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Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Trade Show Experience

Since trade show season begins right after summer and continues until the winter holidays, now is the best time to review your upcoming trade show schedule and consider your strategy and goals for these events. Here are the top 5 tips for improving your trade show experience: Train your staff on how to work the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Trade Show Experience

How to Stay Healthy and Fit at Work

Do you work a “desk job” or sit for long periods at work? Do you commute by car or train and arrive at your office in less than 1,000 steps? Do you go home at the end of the day, eat dinner, and afterwards engage in some sort of sedentary activity? Sadly, for tens of [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Stay Healthy and Fit at Work

How to Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated

I think most business owners and managers would agree with me that good employees are difficult to find and that once you’ve found them, it’s important to make them feel appreciated. But what exactly does that mean for you? You may want to do the right thing but aren’t 100% certain on how to make [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Business Appreciation|Comments Off on How to Make Your Employees Feel Appreciated

A Break in the Routine Is Good For Your Work

Everything is going great. You know what you’re supposed to do and how you are supposed to do it. Things are rolling along pretty smoothly without any stress or strain. You might even say you’re on “automatic pilot.” It’s a good thing, right, or is it? Sometimes we get just a little too comfortable and [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Customer Service, Employee Motivation|Comments Off on A Break in the Routine Is Good For Your Work

Are You Dependable?

I know she’ll get here in time. She’s very reliable. Don’t worry about it. They’re very dependable.  They’ll be open. You can count on them. The definition of “dependable” is trustworthy and reliable and it’s a quality that is highly respected and admired, especially now, when most everyone is working harder than ever before and [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Dependable?

Top Tips for Selecting Your Vendors

Most business owners turn to outside resources for their many different business needs. Printing, accounting services, marketing, web design and much more are provided by "vendors" (aka business resources; more on that later!) There are many different options and it can be difficult figuring out with whom to work. The competition for business in most [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Tips for Selecting Your Vendors

Best Practices to Handle Stress

It seems that almost everywhere you go people have some degree of stress. The constant juggle of professional and family responsibilities, money and kids, health and more can be demanding, overwhelming and easily lead to feelings of tension and stress. Stress is known to undermine your physical and mental wellbeing and it is important to [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Feeling Down|Comments Off on Best Practices to Handle Stress

Three Best Practices for Effective Negotiations

There are ways to have an effective negotiation and ways that get you nowhere: For example, here’s an ineffective negotiation: I want that. No, I want that too. I won’t give in. No, I won’t give in either. See what I mean. We recognize that type of exchange as something that could occur between two [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Communication Skills|Comments Off on Three Best Practices for Effective Negotiations

How to Stay Healthy in the Winter

Winter is here and with the season comes an increased risk for the common cold, coughs and the flu. For most busy people that are juggling the demands of home and work, getting sick is simply not an option. The good news is that staying healthy during the winter is entirely within your reach. Here [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Stay Healthy in the Winter

It’s the New Year. So What!

Well here we are. We've turned over a calendar page and now find ourselves in a new year filled with big bold opportunities, new endeavors, big things to accomplish....or not. It always amazes me how there is such incredible “hoopla” about the New Year. What does it all mean anyway, for really, all that we've [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s the New Year. So What!