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9 Free Architecture Software Tools that Save Your Time

Architecture students, small design bureaus and self-employed architects not always can afford expensive professional software. We’ve collected a list of free architecture software that will be a great alternative to expensive 3D design, CAD and modeling software tools.

The Complete Guide to Time Tracking

What benefits does time-tracking bring to companies? Why did it turn into a common practice in many fields? In this guide, we’ll discuss historical developments, current trends, and benefits of timekeeping.

Best Time-Tracking Software for Windows

You probably found helpful our selection of timesheets for Linux, so we decided to create a list of time-tracking software for Windows too. We focused on the tools that can be installed locally on a personal computer or server – take a look!

Time Tracker for Mac OS X

How to monitor your personal productivity without spending too much time on it? Lightweight and powerful time-tracking software for Mac OS X will definitely help you with that. Take a look at our list!

Best Invoicing Software for Small Businesses

Small business owners know that invoicing is a really time-consuming activity. Thankfully, there are special tools that help non-accountants calculate payable amounts and issue invoices. So what is the best invoicing software for small companies?

Why Projects Fail

A project performed in strict compliance with the initial plan is uncommon. Risks are part of any project, and manager’s task is preventing them from causing failures. In this article, we’ll find out why projects fail and how to handle failure risks.

Time Tracking Software: The Complete List 2018

It’s not always easy to choose the right time-tracking tool for your team. Knowing that, we’ve prepared the complete chart of time-tracking tools. Use it to compare prices and features of available solutions, and find the tool that suits you best.

Project Time Tracking: A Practical Guide

How to organize project time tracking properly? What data can it provide to a project manager and how to ensure it’s accurate? In this article, we’ve collected advice on how to get the most value out of time-track data.

Client Billing Dilemma: Per Hour or Per Project?

How to set up billing procedure that would bring the most value to your business? Choosing the right client billing method is not always easy, but good news is that there’s advice on what to take into account and how to combine various approaches.

How to Leave Work at Work

In today’s reality work means the world to many. This is natural for the workaholic culture, but is it really something we prosper on? If you are ready to change your life and find a balance between working time and time off, read the tips to help you leave your work at work.

Why Everyone is Talking About Flextime

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like with a flexible work schedule? Take a look at our guide to learn everything you ever needed to know about flextime and see how it can work for you too.

Time Is Up: How to Reduce Overtime

You’ve noticed that your employees are tracking overtime over and over again? Beware of the consequences… Read more on why overtime should be avoided and how to do it effectively.

Three Simple Ways to Motivate Employees

There are many recommendations on the best ways to motivate employees. Alongside with specific actions, there are three simple steps that any team leader can take to increase employees’ engagement and fuel teamwork.

How to Inspire Your Team to Achieve More

Motivation is crucial for high performance and productivity, but how to inspire your team to do more? Read on to learn more about easy and efficient steps that help create a motivating work environment.

Busting Productivity Myths

If you’re interested in productivity, you’ve probably come across at least a few tips and strategies that appear to contradict each other. So figuring out which ones are fact and which are pure myth can be a challenge in itself.

Decision Fatigue and How to Fight It

Do you constantly struggle with even the simplest of decisions? Can never resist buying a candy bar at the cash register? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you may be suffering from decision fatigue.

The Importance of Feedback

The importance of feedback in any work process can hardly be overestimated. Providing and receiving feedback is a vital part of a wise project manager’s skillset – here’s some practical advice on it.

Time Management Lessons Learnt from Cats

Did you ever wish you were a cat? Cats are so calm and happy because they always have time for things they like. There definitely are some time management lessons we could learn from them!

How We Make Decisions

How do successful managers make great decisions? Is this possible for anyone? What are common mistakes and how to avoid them? Read on to learn what lies behind our decisions and what determines our choices.

Time Management Quiz

Good time management has truly become the mantra for people obsessed with productivity. But as much of a buzzword as it is, there certainly is some truth behind it.

Game of Thrones Timesheet

What if TV show characters used timesheets? Maybe they’d spend their time more wisely and get more of their show things done. Let's see how Game of Thrones characters spent their time in the 6th season.

R&D Tax Credit and Why You Need to Apply

Apply for the R&D tax credit? Sure! You don’t have to be on the Fortune 500 list or hire Nobel Prize winners to qualify. Learn more about the requirements and what you should do to claim expenses for business research.

America: The No-Vacation Nation

America: one of hardest working nations in the world. So hard-working, in fact, that in 2014 almost half of all employed Americans did not take a single day off. Scary stuff, right? Read on to learn more.

How to Choose a Time Tracking Tool for Nonprofits

Feeding homeless and fighting global warming — what do they have in common? In two words, it is accountability to funders that is required from non-profit organizations. Learn how time-trackers can help non-profits get things done.