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Stephanie Vozza

Stephanie Vozza is a freelance writer who has written about business, real estate and lifestyles for more than 20 years. A former small business owner, she recently discovered she's better at writing about them. She lives in the Detroit area with her husband, two sons and their crazy Jack Russell terriers.

30 Recent Stories

6 Ways to Make Getting Up Early Work for You

6 Ways to Make Getting Up Early Work for You

To accomplish a big goal, productivity experts will often suggest getting up early. This is how to do it.
February 19, 2014 in The 'Treps
Ways You're Sabotaging Your Mornings

Ways You're Sabotaging Your Mornings

Get more out of your day by avoiding these five time-wasters and distractors.
February 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Your Workplace

How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Your Workplace

The careers of talented and gifted employees can be derailed by an inability to handle relationships at work. Here is how to set effective rules.
December 30, 2013 in Managing Employees
Finding the Right Questions to Ask to Resolve Your Company's Issues

Finding the Right Questions to Ask to Resolve Your Company's Issues

Using what's known as catalytic questioning can help your business resolve issues and boost innovation.
December 26, 2013 in Business Management
10 Reasons to Scrap Year-End Performance Reviews

10 Reasons to Scrap Year-End Performance Reviews

Instead of checking in once a year, it is more effective to figure out a way to exchange feedback with your employees every week.
December 24, 2013 in Managing Employees
10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

10 Signs You're Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

Many people dream of starting their own business, but you have to have the right chops. Here are the 10 warnings signs that it might not be for you.
December 21, 2013 in Starting a Business
3 Ways to Keep Up Productivity Over the Holidays

3 Ways to Keep Up Productivity Over the Holidays

It's a fact of life that employees get distracted during the holidays. Here are three ways to keep them motivated.
December 20, 2013 in Business Management
The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

You may think your company looks great from the outside. But look for the warning signs inside that could put you out of business.
November 26, 2013 in Business Management
9 Wildly Successful Brands Born From TV Fame

9 Wildly Successful Brands Born From TV Fame

From the Soup Nazi to Magnolia Bakery several brands launched or grew after being featured on hit TV shows. Here's a look at nine.
November 22, 2013 in Starting a Business
5 Habits of Productivity App Super Users

5 Habits of Productivity App Super Users

Productivity apps are useless if they sit on your smartphone untouched. Here's how people who consistently get more done use their apps.
November 18, 2013 in Productivity
A Realistic Digital Detox in 5 Easy Steps

A Realistic Digital Detox in 5 Easy Steps

It's no secret that technology can be both a safety blanket and an albatross. Here are easy and practical ways to ease your dependence and refresh your focus.
November 12, 2013 in Mobile
3 Popular Time-Management Tricks That Don't Work

3 Popular Time-Management Tricks That Don't Work

You've heard this advice over and over again, but we hate to break it to you – it's BS. We debunk three of the most popular productivity techniques and tell you what you should be doing instead.
October 29, 2013 in Productivity
5 Insanely Simple Ways to Banish Your Messy Desk Forever

5 Insanely Simple Ways to Banish Your Messy Desk Forever

Five professional organizers offer their best tips for clearing your desk and boosting your productivity.
October 22, 2013 in Productivity
'Reboot' Your Brain and Refresh Your Focus in 15 Minutes or Less

'Reboot' Your Brain and Refresh Your Focus in 15 Minutes or Less

Expert advice on five quick things you can every day to clear your mind.
October 16, 2013 in Productivity
Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

Breaking Bad to Jersey Shore: 7 Cities That Profited From Hit TV Shows

From the small screen to a big economic boost -- small businesses in these towns cashed in from the success of TV shows.
October 5, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Trick Yourself into Becoming a Morning Person

How to Trick Yourself into Becoming a Morning Person

Studies show that early risers are more successful, but there are ways to change your habits even if you are a life-long night owl.
October 1, 2013 in Productivity
Why Banning Facebook In Your Workplace Is a Stupid Move

Why Banning Facebook In Your Workplace Is a Stupid Move

One in five workplaces block access to Facebook, but does banning social media at work boost productivity or hurt morale and erode trust?
October 1, 2013 in Managing Employees
How Your Smartphone Can Actually Save You From Working Weekends

How Your Smartphone Can Actually Save You From Working Weekends

Protecting personal time is more about blending than balancing. Here's how to use the technology that took your free time away to reclaim it.
September 27, 2013 in Work/Life Balance
8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success

8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success

Stop getting distracted. Ask yourself these questions to maintain your focus and become more productive.
September 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
Stop Wasting Your Time and Learn to Delegate

Stop Wasting Your Time and Learn to Delegate

Rather than wasting your time on tasks that don't help grow your business, follow these steps to help let go of control of the things that don't matter.
September 17, 2013 in Productivity
Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

Innovators continually generate new ideas through a more continuous and dynamic process, here's how you can too.
September 10, 2013 in Business Ideas
Why an Accountability Buddy Is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth

Why an Accountability Buddy Is Your Secret Weapon for Faster Growth

Partner with another entrepreneur and coach each other to success. Here's how to create a win/win situation.
August 29, 2013 in Grow Your Business
5 Signs that You Need a New Logo

5 Signs that You Need a New Logo

Has your business changed since you designed your logo? Does your competition's logo look better? Does your logo include a drop shadow? Read on for the warning signs that your logo needs a redesign.
August 16, 2013 in Branding
The Procrastinators' Guide to Time Management

The Procrastinators' Guide to Time Management

The technique of "front-loading" your week with your most important tasks can change how much you accomplish.
August 13, 2013 in Productivity
How to Take Advantage of the Summer Slump

How to Take Advantage of the Summer Slump

Don't get lazy -- use the summer slowdown to improve your marketing, branding and customer relationships.
August 9, 2013 in Marketing Basics

The 18-Minute Ritual That Will Boost Your Productivity

The secret to effectively managing distractions and taking control of your time.
July 30, 2013 in Productivity
5 Painless Steps to Eliminate Your Desktop Clutter

5 Painless Steps to Eliminate Your Desktop Clutter

All of those icons, folders and shortcuts are hurting your productivity. Here is how to clean it up and get more done.
July 22, 2013 in Productivity

Big Plans But No Follow Through? 4 Steps to Get More Done

Don't confuse activity with results, here's how to create a culture of execution in your company.
July 16, 2013 in Business Management

Taming Your Post-Vacation Inbox

Coming back after vacation often means facing hundreds of emails. Here are expert tips to keep it under control.
July 8, 2013 in Productivity

Policing Your Productivity: 7 Tools to Help You Focus

Time-tracking and distraction-blocking software can help small-business owners boost efficiency and gain control of their day.
July 2, 2013 in Productivity

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