The Adoublem Blog

Resource: How to write for success while running a business

I’m not a writer. I am an entrepreneur running a business. But several years ago I stumbled on a transforming website. I was reading comments on someone’s blog post about web design (what my actual business is about!) and someone mentioned they liked Jeff Goin’s simple design on his website. Several other people also commented the same thing so I had to go find out for myself. I went to goinswriter.com to check it out. It was a great design for a writer – simple and clean. But I found so much more. I started…

How to Run a Business Without Ruining Your Life

This isn’t as easy as you might think.  It starts with knowing your priorities.  This helps you define your business goals, and should definitely save you some stress.  If you know you want to exercise every day, eat dinner as a family and be free in the evenings and weekends for your kids’ soccer games – then you’ll have to make some adjustments to your business plan. Unfortunately, we’ve all read stories or know people that take the leap to build their dream business only to have their confidence take a beating or they retreat…

1 Thing Your Employees Need to Hear You Say

Can you guess what it is?  If not now, maybe you will after I share my experience a few years back. When I worked as a District Manager, I often traveled with the Regional Manager or the VP of Operations to our various stores.  It was natural to greet the store managers and say hello to the associates.  However, I noticed my companions wouldn’t say hello to most of the employees in the store.  In fact, they hardly noticed any of the employees.  The Regional Manager and VP, dressed in suits, and holding their briefcases,…

How to Take Charge of your Business

How to take charge of your communications, calendar and projects. No, the following is not an advertisement.  Though I will begin this post with a disclaimer.  I’m a big fan of Microsoft Office, including Outlook.  Have been for years.  Granted, with my work background and usage, I am an expert user of Outlook, so the critique some have of not knowing how to use all the functions has never slowed me down.  Those who are not fans of MS Office (including Outlook), have strong feelings on the subject.  Just spend a little time on the…

Who We Are

Large companies can afford to have experienced managers for every department but if you own a small to medium business, this isn’t always possible. This is where we come in. We manage projects for you, just as if you had more employees. We take care of everything, from administrative tasks to designing your website.

Why You Should Use Our Services

Adoublem makes it easy for you to focus on your core business while taking care of your admin, human resources and design projects. If you own a business, chances are you wear many hats and it may feel impossible to get everything done by yourself. You’re not alone when you work with us – we keep your business operations on schedule and running smoothly.

Can’t Keep up? 3 Ways to Simplify Your Workflow

If you’re reading this post hoping to learn how to simplify your workflow so you can ADD more work to your day I hope you’ll reconsider. The whole point of simplifying is just that – to simplify. So you have mental space in your day to do important things like thinking and planning. Simplifying should free up some energy so you can tackle all you have to do with more vigor and have a little oomph leftover. Who couldn’t use more oomph? A reality for us all to learn is that we can’t do everything….

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