• Money Talks: The Power of the Right Price

    Posted 27 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    From “extreme couponing” to squeezing as much free coffee out of a Starbucks reward as humanly possible, people go to serious lengths to save money. A quick Google search brings up some fun/weird examples of how far we’ll go to save a buck: A Google worker lives in a truck in the company parking lot An office worker secretly slept behind his desk for more than a year A man commutes 713 miles from Spain to England to avoid paying London rent A trucking company ...

  • How an Office Manager Can Squeeze More Hours into a Workday

    Posted 22 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    “Doing things is not the same as getting things done.” That’s a scary thought – scary because it’s true. Even though office managers are crazy busy and going a mile a minute all day, there are plenty of times when they look at the clock at quittin’ time and wonder where the day went and how some tasks didn’t get done. You’re not alone. It’s incredibly common to stress about having enough hours in the day to finish everything that needs doin...

  • Productivity Tips, Simplified

    Posted 20 September 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Too much work and not enough time? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there and usually hate every minute of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and teetering on the end of burnout. Have no fear, we’ve simplified productivity down to its nuts and bolts and given you a few tips you can start using today to make you sigh with relief rather than shudder with dread! Switch to airplane mode While we don’t recommend you do this full time, switching mobile devices to airplane mode or utili...

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    5 Time Saving Tips to Slow the Clock Down

    Posted 18 August 2016 by Stacey Papp

    When you run your own business, anything is possible. While you wear many hats and have your hand in just as many decisions, your ultimate responsibility is a hefty one – being the master of your own destiny. While the superpowers of being a ‘master’ at anything is alluring, there’s one thing you’ll have to come peace with. And that’s the fact that you can’t freeze time (even though you REALLY want to). If your business loses money, as hard as it may be...

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    Practical Office Feng Shui: Tips and Tricks for Productivity and Efficiency

    Posted 15 August 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Being organized is all the rage right now. Think of the myriad personal organizing businesses one can hire to get the house in order (something many of us dream about, no doubt – the idea of having someone else sort through years of accumulated stuff and leave a home looking like it’s on HGTV can be positively spine-tingling), the Chinese philosophical system feng shui, which involves configuring spaces to allow the greatest amount of energy flow, and best-selling author Maria Kondo,...

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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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    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 “supertaskers” by psychologists, and while many strive to be one, doing so is a lost cause – you either are or you aren’t.  As for the remaining 98% of us? Attempting to multitask ...

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    3 Productivity Hacks to 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). Not to worry, there’s good news just ahead. With all the tips and tricks out there to help you run your business efficiently, effectively and successfully, we broke it down to give you the thr...

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    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 really drives home the 90’s electric vibe when it comes to music. What really perks up the ears of hip-hop lovers everywhere are the lyrics in the chorus that go a little something like this…...

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    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 around the house in general, which some people (smartly, in many cases) choose not to DIY. While landscaping company operations leaders in temperate climates are busy year-round, the ones in the co...