Handshake: Importance and Etiquette

As Will Rogers said, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” What could possibly be the key to a good first impression? Without any doubt, it is the firm, respectable handshake. For individuals trying to enter the workforce, a good first impression can often be an influential factor in getting your foot in the door.

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Posted on: April 17, 2014 by Stephen

When You Can’t Beat Your To-Do List…

Do you frequently feel overwhelmed and you never seem to have anything accomplished? Then, you are busy but not productive. If you are not making progress on mission-critical tasks and projects, you are maybe too busy but not productive. You will never get to the bottom of your to-do list. Reality check; some things are going to not get done and some things are going to be late.

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Posted on: April 10, 2014 by Stephen

Business Cards: What Should Be Included?

In an ever shrinking world, where everyone is connected via the web, independent business people are faced with a plethora of challenges. They must separate themselves from thousands of competitors, and second, they need to remain relevant. Business cards may seem counterintuitive, in a world where we can find seemingly endless information on our smart phones or computers. However, this old-school data exchange remains effective in making and continuing a good first impression – hopefully leading to more business, or even a job or career.

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Posted on: April 3, 2014 by Stephen

The Size of Your E-List is Not Everything.

When it comes to list size, while numbers are definitely a huge plus, you can produce results even when your e-mail list is not large. Creativity is the catalyst that turns the situation around. Attitude is the mortar that will keep the bricks together. Arm yourself. Ready?

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Posted on: March 27, 2014 by Stephen

4 Ways to Increase Creative Thinking in the Workplace

Creativity in the workplace is needed now more than ever. As the dynamic changes, and consumers want increasingly more funny and creative ads and marketing, workplaces need to keep up with the demand. Sometimes a workplace environment can stifle creativity. Here are 4 tips to unleash the creativity in your employees.

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Posted on: March 20, 2014 by Stephen

Trouble Finding The Upgrade?

Are you using the free version of OfficeTime on your iPhone or iPad and can’t upgrade to the full version?  Do you get “Safari cannot open the page because it could not connect to the server” when you tap to upgrade?   Fear not!   Apple changed the way the links work. We’re working a…

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Posted on: March 13, 2014 by Stephen

Small Business: 5 Reasons Having a Mentor Is Important

The new buzzword in most businesses doesn’t have anything to do with social media, marketing, or products. Instead it involves the people who make up your company and the way they learn the trade and grow with your business. What is that buzzword? Mentor.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014 by Stephen

Moving from InerTrak to OfficeTime

Thomas DeBusk, a busy attorney, recently upgraded from InerTrak to OfficeTime. While OfficeTime doesn’t have the ability to automatically import his InerTrak data, it does have a secret import function. We generally keep it on the down-low because it’s actually a feature under development. It works, but we don’t feel it has the kind of flexibility and friendliness that you should expect from OfficeTime, so we’re keeping it low profile until we can finish it. Find the secret import menu by holding down the option/alt key and choosing File->Import in OfficeTime. And if you do experiment with it, we’d love your feedback.

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Posted on: March 6, 2014 by Stephen

3 Ways Being Authentic Will Make Your Small Business Successful

Authenticity has a much larger role in a businesses success than most people think. Being authentic is being true to yourself and your business’ core values. In this age of digital media, consumers are in control of which brands they will promote, and which will be discarded.

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Posted on: February 27, 2014 by Stephen

The Top 3 Combination Issues for Small Businesses Today

Small businesses are likely to face a plethora of issues this year. The key to making your business successful is seeing the issues upfront, and working towards changing them into advantages. Here are eight issues your small business could face this year. How will you combat these problems?

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Posted on: February 20, 2014 by Stephen