Travel and Entertainment Expenses: Where Do You Draw the Line?

March 10, 2019

According to the Global Business Travel Association, U.S. business travel spending is expected to rise to nearly $267 billion in 2013. How much of that money will be yours? As travel fares climb while your company is being faced with a tepid economy, you’ll want to spend wisely. So what does that mean? The answer may be in your current cache of company expense reports. 1. Does spending correlate with revenue?…


Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

March 9, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 nearly 735,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and 525,000 are first heart attacks. When you learn the risk factors, symptoms and how to take early action, it increases your chances of survival. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, some who suffered a heart attack did not act quickly enough to make it to the…


How to Review Your Agency’s 2018 Financial Statements

March 6, 2019

Financial statements are the lifeline of your business. In a later article, I will go into more detail about the processes you can put in place to ensure accurate financial reporting, but the main takeaway is that you must be able to rely on the fact that the reported amounts are accurate. Your agency must be able to rely on your financial statements for three reasons: to know the condition…


How Can I Practice Essentialism?

March 2, 2019

Do you ever feel like you have too much? It can be an embarrassingly unique problem in our land of plenty in the United States, and yet so many of us live in a spirit of excess. This is a notion efficiently demonstrated by the fact that while the size of the average American home has nearly tripled over the last 50 years, there remains enough offsite rentable self-storage space…


The FDA Is About To Shake Up Your Sunscreen In A Big Way

March 1, 2019

You may not have noticed it, but your sunscreen is in need of a major makeover. That’s because, aside from a few small changes made in 2012, the rules for over-the-counter formulas, which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), largely haven’t changed since the early nineties. Your SPF has basically been wearing The Rachel cut all this time. But change is on the way. In an announcement…


Agave victoriae-reginae Care & Info

February 18, 2019

If you’re still looking for that one centerpiece for your garden, balcony or even a sunny living room, stop right here. Agave victoriae-reginae, better known as the Queen Victoria agave, is probably one of the most spectacular succulent species out there. Tough and easy to grow, it makes the perfect addition to any spot that still lacks an eyecatcher plant! Keep reading for everything you need to know about growing…


Do Businesses Really Use Google My Business Posts? A Case Study

February 16, 2019

Posted by Ben_Fisher Google My Business (GMB) is one of the most powerful ways to improve a business’ local search engine optimization and online visibility. If you’re a local business, claiming your Google My Business profile is one of the first steps you should take to increase your company’s online presence. As long as your local business meets Google’s guidelines, your Google My Business profile can help give your company…


10 Tools for Getting Work Done on Long Plane Rides

February 12, 2019

There are two ways to think of your next flight. Either it’s a great respite from never-ending push notifications and e-mail, or it’s one big, noisy, very uncomfortable mobile office. I’m guessing that many of us think of it as the latter, given that millennials were just dubbed the burnout generation for our inability to leave work. If you have to, here’s how to keep the iron in the fire after…


These card games for Android will rock your world

February 7, 2019

Classic card games and fantasy card worlds on your Android phone? Yes, please! For some, card games are the ultimate way to relax. Killing time on your morning commute or unwinding at the end of your day playing cards can now all happen on your phone, which is fantastic. You can play solo or face opponents in virtual game rooms anytime, day or night, in casino-style games or fantasy card…


Charge up with one of Tessan’s USB Power Strips on sale from $7

January 31, 2019

Stop searching for an adapter and plug into one of these. Power strips are extremely handy to have at home, but not all of them are as efficient as they could be thanks to their lack of USB ports. These days, there are models you can find with built-in USB ports so you can charge your phone without needing to find a USB power adapter, and you don’t even have…