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Workona helps web workers finally close all those tabs

A new startup, Workona, this week launched software designed for those who primarily do their work in a browser. The company’s goal is to become the OS for web work – and to also save web workers from the hell that is a million open tabs. To accomplish this, Workona offers smart browser windows you set up as workspaces, allowing you a place to save your open tabs, as well as collaborate with team members, search across your tabs, and even sync your workspace to different devices. The Palo Alto-based company was founded in fall 2017 by Quinn Morgan (CEO), previously the founding product manager at Lucidpress, and Alma Madsen (CTO), previously the first employee and Director of Engineering at Lucid Software, the makers of Lucidpress. “Last year, Alma and I decided we wanted to build something together again, and initially began working on a different startup idea,” explains Morgan, as to how Workona began. “As a remote team at the time, we were using cloud apps like Google Docs, Asana, Slack, and Zoom to stay connected. Both of us were wearing multiple hats and juggling ten different projects at once.” “One late night, with ten windows open for each project, the idea just struck us: ‘Why doesn’t the browser – the tool that we actually do most of our work in – not have a good way to manage all of our projects, meetings, and workflows?’” Of course, there are already browser add-ons that can help with taming the tab chaos, like OneTab, toby, Session Buddy, The Great Suspender, TooManyTabs and others. But the co-founders didn’t want just another tab manager; they wanted a smart browser window that would save the work you do, automatically. That way, you wouldn’t have to keep all the tabs open all the time, which can make you stressed and less focused. And you wouldn’t have to remember to press a button to save your tabs, either. With Workona, the software guides users to create workspaces for each of the projects, meetings, and workflows they’re currently working on. (Working on…Workona…get it?). You can also take a…

6 Things You Can Do to Make Your Employees More Productive

Managing your employees is extremely significant to keep your company thriving. You cannot grow your company unless you have a solid team that is always ready to serve your clients.… Read more » The post 6 Things You Can Do to Make Your Employees More Productive appeared first on

How the Right Supplies Can Maximize Productivity and Print Performance

Business owners and managers are faced with big decisions day in, and day out. They’re also faced with big challenges. Reducing overhead. Increasing productivity. Which MFP is right for our office? Should we let our teams work remotely? That’s why it’s such a relief to find that every once in a while, a decision comes along that is easy to make – and which yields big results, with little effort. In this case, the magic word is toner. That’s right: toner. The supplies you choose are as important to the productivity of your office and the cost of running it as the equipment you choose. It’s a gospel we’ve been preaching for years, but not everyone has gotten the message. That’s why we’re talking about it again today, to give you a detailed look at just what choosing the right supplies can do for your office productivity, and for another critical element of your office output: your print performance. Often overlooked, toner is the unsung hero of the modern workplace, having undergone significant changes in recent years that has made it easier to use and also less expensive at the same time. Not many office products can say the same. Here’s how today’s office supplies can help you build a better office, starting with everyone’s favorite: Lower costs. While cost isn’t everything, it is a driving factor for many office purchases. While genuine supplies are always a better investment in the long run, most people would be surprised to know that quality toner is more affordable than ever before. Technological advances in toner design have resulted in better, less expensive, and safer materials, as well as machines that operate faster and cleaner. An excellent example is the EA (Emulsion Aggregation) toner from Xerox. Because EA toners melt at a lower temperature than other toners, EA toners adhere to paper better without building up inside the machine. Because toner build up eventually leads to a service call, EA toners make for greater dependability. And because they melt at a lower temperature, they also result in lower energy consumption, saving you an average of 20%…

