Category Archives: Organization Tools

Tips on how to stress less when running the ops of your business

Don’t get fixated on your planner this New Year

It’s tempting to get “goo goo gaa gaa” over creating new goals at the beginning of the year. The sales teasing you to buy new planners The webinars inviting you to set powerful intentions The books, blogs, the articles that beckon you to live your life fully The feeling of being left out if you don’t […]

You must do this before you zone out for the holidays

This is the one key task you must do if you want to set better business goals next year

Take an honest look at your numbers. I know.  This isn’t the “whoo hooo we are goal setting ” moment that you wanted.  No planners.  No cool strategy maps.  No vision boards or business plans. Instead, it’s a quiet moment of reflection for some.  Or a “Let’s come to the altar and pray ” moment […]

Do you really need a business phone if you are 1 person service business?

Short answer:  You look professional and it’s a tax write off.  But you might want to dig deeper. How does this decision affect your business model, your brand, and your leadership style? I know you are probably thinking: “Malla, I’m just getting a phone.  It’s not that deep”. Yeaahhhhh.  It is.  Adding an additional expense […]

No money and I need to find a location for my business!

A friend of a friend reached out to me recently for help on finding a location for her business.   She has her Masters in Education and wants to start a childcare center in her community. As we started talking I realized that she had a challenge that many start-up entrepreneurs face: How do I […]

How vacation can help you prioritize email

I learned this lesson the hard way when I took a vacation a few years ago.  The email “demons” can rob you of your time!!! So now, I’ve learned to say “NOT NOW!” by using this technique to help me manage my email inbox. Is it simple?  Yes.  It’s a super easy one that might […]

Stressed out and need more time to run your business?

  Need to find more time in your schedule?  But you don’t even have time to schedule a call with an organization expert or coach to figure it out?  lol.  No worries!  I got you. Let me help you reclaim your time doing housework and trying to run your business.   I started using these tips […]

You waited until Jan again to get ready for tax season?

You did it again.  It’s tax season and you don’t have your business expenses from last year organized. I know. I know.  You are too busy marketing and managing your current clients and customers. And keeping up with a bunch of receipts and ALLLLLLLLL of last year’s business expenses you had in via your paper […]

You need more than money to start a business

I’ve read countless lists what you need to do to start your business.   But many are missing the mark. Some start with the technical questions like: Name your business (Have you ever tried to come up with a good business name?  That could take months.) Determine your legal structure (Isn’t it the one that […]

Roasting turkeys and Business Planning

It’s only a few days before one of my favorite holidays.  I am dreaming of the sweet potato pies, the mac and cheese, the collard greens, the stuffing, the candied yams… But things are a hot mess right now with my schedule.  I’m working on figuring out who is cooking and what time are we […]

How Frankenstorm helped me tap into my planning side

The past few days have been all consuming with Frankenstorm aka Hurricane Sandy. She wrecked havoc on many areas in NY, NJ and CT. Happily, except for a few downed trees and spotty internet service, my area in NY wasn’t affected too badly. And my friends who were affected…have shared amazing stories of  banding together […]