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Virtual Assistants: How they can help

When running your own business, you often find yourself with a lengthy to-do list. You often end up getting pulled in various directions that gives you little time to focus on things that matter the most to your business such as making executive decisions and thinking about how you can market your company. If you are having such challenges, it is about time you start thinking of getting help from someone. This is exactly where virtual assistants prove their worth.


Why You Need Natural Disaster Protection For Your Data

Hurricanes, Tornados, and Wildfires, oh my! There are any number of natural disasters that occur, and we all think, ‘it won’t happen here.’ Truly, there isn’t a place on Earth that is 100% safe from catastrophe. While these disasters may not be likely, if one strikes, it’s as severe as it gets. How is your business protected from these catastrophic events? Specifically, how is your data protected?


Sponsored: Streamlining Operations and Reducing Monthly Service Cost on Telephony

Rebeck & Allen Law – How they reduced telecom costs by an average of 35% and streamlined their operations.


The client is a well-established tax law firm, faced with significant competition, increasingly complex regulation and rapidly escalating customer expectations. The client has built its reputation on its close contact with clients. As such, it was keen to exploit new business telephone technology to increase its core competitive advantage, namely a hands-on relationship with clients, as well as to streamline its operations to drive down costs and increase efficiency.


Surviving A Workplace Attack

In light of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH you may be asking the question- would your company know what to do in an active shooter situation? If not, it might be time to put a response plan in place to give you and your employees the best chance at survival. According to the FBI, 45% of all active shooting situations occur in commercial places such as the workplace. While the likelihood of it happening in your workspace is low – an official policy should be standard protocol just like an evacuation plan. Diego Redondo, former FBI special agent and director of public safety and risk management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice recommends that every business should practice a response plan just as they do a fire drill or an evacuation route to ensure the best possible outcome.


4 Key Steps To Creating Successful Business Partnerships

Starting a business is an exciting venture as well as a rewarding, fulfilling experience. However, it requires a lot of dedication, endless work, and constant attention that may be overwhelming to handle on your own. Entering into a business partnership may be a good opportunity to ensure you don’t get lost in the process of starting your own company.


5 Things Leaders Can Learn From Stand Up Comedians

As you can imagine, stand-up comedy can make you a better presenter. After all, it’s one of the hardest forms of public speaking you’ll ever do (aside from effectively teaching second graders), which means if you can do okay in stand-up, all other types of business presentations will seem easier. But stand-up comedy can also make you a better leader.


Struggle At The Junction Of Work Life Balance

In the wake of open office spaces and hot desking, another trend is making its way to the forefront: personal devices as work tools. Mobile tech has removed the barriers between work and personal lives. Before mobile devices, a clear division existed between personal and professional life; today, work emails are answered at 1 am and Facebook updates are sent from employees’ desks.


When It Takes Money To Make Money

When you own your own business, there may come a point when running your company requires you to spend a good chunk of change. Most start-ups and even successful enterprises may not have enough liquid cash to afford the price tag of equipment, goods, or real estate up front. You may need financing.


Ways to Save Money on Printing Costs

If you own a small business or your main source of income comes from freelancing you know that cutting costs is an essential part of your day. It could be as small as saving money by buying a slightly cheaper coffee for the office or buying office supplies in bulk. It could even mean cutting down on printing costs. In fact, you can save a lot of money on printing costs. Between the actual printer, paper stock, and toner; printing can get expensive. Before pressing Command + P on your Mac, make sure you’re not throwing any unnecessary money away.


How to Approach Public Relations on a Budget

Public relations is how businesses promote their  brand to the public. Press attention from news outlets offers an opportunity for brands to share more details than what can be shared in advertising and gain exposure on a wider scale.


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