Boost Your Productivity with Processes and Apps

Are you the organised type, or are you one of those people who says a messy desk means you're more "creative"? Well whatever type of person you are here's some of our tips for being more productive with your time.
There's lots of suggestions, so just take what you need. Let us know how you get on! We love trying to squeeze as much good stuff out of our time as possible, and with loads of inspiration online, and books filling the shelves with productivity and ways of working, we've blogged and talked at events a fair bit about how amazing being productive can be!...

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How To Beat Procrastination In The Workplace

Most people have a natural inclination to push aside tasks which they could be completing now, for later. It makes complete sense to do this if they are currently heavily involved in an equally important task, or just physically can’t complete two task at the same time. However, most of the time, people procrastinate because they just don’t feel like completing a certain task right now.
 
It’s so easy to fall into the push-and-pull trap of “Should I do this now or can I just do it later?” — particularly in the workplace. You se...
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Tips to Stay Productive When Working from Home

A home-based business or job seems ideal, but it definitely comes with its own challenges. Managing time, according to those who work from home, can be incredibly difficult, especially with all the distractions present. If you have a family, it can be hard to ignore their pleas for time with you. Meanwhile, if you live alone, leisure activities such as watching TV or playing computer games so close to your workstation, can easily lure you away from the job you’re supposed to do.

Ensuring productivity when working from home requires intense discipline so that a work-life ...

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Café, Coffee, Work – The Perfect Combination for Productivity

Head to your local café and you’ll surely find several people with their phones and laptops running, taking care of work while relaxing and having a coffee. Most think they’re just freeloaders who are too cheap to have their own Internet connection installed at home (well, that may be partly the reason), but doing work at a coffee shop or café is actually a fantastic way to get a lot done.

Café, coffee, work— it’s a great combination for productivity. A café is a great place to get work done because it presents a conducive environment for brain activi...

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World Book Day - Recommended Business Books

On March 3rd 2016, Schools around the UK and Ireland celebrate World Book Day, where children are given book tokens and take part in related activities which encourage them to read more. Reading to learn isn’t something that should stop when you leave school; in fact many business owners make reading part of their own CPD (Continuing professional development). To celebrate World Book Day we spoke to many of our partners, friends and colleagues to ask them about the books that have influenced their business life and why they would recommend it to others.

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5 Habits That Will Make a More Productive Entrepreneur

For most entrepreneurs, busy doesn’t even begin to describe how their days look. A business has a million and one moving parts that we need to keep an eye on, especially in the beginning stages—we can’t simply punch the clock like we did when we were employees. Now that an entire venture—and the livelihood of other people—is in our hands, the work that needs to be done and the time needed to make it all happen, can take over our lives easily if we’re not too careful.

While a bit of crazy is normal, even requisite, for any budding business owner, no one would want for c...

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How Inbox Zero Can Help With Business Productivity

Email is a great tool for staying updated on a lot of things, but the problem is that it behaves like that inflatable thingy that you punch and then pops back up again. Knock it down once, and it comes back with a vengeance. Like, if I respond to, say, three emails, after a short period of time, you can bet there’ll be four new emails (or more) for me to read and send replies to.

Emails can literally take over our lives; we can spend so much time reading and then replying to all of them. When we’re working, doing our whole routine, it prevents us from getting to what we truly ...

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The Social Media Metrics that Matter

If you’re still not taking social media seriously, consider this: There are now more than 1.44 billion monthly active users of Facebook, with 96% of adults in the U.K. having an account on the world’s most popular social media platform. Twitter has 750 million active users as of last year – and counting. Every 1 out of 3 professionals all over the world has a LinkedIn profile, and the biggest population is from the U.K. with over 15 million LinkedIn users.

But social media offers more than just staggering popularity and reach. A HubSpot study reveals that 80% of marketers co...

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Erase Bad Content About You or Your Business With These Tactics

Nothing in this life is perfect, and sometimes, even those who are very careful with their actions bungle things every now and then. But that shouldn’t be something to haunt them for life and limit their potential to grow — everybody should have the opportunity to rise above their “questionable” actions and correct things.

If only things were that simple, right? In this day and age, when people are so active in the World Wide Web, most are inclined to think that implementing damage control is impossible because of the fast spread of information online.

You have s...

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Top Tips for Cleaning your Computer

On the second Monday of February each year, we mark our respects to the slow-loading, mice-running, circuit boards we call computers, for 'Clean Out Your Computer Day'. A worldwide event, initially sponsored in 2000 by The Institute for Business Technology, advancements have been made massively in the 15 years.

SO WHAT EXACTLY COULD YOU DO ON MONDAY 9TH FEB 2015?

Well as I seem to be the DigiEnable computer-fixer specialist and recently rebuilt our server I thought it would be useful to offer some ...

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