alone. Many business owners/ \service providers … Read more

Ways to Deal with Difficult Clients

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Client conversations can scare the hell out of anyone. Unfortunately for all of us, difficult clients are simply a part of doing business. They can be extremely draining to deal with, complain about everything, and cause as many problems as they complain about. Even then, there’s no choice but to deal with … Read more

Foods That Help Boost Productivity

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There are many things that people mention to help boost productivity, from reducing distractions around you to getting a good night’s rest. In this article, though, the focus is on foods and juices. Everyone is prone to exhaustion on workdays, and naps and coffee can certainly help with that. But there are … Read more

Pros and Cons of Working from Home

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Working from home can certainly sound appealing, especially if you’ve never done it before. It removes the need to wake up early in the morning just to dress up in business attire and commute to an office. Why choose that when you have the option to work on your own time (and … Read more

Pros and Cons of Working Alone

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Many people have considered working alone at some point, whether it’s to avoid large groups of people or because it’s easier to focus when you’re on your own. The idea of being able to decide when and how much you work is certainly charming, but working alone has its downsides as well. … Read more

Energy to Get Through the Day

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Exhaustion can get to the best of us at times, no matter how it shows its face. Some days you won’t be able to get out of bed in the morning; others, you’re so tired that you can’t get any work done at all. It can definitely be difficult to make it … Read more

Bringing Coffee From Home

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Coffee is an essential part of the morning routine for many people, but drinking it can be an expensive habit if you’re not careful. Most cities in America have several Starbucks outlets scattered around the place, so it’s not hard for anyone to grab the kind of drink they like to start … Read more

Talk Around the Coffee Maker

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Coffee is a necessary part of most workplaces, so coffee makers often become the hub of several discussions. This is similar to the ‘water cooler talk’ that’s so common in many offices—and it’s just as important. This might surprise some people, but talk around the coffee maker might be essential to company … Read more