Articles On Productivity

And if yes, is that holding your Agency back from the growth that you’re really after? In today’s training, we have 5 key concepts to help you first relieve, and then remove that bottleneck: Those 5 key concepts are: 1  Inventory Your Business as it Operates Today  2  Take Your Position 3  Document the Critical… read more

If you’re like me, you struggle with business documentation. We have a way to make it easier so you can get it done. Most agency owners know what processes exist in their businesses. They know what needs to get done so that they can deliver to clients. It can take a really long time to… read more

Just like the meetings in your sales process, your delivery meetings need a “pulse”. This simple solution ensures you deliver and delight at every stage. The Deliver and Delight system is the third super important system that I teach during UACADEMY Bootcamp. How are you going to deliver on the promises that you made to… read more

Each week, at the same time, on the same day, I sit down with a pen and pad. It’s a clearing time. Having no distractions around me with no clearly defined tasks helps to release the barrier of “being on” all the time, allowing new ideas to bubble up. I call it “Paper Time.” This… read more

Most people understand the concept of creating processes and systems in their business. But many have difficulties in how to translate theory into actionable steps. Today, I’m going to walk you through my process, hopefully giving you an idea of where to start and how to tackle such a daunting task. Define Your Key Objective… read more

You put a goal out there but don’t put any time on it. Two weeks go by. A month goes by. It hangs around your to-do list like an unwanted guest. As super busy entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. And most of us have little to no accountability to others unless we’re a part… read more

In my last post, I mentioned that if you don’t figure out your process and set an hourly rate that reflects your time and value, you’re never going to make it to daylight. Today, I explain what “Driving for Daylight” means and what it can do for your business. Driving for Daylight I’m a huge… read more

I started my career as a freelancer on eLance. Within six months, I had canceled my account because I had more work than I could handle. Things progressed faster than I anticipated. As you can imagine, I found myself stuck in a tiny box. I was doing small projects for little money, always chasing the… read more

Scott Yates is Founder of BlogMutt in Boulder, CO. I got a chance to sit down with him to discuss SEO, startups, incentive programs, and everything blogging. “There is no short cut to writing 500 blog posts” “The first 200 are a struggle…” Scott co-founded BlogMutt with Wade Green as a way to solve an… read more

Were you born to make spreadsheets? I wasn’t. Does your pulse quicken when you get to balance the books? Mine doesn’t. How about designing and distributing email newsletters? That’s hot. We are entrepreneurs. We are overachievers. We think we can do anything and everything. We are idea people, big picture people. People who make things… read more

Here’s a piece of advice: Don’t half-ass it. When you do work that’s half-assed, it sets a bad standard for your company. It says, “hey, look at this crap.” At Hub & Spoke, we set out to do something different. Our market was crowded with low quality “template website” purveyors creating websites that might help… read more

Thirteen years. That’s a long time to be running a company, especially these days. I founded Slice of Lime in 2001 and have enjoyed navigating the “digital agency” world for over a decade. We’ve consistently been recognized as one of the “Fastest Growing Companies” in Colorado and have cultivated a great reputation as one of… read more

Achieving a high level of success in the web industry is a product of excellent customer service, not of one’s ability to “craft pixels.” This is a blunt statement, but the sooner you truly understand it, the better your life will be. My name is Matt Dennis. I work in the investment services industry where… read more

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is one of the best selling business books of all time. Author Stephen Covey’s approach to being effective in business requires an alignment to his “true north” principles. These concepts have been so popular that they were even adopted by the Clinton presidency in… read more

The first handful of years that Steve and I had our web business we shared all of the roles in the company. Sometimes he would sell a deal; sometimes I would sell a deal. He would design; I would design. I would code; he would design. We would both code. I would manage the client;… read more