• Money Talks – Here’s a Way to Listen

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Have you ever cleaned out a car, rooted through a winter coat pocket or lifted the couch cushions up, only to find cold, hard cash? It’s a pretty awesome feeling, especially if you really luck out and find quarters, dollars or – the Holy Grail – any bill larger than a five. Conver...

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  • Take the Ouch out of Overtime Pay

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    “Time, got the time tick-tick-tickin’ in my head, tickin’ in my head, tickin’ in my head …” This isn’t just a killer song from British new wave artist Joe Jackson, circa 1979 – it might also be what some business owners, fleet managers and ops leader...

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  • business operational expenses

    Take The Mystery out of Operational Expenses

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Like a lot of Americans, you probably have a credit card – data from 2014 estimates about 72 percent of people in the U.S. have at least one.  Some people, of course, choose never to get a credit card, and are fine without it (as long as they have other ways to buy $2 million albums), bu...

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  • cost cutting ideas

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

    Posted 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 ...

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  • productivity tips

    Time Management Tricks for the Productivity Powerhouse

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Think you’re some sort of master multitasker? Get ready for a very rude awakening. The truth is that only 2% of the population can effectively multitask, according to a widely-cited study by the applied cognition lab at the University of Utah*. These people are affectionately dubbed “sup...

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  • productivity hacks

    3 Productivity Hacks for Your Business Which Will Get You Through the Day

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Managing a business is no small feat. With so many tasks to accomplish, including watching over your staff and customers, it can be all too easy to get bogged down, feel overwhelmed and be less than productive (which we’re sure is not on your ‘to-do’ list…more on that later)...

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  • Small Business Cost Savings

    Focus on Cost Savings: If It Doesn't Make Dollars, It Doesn't Make Sense

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    On May 31, 1995, David Marvin Blake, better known by his stage name as DJ Quik, released a song called ‘Dollaz and Sense’ – 90’s hip-hop at its very best. You know the kind…a funky rhyme with an overly synthesized beat and a horribly photo-shopped album cover that real...

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  • Company efficiency and performance

    Maximum Efficiency: 5 Tips for Landscaping Operations Leaders

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    When spring has sprung, people start thinking about baseball. The crack of the bat, the cheer of the crowd, and the first sip of a cold beverage spell springtime for many people. But people also start to think about slightly less enjoyable activities, like spring cleaning, and sprucing up things ar...

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  • time reporting system

    Running Down the Clock The Importance of Accurate Timecard Reporting

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    We’ve all heard the idiom “time is money.” It might conjure up images of an ‘80s-era power broker in a suit with padded shoulders, jabbering on a dictionary-sized cell phone while also shouting directions at a stressed personal assistant, but as corny as the phrase is, it&rsq...

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  • change(s) in the workplace

    Going with the Flow: Introducing New Business Processes

    Posted by Stacey Papp

    Lao Tzu said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Well, good for Lao Tzu, but any business owner who has tried to implementing...

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