ToDoIst – A Productivity Tool for Managing Tasks

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l have fellow blogger Diane to thank for introducing me to ToDoIst, a productivity tool that’s all about managing tasks.

This a personal review about how I use the free version of the tool. It may or may not work for you, but it’s something to consider if you find you want to keep track of tasks you have to do – for work or play; business or personal.

The name comes from “To-Do List”, of course. Just remove the “L” — ToDoIst.

The synching between platforms is a breeze. No matter if I’m accessing my account from my Android, or from IE or Chrome, on a home computer or another system, all categories and lists appear whenever I go to access them.

Within the past week, ToDoIst has changed a bit (image below, left side is prior look; right side is new look)- boxes to tick off are…

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Grammar-ease: Using ‘Many’ and ‘Much’

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The rules for using ‘many’ or ‘much’ in writing are similar to using ‘less’ versus ‘fewer’ in that usage depends on whether the associated noun can be counted or not.

ManyVsMuchWe use ‘many’ (meaning a large and indefinite number) when the associated noun is countable, such as:

  • ___ rocks
  • ___ gerbils
  • ___ piles
  • ___ people
  • ___ calories
  • ___ books
  • ___ (cups of) coffee, juice, milk, and so on
  • ___ trees
  • ___ apples
  • ___ bushels
  • ___ miles
  • ___ individuals
  • ___ groups

We use ‘much’ (meaning a great amount of) when the associated noun is uncountable, such as:

  • ___ snow
  • ___ knowledge
  • ___ coffee, juice, milk, water, and so on
  • ___ pasta
  • ___ land
  • ___ laundry
  • ___ dirt / sand
  • ___ beer / wine
  • ___ food
  • ___ fiber

So, the general rule is: if you can count something, use many; if you can’t count it, use much.

If you have…

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Why Outsourcing is a Word You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of

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Why Outsourcing is a Word You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of

Most people have labelled outsourcing as a dirty word. When the concept was still new, people had put into their minds that getting work done outside the organisation was a trick to reduce labour cost at the expense of customers.

If you would ask an average person what he/she thinks about outsourcing work, you’ll get the same answer. The crazy thing is that it isn’t really all that bad. In fact, it’s an activity that you shouldn’t be afraid of doing.

If you’re tight on the budget but want to stay on top of things, you should embrace outsourcing to help you grow your business rapidly.

Here are four reasons why your understanding about outsourcing might be wrong and what you can do about it to achieve your bottom line.

  1. It’s Less Risky

It’s actually less risky to hire people through outsourcing if you know what to outsource. The trick…

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The Top 3 Functions You Should Consider Outsourcing

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Maintaining the capital of a business is a battle that most entrepreneurs are struggling to deal with. We all know that it takes money to create money; hence, the lack of it could mean the company’s downfall.

Ensuring that we keep the costs low at all times help our businesses stay afloat. Whether we’ve invested our own money or are bootstrapping, keeping our finances in check is always a top priority next to reaching the bottom-line.

That being said, our decisions are always influenced by how much money our bank accounts have. The questions is that how do we decide whether to do a job on our own or outsource it to a specialist? Smart entrepreneurs would look at the problem based on the cost of outsourcing versus the cost of handling the job internally. From there, they dig deeper into the benefits that each offer.

This is when every…

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