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How to (Safely) Get Your Employees Back to Work

As states across the country open back up for business, you may wonder if it’s a good idea to have your team return to the office. It’s not an easy question to answer, and your final decision will depend on a variety of factors.

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How to Get the Most From Your Phone Answering Service

A phone answering service can save you time, impress prospects and clients, and so much more. But, in order to get the greatest return on investment, you need to make sure your phone answering service is set up for success.

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5 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before an Important Presentation

Fear of public speaking is a common anxiety that many professionals experience when faced with a big presentation, even if they appear calm and collected.

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Why Your Business Address Matters

In many cities, business addresses in certain areas lend an appearance of professionalism and competence. The right address can serve as a signal that your small business has achieved a commendable level of success, which makes your firm appear more trustworthy in the eyes of customers, colleagues and other important contacts.

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5 Signs You’ve Found the Perfect Virtual Office Space

In many ways, 2020 has been all about redefining what “normal” means. The economy has changed rapidly over the last several weeks, and you may find yourself coping with a new professional reality.

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How to Make a Great First Impression with New Clients

Meeting new clients for the first time can be nerve-wracking. You want everything to go smoothly, from the initial greeting all the way through the show-stopping presentation that convinces them they have to partner with you and your company.

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5 Tips and Hacks to Achieve Deep Focus

It’s not hyperbolic to say that the ability to focus deeply can transform your work and career. According to Cal Newport, acclaimed author and computer science professor at Georgetown:

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5 of the Best Netflix Shows and Documentaries for Entrepreneurs

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you could use some more rest and relaxation in your life. Fortunately, it’s possible to simultaneously chill out and learn something new you can apply to your business — all you need is Netflix.

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4 Google Calendar Hacks That Will Make Your Productivity Skyrocket

At Intelligent Office (IO), we’ve been longtime fans of G Suite, Google’s powerful set of cloud-based business tools. These tools make it easy to do things like set up an email account using your business website address, store and organize files, collaborate on documents and presentations and so much more.

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Use These Tools to Knock Your Next Business Presentation Out of the Park

There’s no reason to deliver a stuffy PowerPoint slide deck ever again, because there are tons of online tools that will help you deliver an engaging and informative presentation.

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3 Reasons a Virtual Business Address is Better Than a P.O. Box

P.O. boxes are a popular option for business owners who don't want to receive mail at home, but are they the best solution for your business?

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5 Proven Stress-Management Techniques for Frazzled Business Owners

When you're an entrepreneur who owns their own business, it can sometimes feel like stress is an inescapable part of the lifestyle (especially right now as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic).

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5 of the Best Podcasts About Business and Entrepreneurship

Many small businesses owners and entrepreneurs are hunkered down at home right now, which means less commuting. Don’t let the lack of a commute stop you from listening to podcasts, though! If you’re an auditory learner, podcasts can be an excellent tool for learning something new that will help you grow your business.

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4 Things to Look For When Choosing a Phone Answering Service

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted countless small businesses and industries across Canada and the U.S. The effects have been largely negative for far too many organizations, but the news isn’t all bad — some companies are experiencing increased business during these trying times.

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5 of the Best Business and Self-Development Books to Read During Quarantine

If you’re searching for new ways to keep yourself occupied at home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, consider picking up one of these business and self-development books. Note that direct links to purchase have purposefully been excluded — consider purchasing your next quarantine read from your favorite local bookstore!

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In the Age of Social Distancing, Your Business Needs These 4 Communication Tools

The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact communities across the world, and the majority of people in Canada and the U.S. are practicing social distancing. Fortunately, if your employees are able to work remotely, they can still be productive while working from home.

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Working From Home: 6 Sanity-Saving Tips

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is forcing countless people to work from home in an effort to stop the virus’s spread. If you've never worked from home for weeks on end before, these six tips will help you create healthy habits and save your sanity.

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