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7 Steps to an Allergy-Free Office

Written by abovepop on May 28, 2015

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Believe it or not, summer is one of the worst seasons for allergies. After springtime showers, menacing, pollen-producing plants come out in force during May, June, and July, forcing allergy sufferers to seek shelter indoors. Unfortunately, most inside spaces lack the precautions necessary to keep many allergens outside.
Seasonal allergies plague as much as 30 percent of the population, which means that in the next few months, you may lose up to a third of your workforce due to untenable allergy symptoms like congestion, dry throat, headaches, and more. If you want to keep your employees healthy and working hard throughout the summer, you should consider transforming your workplace into an allergy-free zone with these simple steps. (more…)

Helpful Tools for Budding Writers

Written by 9rules Blog on May 27, 2015

Writing as a profession can be fun and very rewarding particularly if this is your passion. Various options are available today such as to become an author of a book, web content writer, news writer or blogger.

Whatever type of writer you would like to become, a major requirement is being proficient in the English language. No technical background is needed because as long as you know how to write in proper English, you’re good to go. Finding a job is a breeze as well what with the many freelance writers jobs board available online.

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An added bonus for budding writers these days is the existence of online tools that can greatly help them in their writing work. There are many types of useful apps including those for specific mobile devices, both free and paid, that can be taken advantage of. Here are several of them that can help you focus on your work and ensure they are ready to be published right away. (more…)

5 Effective Tips for Training New Hires

Written by 9rules Blog on May 17, 2015

Hiring new employees for your business is both exciting and draining. While the anticipation of bringing new people and talents into your organization is high, there’s also fear of the unknown. How can you maximize the time and money you spend hiring new employees, and effectively train them for the job duties ahead?

Five Tips for Training Your New Employees

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Every business has its own training procedures and methods, but when you cut through all the noise and flashy introductions, the focus is the same for every company. You want to give your new hires the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. Here are a few tips to help you better to facilitate this process:

Use multiple people. You never want people to associate your company with one person. In addition to placing far too much emphasis on a personality (and not enough on the organization), you run the risk of misinforming new hires. While it’s okay to have a single person head up the training, bring in various employees, from all areas of the company, to give a comprehensive look at the entirety of the organization. (more…)

8 Tips for Choosing a Commercial Cleaning Service

Written by 9rules Blog on May 11, 2015

Hiring a great cleaning service for your business is more important than you might think. Imagine bringing an important client into a business meeting and there’s a giant smudge on the glass table top. It would be embarrassing to say the least! As you can see, the quality and cleanliness of your office makes a big impact on the success of your business.

Since your cleaning service will be coming in after hours, you need to find a service that you can trust and won’t need to be micromanaged. The employees should be proactive and able to excel when given simple instructions. If you’re looking for a great cleaning service for your office space, consider the following advice.

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1. Read Reviews

Before you even think about getting price quotes, ensure that the company is a reputable service. If you can’t find any reviews on their site, check places like Yelp – a free website where people can write reviews about different local companies. If the company has less than 4 stars, it’s probably not worth your time. (more…)

How to Prepare Your Customers For a Store Relocation

Written by 9rules Blog on May 11, 2015

The need to shift the location of your store can develop for a variety of reasons: you need more or less space, you aren’t getting the traffic you need, your lease is up, or possibly something else. Although moving your products and possessions can be enough of a challenge, an array of other issues relating to a business relocation can surface.

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One of the most vital is maintaining your customer relationships. Below are three tips to help you prepare your customers for the relocation of your firm, if you want to make sure you don’t lose anyone along the way.

Consider your alternatives

Moving to a new business site, especially if you have a large following of customers you suspect may not be enthusiastic about the move, can prove to be more work than it’s worth. Mark Henricks, contributor for Entrepreneur.com, says that if you have been doing business at the same location for many years, you could face a backlash from your customer base and lose a few folks who have been very loyal up to this point. (more…)