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Westchester Business Center Blog

5 Quick Ways to Take Control of a Crazy Email Inbox

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on May 31, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Managing an overflowing email inbox can feel like a lost cause.

But you don’t need to waste time sorting through desperate marketing messages, client emails, and endlessly searching for that one email you sent the other day that you need right this very minute.

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Topics: entrepreneur, clearing your email inbox, productivity

Open Plan or Private Space? The Verdict Is In on the Best Way to Work

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on May 9, 2018 11:23:13 AM

About 70% of most U.S. offices use an open plan layout, according to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace.

But as it turns out, open layouts may be killing productivity.

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Topics: entrepreneur, workspace, business office, Permanent office space, productivity

The 6 Best Podcasts to Help You Stay Motivated and On Mission

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Mar 19, 2018 8:55:00 AM

People who are drawn to leadership and entrepreneurship are often self-motivated by nature, driven by the fresh energy churned up by working towards exciting financial and growth-geared goals.

But everyone has their good days and not-so-good days.

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Topics: entrepreneur, productivity

Easy Ways to Attract New Clients

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Feb 16, 2018 10:10:41 AM


Are you still working on building business, or looking to grow your client roster? Try these four tips to start attracting new clients.

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Topics: entrepreneur, Small business owner, virtual services

8 Ways to Increase Wellbeing—and Productivity—in Your Office Space

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Jan 25, 2018 12:54:13 PM


In light of the New Year’s resolutions that abound this time of year, it can be valuable to take a step back and to see how daily habits and environment impact productivity and results.

When you work for yourself, you don’t have an HR department that looks out for your wellbeing – you need to manage it yourself. Maintaining work/life balance during the holidays may have been a challenge, but with a few simple changes to your surroundings and reminders of what is important to you, you can keep the momentum up all year.

After all, as a solopreneur, you have the freedom to work exactly the way you want, the way it works best for you.

Here are some tips you can consider using to keep burnout at bay and make going to work – even if it’s just to your desk – a pleasure. High energy and good health will help make your goals for 2018 attainable.

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Topics: office space, productivity, wellness

Here's How Virtual Services Can Save Your Holidays

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Dec 13, 2017 9:05:40 AM


At the risk of sounding like a grinch, it’s frustrating to balance business with holiday cheer. If you’re a busy entrepreneur, solopreneur, freelancer, or work-from-home professional, celebrations can conflict with your need to focus on work.

That’s why many New York professionals take advantage of virtual office services during the holidays. As you kick back with a glass of champagne, your virtual support staff works behind the scenes to keep business flowing smoothly.

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Topics: virtual services, virtual staff, Holidays

How to Maintain Work/Life Balance During the Holidays

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Nov 9, 2017 2:36:59 PM


It’s supposed to be a cheerful season, but it can leave many people feeling downright grumpy. During the holidays, work stress combines with family events to create constant time demands. About 40% of Americans say it’s impossible for them to find work-life balance during the holidays.

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Topics: time management skills, take a break, Operating as a solopreneur

How to Manage Day-to-Day Business Operations During Busy Season

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Apr 21, 2017 10:28:29 AM

The spring can be a very busy season for many businesses. When you have customers making more requests than usual and deadlines looming, it's all too easy to let the day-to-day details that go with running a business fall through the cracks.

So how can you avoid the seemingly inevitable chaos that goes with an uptick in activity? We've got some helpful tips for managing your daily business operations, even when you're in the midst of your busiest season. 

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Topics: administrative assistance

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Mar 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Even though the weather might not have gotten the memo, spring is on its way, and with it comes the urge to clean up your business. No, we don't mean that it's time to dust the blinds and wipe down your desk, but to refresh and reinvigorate your practices. This will enable you to increase your efficiency and productivity and, in turn, maximize your profit.  

Here are some quick tips for spring cleaning your business. 

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Topics: workspace, improve productivity

Four Ways to Boost Business During the Off-Season

Posted by Kristine Saljanin on Feb 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM


Many businesses struggle to make ends meet when they’re wading through the doldrums of a winter slump. If you have the misfortune of falling into this category, it’s time to start thinking about how you can ramp up business for the end of the winter season so that you start spring in high gear.

Ramp Up Your Marketing Efforts

Marketing your business is always a good idea, but never so much as in the off-season. Consistent promotion is the key to keeping your business afloat, and there is no shortage of ways to do it. You just have to consider your customer base and where they tend to frequent so that you can target them for the best results.

Look into advertising opportunities and choose the best platform for your particular business model. Service-based businesses may find success with popular online discount sites such as Groupon or Living Social, and even though you may be offering your services at a lower cost for a few months, the potential surge in business will make up for any money lost by offering the discount.  

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