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Apr
24
2014
I’m a Consultant, No Ego Allowed!

I love my job. Really, I love my job. It provides me with the ability to work with incredibly diverse companies, meet and engage with interesting people, learn quite a bit about a myriad of products and services and of course, have that fabulous feeling that comes from knowing I've helped my clients and made […]

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By admin April 24, 2014

Apr
15
2014
Three Tips for Business Stability When the Unforeseen Occurs

"Be prepared."   "The show must go on."   You don't have to be part of the Boy Scouts of America or an actor, actress or dancer to embrace the philosophy behind these phrases. No indeed, they work just fine for businesses as well.   The plain truth is that unexpected things happen; in fact, […]

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By admin April 15, 2014

Apr
8
2014
Doing Good and Feeling Great! What’s Your Favorite Charity?

Like many of us I am a very busy person. Working with clients and developing new business (always!), staying current in my field, enjoying friends, family and my furry (4) four legged friends and actively working on behalf of Second Chance Animal Rescue (http://www.scarny.org) fills most of my time. I find that the old cliché holds […]

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By admin April 8, 2014

Apr
1
2014
Clothes Make the Man (And Women Too)

You know the old cliché you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Well, cliché it might be but it is absolutely correct. Once that first impression is made it takes a heck of a lot to dispel the image that was communicated. That goes for the words you say, your […]

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By admin April 1, 2014

Mar
25
2014
Do Your Clients LOVE You?

Do your clients love you?  Think about it for a moment.  I know it’s a very intense word and all but really, do your clients love you? Of course I am not referring to the romantic sort of love, or even to the type of love that is shared by members of families and perhaps […]

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By admin March 25, 2014

Mar
18
2014
Don’t Make Business Clients Pay for Your Shortcomings

Confession; I’m not perfect regardless of what my husband thinks!  I’ve had the man fooled for almost 30 years! I do however know what I’m great at, what I do pretty darn well, where I’m fair to middling and where I dare not tread. Yes I know my strengths and weaknesses and think that this […]

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By admin March 18, 2014

Mar
11
2014
You Want to Pick My Brain. Why?

Have you ever thought about the expression “I want to pick your brain” and what it really means: Informal meaning Obtain information by questioning someone who is better informed about a subject than oneself. Obtain ideas or information from another person, as in I'm out of ideas for decorating let me pick your brain. And […]

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By admin March 11, 2014

Mar
3
2014
Do YOU Have Millennials on YOUR Payroll?

Do you have Millennials on your payroll? You know, those young adults born between the years of 1980 and 2000. It’s critically important to take note of this generation because by 2025 (not so very far away!), 75% of the global workforce will be Millennials. It’s also possible that the sustainability and ongoing growth of […]

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By admin March 3, 2014

Feb
25
2014
Losing Time By the Minute

Have any of the following circumstances ever happened to you?  Actually, excuse me, but tell me how many times per day (per week?) these have HAPPENED to you? You go into a store and attempt to make a purchase and the minutes tick by as the seemingly untrained sales clerk tries to figure out how […]

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By admin February 25, 2014

Feb
19
2014
All Work and No Play is Just Plain Unhealthy

I work hard, you (probably!) work hard, and yes, it seems that we are all working harder than ever before. Once upon a time we were able to go home and the workday was over. Now with our ever present smartphones, tablets and laptops we are connected to our jobs 24/7 and the workday doesn’t […]

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By admin February 19, 2014