Proofreading means examining your text carefully and find correct typographical errors and mistakes in grammar, style and spelling.
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If you've just finished writing the text you'll probably need time to start proofreading your work. If it's still familiar to you there's a chance you'll miss a few errors. Take a break before proofreading.
You can use apps like Grammarly to help with proofreading the document.
Find a quiet place to work and proofread your document without distractions.
You can work from a printout and not a computer screen.
Read out loud.
Read it backwards to focus on spelling.
Have others read it.
Read one sentence and paragraph at a time.
Reread your changes.
As a blogger, you often get fooled into thinking that you have to complete all tasks and run solely on your own, whereas you are probably more likely to reach success if you outsource some areas of your business. You are a business at the end of the day! Just because you may have the advantage of being able to make a last-minute press trip or have a day off as and when needed doesn't make you any less of a business. Outsourcing can be a brilliant tool to help you have the time you need to grow to even more success.
The traditional system of annual performance reviews is no longer the best option for the modern workplace. Teams and leaders now understand the value of collaboration on all levels instead of solely relying on top-down communication. Small businesses of all kinds need to analyze their approach to performance management and adapt their culture to current expectations.
In this day and age, it’s easy to get stuck into the work cycle. The rat race draws us in, and at some point, we’re not working to live — we’re living to work. Our relationships with our partner, friends, or children get damaged, and we become a husk of our former selves.
But there is joy and value in breaking that cycle and spending time on yourself. Read on to learn how to snap out of it and enjoy the simple pleasure of doing nothing.
I recently did my first pop up shop for my business www.suetysboutique.com ( Instagram- @suetysboutique), an online clothing store and it went well. Since then I've been getting a lot of questions about prepping for a pop shop so I decided to write a blog about it.
One of the things I had on my vision board this year was to dedicate an area in my home for my official home office. When I first tarted working online I had no official office to work from but my regular seat in front of the television. As time progressed I realized that I could have been getting more done, be less distracted if I had a home office, an area dedicated to getting my work done.
If you're currently running a business, chances are you're sending out emails on a daily basis. An email signature is a little area at the end of the email that can be used to warmly close your email and share additional information about you like your contact details, social media handle. So you can imagine the kind of effect a professional email signature will have for your business.
As David Ogilvy, the “Father of Advertising,” once said, “A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself.”
Customer perception of a product or service not only impacts your direct business but potential customers too. Small businesses should stay on top of unique or interesting ways to keep customers engaged.
When you think of social media, most people think of the big three: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For small business owners especially, these are the main platforms where they’re able to connect with and inform their customers. Most small businesses have profiles across several, if not all three social media platforms. As the social era of the internet is only gaining traction, it’s no surprise that keeping up means learning new social media tricks. The next important platform that businesses are already beginning to utilize, is Pinterest.
One of the things I talk about as a freelancer, as an entrepreneur, is this freedom. the freedom to choose when you want to work, where you want to work and maintaining this concept of life-work balance. We work because we want to make money. Money pays the bills, money gives us this life that we want. So we all strive to balance life and work but can they be balanced? Can you truly balance your life and your work and be successful at both.