Image of the logos of the productivity platforms that the team uses. Trello, Todoist and Notion.

When researching productivity platforms online today, you’ll find that your options are simply unlimited. We all know how difficult it can be to keep track of your to-do lists and tasks each day, but Notion, Trello, and Todoist could be the key to improving your productivity this year. 

Within our team, Deanna, our CEO and Founder, uses Trello and Alex, our Digital Ads Manager, uses Todoist. Victoria, our Social Media and Account Manager, uses Notion, so as you can see, we are all fans of different productivity platforms for various reasons. Keep reading as we compare these three apps and who each of them would be most suitable for.

Note-Taking with Notion

One of the reasons that Victoria enjoys using Notion is that it helps her to organize her work in detail. This productivity app is more like a note-taking app, which also allows for collaboration. You can use a range of different content types within the app, such as links, photos, and PDFs. Once your work is complete, it can then be shared with your team so everyone is on the same page about upcoming projects. We love the variety of templates on offer as well! Notion is a great place for both those who would like a custom experience (like Victoria) or one that is pre-set for you. Victoria’s favourite feature is creating a database. This allows her to input everything in one place, but filter how she would like to see it.

Project Management with Trello

As the CEO of our company, Deanna is a huge fan of Trello when it comes to productivity apps. This project management tool is ideal for leaders! It can be used to help keep track of their team’s work and improve collaboration within a business. Trello has a very simple board layout. You can easily record what you need to do and tasks you’ve finished. It can be used for both personal and work use. It’s a very versatile option which is easy to update as you progress through your to-do list.

Stay Organized with Todoist

Finally, the third of the productivity apps used within our company is Todoist. This is probably the simplest of the three apps. It’s a great task manager for anyone who feels they have too much on their plate. It can be used by both teams and solo workers and will help you to organize any type of project or list. The reminder function is one of its best features, which can come in handy for your personal life as well as for your professional needs.


If you are looking for a way to cut down your to-do list over the upcoming months, our team is here to support you with this task. We know how hectic balancing your work and personal life can be, but finding work-life balance is something we should all strive to do. Alongside these productivity apps, we can offer you the services you need to regain control of your time once again. Contact us today for more information or to discuss any questions you have about how our team can help you.

a graphic of a calendar and clock with the headline saying "taking time off as a business owner: how to plan ahead"

You would never expect your employees to work without having any days off, so why expect the same for yourself? Taking time off (and not just a sick day) is not only important for your own health and wellness, but for your business as well. 

After-hours, weekends and vacations can sometimes look less like time off, and more like working from a different spot. 

As a business owner, taking a vacation can seem impossible. However, planning ahead of time will allow you to actually relax and give you confidence that your business will be okay. 

Here are a few tips to help you plan for some downtime:

Predict Slow Times

Taking time off during your peak months will most likely prevent you from having a stress-free vacation. Even if you aren’t working, you’ll likely be thinking of work. Scheduling your time off during a known slow period will allow you to enjoy the moments and not have to worry about there being a thousand tasks and projects that are waiting for you when you return.

Have a Second in Command

Appointing a manager or top team member to take on any urgent matters is crucial to being able to step away. This should be someone you can trust. Maybe they’re already your go-to or the team member with the most experience. Whoever it is, make sure you provide them with any necessary information that they may need and don’t already have while you are away, this way they only have to reach out to you if it is an emergency. 

Give Your Clients Plenty of Notice

You have done the planning on when you are going to take time off, and who will be running the show while you’re relaxing, now it’s time to let your clients know. We suggest sending out an email to clients a few weeks before, letting them know that you will be out of the office, as well as introducing them to who will be taking care of them during that time. Including a reminder of your time away in your email signature is also a great way of reminding your clients leading up to your time away. Setting up an automated email saying that you are on vacation will help you put work on the backburner and not feel guilty about not responding to your clients. 

We know that stepping away can be a hard decision for any business owner, but it is important to be able to take time to relax. Whether it is a day or a week, there can be many benefits that can come from taking time off, such as reduced stress, clearer thinking, increase in productivity when returning to work, creative flow and most importantly, can also prevent burnout. If you plan ahead, the only thing you’ll be thinking of is why you didn’t do this sooner. 

Georgina (Georgie) Swan, is our in-house Senior Account Manager and Videographer. Although we’re just finally introducing her now, Georgie has been working with us since early 2019. She handles everything from ensuring a complete customer experience to content creation and PR. And we are proud to now offer her specialty of a full range of video and photography services for business.

Passionate About All Things Media

Australian born and bred, Georgina has a passion for all things media production and creative content.

Born into the world of Television production, Georgina grew through the ranks within her family’s Media Production company from a young age, increasing her skill set along the way. She then worked her way through University as a M\model and TV presenter, graduating with a dual degree in Journalism and Digital Media.

Georgina pursued her passion for journalism working for 7NEWS in Brisbane, Australia. It wasn’t long until she traded the newsroom for the race track, where she was the PR & Media Manager for Red Bull Racing Australia.

Throughout the years, Georgina continued to relate all her experiences back to television producing, finding particular strengths in content creation and talent management. She continued a strong relationship with her modeling agency, in which she then spent several months as a Talent Agent before her move to Canada.

She hit the ground running in Canada as the Senior Account Manager and General Manager for an award-winning North-America-wide event staffing and marketing agency.

The Real Scoop on Georgie

“Hate cilantro, love any sport (Hockey and Motorsport in particular), best part of my job is bringing client visions to life through video and photo. Love all animals. If I had a super power it would be to talk to animals. Favourite travel destination is Japan. Perfectionist and control freak. Honest and transparent. No bull shit!”

  • Georgie

Bringing New Services to Rosewood

Now part of our team, Georgina brings a broad skill set to the table. From public relations, photography, video shooting, video editing, social media management, copywriting and more. Contact us today to see how you can have Georgina moving mountains for your business!

– Deanna