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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

Forget Time Management: Why You Should Practice Choice Management Instead

Get more done by focusing on decisions and actions instead of the clock.
June 27, 2013 in Productivity
Why Twitter Might Be Your Best Recruiting Tool

Why Twitter Might Be Your Best Recruiting Tool

Using this social media platform to fill an open position can help you leverage your network and take a more personal approach to hiring.
June 20, 2013 in Hiring Center
3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy

The star of the Style Network's 'Resale Royalty' offers valuable lessons in customer retention.
The Surprisingly Simple Productivity Time Saver

The Surprisingly Simple Productivity Time Saver

Five easy steps to improve your focus and get more work done using a kitchen timer.
May 29, 2013 in Productivity
3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

3 Lessons for Seasoned Entrepreneurs From CNBC's 'Crowd Rules'

Even experienced business owners can fall into counterproductive habits. The premier episode of CNBC's new small business reality show aims to solve them.
May 15, 2013 in Financing
Productivity Lifesaver: The 5-Sentence Email

Productivity Lifesaver: The 5-Sentence Email

It may sound difficult, but successful entrepreneurs like Guy Kawasaki swear by this time-saving method. Here's how to implement it in your daily life.
May 8, 2013 in Productivity
3 Simple Steps to Eliminate File-Sharing Problems

3 Simple Steps to Eliminate File-Sharing Problems

Make sure everyone is literally on the same page with these document-sharing tips.
May 1, 2013 in Business Management
Why You Should Care About Design

Why You Should Care About Design

The way you present your products, packaging, and even your waiting area tells your customers important information about who you are. Make sure you are sending the right message.
April 25, 2013 in Branding
Former CIA Officer Reveals How to Get Ahead of Your Competition

Former CIA Officer Reveals How to Get Ahead of Your Competition

Ethical ways find out what your competitors don't want you to know.
April 16, 2013 in Business Management
Time Blocking: a Productivity Power Tool

Time Blocking: a Productivity Power Tool

How to divide your time to become better focused and move your company forward faster.
April 8, 2013 in Productivity
5 Techniques to Tame Your Overflowing Email Inbox

5 Techniques to Tame Your Overflowing Email Inbox

Simple actions that can save valuable time and make your workflow more efficient.
April 3, 2013 in Productivity
The Wrong Way to Set Business Goals

The Wrong Way to Set Business Goals

Four tips on how to set goals for your business that will lead to more success and satisfaction.
March 27, 2013 in Growth Strategies
What You Should Take Off Your Desk Right Now

What You Should Take Off Your Desk Right Now

How the items that you keep on your desk could be negatively impacting your work.
March 18, 2013 in Productivity
Rethink Your Office Design: Designing a More Effective Workspace

Rethink Your Office Design: Designing a More Effective Workspace

Four tips on redesigning your office to be a more happy and productive environment.
March 11, 2013 in Business Management
How to Use Evernote to Organize Your Workflow

How to Use Evernote to Organize Your Workflow

A guide to managing all aspects of your business with the free software.
February 28, 2013 in Apps & Software
4 Reasons Telecommuting Can Be Bad for Business

4 Reasons Telecommuting Can Be Bad for Business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stirred controversy this week by requiring employees report to the office, but not everyone thinks it's a bad idea.
February 26, 2013 in Managing Employees
10 Inspirational Leaders Who Turned Around Their Companies

10 Inspirational Leaders Who Turned Around Their Companies

From falling stock prices to the threat of bankruptcy, these CEOs brought their companies back from the brink.
February 22, 2013 in Leadership
3 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Productivity Secrets

3 Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Productivity Secrets

Grant Cardone, Angela Jia Kim and Amanda Steinberg on their best time management tips.
February 12, 2013 in Productivity
What the Year of the Snake Could Mean for Your Business

What the Year of the Snake Could Mean for Your Business

The Chinese New Year starts this weekend. Here's what the zodiac predicts for your company.
February 8, 2013 in Lifestyle
5 Simple Steps to Creating a Zero-Waste Office

5 Simple Steps to Creating a Zero-Waste Office

How eliminating waste in your office and save you money and improve your relationships with clients.
February 5, 2013 in Management & Operations
5 Marketing Lessons From the Super Bowl's Most Popular Commercials

5 Marketing Lessons From the Super Bowl's Most Popular Commercials

What small-business owners can learn from the best of the big budget ads.
February 4, 2013 in Advertising
Lessons in Customer Engagement from the Detroit Auto Show

Lessons in Customer Engagement from the Detroit Auto Show

How to exceed expectations, inspire loyalty and make your customers feel valued.
January 25, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
How to Solve Your Biggest Organizing Dilemma

How to Solve Your Biggest Organizing Dilemma

Drowning in paperwork? We've collected advice on from professional organizers on how to keep it under control.
January 23, 2013 in Business Management
How Long Do You Really Need to Keep Your Financial Documents?

How Long Do You Really Need to Keep Your Financial Documents?

Say goodbye to your box of receipts -- here is a breakdown of which financial documents you really need to hold on to and which ones you can shred.
January 15, 2013 in Tax Center
5 Ways to Land Celebrity Clients

5 Ways to Land Celebrity Clients

Jason Abrams, realtor to celebrity athletes and star of the new HGTV show 'Scoring the Deal,' shares five tips for how to get (and keep) famous clients.
January 11, 2013 in Finding Customers
Why Will Power Isn't the Answer to Curing Bad Habits

Why Will Power Isn't the Answer to Curing Bad Habits

Four tactics to keep you on the path to more productive behavior.
January 8, 2013 in Growth Strategies
Forget Your To-Do List: The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Needs

Forget Your To-Do List: The 3 Lists Every Entrepreneur Needs

If you want to become more organized in the New Year, a long list of tasks isn't going to help. Instead try these three targeted lists.
January 2, 2013 in Productivity
4 Ingredients for Successful Mentoring Relationships

4 Ingredients for Successful Mentoring Relationships

What a communications professional learned from an exterminator and what you can learn about making the most of a mentoring relationship.
December 26, 2012 in Leadership
How to Prepare Your Business Data for the End of the World

How to Prepare Your Business Data for the End of the World

According to the Mayan calendar, doomsday is right around the corner. Here are three things to do to get your business data ready for a disaster of any size.
December 19, 2012 in Security
4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln

4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln

What small-business owners can learn about management and leadership from the 16th president.
December 17, 2012 in Leadership