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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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  • Tue Jun 11 2013

    12 Million Tons of Dust

    12 million tons of dust and dirt that would be released annually into the atmosphere is trapped by turf grasses 10 years of testing can go into getting a pest control product approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 120 tests and studies are administered by the EPA on each new product before it is released www.debugthemyths.com

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  • Thu Apr 5 2012

    5 Reasons You Need to Meet in Person

    Many of us are so busy that we prefer texting to emails or calls. Skype, WebEx, and audio calls are convenient and create the illusion of an actual meeting. But nothing beats the power of a personal, face-to-face connection. What are the benefits of an in-person meeting over a virtual one? 1. More apt to talk. Customers may let you know more than they can over the telephone or in an email.2. Make use of smalltalk. Sharing personal experiences happens more naturally in person than virtually and creates a stronger connection.3. Make an impression. A firm hand shake can deliver a strong person...

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  • Tue Jun 11 2013

    50/30/20 Rule Employees Satisfaction

    50/30/20 Rule Employees satisfaction from recognition comes from three different sources: 20% comes from the business: inherent recognition (benefits, etc) and awards, 30% comes from peers, and 50% comes directly from the manager.

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  • Tue Jun 11 2013

    75% of the Electricity

    75% of the electricity used to power electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. This can be avoided by unplugging the device or using a power strip to cut power to the equipment.

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  • Tue Jan 1 2008

    A Mid-Year Review For Your Small Business

    Now that you’re over the pressure of tax season, it’s a good time to refocus and reassess your financial situation – what you earned, what you saved, and where you are now. Though money is not the only measure of success, it is a tangible indicator that’s easy to measure. When looking at your financials, take stock of your business goals as a whole, not just the fluctuation of dollars and cents. How to Start:1. Look very closely at where you are financially. What does that number say to you? Is it what you expected? 2. Consider how you are directly (and indirectly) contributing to...

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  • Wed Oct 5 2011

    Blogging for Business

    Having a business blog is a great method for keeping the lines of communication between you and potential customers open. Maintaining a blog helps you:Personalize Your BusinessAllow People to Find Your SiteCommunicate a Unique Selling PropositionDemonstrate Your ExpertiseIncrease Audience Return and ReferralRespond to Audience Needs And Wants Remember, regular posting on topics that your readers will genuinely find interesting can dramatically increase your sales.

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  • Mon Mar 5 2012

    Blogging Tips

    Blogs can be a huge asset for small businesses. In addition to establishing credibility, blogs help you create a strong voice and brand image. However, many businesses create a blog without putting much thought into a cohesive, strategic plan. Here are a few tips to guide you in the right direction: 1.  Don’t focus on you. Only posting self-serving content is not interesting to your readers. They want to read things (from you) that let them learn. 2.  Be consistent and frequent. Like any other publication that you enjoy, blogs must be updated frequently to attract a loyal audience...

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  • Tue Jun 11 2013

    Business Owners Policy

    For many types of service businesses, the most cost effective and efficient way to obtain property and liability coverage is with a Business Owners Policy (BOP) tailored to their specific industry.

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  • Mon Nov 5 2012

    Business Planning: Four Things to Think About

    A new year is right around the corner. Now is the time to revisit the year’s progress and contemplate how to end it with a bang. This is also the time to think about how to begin 2013 on the right track and set your business up for success. Here are four steps that will help you get started on your business planning adventure.1. Set work/life goals. While there is no right or wrong answer here, the important part is to be honest with yourself. Defining a work/personal life balance is crucial for success, so be specific with your goals and write them down. These goals will guide you througho...

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