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Oct
8
2019
Talking Trash About Your Company on Social Media

Remember the good old days? You know, that time when disgruntled employees and clients might feel the need to vent about your company but would do so on a “personal” level, in the confines of a conference room — during a private phone call or even in an email. Yes, prior to the social media […]

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By admin October 8, 2019

Sep
24
2019
How to Run An Efficient Meeting

Spoken and unspoken thoughts from the conference room: “Where’s Ted? Wasn’t this meeting called for 1 PM?” (Question posed at 1:20 PM) “Why is Carol monopolizing the meeting; she keeps saying the same thing over and over?” “We have these weekly meetings and no one ever comes prepared.” ____ Have you ever had these thoughts? […]

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By admin September 24, 2019

Sep
17
2019
Back to Business: Keeping Motivation High

It’s tough, isn’t it? Summer is done and we’re now involved in the final push to get through the fourth quarter and end the year on a high note. Somehow it’s always easier to be energetic and motivated when the sun is shining, the days are long and there could even be some vacation plans […]

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By admin September 17, 2019

Sep
10
2019
Are Your Employees Accountable? (Why Not?)

Lack of accountability in the workplace is a very serious concern for many of the business owners I know. With not a small degree of stress, they cite specific examples of when their employees (some in key positions) have dropped the ball, causing, in quite a few instances, serious repercussions. The main problem seems to […]

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By admin September 10, 2019

Jul
23
2019
What To Do When There is a “Mean Girl” In The Office?

Many of us can look back to when we were in school and remember a time when we were the victims of some form of bullying. For those of us that are lucky enough to have come of age before social media magnified the problem, most bullying usually started and ended in the classroom or […]

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By admin July 23, 2019

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