Chicago
(Loop), IL

190 S. LaSalle Street Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603

Where Did All The Stores Go?

I hate shopping. For me, the ability to purchase things online goes down as one of the greatest phenomena of my lifetime. I don't have to schlep through stores or circ

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How to Choose the Right Side Hustle

These days, promising business opportunities abound, thanks to the continued growth of the gig economy. In today's digital age, small businesses and scrappy freelancers can serve consumers throughout the world. Before you consider a side hustle, however, it's important to consider your options. Here are some of the key factors to keep in mind before you dive in.

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5 Things You Should Be Automating With AdWords Scripts

The word “scripts” might conjure up images of complex programming tasks, but you don’t have to be a pro to streamline parts of your AdWords campaigns.

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6 Must-Have Apps and Tools for Small Business

With limited staffs and strict budgets, small businesses need affordable solutions to help streamline productivity. Fortunately, business-centric tools and applications have become more prevalent and more powerful in recent years. If there's something your company does or wants to do, you can bet there's an app, platform or cloud-based service that can manage the task. Here are six of our favorites.

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Easy Ways to Feel at Ease with Public Speaking

Public speaking is a vital part of business, but it also can be a source of anxiety… don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be! Here are some techniques for calming your nerves and injecting liveliness into your speech.

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The Communication Tools Your Remote Team Needs

Modern workforces are increasingly remote, with employees working from anywhere with a stable Internet connection. It’s no surprise that managing remote teams can be difficult, especially where communication is concerned.

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Thrown for a Loop

In case there was any remaining doubt, my youth has officially ended. That was my first thought after learning last week that The Loop, one of Chicago’s most iconic radio brands ever, announced that it was selling to a Christian broadcasting company and changing formats after a remarkable 41-year run. The Loop was not just a radio station, it was an institution. It epitomized the fabric of Chicago: edgy, in-your-face, hardworking, rocking-with-attitude, and having a ton of fun along the way.

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How to Design a Personal Development Plan

If you want to foster job satisfaction and fulfillment within your employees, while also helping them grow in their careers, you need to provide feedback that goes deeper than a standard performance review. The best way to deliver this type of feedback is through a personal development plan.

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How Does Local Search Work?

Local search marketing requires a refined SEO approach, designed to increase a business's visibility where it matters most. Here are the basics of geo-specific SEO, along with some strategies to help you connect with consumers who live near your company.

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How Do I Scale Up My Company?

Starting a business is hard, but scaling up a company can be even more difficult. As your business grows, you need to be able to meet the demands of customers without compromising on quality or running your team into the ground.

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Communication: Calling vs. Emailing

Email, texting and collaborative messaging platforms are ubiquitous in today's business world. Sometimes, however, it's better to pick up the telephone. If you have found yourself wrapped up in digital-only communication, here is why and when you should opt for a real-time phone call.

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Virtual Office Services Can Help You Beat Procrastination

As a small business owner it is important to stay focused on those tasks that keep growing your client and contact lists. So we understand why you might procrastinate on tasks that divert your focus from boosting the bottom line. But as any small business owners know, there’s much more to making your business work than making the sale. And procrastination can be a momentum killer.

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Random Thoughts For February

Since I started doing a monthly blog for our company website and the Intelligent Office Blog in 2015, I generally have been successful in coming up with topics fairly easily. This month? Not so much.

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How to Use Big Data to Increase Your Productivity

Big data can provide valuable insight into a how a company can cut waste, boost productivity and gain a competitive edge. Here's how your company can use analytics to move ahead of market peers and increase its bottom line.

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Understanding The Impact of Voice Search On Digital Marketing

If you’ve ever said, “Hey Siri,” or, “Okay Google,” you’ve used an intelligent personal assistant (also called a virtual digital assistant.) We can ask these smartphone assistants to do things like add an appointment to our calendars, open an app, and search the Web.

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11 Career Boosting Podcasts

Inspiring stories, practical advice and feel-good inspiration all available via Podcast

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Mobile SEO for Small Business Owners

Internet marketing plays a critical role in determining whether modern businesses succeed or fail. Effective SEO can go a long way toward boosting discoverability, but only if it is tweaked to perform across every available platform. Here are six things every small business owner should know about optimizing for mobile SEO.

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