Making Decisions Like Ike: The Difference Between Urgent & Important

Making Decisions Like Ike: The Difference Between Urgent & Important

business building, mark buckner, time management
Have you ever gotten a phone call from a business partner or co-worker saying that they have an urgent problem, only to realize that it could have waited? Have you ever found yourself working all day, but struggle to articulate what you really accomplished? If so, then you or someone in your life might have trouble differentiating between what’s urgent, and what’s important. This might seem like a matter of semantics, but while these two terms are often used interchangeably, they mean different things with regard to when and why a task must be completed. There are only so many hours in a day, and understanding these terms will help you be able to better prioritize your to-do list. When something is Urgent, it requires our immediate attention, having a…
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6 Ways to Grow Your Business Today!

6 Ways to Grow Your Business Today!

business building, mark buckner, marketing, Positioning, seminar, time management
Every good business owner has a story to tell and advice to give. As such, greenCOW Coworking and FUSE Business Training decided to come together to host the Small Business Success Seminar, a quarterly event where business owners from around the region can share their stories and help their fellow entrepreneurs grow. For the July 2018 Seminar, FUSE and greenCOW brought in six speakers to present for those in attendance. The first presentation, “Relationship Advice for Your Business,” came courtesy of Isaac Carr from CCSK Law. He emphasized the importance of understanding the inner workings of business organizations, stressing the difference between just going into business and becoming a business entity. He went over different types of businesses, such LLCs (limited liability companies), C-Corps., S-Corps., and 501(c)(3) Nonprofits. He also…
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Barbara Caine’s Best Kept Secrets to Greater Productivity

Barbara Caine’s Best Kept Secrets to Greater Productivity

mark buckner, time management
Time is one of the most valuable assets of an entrepreneur, as there always seems to be too much to do and not enough time to do it. However, more often than not it isn't a matter of not having enough time, but not using that time effectively. Quite honestly, we all get the same 24 hours each day. What you do with it will determine how successful you are. In a recent class held by Barbara Caine, she discussed her tips for greater productivity. As a businesswoman, an educator, a public speaker, and a mother, Barbara has a lot happening on any given day, but she's learned how to manage her time in such a way to make the most of her time. Her secrets can be summed up…
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Productivity and Accountability Advice for the Aspiring Entrepreneur

Productivity and Accountability Advice for the Aspiring Entrepreneur

mark buckner, time management
It's no secret that entrepreneurs are busy people, with numerous tasks to complete any given day. As such, it can be hard to shake the feeling that you aren't working as efficiently as possible and not getting enough done. This was the line of thinking that inspired Barbara Caine to host her Productivity and Accountability Days, a series of events FUSE Business Training does in collaboration with greenCOW Coworking. The objective is simple: bring entrepreneurs together and help them get more done in less time, and after attending one I've picked up on several tips to help get the most out of your workday. Productivity and Accountability Days alternate between 25 minute work periods and 5 minute breaks. At the beginning of each work period, everyone decides on a task…
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