Your Next Time Saving Device: Self-Driving Cars?

Google’s not so secret plot to take over the world has given us yet another glimpse into the future. Feel free to join me as we enter the Jetson Age. Rumors of self-driving cars have been leaked through the grapevine for several years now, with whispers of cars adapting a new sort of cruise control feature. Driverless cars reminiscent of those Audi space machines that Will Smith takes into high-speed chases in iRobot have flooded the minds of science fiction enthusiasts.

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Posted on: May 15, 2014 by Stephen

Virtual Meetings – Savings, Benefits and Etiquette

Videoconferencing has become widespread with the advent of FaceTime, and Skype and other visual phone systems. But outside of calling your friend at the airport, or “Skyping,” a relative across the country, how can videoconferencing affect your business? And what is the professional videoconferencing etiquette?

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Posted on: May 8, 2014 by Stephen

Your Newsletter / Ezine – What are the risks? What are the benefits?

It’s very likely that you already receive countless “Newsletter” emails from various sources, perhaps daily. In fact, some of these you probably find very annoying. Have you already decided that you would rather NOT include a newsletter in your company’s repertoire of online communication? Especially since you already provide your audience with a plethora of useful info through other social media – like Facebook, Twitter and maybe even YouTube?

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Posted on: May 1, 2014 by Stephen

Business Letter- Format & Template

Here are your business letter essentials, keep in mind this is a skeletal version of a proper business letter format, there is room for personalization in your letter depending on your familiarity with the recipient. But, you can’t learn to multiply before you understand how to add.

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Posted on: April 24, 2014 by Stephen

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

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