Square Expands Its Reach Into Small-Business Services: Office Round-Up

Square Expands Its Reach Into Small-Business Services. What is Square? The six-year-old payments start-up began by offering small, square-shaped credit card readers that plug into smartphones or tablets. The device helps small businesses easily accept credit card payments. Read more at www.nytimes.com How Do You Create a Culture of Service? In December, Points of Light […]

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Is That an Office In Your Pocket? Office Round-Up

Is That an Office In Your Pocket? Earlier this month, IBM launched their first batch of enterprise apps, designed in partnership with Apple. The apps bring IBM’s big data and analytics software to Apple devices, so employees can tackle complex projects on their phones and tablets. If a storied company like IBM is embracing mobile […]

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Difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Environment & Task

Picture this: a busy restaurant, a long wait list and a newly-vacant table that needs to be ready for the next guest. The staff are likely clearing the table and trying to quickly turn it around, cleaning and sanitizing the surface as fast as possible. But, are they doing it correctly and efficiently? Maybe in […]

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12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015: Office Round-Up

12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015. The past year was big for any small business that works online, and while many businesses focused on getting their finances in check to prepare for the following year, the big influence for majority of small business owners was customer care and understanding — one of […]

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New Year, New Members: 4 Tips to Show Your Gym’s Strength

The New Year comes fast, and with it so does a newfound motivation for fitness. Each year gyms see an influx of customers, with about 30 percent of all new members coming from the first quarter of the year, and the majority during January. As a result, the beginning of the year is crucial to […]

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5 Old Rules of Business Success That Have Changed for 2015: Office Round-Up

5 Old Rules of Business Success That Have Changed for 2015. There’s never a time quite like the start of a new year. Your ideas to start or grow a business, that were once merely day dreams, are now pumped full of optimism and drive. It truly is an exciting time. However, I can’t help […]

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

The New Year is often viewed as the perfect time to clean the slate and to establish positive habits and goals. Lose weight. Join that art class you’ve always wanted to try. Save more money each month. Starting fresh offers a renewed sense of purpose and a chance to kick off January with a bang. […]

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How Restaurants Can Engage Millennials

Millennials. There isn’t a week that goes by without another study released that dissects how this generation thinks, acts and socializes. As confident, optimistic multitaskers, this group of 77 million consumers in the United States and more than 9 million in Canada was raised with technology, and 53 percent would rather give up their sense […]

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Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships: Office Round-Up

Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships. Life is all about relationships, right? In our personal lives we put high value on the people who we’re closest to — our spouses or life partners, children, extended family and close friends. So, are we looking at our professional relationships we have with our clients, suppliers, vendors and prospects in […]

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Maintaining Top Performance When it Counts: Advice from Venturini Motorsports

As a former NASCAR driver and two-time ARCA Racing Series Champion, Bill Venturini knows a lot about operating at peak performance. Now, as CEO of Venturini Motorsports (VMS), a premier NASCAR Driver Development Program, Bill maintains key practices that help his whole team run efficiently and effectively. At AAPEX/SEMA, an automotive specialty products trade event, […]

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