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Magic: How to Read Your Customers’ Minds

Magic: How to Read Your Customers’ Minds

THE MAGIC WAND What if you could magically find out what your customers want? Wouldn't that be the greatest thing you could ever come across in your business? How would you find out though? In the movie, “What Women Want,” Mel Gibson is struck by lightning and is...

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Combating Issues with Time Management Skills

Combating Issues with Time Management Skills

With the ever-increasing demands being placed upon employees in the workplace, it is more important than ever to use and manage your time properly. Today's workforce often mirrors and is no different than the fast pace lifestyle that is led by many people in their...

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Why Unorthodox Scheduling Improves Time Management

Why Unorthodox Scheduling Improves Time Management

Setting regular team meetings and check-ins is a standard part of the project management process, and something that virtually managers are familiar with. However, it is most likely considered a necessary evil by everyone involved, but there are ways to change the...

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Storm cloud, or Cloud 9? Pros and cons of the IT switch

Storm cloud, or Cloud 9? Pros and cons of the IT switch

If you’re a small business owner considering moving certain online functions to the cloud, you’re not lagging behind — yet. A study last year by 451 Research LLC predicted that by the end of 2017, 34 percent of enterprises (and 47 percent of marketing departments)...

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Crowdsourcing sorcery: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

Crowdsourcing sorcery: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

You may have seen online crowdfunding requests in which individuals ask strangers or others to help fund their projects — some seemingly legitimate, some just plain goofy. Consider the recent call-outs for money to build a two-wheeled flying bike invention à la “E.T.”...

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Eagle eye: Protecting your online reputation

Eagle eye: Protecting your online reputation

Whether business owners like it or not in this digital age, they need to devote some time to maintaining a strong online presence. Small companies that don’t use their websites for sales might see that as just another chore on their roster. But they’re missing the...

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Candid candidates: Social media and the hiring process

Candid candidates: Social media and the hiring process

You’re probably already using your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for their free PR capabilities. But have you considered how social media can help you find star candidates through ramped-up recruiting and better screening? Seventeen percent of organizations...

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Best time clocks are worker friendly

Best time clocks are worker friendly

Because it will make their jobs easier, those on your payroll are likely breathing a huge sigh of relief over your decision to install new mobile time clock systems. Honest staffers may also be relieved it’s no longer possible to abuse your system. At the same time,...

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On the right track: Comparing timeclock software in 2016

On the right track: Comparing timeclock software in 2016

Your New Year's resolution is improving your business processes in 2016, and you're ready to invest in the integrated time clock job tracking software that will transform your payroll into a thing of beauty. A Google search reveals choices ranging from the basics to...

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Tired of playing bad cop?  Let data do it

Tired of playing bad cop? Let data do it

Of course you want to trust your workers and maintain goodwill throughout your company. No one wants to play the part of time clock Nazi. But you operate in the real world, and you understand that what constitutes “time theft” can be open to interpretation by...

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8 common hoops to jump through in the payroll circus

8 common hoops to jump through in the payroll circus

If you’re still handling payroll in-house like more than 60 percent of U.S. businesses (according a 2013 National Business Association survey), you’ve likely rolled your eyes at least once over all the regulatory hoops. Navigating the Department of Labor circus can...

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