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6 Proven Techniques to Curb Procrastination from the Gurus of Productivity

by Gwen Yi 24 Feb 2015

It's 8PM on a Tuesday, and you're having a quick post-dinner scroll through 9gag.

Just one more cat meme, and I'll go back to my article... You think. Before you know what's happening, it's midnight. A shocking study from the University of Calgary revealed that 95% of people procrastinate, with 20% being chronic offenders.

Looking for a way to kick procrastination in the ass once and for all? We have curated a list of 6 Easy Proven Techniques to Increase Productivity, just for you:

1. Warren Buffett's 2-List Strategy

Arguably the most successful investor of...

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7 Creative Ways E-commerce Businesses Persuade You from Unsubscribing

by Hendric Tay 17 Feb 2015

According to a study by econsultancy, customer retention is both cheaper than customer acquisition and can deliver a higher ROI.

Yet many things can go wrong while doing email marketing, prompting you to unsubscribe from a mailing list. In a final attempt at changing your minds, businesses have often come up with creative ways to give you another reason to stay. Here are some of the best.

1. Groupon

The 2009 all time classic. When you unsubscribe from Groupon, you get directed to a page where you can "punish" Derrick, the employee responsible...

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Say Hello to Beatrix 2... With Over 25 New Features and Improvements

by Jon Yongfook 11 Feb 2015

This is the big one! Today I'm proud to announce Beatrix 2, a massive update to the original Beatrix which was launched in September 2013.

We've spent the last 6 months talking to customers, looking at the industry and honing our vision for the future. Beatrix 2 is just the beginning, it's a more 'grown up' Beatrix, with loads of new features aimed at businesses - but importantly, it's also a really strong foundation for future improvements to come.

Here's what's new in Beatrix 2. This isn't the full list, but here are most of the big new things :)

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10 Productivity Tools to Save at Least 45mins/day for Your Startup

by Hendric Tay 28 Jan 2015

Entrepreneurs work on average 63% longer than average employees. When you're just starting out, you often have to take on many different roles. Time becomes a scarce resource, and it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the new things you have to do.

To help you out, here are 10 productivity tools YOUR startup should be using to free up at least 45 minutes a day. Imagine saving 22.5 hours a month. That's almost an extra day!

1. Slack: Avoid unnecessary work emails

Having to check your email frequently is inefficient and a terrible waste...

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10 Business Lessons Your Startup Can Learn From The Streets & Beaches of Thailand

by Gwen Yi 21 Jan 2015

Editor's note: this post was co-written by Gwen Yi and Hendric tay,
our two amazing beach interns!

For the past week, the Beatrix team has been touring a string of seaside towns in Thailand as part of a special internship (which we hope will become a regular thing!).

In the morning, we work on Beatrix and in the afternoon and evening, we explore.

In our various escapades around this tropical paradise, we couldn't help but pay attention to a growing number of people on Phuket's streets. Sales people to be exact. Anyone who's ever worked in sales would...

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