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Jun
18
2019
Dogs in the Office? Not So Fast.

Are you one of those hip and cool companies that allow your employees to bring their pets to the office? By “pets,” I mean dogs, of course, for no one ever brought their pet snake or bird to their place of work and as for cats; they freak out and don’t want to go anywhere. […]

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By admin June 18, 2019

Jun
11
2019
How to Turn Your Employees Into Networking Powerhouses

Networking – it’s what we do and by we, I’m referring to salespeople, business owners and pretty much any employee with bottom-line revenue responsibility. It’s acknowledged that although effective networking takes time and effort, the rewards are there just as long as you keep at it. But networking doesn’t have to be limited to “C” […]

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By admin June 11, 2019

May
21
2019
Can Your Customer Service Representative Become a Salesperson?

Sue has a nice voice. I think I’m going to see how she does in sales. We need another sales rep. Let’s try David, he does so well in Customer Service. I can’t hire another person. Let’s make a blended position and have a Customer Service Rep do Inside Sales as well. Make no mistake […]

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By admin May 21, 2019

May
14
2019
Your Employee Has a Second Job. Now What?

Today, when the cost of living in many areas of the country is so high that even well-paying jobs are not sufficient to cover all expenses, employees are hard pressed to come up with solutions that can provide the cash flow they need. Having a second paying job is often the best option when extra […]

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By admin May 14, 2019

Apr
30
2019
It’s Not Too Soon to Think About the Summer Party

It’s not quite “beach season” here in New York but the weeks are rolling by and soon enough summer will be in full swing. Along with the delights of the season (who doesn’t love warm weather, longer days, barbecues and trips to the ocean?) is another annual event – the summer party – that for […]

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By admin April 30, 2019

Apr
16
2019
Why Did You Write That Email? What Were You Thinking?

Alright, I’m done writing…SEND. OMG, did I really do that. Can I call it back? No! Oh no, I hope no one reads it or maybe it’ll go into spam! WHY did I send that email?   We’ve all been there, or at least many of us have, and it can be much more than […]

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By admin April 16, 2019

Apr
9
2019
Staying Healthy At Work

While many of us support that old saying, “Health is Wealth,” most of us will not do everything within our power to enjoy optimal health. This is especially true of business people who will often say they are “too busy” to think about their health much less take a day off to rest. So instead […]

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By admin April 9, 2019

Mar
19
2019
Who Are Your Business Resources and How Have They Helped Your Company’s Growth?

When it comes to growing a business, No (Wo)Man is an Island. As business owners know, it is extremely difficult to do everything on your own. In most cases there simply isn’t enough time in a day. In every case, though, there are different skills required for marketing, sales, operations, and even human resources. How […]

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By admin March 19, 2019

Mar
12
2019
What to Do When You Find Out Troubling Information About an Employee

Hiring a new employee requires time, patience and a leap of faith. Interviews must be conducted to reveal professional strengths and weaknesses, depth of experience, interpersonal skills, and potential growth. References must be checked to confirm much of what is gleaned from the interview. And in many cases today, an applicant’s social media can be […]

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By admin March 12, 2019

Feb
28
2019
Balancing Your Work and Play

Have you ever felt like your life was out of balance, like you are spending far too much time at work and missing out on other parts of life, sacrificing time that could be spent with friends and family and feeling remorseful about it? I know I have! All of us have the same 24 […]

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By admin February 28, 2019