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My Favorite (Biz) Things 2016

Last year I wrote a post about a few of my favorite things and I had so much fun sharing what I loved that I wanted to do it again this year.  The 2016 list though is going to be a bit more extensive.  You see the last few weeks I’ve been making notes of all the things I love using in my business. Now some of them, I’ve stopped using but that’s usually because I’ve outgrown the purpose of the product or service, not because I don’t like it.  Some of these products will be affiliate links, so that simply means I’ll get a bit of bonus from the company for referring you if you decide to purchase.  I’ll also indicate which items are free to use and which may have a fee or price attached to them. Ready? Let’s get to it! Planners I have a confession to make.  I love technology, I love trying new products and new services to see how they can work for me, or how it might benefit my clients. Yet, I absolutely love paper!  It’s my prefered way to track my tasks and projects and because I work mostly on my own, …

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Zapier and IFTTT review

www.ReneeShupe.com – In this video I give you a quick run down of two automation services Zapier (http://reneeshupe.com/zapier) and If This Then That (http://ifttt.com). Learn how you can automate your life with these services. I also mentioned about Leonie Dawson’s Amazing Business Amazing Life Academy and you can learn more here: www.leoniedawson.com 4 Shares Share4 Pin Tweet +1

Thrive Leads Plugin Review

Want more Videos from Renee? SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RedheadBusinessSols DOWNLOAD 5 Ways to Turn Web Visitors Into Clients: http://reneeshupe.com/5-things-gift Get THRIVE LEADS: http://reneeshupe.com/go/thrive-leads/ Note: this is an affiliate link. *** ABOUT RENEE Originally a Canadian west coast girl and now I’m from a tiny community called Daysland, AB and I help you become friends with technology. When you have an online business understanding how to use and benefit from technology can make or break your business. I help you figure out how to use the right technology for the right action. Whether you’re a DIY’r or a delegation queen understanding the fundamentals of technology will not only help you build the business of your dreams, but sustain you along the way! I’ve always had a natural talent for picking up technology quickly and I was often the quiet one in the meetings that came up with the “great” idea after a bit of thought. Both great traits when doing things my own way and I’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start to blaze their own trail by showing them that technology can be your friend and make your own business journey easier. I can do the same for you, …

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Trello Productivity Hack: How I’m using Trello to Keep Me on Track in 2015

Wow! We’re half way through the first month of 2015, doesn’t matter what you’re doing time is just going to fly so since it’s going to do that might as well make the best of this. Yesterday, I created this video about how I’m using Trello to keep me on track in 2015.  I’m using Trello in the traditional way, to manage my projects and tasks, but I’m also stretching it a bit and using it in a way – I think – that might help a few of you.   The video is about 23 minutes long, so kick back take a break and enjoy.  Oh and let me know what you think in the comments, k? Want to try trello? https://trello.com/shuperenee/recommend Join the Awesome Business Community: http://facebook.com/groups/buildanawesomebusiness Check out the 30 Day Build Your List Challenge: http://redheadbusinessgroup.com/buildyourlist Bullet Journal: http://bulletjournal.com 2 Shares Pin1 Share1 Tweet +1

How the Bullet Journal cured Idea Overload Syndrome

Last week I shared with members of my list that I suffer from Idea Overload Syndrome or as I like to call it IOS and I promised I’d share a few ideas on how I handle IOS. Let’s dive in! I’m an entrepreneur, and there’s never a shortage of ideas, projects or new software I’d love to try out in my business, but for all of those ideas I don’t have the time to get it all done.  sure I could outsource and manage many of the ideas, but it’s not how I want to spend my time either. So how do I handle IOS?  I have a six step process to help me get in control of the IOS, I’ll share the first three today and then later this week I’ll save the rest. If you are suffering from IOS, your first step is to recognize it for what it is, a lot of great ideas that need an opportunity to flourish.  Now some of these great ideas, will just sit and percolate but that’s as far as they go and that’s okay. Others will sit there, drawing you in wanting you to do something fabulous with them and …

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9 Free Tools & Software to Streamline Your Business

People love quoting that nothing in life is free, but when it comes to awesome software and tools that you can put into use for your business right now, nothing could be further from the truth. There is great free software and tools available that can help you run your entire business. Open Office This is a fully-fledged open source office suite with all the functionality and bells and whistles you’re used to having with MS Office. It has word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, 3D illustrator, database, and a mathematical equation editor. It’s everything you need in an office productivity suite. Check out Open Office Operating Systems You can use a free operating system to get your computer up and going too. One of the best is Ubuntu Linux. It’s easy to install and use. You can find tons of free software and tools to install on it that works better on it too. It’s very similar to Apple’s operating system. If you don’t want to spend big bucks to upgrade to Windows 8, and you don’t want to buy a Mac, consider having a computer built with Linux. They get fewer viruses too. Ubuntu Linux Microsoft Security Essentials If you …

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