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  • Wed Sep 1 2010

    What Social Media Means for Your Business

    We tend to think of our social networking sites as private platforms separate from our work life. However, the involvement of business in social media has also increased dramatically. This can mean great things for your business: increased visibility, stronger relationships, finding new clients, etc. But what happens when a client tries to add you as a friend on Facebook? If you don’t know the answer right away, chances are you need to set up a social media plan to help you and your employees navigate the ambiguity of social networking etiquette. Here are four steps to developing a successf...

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  • Sun Aug 1 2010

    “Time is money,” but have you ever stopped to think about what this really means?

    The more efficiently you use your time, the more productive you, your employees and your business will be. Here are some quick ways to become more efficient:1. Keep organized: knowing where things are will save you valuable time. 2. Use technology as a tool to keep you more organized and save time: for example, integrating your phone and computer calendars can help you make sure you’re always in the right place at the right time. 3. Plan trips out of the office when traffic is light to minimize the amount of time you spend driving. 4. Create a list (preferably synced with your computer and ...

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  • Wed Jun 12 2013

    Internet Usage in the Workplace

    • 65% of workplace internet usage is not work-related • 43% of Americans categorize themselves as disorganized and 21% have missed vital work deadlines because of this • 30% of all employees’ time is spent trying to find lost documents • The cost of workplace interruptions to the U.S. economy is estimated at $588 billion a year. • Only 2.5% of people can multitask without performing worse at either task: finish one task before moving on to the next. Sources: Boston Globe Psychonomic Bulletin and Review Basex Research

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  • Wed Jun 12 2013

    Happy and Unhappy Customers

    • It costs 5 times as much to attract a new customer than retain an existing one. • 91% of unhappy customers will never purchase from you again. • Unhappy customers will tell at least 15 other people about bad service. • Happy customers will tell only 6 people about good service. • 54% to 70% of customers will return if complaints are resolved. • That number jumps to 95% if the problem is resolved quickly. Sources: White House Office of Consumer Affairs US Department of Labor The Service Advantage (Dow Jones).

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  • Thu Jul 1 2010

    Great Customer Service Makes Your Business Shine

    Your customers are the foundation of your business, and nothing strengthens that groundwork more than excellent customer service. It reinforces existing relationships and can help forge new customer partnerships. Here are five ways to show your clients you really care: 1. Keep your customers informed about new trends that could threaten their homes. Educating your customers about bed bugs, for example, is an excellent way to build trust and keep their homes healthy and safe. 2. Check in after your work is done to make sure that customers are satisfied and happy. 3. Build a relationship...

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  • Sat May 1 2010

    Safety First: Avoiding Workplace Injury

    In the office: While it may seem like a benign environment, the office holds many potential opportunities for injury. There are numerous ways to reduce risk, including: • using a sturdy ladder or step stool (not a chair or box) to retrieve anything above shoulder level • having a fire safety talk with your employees, including an evacuation plan • keeping a first aid kit on hand • maintaining a clean work area In the field: It is just as important to consider safety outside of the office, especially when transporting or using potentially hazardous chemicals. Keep in mind that pesticide...

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  • Wed Jun 12 2013

    Occupational Injuries

    There were 1,355,820 cases of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in major industries in 2008 67,170 of these injuries occurred because of a driving accident Nearly 80 percent of crashes involved some form of driver distraction such as cell phone use or drowsiness Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • Wed Jun 12 2013

    Sheets of Paper

    55%: the amount of water saved by producing recycled paper versus new paper 8 Billion: the number of gallons of gas saved if every commuter car carried just one more person. 210 Billion: Sheets of paper used by U.S. companies every year for faxing. 

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  • Thu Apr 1 2010

    Ways to Green Your Business

    In honor of Earth Day, here are some companies who are greening their practices, and tips to reduce your business’ “carbon footprint”: – Austin concert promoter C3 Presents has ‘greened’ some of its largest events by banning Styrofoam cups, along with many other changes. You can follow suit by providing wash-and-reuse dishes and cutlery to your staff and replacing paper towels with cloth hand towels. – The Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium is being swept for both recyclables and trash as part of their “Go Green” campaign. Offer a recycling option and allow your staff to dispose of their waste re...

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  • Mon Mar 1 2010

    Debugging the Myths

    How to inform your customers more about Debugging the Myths Do your customers have uninvited guests? As part of RISE’s initiative to counter the vast misinformation regarding specialty pesticides, they have launched a new multi-faceted campaign to present the clear facts that support the benefits that specialty pesticides bring to our health, economy, and standard of living. Your customers can check out DebugTheMyths.com, a new interactive experience available to help learn about unwanted and harmful insects, rodents and weeds. DebugTheMyths.com, even helps consumers determine the best way ...

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