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How to Build a Strong Client List

Posted on 14 Feb 2020

The Right Customers Are As Key As the Right Employees A friend recently retired and is now doing land survey work as a side hustle. At first his customers ran him ragged. Then Jeremy adopted a best practices strategy. He stopped saying yes to every job and picked only the very best opportunities. Now he […]
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Posted in: Job Budgets, Labor Cost, Small Business,

Remove distractions s

Posted on 10 Jan 2020

Welcome to 2020! No, this isn’t another article on how to get 20/20 vision for your company or “The Top 20 Things You Need To Do In 2020”. Goodness no! In our highly distracted, short attention span, get interrupted every 3 minutes world, we wouldn’t dare challenge you to tackle that many things. You would […]
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Posted in: General Interests, Labor Cost, Small Business,

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Look For The Gifts In Every Day

Posted on 30 Dec 2019

Some Gifts Aren’t Wrapped Christmas Day just passed amidst a flurry of flying wrapping paper and beautiful bows. Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? You may have received more than you realize as some gifts aren’t wrapped. Every Day Is Filled With Gifts It’s a good time to reflect on your past year […]
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Posted in: Call-In System, Seasonal Messages, Small Business,

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How To Turn Employees Into Brand Ambassadors

Posted on 17 Dec 2019

What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate We arrived at 8am Sunday to pick up a truck rental to help our daughters move. My blood pressure spiked when I didn’t see any trucks in the store parking lot. Yet I had printed, emailed and phone confirmations of my online booking. Certainly I was […]
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Posted in: Company Messaging, Small Business,

Old Habits, New Habits, Better Business Habits

How To Identify and Implement Better Business Habits

Posted on 05 Dec 2019

Are there any business habits you need to change? But First, The Good and Bad News About Holiday Binge Eating Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal(s)? Did you go back for seconds on the stuffing and gravy? How about the sweet potato pie or the banana pudding? My personal vice is the deviled eggs. Thanksgiving […]
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Posted in: General Interests, Life, Small Business,

Jumpstart Your Business Life With a Road Trip

Jumpstart Your Business Life With a Road Trip

Posted on 22 Jan 2019

What do you think of when I say ‘Road Trip’? Kansas City, MO was our destination and Charlotte, NC was our launch point for the road trip I recently did with a friend. The Chiefs were playing at home against the Colts in the divisional round playoff game. The allure of the home field playoff […]
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Posted in: General Interests, Life, Small Business,

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How To Save Time At Work

Posted on 23 Aug 2018

Did you recently walk little Sarah into school for her very first day? Or did you move your freshman son and all his stuff into his college dorm? Through the tears and hugs you probably gave your child advice that could be paraphrased as, “Pay attention. Study hard. Learn as much as possible. Stay out […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, Save Time, Small Business,

By the Book: How to Keep Good Employees

How to Improve Employee Retention and Happiness

Posted on 01 Mar 2018

Lean in. Listen well. What I’m about to say is important. It’s one of the hard truths we don’t want to hear, like deep-fried chicken is unhealthy; it may be delicious and soul-satisfying, but a steady diet of it leads to a higher probability of health issues than baby kale salads. Ok, here it is. […]
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Posted in: Chronotek Tips, Life, Small Business,

Workflow Intelligence for Your Supervisors: #8 Business Pitfall to Avoid_Processing Payroll Manually

#8 Business Pitfall to Avoid: Payroll Processing Done Manually

Posted on 21 Feb 2018

One of our first website designs for www.Chronotek.net had an image of a guy holding his head in agony. Much like this guy. You would think that an evil person wired his brain to intravenously pump in Milli Vanilli on auto-repeat. That wasn’t the case. He was doing payroll with handwritten timesheets. That’s a painful […]
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Posted in: Automated Reports, QuickBooks Interface API, Save Time, Small Business,

NEVER Do These Things If You Manage Remote Employees

3 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

Posted on 06 Sep 2017

Have you ever tried to round up a dozen cats into the tub for a bath? I haven’t personally (although there is probably a YouTube video), but I can imagine that the task is similar to managing remote employees. Did everyone show up? Are they where they are supposed to be, when they are supposed […]
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Posted in: Save Time, Small Business, Work Timesheets,

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