Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Retail Communications

We talk a lot about processing email on this blog.  For all its benefits, electronic communication can become overwhelming.  I believe the past two weeks represent the greatest opportunity to effectively manage you inbox so as not to drown in well-meaning retailer...

Make Back-to-School A Good Season With Some Planning

School is back in session almost everywhere now.  It’s ok to celebrate.  Really it is.  I speak from experience when I tell you the summer months can do a real number on your organization and productivity.  I sent my youngest off to college this month, but am having...

A Case Study on Workflow Optimization and Mailchimp

Is it time to take a look at your processes?   Who doesn’t like routine?  Routine is comfortable. It can often become automatic, which means less brain power needed.  Familiar is friendly. Same is soothing. However, sometimes stepping back and studying a “tried and...

How to Organize Business Cards in Evernote

Evernote is a great place to store the business cards from the people you meet.  Most of us have some sort of container full of cards from clients, networking events, vendors, and contractors, etc..  I have seen drawers, boxes, old school Rolodexes, notebooks and even...

How to Know When it is Time to Hire an Employee

Making the decision when to hire an employee or additional employees can be difficult.   There are many questions you need to answer before hiring someone.  Can you afford an employee?  It can be challenging to decide the skills you need to give you the biggest return...

Fireworks & 5 Reasons You Should Be Early

Early Fireworks? I love fireworks and all kinds of events with fireworks.  Every year City of Allen, Texas hosts a Summer Party called Allen USA.  The celebration is complete with bands, crafts, games, inflatable slides, food, and fireworks.  It has all of the big...