7 Virtual Collaboration Tools to Consider

I am all for saving time but getting to know whether an app is useful is a bit of trial and error and takes time to develop trust. Here are seven tools that I can recommend and all of them have a free version! Smart when you are an independent consultant and want random access […]

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It’s Fall Cleanup Time

Fall is the perfect time of year for an office cleanup. It is a time to evaluate administrative operations and to declutter what has been pushed aside for several weeks or months. Staying on top of record-keeping is the best way to stay true to your business goals. A good plan for record-retention impacts Development […]

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Collaborative Legacy: Two Years Later

A friend mentioned recently in a passing conversation a quote that she read stating that life is not measured by time, but by memories. This week, it has been two years since the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Kenneth H. Cohn, and I realize what was once the creation of memories in our […]

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The Lesson of the Labyrinth

New business owners may have a tendency to perceive that all marketing plans must be old-school to be effective. We have all heard the saying “a good product sells itself.” But how often do we forget the good in the product while reverting to a generic marketing plan? What typically results is a plan padded with […]

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Promoting Good Work

There are many levels to Admins all at varying rates of pay, skills, and abilities. Makes me wonder how Admin, Coordinator, Office Manager and Executive Assistant merged into one catch-all generic label and at a wage that may soon become the new minimum? Part of the problem is that women do not push back on […]

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Three Coins in a Fountain

I was wondering this morning after last night’s Presidential Debate if the winsome office-girl image from the 1954 movie, Three Coins in a Fountain is still influencing the ideals of the boomer generation today? Prior to the debate last night, a South Carolina internet news outlet pronounced the three things Hillary had to get right: Tell voters why they […]

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The Internet of Things

Have you heard of the Internet of Things? You may be happy to learn there is a stylish little acronym for the Internet of Things as well, IoT. The IoT is described as ‘the infrastructure of the information highway.’ You may have experienced glimmerings of its real potential when first introduced to the concept of wireless connectivity. Think now […]

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WordCamp Boston 2016

WordPress is an open source website design tool. WordCamp is a place where all levels users, designers, developers, and marketers converge each year to share what’s new with WordPress. WordCamp conventions are held in cities all across the world. It is, in and of itself, an ever-changing, dynamic coding community. This year, like previous years, WordCamp Boston was held at Sherman Hall […]

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Leveraging Optimal Performance

During the high-tech boom of the 1980s, the Massachusetts 128-belt connected Waltham, MA from the north shore to the south. It was home to many computer, component and peripheral companies, rivaling silicon valley. In 2016, Forbes lists Waltham, MA as the number one location for start-ups in the U.S., edging out Santa Clara, CA, and announcing the belt’s return. […]

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Collaborative Legacy

I opened a card on Administrative Professionals day this year and it read “It is people like you who make work a much nicer place to be.” I looked across the table at the wife of my former colleague, client, and employer and she simply said “Ken purchased this card for you before he passed […]

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