7 Parts of Marketing All Businesses Can and Should Automate

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Top 5 Productivity Tips When Working from a Home Office

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The Essential Rules of Phone and Email Etiquette for Your Office

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Whenever you buy anything significant for your business, there is almost always room for some negotiation. From your raw materials to your office supplies, you should be able to get better terms and a lower price than is first offered. In many respects, negotiating...

Five Factors that Lead to a Stellar Company Culture

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According to Entrepreneur.com, company culture can be defined as a blend of “values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals, and myths that all companies develop over time.” Simply speaking, it can be seen as how “companies do things,” and also how the operation of the organization...

The Purpose Statement: Four Ways to Develop a Strategy to Positively Impact Your Community

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For years, surveys have shown that it is important for customers to see that businesses care about social and community issues. Whether you own a business with over 5,000 employees or a small company with 10, your customers want to know how you are...

How to Increase Employee Loyalty Using the 5 Languages of Appreciation – Dr. Paul White, Psychologist & Best-Selling Author

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Running a business is easier when you have a full roster of excellent employees, and reducing staff turnover will keep more money in your business and cause fewer headaches. But how do you get employees to stay? The answer might be simpler than you...

How to Get Your Clients to Pay Invoices On Time

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As a small to medium sized business owner, you understand that cash flow is everything. While a big number on your receivables line does make your profit & loss statement look good, it will do absolutely nothing to help the daily operations of your...

Thinking of Embracing the Remote Work Revolution: What Your Business Needs to Know

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The world of work has changed dramatically in a short period of time, with millions of former cubicle dwellers now working from home. As businesses discover the enormous cost savings of not having to provide office space, many employers are considering making this short-term...

The Keys to Holding Great Team Brainstorming Sessions

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Brainstorming sessions can do your company a world of good, if done correctly. If done incorrectly, they're at best a waste of time. If you want creative solutions and innovative new ideas, you need to put some time and effort into building a great...

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