Video Conferencing Tips & Tricks

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in President | 0 comments

Remote work is now more common than ever and with it, a renewed focus on teleconferencing. Programs like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting and Skype have minimum equipment requirements, and make it easy for your employees to connect with their colleagues. All they need is a webcam and a microphone, which are often built into their laptops or even just a smartphone or tablet. I have collected some special features and tips for today’s top teleconferencing apps that can help you become a power user in no time. Zoom hidden features One...

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Business vs. Consumer Laptops

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in President | 0 comments

If you’re in the market for a laptop that you plan to use primarily or partially for business use, you may be wondering if there’s a real difference between devices marketed as business laptops and those sold as consumer products. Despite the increasingly blurred lines between most modern workers’ work lives and personal lives, laptops still live in two distinct classes. While you may still opt for a consumer laptop for business use, as many solopreneurs and side hustlers do, it’s good to know what you’re...

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8 Shared Calendar Apps for Your Business

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in President | 0 comments

Shared calendar apps have emerged to make it easier to collaborate with co-workers, schedule meetings and even automate repetitive tasks. Shared calendar app features you should look for When considering which shared calendar app to use for your business, look for one that has the following qualities and features: Easy to use: Shared calendar apps should be user friendly and intuitive, with minimal navigation and maintenance required. It should also make the collaboration process smooth and straightforward.   Simple scheduling tools: The...

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Smart Ways to Share Files Securely

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in President | 0 comments

For most businesses, cloud-based file-sharing services provide easy, convenient access to information at any time, from anywhere. In fact, businesses that are slow to adopt formal, cloud-based file-sharing software may find their employees use their own personal cloud storage services to add a layer of convenience to their work. However, employees that use personal accounts and free services designed for consumer use could be putting your business at high risk for a security breach. With work and personal lives becoming increasingly blurred,...

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Grit… An Essential Entrepreneurial Trait

Posted by on Aug 18, 2020 in President | 0 comments

If you’re familiar with the startup world, you’ve likely heard a lot of entrepreneurs talk about a quality called “grit.” What is grit? There are many ways to define “grit,” and many of those definitions mention passion and perseverance. Caroline Adams Miller, author of Getting Grit, defines it as “the passionate pursuit of hard goals that awes and inspires you and others to become better people, flourish emotionally, take positive risks and live your best lives.”   What does it mean to have...

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Are you feeling Zoom Burnout?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020 in President | 0 comments

While working from home has long been a sought-after perk for some employees, a new reality of frequent online meetings and an inability to disconnect from the job has created a new stressor called Zoom burnout. Workplace burnout is nothing new, but this new digital version has its own idiosyncrasies. Here’s what you need to know to identify digital workplace burnout and four tips to help you prevent it. What is Zoom burnout, and why does it occur? Now that your employees are remote workers, chances are good that your team is attending...

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Why 50- Hour Work Weeks Are Not Healthy

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in President | 0 comments

Has the new normal of how we work caused an imbalance in our work-life? I wanted to share some interesting information that I came across along with some of my own thoughts on this question. I hope that you find this article helpful and please feel free to share it with anyone that you feel might benefit from reading it. Years ago, working exactly 40 hours per week, 9 to 5, Monday through Friday was standard for most office employees. Today, this schedule is still fairly common, but workers are often logging far more than their expected 8...

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How to Make Your Smartphone Smarter

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in President | 0 comments

We rely on our smartphones for work and play, and want them to be as smart as they can be. At a time when you can easily plunk down a cool $1,000 for a mobile phone, some of the best apps are still available free of charge. Apps with deep feature sets will sometimes seek longevity and technical superiority by charging a flat price or a subscription fee, but there are tons of others that are absolutely free and do everything you could ever want. It can be a chore to wade through all the choices to decide which one is best – even free apps...

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How to Guide Your Team Through a Rough Patch

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in President | 0 comments

Every business has to weather a rough patch at some point, and while we as business leaders must make tough decisions on how to improve our situation, we also have to pay close attention to team morale. The most damage to a business often comes from low spirits. In recent months, COVID-19 has negatively impacted businesses all over the world. Sales and revenue are falling short. Your company may be facing the prospect of downsizing. Your best employee might be struggling to work remotely full time. Your team’s morale is at an all-time...

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4 Challenges of Managing Remote Employees

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in President | 0 comments

As most of us have transitioned to working remotely, I wrote this article to give you some tips on how to deal with some of the challenges that come with having remote employees.  I hope you find this information valuable and please feel free to share with anyone you know that might benefit from reading this. Prior to the COVID-19 chaos and California’s Shelter-in-Place order, telecommuting was already rapidly becoming one of the most attractive benefits a company can offer. It is increasing becoming a way for companies to try and improve...

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