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Organize Your Life with the Agile Method

Jessica Greene / November 28, 2017

I worked as a product owner for two years before I finally realized the value of Agile prioritization—the process of ranking items in a to-do list from most to least important. Ironically, I wasn’t at work when the benefits became clear. It happened while planning my wedding.

A...

Steal This Workflow: RoverPass Saves 6 Hours Every Week with Automatic Slack Notifications

Joey Blanco / November 27, 2017

Keeping your team informed can feel like an uphill battle. Do you email each new opportunity to a sales rep? What happens when a payment fails? Who talks to partners? The amount of items to share doesn't end, either. Creating the perfect workflow to notify your team is a...

Steal This Workflow: How a Tech Support Company Cuts Out 5 Hours of Manual Work Every Week

Joey Blanco / November 24, 2017

It's 3:47 p.m. on Friday afternoon. You can taste the weekend and it's pumpkin spiced. But then you check your to-do list. You forgot about the week's data entry. Now you need to go into application A and make sure the payment went through. It...

The Idea File System: How to Capture and Organize All of Your Ideas

Alexandra Samuel / November 23, 2017

Creativity isn’t just for artists. Creative thinking—and especially, creative ideas—drive business and professional innovation in every field. Whether it’s a potential topic for a single blog post or a concept for a whole new line of business, ideas are the bedrock on which we build our...

Steal This Workflow: A Family Business Cut Out 90% of the Time Spent on Manual Work

Joey Blanco / November 22, 2017

Once upon a time, family-owned brick and mortar stores were everywhere. Need groceries? That's Sarah's Shoppe. Tools? Tim's Toolhouse. Books? Bob the Brain's Book Emporium. Now, it's hard to find local handmade goods and mega-retail stores dominate most towns. Farmer's markets and co-ops can...

Growth Hacking Your Job Search: 5 Steps to Get Hired by the Company You Want

Stephen Levin / November 21, 2017

As a data engineer and analyst, I search for the best use of my time and resources by testing techniques and measuring results. That often means applying a technique from one function of a business to another—say, applying the lean product development cycle, "build-measure-learn", to your marketing efforts.

You...

Steal This Workflow: How to Keep Your Sales and Support Teams Happy and Efficient with Automation

Joey Blanco / November 20, 2017

It's hard to avoid the minutia of sales and support. Both require extensive cataloging, tagging, and monitoring to maintain a healthy database. If you don't catch yourself, your entire day could descend into copying data from system to system. Add in multiple support channels and lead generators and...

Steal This Workflow: How a Coding Bootcamp Automates Invoice Creation and Cuts Out Manual Work

Joey Blanco / November 17, 2017

We all know the pen is mightier than the sword. Possibly surpassing the pen these days is writing code. If you know how to code, you can build just about anything digital you set your mind to. From a website to a brand new application, coding makes it all possible...

The 25+ Best Gmail Add-ons, Labs, and Apps

Melanie Pinola / November 16, 2017

With over 1 billion users, Gmail is easily one of the most popular email services, loved for its advanced filters, unique tag-based organization, and powerful search. But it can be better. If Gmail's advanced search, filters, and labeling features don’t quite complete your perfect email organizational system, chances...

Steal This Workflow: BarkBox Keeps Its Pack Together with Automated Emails and Team Notifications

Joey Blanco / November 15, 2017

For some (this writer included), dogs go beyond being just pets. Dogs are our cuddle bugs, our hiking buddies, our protectors, and our goofballs. They're our family.

Back in 2012, three crazy dog people, Henrik, Carly, and Matt, launched BarkBox, a dog treats, toys, and gifts subscription box. More...