A New Day, A New Month, A New Year

A Letter From The Owner

I would like to first off thank everyone who has supported me and my company.  Last year was a long and bumpy ride, but it was all worth it in the end.  As I spent the last couple of months preparing myself and my employees for the upcoming year, I realized that the biggest goal I have is to make 2016 not only a great year for me and my employees, but a wonderful year for all of our loyal and wonderful customers, and for the great customers that we have coming to us.

So for this year, our resolution is to make sure that we continue to provide the best customer service possible and to make the results for our clients better than ever.

Here’s to you and your family, Happy New Year!!!!

Why You Need a Small Business Consultant

When an individual starts their business, they sometimes forget the small, but important things, for instance forms that every starting up business should have (like Purchase Orders, Invoices, Receipts), beginning marketing materials (some small businesses only  need a few things to start off with, when it comes to Marketing, there may not be a need for some businesses to get TV time, or set up a huge billboard, or do a huge direct mail marketing project), or even office supplies (like sticky notes, scissors, highlighters, etc.), and that’s where hiring a small business consultant can be a good idea.

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Employee/Employer Relationships: How to Make Them Better

Everyone knows if you have employees, you have to keep them happy; if you don’t then you run the risk of not only having unhappy employees but unhappy customers.

Below are some tips for improving employee/employer relationships.

Honesty is your best policy – Employers always demand honesty from their employees but they are not always honest with their employees and that can create a very hostile environment.  While its understandable employers can’t be honest about everything, they have to remember that their employees are not dumb.  It’s best to be as honest as possible as quickly as possible in order to create a good work environment.  Remember, honesty isn’t just for employees; it’s also for the employers.

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8 Helpful Tips to Organizing Your Home Office

Working from home can be fun, but if you aren’t organized properly, then it can be hell.

Below are some tips for organizing your home office.

Tip #1: Tools for organization

When I say tools, I don’t mean a screw driver and wrench.  I mean a few basic tools like an inbox where you can put assignments, bills, letters and other projects on your to-do list, a file rack (or a few) to hold current projects, a trash basket, recycling container and shredder, and a filing cabinet.  Day planner, wall calendar, white board should be considered to keep meetings, assignments and notes in order.

These basic tools are a must have because it not only keeps your office organized but it keeps you organized as well.

Tip #2: Develop a workflow.

Working from home can be tricky because, well, you are home.  So it is important to make sure you establish a workflow that works best with not only your business plan but with your personal life.  Let’s be honest, most people working from home, work from home so they can spend more time with their families, or with themselves.  I suggest mapping out at least 2 hours to do whatever you want.  Since you work from home, your work hours aren’t traditional anyways, so finding 2 hours to spend with your loved ones or with yourself shouldn’t be so hard.

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