50 Small Business Tips for 50 Years of Success: Productivity

SCORE and MassMutual know how important it is to get good advice. That is why, for SCORE’s 50th anniversary, we are sharing helpful, relevant, and succinct tips for your business success. The tips are based on real-life experiences and successes from people like you.

During each month, we will be posting new leadership tips and case studies here. Check back often to learn more as we celebrate you this entire year.

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Ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels? These productivity tips help keep you on track to ultimate efficiency and business success. Sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference towards achieving your end goal.

 

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Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing got off to a swift start, but by 2009, was treading water. The company was in debt, and Behling’s partner wanted out due to family issues. “We were already hit by the recession, and losing one partner was a huge shift,” Behling recalls. “I felt like I was starting over, and I needed guidance.”  

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Reynolds was working full-time and raising four children while planning her startup. The legal issues involved in getting a license to run a “mobile” dental facility—a first in Virginia—were daunting, and with no prior entrepreneurial experience, Reynolds initially felt the project was overwhelming. “I got consumed with the [startup] process and had a problem finding balance,” she explains 

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In 2011, resume writer Marni Vyn started Chosen Resumes LLC, which writes resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and executive bios to help clients land their dream jobs. Vyn’s initial clients were friends and acquaintances, but as word of mouth quickly spread, she realized Chosen Resumes had great potential for growth.  

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In 1999, Medical Specialty Solutions’ biggest client was dissolving, putting the company’s future in doubt. When management opted to sell the business, then-employees Julie Karassik and Diana Smith decided to buy the medical billing part of the company. They needed help negotiating the purchase and setting up their new company—and also had to juggle purchase preparations with their day jobs as employees. 

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Tablet, Smartphone, Laptop… What’s your essential electronic device?

 

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Does your business measure up?

After graduating from college, Leslie Crews decided to upgrade her lifestyle and nutritional habits. In 2011, she launched Kombuchick: A Kombucha Bar & Microbrewery Co.

Click here to learn how Leslie's mentor helped her figure out strengths and weaknesses, so she learned how to work smarter, not harder!

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Want people to actually read your emails? Limit them to one subject only and no more than 5 sentences.

 

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