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4 Reasons Why You Need to Get Up from Your Desk

It’s happened to all of us. You sit down at your desk around 8 or 9 a.m., you answer a flurry of emails, you jump on a couple of calls, you sit down in a couple of meetings—and before you know it, you see that the clock on your computer says 3 p.m. You haven’t eaten lunch, you’ve barely left your desk, and you only took maybe one coffee break.

We all know that sitting down all day is not a good precedent to set, but do you know how bad it actually is? Here are just a few of the reasons why you need to get up from your desk at least once every hour.

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Most Common Ailments from Sitting at a Desk All Day

We all know that “sitting is the new smoking,” but just how much does it actually affect our day-to-day health? Is it really that big of a deal that we are sitting at our desks all day, or is it overblown?

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Should You Block Out Specific Time to Answer Emails?

It’s hard to imagine a day of work without a single email. In fact, it’s probably impossible to conduct a normal day of work without having to stop and respond to a question from a colleague, a problem from a client, or a new business opportunity that presents itself. While it’s completely amazing that we live in a time where we can all reach other at any given moment throughout the day without having to employ the services of another person (or a carrier pigeon), it can also be completely distracting. It also leads to us not having the ability to shut work off—a luxury that used to exist before the age of the internet.

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When Should You Put Out a Press Release About Your Company?

In order to tell everyone about this new and exciting development in your business, you need to write a press release that gives details about the event, product, service, etc. A press release is a great way to tell your community, your state, or even the whole country about the goings on of your business, but how do you know when it’s right to actually write up and send a press release?

Let’s go over when it’s appropriate to send out a press release and when you should do something smaller, like sending out a tweet or writing a blog.

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Your Conference Checklist for Successful Networking

Conferences are an exciting time for a business professional—not only do you get to explore a new city and enjoy networking with new people, you also get to learn more about your chosen field from some of the experts in it.

If it’s your first time to attend a conference, or if you’re unsure of how to really get something out of your upcoming conference, read on for our checklist on how to successfully network during the event.

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Why Using Quality Photos on Social Media Makes a Difference

They always say that a picture is worth a 1,000 words—and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to social media. Social media is a highly visual medium, and if you have low-quality photos for your business pages you’re not doing yourself any favors.

While it’s entirely possible to take great photographs on your smartphone, it is well worth the investment of paying a professional photographer to come out and take pictures of your products, your office, and of you and your team for media purposes.

Still on the fence? Let’s try to convince you why using high quality photos on social media makes a difference.

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