My Declutter and Cleaning Plan as a Work at Home Mom Blogger

Since I started being a work at home mom, I had to learn how to fit my daily life as a mom and a mompreneur working on my blog and business. And when I first started, I did have an effective chore plan so that at least my house looked presentable while I worked during the day. But, that was when my twins were little. My twins are five and they can sure clutter up a house quickly! And during the summer my kids are home! And they bring into the house dirt, rocks, flowers, sticks and water EVERY.DAY. While I’m glad they are loving nature and having fun, it leaves a mess in my house daily since my kitchen is the go-between from the back door to the bathroom. My ultimate goal is to make the house appear clutter free and organized for when unexpected company visits – and I have a hack for this. But first, let’s go through my daily, weekly and monthly cleaning and organizing schedule. My Daily Organizing Schedule Once we moved into our new house, I had to find a time where I can do chores, feel accomplished and have time to work on my blog. The best time for me is the morning. Before I have my coffee – I know, chores without coffee!! – I tackle my morning chores. It takes me up to thirty minutes to organize, clean and declutter my home. Every day I: Vacuum – since my kitchen is the go-between to the outdoors, I run the vacuum to pick up dirt and crumbs from meals. I also do heavy traffic areas (like the hallway to the bathroom) Empty the dishwasher (and load the dishwasher after meals) Do one load of laundry – it may not be every day but I try. Wipe down counters – before bed there is usually cups and straws and empty bowls from snacking at night (ahem, my husband – not me) Clean kitchen sink – I use Comet to clean my sinks Wipe down bathrooms – I use these to quickly wipe the…

5 Negative (and Expensive!) Ways Health & Safety Issues Can Impact Your Business

Health and safety is not something that should be taken lightly. As an employer it’s your responsibility to maintain the working environment to ensure the wellbeing of your employees. Here are just a few ways in which bad health and safety policies can impact your business. Low productivity Health and safety regulations are there to […] The post 5 Negative (and Expensive!) Ways Health & Safety Issues Can Impact Your Business appeared first on SmallBizClub.

Work From Home Productivity Tips To Help You Get (And Stay) Motivated

Work From Home Motivation Tips What’s appealing about most work from home opportunities (setting your hours, lack of office politics, working in PJs) can also be total motivation zappers. The lure of the couch, binge-watching TV series on Netflix or an afternoon trip to Barnes & Noble can sometimes seem infinitely more appealing than just about anything having to do with work. No matter your work ethic, you’re bound to feel unmotivated while working from home. It happens to the best of us. But don’t worry, there are some practical methods to help get (and keep) yourself motivated. Below you’ll find five work from home motivation tips to give you a little get-up-and-go. 1. Get Showered & Dressed Thanks to the popularity of The Odd Couple which introduced us to the disheveled, slovenly, sportswriter, Oscar Madison, work from home pros sometimes get a bad rap where hygiene and cleanliness are concerned.  This might be true, for some, but certainly not all (or at least not all the time!). Full disclosure, there are definitely some days I wake up, roll out of bed, grab a coffee and answer emails, make phone calls and write well into the afternoon without much consideration into the fact that I’m wearing day-old clothes and greasy hair. I mean, who is there to impress in that regard, my cat, Lenny? He’s seen me at my best and worst. And frankly, he doesn’t much care what I look like as long as I keep his food dish topped off and offer a lap to sit on. And when  you’re working from home, there will be those days when you feel pretty good about the fact that you even managed to get a pair of clean-ish yoga pants on. And if you’re getting work done and staying ahead of deadlines, more power to you! But then there’s those days when you’re feeling less than ready to tackle the simplest of to-do list items. And that’s when your sweats and tangled hair can really be working against you. Thankfully, a shower and clean change of clothes can make a world…

The essential guide to setting up a home office

More and more people are choosing to work for themselves – and for that, they need a home office which boosts their productivity while reflecting their personality. There’s a lot to consider here. You’ll need to think about legal implications like insurance, practical things like a comfortable office chair and design features like colour and The post The essential guide to setting up a home office appeared first on Small Business.

15 Things That Can Help an Entrepreneur Stay Focused

Success starts with personal ambitions and working smartly to achieve them. As an entrepreneur, being prone to distractions is something I can’t help. However, keeping in mind what made me… Read more » The post 15 Things That Can Help an Entrepreneur Stay Focused appeared first on

How to Stay Productive, Even at the End of Your Workweek

Staying on task can sometimes prove to be a struggle, but it’s even more difficult to do when it’s the end of the workweek. Friday afternoons especially are the toughest… Read more » The post How to Stay Productive, Even at the End of Your Workweek appeared first on

Productivity-Boosting Office 365 Features You Probably Don’t Know About

With Microsoft Office 365, you don’t just get things done more efficiently, you also get them done with flair. More than the obvious features of word processing, you’ll know that… Read more » The post Productivity-Boosting Office 365 Features You Probably Don’t Know About appeared first on

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