New Year, New Staged4more

a snapshot from visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) last year Hello there, HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2016 signifies a lot of major change for us at Staged4more. First of all, we are turning 10. Second of all, like I mentioned on the last episode of our podcast, we will be mostly virtual this year. This decision

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Trello is My New Obsession

I recently went on a working retreat with a group of fabulous creative ladies in Maine, and one of them introduced me to Trello. I’ve had an account forever, but never got into it. Now after learning and using it every day now, I am regretting not using it sooner. Here is what I like

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Let’s Talk About Home Staging Contracts

A work agreement/contract is something that is not very sexy to discuss, but crucial to have in your business. I get asked a lot about how to make sure clients pay on time, what happens if this and that, etc. Ultimately, your contract should cover all these items, so you are well-protected. I want to

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3 Productivity Tools that Keep Me Sane

During our business planning meeting last New Year, my sister and I  made a very conscious decisions not to have any employees. That means that we have a very lean business operations, and as the business grows, our responsibilities grow without additional sets of hands and minds to help. That is when technology comes in

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Review: 17hats

For those of you who read this blog, you will know that I’m a lazy person, and I am a total nerd when it comes to apps. I like efficiency and I don’t like to do the same thing twice. Before 17hats, I was using Harvest for invoicing and running the contract and payment through MoonClerk

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7 Things My Mom Taught Me About Business

My most vivid childhood memories often involved my mom’s dental practice, where I spent most of my time after school. My mom had a fairly small practice, where she saw patients out of one of the bedrooms of my grandfather’s apartment. It was a one-woman operation. She kept her own appointment book, saw every patient

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