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Tech Toys to Run Your Lean, Mean, Portable Office

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No one officially designated coffee shops the modern workspace, but we made them our second office anyway. Technology has unglued us from our desks and given us the freedom to work anywhere on the planet. The only limitations in 2016 are bosses who aren’t yet comfortable with the inevitable trend.

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Finding It Difficult to Delegate? Here’s the Answer

Do you constantly have to provide instructions, each time you delegate a task? When you delegate a task, you are asking that person to follow a set of specific instructions. Unless a process changes, the instructions will remain the same for each person who carries out the task. Even if you are delegating to new employees, you should never have to walk them through the entire process. It is neither effective nor good use of your time. So, how can you make it easier to delegate, in order to free up your own time for more important work?

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5 Tips to Make Project Management Easier

With the dawn of the New Year comes fresh energy for exciting, innovative projects. Some of these projects may have been on the back burner of your mind for a while. Now is the time to bring them forward and get to work. As is usually the case, some of your projects will be small and easily manageable while others may seem impossibly huge. Here are a few tips to help you manage large and small projects a little easier.

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Is Your Year End Bookkeeping a Nightmare?

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ― Mark Twain. It seems reasonable, when prioritizing tasks, that those tasks with the least immediate deadlines should take a backseat. However, when it comes to balancing your end of year books, you should consider every working day as your deadline. The problem with putting off bookkeeping is, it’s extremely difficult to ensure details are accurate if you haven’t kept up-to-date records. Furthermore, you will find it next to impossible to remember details of individual purchases and sales from weeks ago, let alone going back a number of months.

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2016 Marketing Trends You Need to Know About

Going into 2016, you have the opportunity to get ahead of the competition with a marketing edge. Customers in 2016 will use every avenue available to search out the best deals, service and suppliers. For you, as a business, that means that you will need to re-evaluate how you market your propositions and services to both current and potential customers. This is your chance to shine and really propel your business to much greater heights.

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The Five Types of Business Travelers

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handsome business traveler handing over air ticket at airline check in counter

After studying the characteristics of business travelers, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) found that there are five distinct groups of business travelers. Here is how the GBTA classified business travelers: the veteran, road weary, wide-eyed and anxious, passionate high-tech and new recruits. Of these classifications, the study found a few similarities. Most notably, business travelers across all classifications are tech-savvy, especially with tech that helps them keep in contact with families and friends. Forty-six percent of all business travelers stated that being in contact is the most important thing to them on business trips, even over business-related outcomes and travel experience.

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