Time: Blocking it, Batching it, Boxing it

Time: Blocking it, Batching it, Boxing it

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?”

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How Slowing Down Helps Your Business (and how we did it)

How Slowing Down Helps Your Business (and how we did it)

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.

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Creating a Team

Creating a Team

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.

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