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In the Midst of Chaos, Can We Emerge Changed?

Shutdowns, lockdowns, death … and now, protests and so much violence … 2020 feels like it’s spiraling out of control. Actually, it doesn’t just feel like it – most would agree, our world needs help. With so much chaos seemingly everywhere, recent events have left us (corporately and individually) asking: How can we take constructive action? What can we do …

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Crisis Mode…or Crisis Management?

Crisis Mode or Crisis Management: Which Do You Choose? At about 8 weeks into the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States, we are nowhere near the end. At this point, we’re hopefully somewhere near the middle of the virus scare itself. Of course, the economic, social, educational, and emotional impact will surely be felt for years to come. This event …

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COVID-19 Small Business Relief

The Paycheck Protection Program: What This Means for Your Small Business On March 16th 2020, our country began a 15-day plan to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Five weeks after our President announced these measures, social distancing orders remain in place and questions remain. When will we begin to see a large shift in numbers? Will businesses large and small …

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The Best Competitive Advantage

The latest figures are in. Unemployment is low. Really low. Trading Economics quotes it at being the lowest since May 2001 “US unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in May 2017 from 4.4 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 4.4 percent.” That’s great, right? Not if you are the one that is in need of hiring. …

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Teamwork as a Service?

In our recent posts, we offered some tips to help take your project from blueprint to achievement through effective project management tips and practices. But we all know you can’t (don’t want to) do it alone. Most successful projects involve a team, each team needs a leader, and the right tools to be successful. Whether your team consists of full-time …

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Team Management for Project Management

In our last post, we discussed best practices of project management. This week, we wanted to take a look at the role and responsibilities of an effective project manager. You will need (and want) people to help you. Hopefully, you know you can’t (or don’t want to) do it all alone, so give yourself the obvious role of project manager …

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Is Time Affluence Possible? 4 Steps To Work Smarter, Not Harder.

Spring is in the air – and you know what that means. The freshness of the season is your cue to dust off the cobwebs, scrub away the dirt, and sweep out the old. When it comes to spring cleaning, your business is no exception. I hope you’re up for a challenge – because this post is packed with all …

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Is The Honeymoon Over?

Here is a question that often goes unasked: How is your business relationship going? You are probably thinking – my business relationship? Yep. Probably the connection that you reflect on the least; definitely the one that you engage in the most. So how do you even begin to evaluate it? Are you feeling burnt out? Do you still proclaim that …

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Work Smarter: What You Can Do to Increase Productivity

Let’s face it… like most business owners, saying that you’re “busy” is an understatement. And all the endless details of running your business are not helping… You may have been told that one system or another is “the best” – but if it’s not working for you (or you don’t know how to use it) – it could be costing …

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Practical Productivity: Work Smarter

Throughout this productivity series, we have mentioned many tools for improving your productivity. In an effort to help you find these tools quickly (essentially improving your productivity), we have put them all on this one list. Productivity tools to help you work smarter; Boomerang allows you to pre-schedule emails, can be setup to hide emails until you need them, and …