B2B and Productivity

Over two decades ago (eek!) I started my career as a project manager, but soon developed a tragic and lifelong allergy to spreadsheets. Fleeing the horrors of conditional formatting, I embraced a career in management and professional training. It was only one small, additional step to begin writing about professional communication and how to get the most out of corporate life. 

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    How to Ask for a Raise — and Actually Receive One

    According to a recent PayScale survey of over 160,000 employees, only about 30% of people who choose not to ask for a raise experience a salary increase. By contrast, of those who do ask for a raise, just over 70% are successful. The bottom line is, to earn more money, you’ll probably have to ask for it!
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    Thinking Differently & The Pursuit of Creativity in Business

    How To Write An Amazing Blog Post

    Picture a cheese sandwich — a truly terrible one. What does it look like? If you’re anything like me, you’re thinking of something like a single square of processed cheese (I see it curling and browning at the edges) encased within two stale, dry slices of wonder white. It’s cut in uneven triangles. Depressingly, every single day countless blog contributors are churning out bland and questionable content — the writing equivalent of a deeply misguided cheese sandwich.

    How to Maximize A Holiday Party on a Limited Budget

    Whether you love them, hate them (or regard them with complete indifference), holiday celebrations are an undeniable reality of many company cultures. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas — when the silly season hits, work life can seem like a relentless parade of tinsel, paper plates and sensibly casual slacks. Which begs the question, why do we do it? Do these celebrations serve a deeper purpose? Or are they best simply gotten rid of when the company budget gets tight? Most importantly, if we d

    You Should Find A Franchise Business With Monthly Recurring Revenue

    Starting a franchise offers several advantages over going it alone. You inherit a sales & marketing model. You walk into a business where there’s a body of knowledge about what works and what doesn’t. You get the luxury of not starting from scratch. But let’s face it. You’re also walking into uncertainty. Finding ways to fill in the blanks and combat the unknown is one of the first big challenges you’ll face as you set out on your own franchise story. A franchise with recurring revenue option

    Disruption And Change - How Unique Perspectives Can Change The World

    Everyone is different. This is hardly a controversial or revolutionary observation. Unless you happen to live on some island somewhere conveniently populated with genetic clones of yourself, sooner or later you’re going to stumble across someone with different opinions. However, somehow the simple fact of difference seems to cause a lot of disturbance in this mixed up world of ours. Different opinions and perspectives are disruptive. They’re destabilizing.

    Are Videos Still The Hottest Social Media Trend?

    Every day, viewers watch more than 1,000,000,000,000 hours of YouTube content. That’s one billion hours spent watching everything from cats being cute to how to get that perfect smoky eye shadow look. If that wasn’t a staggering enough number of zeroes, YouTube is only one social media channel among a vast videographic zoo of options, each offering their own unique spin on sharing content down the barrel of a video camera. So where did it all begin? How are trends in video social media evolving

    Getting The Most Out Of Corporate Life

    Imposter Syndrome: What It Is and How You Can Beat It

    Early in my career, my boss signed me up for a radio interview on live air. I knew this was bad news—just the thought made my stomach churn—but there wasn’t any way to get out of it. I spent weeks preparing for that 15-minute interview. I lost sleep over it. I was terrified the world would discover how little I knew about my job. The façade I’d cultivated for years would crumble. I’d get fired! I just knew it.

    4 Consulting Firms That Support Work-Life Balance

    Most employees appreciate the importance of balancing their professional obligations against the time they need to enjoy life outside the office. But work-life balance is more than just a buzzword. According to the American Institute of Stress, nearly 80% of US professionals report feeling stressed by their work. Studies on family conflict show that added work pressure exerts a significant negative influence on happiness at home, and poor work-life balance correlates to chronic health condition

    Building Knowledge Around Products and Services

    How Trade Finance Works: A Basic Guide for import/export Businesses

    In our interconnected world where instantaneous global communication is taken for granted, it’s easier than ever to do business anywhere in the world. However, while the opportunities are plentiful, the process of buying and selling internationally is not without its risks and complications. There are many variables at play, with volatile exchange rates, cash flow problems and economic uncertainties all posing their own unique challenges.

    5 Money Making Home Business Ideas for 2019

    Dec 19, 2018 (Heraldkeeper via COMTEX) -- More people than ever are working from home. By 2020, up to a third of the world's working population may be earning the majority of their income from the comfort of their home. Want in on that action? Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that home-based work is unlikely to simply fall in your lap. It'll take work, planning and possibly a little bit of short-term financial risk to transition your income-source for telecommuting work.

    Is the Delta crypto app the best way to track your portfolio?

    It was in the deep primordial past of 2017 that the Delta crypto app first burst onto the scene and into the hearts and minds of investors needing a better crypto portfolio tracker. Delta is designed to provide an intuitive and low-maintenance platform for tracking cryptocurrencies. Building on a solid suite of tracking tools, Delta also seeks to provide a complete solution for making portfolio decisions. To make that happen, it provides a dynamic picture of the market as a whole, with the latest coin prices, market charts and even a highly configurable alert system so you can stay ahead of the curve with investment opportunities.

    Direct Engagement and Brand Recognition With Email Campaigns

    B2B Franchise Indoctrination Series

    My name is Marc Bailey. I’m the founder of Home Technology Pros. I wanted to drop you a quick note to personally welcome you into the HTPro fold. This is probably also a good moment to give you a little more information about who we are and why HTPros is a bit different from a run-of-the-mill tech company. At HTPros we aren’t about encouraging our customers to kit their homes out with just any smart home product. Sure, all those technological bells and whistles are impressive, but if they don’t make your life more productive and enjoyable, what’s the point?

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