• Maintaining the Legacy of Your Small Business

    Posted 28 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    When you’re a member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, you don’t really have a choice but to carry on the family business. Heck, oldest daughter Kourtney’s son Mason was even born on camera. Luckily, all the members — save poor beleaguered brother Rob — seem thrilled to continue the legacy of making tons of money from little more than looking pretty and pouting at each other on TV. Still, as crazy as their cash-earning methods may seem, there’s a lot that goes in...

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  • What “Game of Thrones” Can Teach You about Dispatch Strategy

    Posted 27 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    There’s a lot to ogle at when you watch Game of Thrones (some things not so appropriate, ahem, for a family-friendly blog). Most impressive, though, are the sweeping battle scenes involving intricately choreographed casts of thousands portraying White Walkers, wildlings and, of course, our heroes, the members of the Night’s Watch. There’s a detailed plan for each actor and CGI beast that plots out every sweep of a sword and whoosh of an arrow so the camera captures exactly the ...

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  • Something Old, Something New: Incorporating Technology into the Workplace

    Posted 26 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s always interesting to see how different generations view each other. When you’re a kid, you think everyone over 30 is old, and everyone over 40 has one foot in the grave. In fact, a recent article in the Mirror featured a Twitter user who received a birthday card detailing what young children think about being 40. According to Jennifer Turner, age 8, “I am 40. I am turning old. I just left work because I cannot manage going up and down hills. I know I will soon die.”...

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  • Are You the One for Me? 6 Questions to Ask Your Fleet Management Software

    Posted 25 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    There are two kinds of people in the world: the ones who try to make their lives easier, and the ones who make things way, way harder than they need to be. Let’s call the second group of people the Clark W. Griswold, Juniors of the world. For those of you not familiar with that name, it’s Chevy Chase’s character in the “Vacation” series of comedic films that were big in the late ‘80s to late ‘90s. The plot of every movie is based around Clark’s de...

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  • Get Your Motor Runnin'--Head Out On A Road Trip

    Posted 22 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Summer road trips have been a fine American tradition since mass-produced automobiles made having a car affordable. The Mother Road, Route 66, is about to celebrate its 90th birthday, making this summer the perfect time to head out on the open road. Remember, a road trip is less about getting from Point A to Point B and more about what you can see and experience along the way.  Check out this list of 8 crazy roadside attractions – it’s by no means comprehensive, so if your jour...

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  • Mind the Gap - Eliminate Process Gaps to Cut Costs in Your Business

    Posted 20 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Small expenses can have a big impact on a business's bottom line. Printing documents, leaving computers on overnight and unnecessary vehicle idling are a few examples of inefficiencies that can have a huge impact on your budget. Cutting Office Expenses Requires Operational Change Mounting expenses are often caused by small inefficiencies that are left unchecked. Some of these issues include: Purchasing office amenities - like coffee and snacks - in quantities so large, they have no choice ...

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  • Drivers Behaving Badly: How Harsh Driving Affects the Bottom Line

    Posted 19 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s more or less a fact of life that celebrities, politicians and even the Joe Sixpacks of the world who behave badly are more likely to make the national news than the normal ones – did anyone outside New York know who Anthony Weiner was before his unfortunate Twitter #fail?  Even people who do good things as well as bad ones (which is the overwhelming majority of humanity in general, to greatly varying degrees, of course) are more likely to be remembered for their bad behavi...

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  • Taking the Pain Out of Payroll

    Posted 18 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Imagine having a personal assistant at your beck and call to do all the little time-sucking things everyone dreads – pick up dry-cleaning, run to the store, sort through junk mail, field calls, pay bills. The rich, famous and high-rollin’ know exactly what that’s like, and never have to deal with the agony of a long line or all the boring, mundane tasks that are simply part of everyday life for most of us. Of course, the personal assistants get the worst deal of all: They have...

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  • Bringing Just the Right Amount of Party

    Posted 14 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Let’s start with a common summer scenario. You’re at a backyard barbecue, relaxing in a lawn chair in the shade. Springsteen is on the radio, crooning about Americana and the workin’ class. The burgers are sizzling on the grill and smelling goo-od. You decide to head to the cooler and get yourself a cold one to wash the food down with.  But when you open up the cooler lid … there are no brewskis to be found. “Dan,” you say to your host, “What the ...

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  • Information Overload: How to Separate the Wheat from the Chaff

    Posted 13 July 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Summer is officially here, which means lots of people are planning to travel. The rub about going anywhere, however, is the getting there – and if you’re flying, you know that’s been becoming more and more of a pain in the … you-know-what these days.  Let us count the ways: Airlines are seemingly trying to squeeze every last penny out of beleaguered fliers by making them pay dearly to pack more than a toothbrush and upgrade to a seat with more than six inches of l...

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