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Tip of the Week: 3 Crucial Considerations when Managing Projects

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In the workplace, projects are used to push operations forward. This makes your ability to manage your business' projects truly important as the global economy turns back on. To help, we're sharing three tips that will help you most effectively do so.1. Communicate, communicate, communicate.Even in the best of times, clear and comprehensive communi...
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Chrome Adds Color Coded Tabs and We’re So Thankful

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Google Chrome is adding a cool feature over the next week or so (it may already have been released for you). The next feature is sure to make a big difference for some and will be non-descript for others. Let's unpack colorful tabs in Google Chrome.Adding More Organization Into Your Chrome BrowserAdmit it, you have a tendency to use too many browse...
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Tip of the Week: Three Simple Measures for More Productive Email

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 Email is a great tool for businesses to use, but if mismanaged, it can quickly become a major time sink. That's why we wanted to go over a few ways that you can use your email solution to boost your overall productivity (rather than squander it) in the form of some handy tips.#1: Interact with it less.As we established from the very start, em...
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Hackers Double Down During Crisis

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 The COVID-19 pandemic has most of the world at home. It has completely disrupted everyday life and has businesses scrapping their normal strategies for work-at-home policies that will at least allow them to maintain some productivity. These strategies, while highly effective, carry with them additional risk. Today, we take a look at some of t...
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Keep the Pandemic from Plundering Your Profitability

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As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, affecting hundreds of thousands of people, and keeping hundreds of millions at home, the beginnings of recessionary fear have begun to hit small businesses. Today, we will go through a few elements that will help you get your business through this (and many other) anxious times. The first thing that you need to co...
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What You Need to Know to Manage a Remote Workforce

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There are many reasons that your team may want (or need) to work from home, and there are many reasons to allow them to do so. A 2019 survey by OwlLabs indicated that 71 percent of remote workers are happy with their job (as compared to 55 percent of on-site workers); remote workers responded that they are 13 percent more likely than onsite workers...
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The Employee’s Guide to Working Remotely

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 It's not uncommon where a situation arises and you will find yourself working from home. To make this work, it is important that you keep a few additional issues in mind so that you can make the most of it. We have put together a few simple best practices that you should keep in mind as you operate remotely.Security ConsiderationsEven though ...
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Tip of the Week: Eight Ways to Optimize Remote Productivity

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 There are a variety of reasons that you may find yourself working from home at some point or another. Whether there's something going on at the office, you're mindfully practicing social isolation, you're home sick, or it is just an option you want to exercise, you need to be sure that you and the rest of your team are doing so in the best wa...
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How to Maintain Productivity when Illnesses are Rampant

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It is never a good situation when a widespread illness strikes. Not only does it impact many individuals on a personal level, the impacts reach to the businesses that employ them as well. As we deal with the current outbreak, it helps to keep in mind that there are various means out there to allow for a business' productivity to continue… even if i...
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Tip of the Week: Using Microsoft Word Templates

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 Microsoft Word is an excellent tool for businesses to use for a great assortment of their word processing needs… especially due to the assortment of editable templates available to users. For this week's tip, we'll go over how you can customize a Microsoft Word template to meet your preferences.In actuality, you've used a template every time ...
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How to Encourage Collaboration in Your Place of Work

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Collaboration: it is the gold standard of teamwork that so many businesses seek. If your employees aren't naturally drawn to the idea, however, there are some ways that you can help to sell the concept. Let's discuss a few of the ways that you can coax your users into collaborative behaviors.Have Them Socialize Outside of the OfficeLet's look at ho...
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Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Maximize Productivity, According to Experts

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In most workspaces and offices, "productivity" is always present on the list of goals. Why settle for one task completed in a set time, when multiple tasks can be completed in the same amount of time without sacrificing the quality of the result? This goal is popular enough for many experts and consultants to have weighed in on. This week, our tip ...
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Can Outsourcing Be an Option for Your Business?

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There is a major problem that the owners of most small-to-medium-sized businesses run into: impatience. Their business might not be growing at the rate they like, or they may just have too much work to accomplish in order to grow. Whatever the problem is, outsourcing parts of a business can really bring a whole lot of benefits. Let's take a look at...
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Motivate Your Employees with More Playful Work Practices

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Workplace engagement has long been a conundrum--how do you maximize the productivity of your business without alienating your team through quotas and ironclad policies? Many businesses have been finding that an effective way to do just that has been to use a concept known as 'gamification.' Let's explore gamification and how it might be useful to y...
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Cloud Services Are the Rideshare of Business Computing

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​When you look at cloud services, it can be easy to wonder how it is so beneficial for businesses. After all, the monthly service charges are attractive, but how do they provide the value outside of cost? To understand how the cloud brings rapid and sustainable ROI, it may help to look at an analogy.How the Cloud is Like a RideshareCost EfficiencyL...
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What You Need to Consider About BYOD

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One of the biggest buzzwords in business these days is BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - and for good reason. There are plenty of operational benefits that an organization can enjoy by adopting a BYOD policy; but, BYOD isn’t an inherently perfect solution, which means that businesses that leverage it need to do so mindfully.To begin, let’s...
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Like IT or Not, You Need to Keep Up

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You have to establish your organization as a contender. To do so, you’re going to need to use at least the caliber of tools that your competition is using. According to the 2020 State of IT report that Spiceworks has released, the majority of businesses with fewer than 100 employees have plans to adopt new technology solutions.Admittedly, it ...
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Tip of the Week: For Maximum Productivity, Try Sprinting

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The value of productivity cannot be understated, especially in the workplace. While there are many methods people use to increase theirs, we wanted to share a specific approach with you for our tip: sprinting.Don’t worry… we don’t expect you to try and work while you’re running as fast as you can. What we mean by “spr...
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Efficiency Is More Likely to Produce Business Success

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Business can be tricky, especially if you’re good at it. It’s important to know when to be comfortable with your position without starting to feel complacent. If you fall into this trap, you’ll be running the risk of hindering your organization’s growth, potentially blocking any future successes.Operations change over time. ...
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Tip of the Week: Bandwidth Questions

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Consider the following question: is your business’ Internet connection feeling a bit sluggish lately? If you haven’t examined your bandwidth since you started your business, then there’s a chance that you aren’t being as productive as you could be if you took a closer look at it. We’ll discuss some ways you can make th...
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