How to Choose the Right Soap for Your Business

With the arrival of spring comes a new challenge for business owners across the country. While it’s easy to assume cold and flu season disappears with the snow, employees and building guests are still susceptible – and carriers! – for bacteria, allergens and viruses. Studies show that the flu doesn’t just affect those left coughing […]

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Square Expands Its Reach Into Small-Business Services: Office Round-Up

Square Expands Its Reach Into Small-Business Services. What is Square? The six-year-old payments start-up began by offering small, square-shaped credit card readers that plug into smartphones or tablets. The device helps small businesses easily accept credit card payments. Read more at www.nytimes.com How Do You Create a Culture of Service? In December, Points of Light […]

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Three Manufacturing Trends That Will Shape 2015

We may be three months into the year, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen it all. This year brings a few new trends to the manufacturing industry that’ll have us working smarter not harder—and many of them involve the emergence of new technologies and big data. According to IndustryWeek, the entire supply chain is undergoing […]

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Is That an Office In Your Pocket? Office Round-Up

Is That an Office In Your Pocket? Earlier this month, IBM launched their first batch of enterprise apps, designed in partnership with Apple. The apps bring IBM’s big data and analytics software to Apple devices, so employees can tackle complex projects on their phones and tablets. If a storied company like IBM is embracing mobile […]

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Difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Environment & Task

Picture this: a busy restaurant, a long wait list and a newly-vacant table that needs to be ready for the next guest. The staff are likely clearing the table and trying to quickly turn it around, cleaning and sanitizing the surface as fast as possible. But, are they doing it correctly and efficiently? Maybe in […]

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Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? Industrial Round-Up

Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? The top energy play for the last few years has been converting gasoline and diesel-burning motors to run on natural gas. I wrote about that in Energy Forecast 2013-2014: Convert to Natural Gas. Local delivery vans, over-the-road trucks and even farm tractors have been […]

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Mobile Apps Improving Guest Services in the Hospitality Industry

The travel industry has been on the forefront of using mobile technology to enhance the customer experience – impacting how consumers plan and book vacations, track flight itineraries, navigate tourist destinations, and more. In turn, the neighboring hospitality industry is also making changes. Hotels in particular are now offering apps to reach a new level […]

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6 Incredible New Amusement Park Rides for 2015: Recreation Round-Up

6 Incredible New Amusement Park Rides for 2015. Along with April showers, May flowers, and non-bone-chilling temperatures, spring brings exciting new attractions to many amusement parks in the U.S. From a dizzying glow-in-the-dark funhouse roller coaster, to a beyond-vertical Batman, here are six new rides we’re looking forward to in 2015. Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com […]

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How to Market Your Restaurant for Seasonal Events

The “Big Game” in February is one of the most widely-watched sporting events in the United States. The game brings people together to watch football, but also centers around food and socializing. For restaurants, this is arguably one of the biggest profit-earning days of the year, especially if your restaurant has big screen TVs, sells […]

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5 Ways to Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur: Office Round-Up

5 Ways to Stay Productive as an Entrepreneur. Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible to feel productive, but the reality is you are in complete control of how much work you can get done. It may require prioritization, delegation or a number of other strategies to make it work for you, but as an entrepreneur […]

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