It's clear that for the average person, grouping like tasks together (batching) and completing them in one session (time boxing or blocking) greatly helps your productivity. So think: “what tasks go together and when can I do them best?”Read More
As a business owner, you know all too well how many things you have to do each day. This list can shrink and grow, but it’s hardly ever totally empty. This can make it difficult to maintain a reasonable work life balance.Read More
It's true- as an entrepreneur, it can be hard to slow down. Generally speaking, business owners are a "Can Do" type of people, and being "slow" isn't generally an appropriate adjective for them.
Even so, we're finding out during a season of slowing down and eliminating as small business owners, our business and even bottom line are actually doing fine (and even getting better). Why? It all goes back to the Hedgehog Theory.Read More
In general, I will argue against the concept of “being your brand” in small business. As a human, there’s something sacred about existing, and trying to fit ourselves into a consumable mold for our potential clients or customers is not healthy.Read More
In addition to empowering our clients with more control over their website, we often end up sharing other tools and apps that can benefit their overall business needs. We've compiled a quick list of some of our favorites for you to try out and see what works best for you!Read More
FIVE:thirty is, after all, a local small business, just like you. And like you, we enjoy flexibility and customization. One of our favorite things about working with smaller businesses, is that they understand our style of putting together a team of freelancers and independent contractors to suit an individual project’s need.Read More
It's a popular and well-known theme in business marketing: "People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it."So what's FIVE:thirty's why? In a word: you. We love working with small business owners. To us, small business is the backbone of our economy and our social culture.
Just hearing the term makes many of us cringe. File Management. A misleading and unassumingly complex term, file management is more about retrieving than it is storage. Many small businesses leave a little to be desired when it comes to the 'management' end.