How Not to be an Asshat Leader

How Not to be an Asshat Leader

Now that you’re at a place where you lead a team, we want to make sure you don’t become one of those leaders. You know who we mean. The ones that got your behind-the-back eyerolls. The ones you bitched about after work. The ones that drove you to create a business where NO ONE would ever, ever, ever feel the way you felt on that day.

The Worker Classification Question

The Worker Classification Question

The rise of the gig economy means that the tricky question for business owners of how to classify their workers – as independent contractors, employees, or somewhere in-between – is now more relevant than ever.

Building Confidence into Your Calendar

Building Confidence into Your Calendar

How Much Capacity Does One Human Have? The answer is: It’s different for everyone. Each of us has different skill sets, different time constraints, and different capacity. Knowing our own capacities, our strengths, and our limitations is one of the keys to great success, both personally and professionally.

 

Do You Have a Strong Online Presence?

Do You Have a Strong Online Presence?

Your online message matters. The personality that you express online tells your community who you are, what you stand for, and whether you’re the type of person or company they want to work with. Building relationships digitally takes time and effort - and you may not have a lot of either to expend.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Ever wonder what a day in the life of our Slayers looks like? We thought so. This month we take a glimpse into one of Jiveney's days where she showcases the flexibility to do work she enjoys, in the hours that suit her, from the comfort of her home....even when that's in a remote corner of our country.

Your Ideal Customer: The Importance of Defining Your Target Market

Your Ideal Customer: The Importance of Defining Your Target Market

In the beginning, when the doors of your business open, your love of your product or service may know no bounds. This thing you’re doing, it is so amazing and so universally necessary, that the whole idea of “niche marketing” is ludicrous. Your ideal customer or client is everyone.

Money-Saving Tips and Apps for Entrepreneurs

Money-Saving Tips and Apps for Entrepreneurs

Saving money as an entrepreneur is a whole different kettle of fish. I specialize in work with non-traditional income streams - that means I almost exclusively live in the world of entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, and digital nomads  - and lots of us are struggling to save. How are you supposed to ‘automate your savings’ when some months you’re not sure there will be cash coming into your bank account?

Have you met... Margaret?

Have you met... Margaret?

Margaret’s super power is rolling with the punches. She loves routine but at the same time, she knows that plans are bound to change without any warning. Margaret knows just how to adapt to constantly changing situations, ensuring she’s flexible for all the changes that naturally occur in both personal and work life

Sharp Business Plans

Sharp Business Plans

Are you looking to start or expand your business? Most businesses need a little financing here and there, especially at the beginning. Lenders and investors really want to see a “sharp” business plan before they’re willing to take the risk.

Why Admin Slayer Retreats Don't Suck

Why Admin Slayer Retreats Don't Suck

This optional, one-day event, allows slayers to get together and spend some time getting to know each other. It’s also a great opportunity to strengthen our team bonds and get everyone focused on the long-term vision for Admin Slayer.

Have you met...Pam?

Have you met...Pam?

Pam actually enjoys reconciling and working under pressure, and even likes talking to people. As one of our senior bookkeepers, she makes sure that all those numbers line up in the correct location, while supporting and teaching the rest of the team.

Get the Most out of Your Bookkeeping Team

Get the Most out of Your Bookkeeping Team

Bookkeeping matters, and no matter how great the software is, you need a real human to get in there and make sure it’s done right, on time, with minimal costs and headaches. If you’re still tracking your numbers using spreadsheets, focusing on data instead of your clients, please hand it off as soon as possible.

Time to Strike That Match

Time to Strike That Match

Meet Anna Marie Jorgensen, your Wingmam. This sassy matchmaker will help you troubleshoot your blind spots and find the right mate for you.

Sustainable Growth:  What To Do When You Have More Business Than You Can Handle

Sustainable Growth: What To Do When You Have More Business Than You Can Handle

In the beginning, you could barely get anyone to talk to you. You sent proposals, you tried to make connections, you networked like a demon. Then suddenly....all the chickens came home to roost. How do you capitalize on all of this amazing growth, without going crazy, burning out, disappointing customers, or alienating your team?

Use Your Words

Use Your Words

Addressing conflict early can minimize the damage, and demonstrate that you’re invested in the relationship, and in doing the hard work of communicating with kindness. Oh, and you don’t need to apologize - especially for doing your job.

Yes, You're Allowed to Work on Vacation

Yes, You're Allowed to Work on Vacation

While we don’t ever advocate for burning yourself out, there is more than one way to run your life, and the solution to these  scenarios may just be balance. Crazy notion, we know, but it is  possible to balance responsibilities you can’t yet delegate, and still enjoy a vacation.

Are You Taking Care of.....You?

Are You Taking Care of.....You?

Michelle Shepherd is a Registered Dietician who works with her clients much like a business coach. She'll get you out of your rut, to help you develop a deep understanding of what works for your unique body, mind, and lifestyle. 

Have you met...Shannon?

Have you met...Shannon?

Lauded by everyone she’s ever worked with for her organizational expertise, warmth, and dogmatic approach to task management, our Chief Slayer, Shannon, is a force to be reckoned with. We love to celebrate Shannon, who drives our core values, communications, and culture, each and every day.

Why You Need a Content Calendar

Why You Need a Content Calendar

If you are investing in online and social marketing and you’re not using a content calendar, you are likely spending more time than necessary (and probably more time than you have), reading, posting, replying and more. Yet, your results may be inconsistent and incohesive.

Everyday Haiku: Where Business Meets Art

Everyday Haiku: Where Business Meets Art

Art can speak volumes to your customers about your services, products, values, and much more. But if you don’t meet your customers in person, or they’re seeing you for the first time on social media, how can you send that visual message? And how can you keep design costs from breaking the bank?