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Annie Mueller

Wife of Superhero. Mom of 4. Small biz blogger. Freelance writer. Reluctant novelist. Freakishly productive, when not napping.

Latest articles by Annie Mueller

How Less Creativity Can Make You More Creative

Feel like you're out of mental energy by the time you find time for creative work? Here's how to save your energy for your passions.

6 Great Teachable Money Moments to Share With Your Kids

Want to make sure your kids do well financially? Teach them great money habits with these learn-by-doing lessons.

15 Tested Tips for Creative Efficiency

Life is rarely going to bless you with long open hours to sit around and paint portraits or write songs or write novels. If you want the time, you have to fight for it.

My Personal Productivity Rules...What Are Yours?

What's the best way to get more productive? Your way. Here's my list of personal productivity rules, a starting point for you to figure out your own.

10 Small Business Money Myths to Reconsider

Sometimes it's smart business to go with tried and true solutions to common financial questions. But what if those old solutions don't provide the right answers?

5 Things You Can Stop Obsessing About

Some things in business are worth worrying about and some aren't. These are those that aren't.

Use Systems To Save Time And Money

For business tasks you dread or commonly avoid, build task management systems to help you stop procrastinating and free you to work where your skills matter most.

What Is Procrastination Costing You?

"Later" is the busiest time of the day. "Tomorrow" looks even busier -- and costlier.

Is Social Media Killing Your Business?

Facebook, Twitter, G+ can all be cost effective marketing tools. They can also be time and resource sinks.

The Ability To Execute Is Your Most Valuable Asset

Stop talking about it, planning for it, dreaming of it and start getting it done.

How To Stay Ahead Of The Curve And Be Successful

Doing what everybody else does is no way lead. And it won't make you rich, either.

Timely Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Is it tax time again already? Three experts share tips and advice about getting through tax season unscathed.

Can Low Prices Hurt Your Business?

For many small businesses, competing on price can do more harm than good.

7 Bootstrapping Principles Any Business Can Use

In a tough economy, too much focus on cost cutting can stifle growth. Here's how to keep your company growing without blowing your budget.

5 Ways You May Be Wasting Money in Your Business

There are lots of ways to waste money. Here are five you may have overlooked.

25 Free or Cheap Ways to Market Your Business

Lack of funds is no excuse to slow or stop your marketing efforts.

Are Loyalty Programs A Marketing Gold Mine?

Your customer loyalty program can be so much more than just a way to reach out to your customers.

10 Examples of Great (Small) Investments for Small Business

Sometimes small investments lead to big returns.

30 Ways to Boost Sales Without Discounting

Discounts get attention boost sales, but cost money. Here are 30 more free or almost free attention-getters to try instead.

3 Smart Investments for Greater Productivity

Three key business investments you should make before you buy a bunch of new computers and software.