Entrepreneurship

Insights and tips on being an organized entrepreneur

ASK AN EXPERT: Organizing Your Stockroom for Peak Efficiency

PROBLEM: HOW DO I ORGANIZE MY STORAGE CLOSET/STOCKROOM FOR MY BUSINESS SUPPLIES?

I run a home-based business that involves selling product I create. I keep all the supplies I need to create my product in the closet in my office. I also store shipping supplies, gift wrap, art supplies, and empty boxes from my technology (keyboard box, iPad box etc.). Really, it’s a mishmash of things that feel are crowded and disorderly, and I have difficulty accessing what I need with ease and efficiency. I don’t need to add more in there, I just want it all to be more organized and […]

By |2021-02-23T12:06:54-05:00February 19, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship, Office Organizing|0 Comments

How To Keep You Car Organized and Clean

Today I want to look at how to keep on top of car clutter and organization. The clutter that is building up in cars right now is… well Covid Clutter, and it’s adding to our stress levels.

In 2014, I was a spokesperson for the launch of the new Honda Fit here in Toronto. The Ad campaign for the car focused on not where the car could take the passengers (countryside, city driving, concerts etc.) but on the fun the drivers could have in the car with it stationary. The ad campaign did not focus on driving at all – the car was […]

By |2021-02-23T12:07:28-05:00February 15, 2021|Decluttering, Entrepreneurship, Family Organizing|0 Comments

ASK AN EXPERT: Tips for Organizing Your Writing Ideas

THE PROBLEM: HOW DO I ORGANIZE MY NOTES FOR WRITING A BOOK

I am currently working from home in a small apartment that I share with a roommate. I am writing a book and am at the stage of having lots of notes and scenes, but I can’t progress until I can sort out the structure. I don’t have a large table that I can spread out all my post-it notes on and in order to progress I need to be able to keep the structure laid out and visible for some months – in a way that allows me to move […]

By |2021-02-23T20:04:37-05:00February 7, 2021|Ask An Expert, Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Small Home Office Organization

Today I am going to write about small home office organization. Covid19 has meant more people are having to work or study from home. What do you do if you don’t have a separate room for your home office? Working or studying from home is hard enough at the best of times. There are many distractions, and potentially constant interruptions from pets, family, and doorbells. As a Professional Organizer, I have helped many entrepreneurs create home offices, creating workspaces that are efficient, productive, and organized. The home office needs to look good, feel good, and be somewhere they want to sit down and work in.

The […]

15% Discount – Spring Savings for the Entrepreneur!

The winter this year in Toronto simply won’t end. It was snowing the other day. Today I could hardly walk down the street the wind was so strong. And it really got me thinking. It’s hard to get motivated at the best of times but after 6 months of solid winter, it’s neigh on impossible. And yet the spring time is the perfect time to get your business back into shape.

Spring is a great time because it is a quiet time, the light is very bright but the weather is not too hot or too cold, and it’s the beginning of the year – so a fresh start if […]

By |2019-07-24T17:57:07-04:00April 5, 2013|Entrepreneurship|2 Comments

Part 2: Organizational Personality Types – Symptoms of the Piler

In my last blog I explored the different types of Organizational Personality Types. Today I am going to go a bit deeper and explore THE PILER.

CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS:

As I said last time about the PILER: They don’t trust traditional filing systems, if it’s out of sight it’s out of mind and they worry they won’t find it again. So they pile.  THE PILER piles because traditional filing systems don’t work for how their minds organize information. THE PILER organizes chronologically not alphabetically. Also unlike the rest of us mortals “current” to a PILER can be up to three years ago! If they have a pile in […]

What is your Organizational Personality Type?

I have over 12 years experience working in business environments, helping organizations  with efficiency, company moral and productivity.

Specifically, busy professionals, parents and entrepreneurs call me when they want to be more efficient with their time, their processes and systems so that they can be more productive with less overwhelm. They want to be organized because they want their life back.

So why is it so difficult to organize our spaces?

The first reason is because we were never taught how to! Not in school, not in college, not at home. We may be taught how to tidy, how to clean but not how to organize.

The other reason is because […]

STEVE JOBS – DREAM WEAVER – HIS LEGACY IN MY LIFE

 In 1980 or there abouts when I was a teenager in Dublin, Ireland, my eldest sister, Jennifer, wanted to go to the University of London in England to do a Masters degree in ergonomics. There was nowhere in Ireland to study this and our only choice was London. But we could not afford it. So, together as a family, we researched all the big company’s in Ireland who had money and drafted a letter to them asking them to help send my sister to university. Because I had learnt to type by that point, I was elected to type the many letters to send to every successful […]

By |2020-11-17T10:59:58-05:00October 7, 2011|Entrepreneurship, Family Organizing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

GRIEF – COMING THROUGH THE FOG AND KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS ON TRACK

 

It’s been quite a while since I wrote a post on my blog. I tried all kinds of tactics to get me to put “pen to paper”… even giving myself a whole day to write…. well let’s just say the house is really clean and all the blinds have been hand washed. Still no blog.

My mother died. Last year. It was such a shock, so sudden. I felt like an onion; every day a new layer of grief, of retrieved lost memories would unfold. It was all I could do to just keep going. And as an entrepreneur one has no choice. It’s my business, if I don’t work, […]

10% Savings During March!

All during the month of March I am offering very special savings. If you book my services I will apply a 10% discount. It’s such a great time of year to commit to yourself and having a healthy, functional and relaxing home. It’s also a great time to get your office into tip-top shape – changing it into somewhere that you can focus, be efficient and productive.

Give me a call or drop me an email and let’s get started together.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

March Savings!

By |2020-11-17T10:55:07-05:00March 7, 2011|Entrepreneurship, Office Organizing|0 Comments
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