improving productivity

  • 8 Awesome Apps

    8 Awesome Apps That Make My Business Better

    As online entrepreneurs, we use many business apps. When choosing a new app for your business it can be difficult to distinguish the good ones from the not so good ones. There are so many choices. One of the lessons I have learned is that it’s SO easy to want to try all the shiny […]

  • Your Editorial Calendar Made Easy

    Your Editorial Calendar Made Easy

    Creating an editorial calendar can be as complicated or easy as you want it to be. Here at Brick Street Virtual Office we have a brainstorming session and throw out ideas for several months at a time. We have found that these sessions allow us to share ideas that we may have thought about when […]

  • How to Expand Your Virtual Team

    How to Expand Your Virtual Team

    Your business is growing and you’re ready to add a team. It’s important to take the time to really evaluate how you would like your team to work and communicate. Do you want team members that are local to you or does location not matter? Are you looking to have employees or consultants? This one […]

  • 5 Reasons You Need To Put Systems In Place

    5 Reasons You Need To Put Systems In Place

    It’s easy when you are a solopreneur to think that you don’t need systems or processes in place. You can easily move through all the things you do and it’s all in your head. Some day, you’ll realize that your business is growing and you will be putting more and more time in. It might […]

  • Want to Be More Productive? 4 Ways to Declutter Your Computer

    Want to Be More Productive? 4 Ways to Declutter Your Computer

    Grab a coffee and settle in for a little declutter time. Trust me, you’ll appreciate it in the end. Check out these four areas that can make a huge difference right away. Clean Up Your Desktop First, a messy desktop looks awful. And, if it looks awful, it will create a feeling of stress or dread […]

  • How to Complete Your Business Bucket-List

    How to Complete Your Business Bucket-List

    Businesses can ebb and flow just like the tide. Almost every business has a time of year when things just get slow, even if it is only for a few days or weeks. While it may be tempting to bask in the time when you aren’t running around, you should consider taking advantage of that […]

  • How to Maximize Your Time with Scheduling

    How to Maximize Your Time with Scheduling

    Have you been preparing for summer? It’s going to be here soon! One of the best ways to free up time is to automate the systems in your business. Of course, there are ways to connect lots of systems together, but that can be complicated. Let’s take a look at a few simple ways to […]

  • Save Time by Using Online Scheduling

    The traditional process of scheduling appointments, keeping client contact information and managing schedules may seem easy enough, however, it is one of the most costly, ineffective tasks that needs to be handled by manpower hours. Automating this process through an online scheduling tool will provide you with an efficient, accessible and easy to use system […]

  • 4 Ways to Survive Working at Home with a Preschooler

    Working at home with a preschooler is a challenging proposition. Have you seen my preschooler? He is animated and full of energy. He doesn’t take naps and his energy goes on all day. Let’s face it. Getting work done with your preschooler at home is difficult. Here are 4 ways I survive working at home with my […]

  • 3 Tips for Organizing Your Digital Files

    Are your digital files organized? Keeping a virtual office means that you can keep everything electronically. That’s great! But, you must be able to organize electronically otherwise you’ll lose things. Losing things can be scary and panic will set in quickly. Things can get out of control fast! You need to have a strategy in […]