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Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 04-23-2017, 12:20 AM
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Fix leaky faucets and running toilets. Even small...

Fix leaky faucets and running toilets. Even small leaks can add up to hundreds of gallons of wasted water each year. Much of the time, leaks can be fixed by simply replacing a worn out washer.
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 04-23-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,948
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Use reusable shopping bags. Most chain stores and...

Use reusable shopping bags. Most chain stores and grocery stores now offer them in various designs. Every time you reuse a bag, you keep the plastic, throwaway bags out of the landfill.
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 04-23-2017, 12:13 AM
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Views: 8,948
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Carpool, walk, bike or use public transportation...

Carpool, walk, bike or use public transportation now and then to leave a smaller carbon footprint. If we each just used one of these ideas once a month, it would have a huge positive impact globally.
Forum: Business Tips 11-16-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,031
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Retail stores and those companies that sell hard...

Retail stores and those companies that sell hard products; brand your merchandise with your logo or company information. Do you sell figurines? Buy some inexpensive labels and put them on the bottom...
Forum: Business Tips 11-16-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,031
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Work out reciprocal partnerships. Example: If...

Work out reciprocal partnerships. Example: If Joe's electrical company tells their customers about Mike's plumbing and visa versa, it benefits both parties. Arrange to carry each other's business...
Forum: Business Tips 11-16-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,031
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Be likable in all ways. This gets people talking...

Be likable in all ways. This gets people talking and of course 'word of mouth' is one of the most valuable marketing tools you have available to you. Don't just have a strong product or service, make...
Forum: Business Tips 11-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,031
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For online, add as much content as you can to...

For online, add as much content as you can to your website. This is a form of online marketing and it is absolutely invaluable. Search engines love text and the more text you have on your pages, the...
Forum: Business Tips 11-16-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,031
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Wear your brand... and get your employees to wear...

Wear your brand... and get your employees to wear the brand as well. Buy polo shirts or dress shirts for everyone to wear with your logo embroidered on them. Give them incentives for wearing them...
Forum: Holiday Tips 08-29-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,472
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Anyone that travels knows that planning for...

Anyone that travels knows that planning for traffic is as important as packing your toothbrush and shampoo. There are great apps on the market for traffic monitoring. Some of our favorites are Beat...
Forum: Home Tips 06-18-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,058
Posted By TipsDude
Preventing Home Fires

Preventing Home Fires

We often clean out the lint traps in our dryers but we underestimate lint buildup elsewhere. Lint can build up in the vent tubing / hosing as well as behind the dryer. You...
Forum: Holiday Tips 08-27-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,472
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Labor Day is a good marker for when to start...

Labor Day is a good marker for when to start thinking about getting your home ready for the upcoming Winter. You know; things like closing the vents around the base of the home, making sure the...
Forum: Holiday Tips 08-27-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,472
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Take advantage of store and company specials over...

Take advantage of store and company specials over Labor Day weekend. This is the time to get some great deals on clothing, accessories, travel, home and garden, computers and more!
Forum: Holiday Tips 08-27-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,472
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Labor Day is one of those holidays where...

Labor Day is one of those holidays where Americans like to drink up. Please drink responsibly and NEVER drink and drive. Most importantly, watch out of those irresponsible drinkers that could be...
Forum: Holiday Tips 08-27-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,472
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Be sure to keep safety in mind if you plan to be...

Be sure to keep safety in mind if you plan to be on the water over Labor Day. Remember that, many others plan to be on the water too so always be on the lookout for swimmers and water skiers as well...
Forum: Holiday Tips 08-27-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,472
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If you've got Labor Day plans far away, be sure...

If you've got Labor Day plans far away, be sure to plan ahead. Make all reservations far in advance and be sure you leave early to avoid any delays on the road or in the airports. Be sure you've...
Forum: Holiday Tips 08-27-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,472
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Labor Day Tips

Labor Day Tips

They say Labor Day is one of the busiest weekends of the year when it comes to being on the road. This might be a good time to think about carpooling so you can not only help cut...
Forum: Music Tips 08-25-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 97,593
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One of the best things a guitar player could do...

One of the best things a guitar player could do for himself is to learn from another musician's perspective. Take for example a drummer. If a guitar player could climb in the shoes of a drummer for a...
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
Posted By TipsDude
Some things to think about: 1. Do you sound...

Some things to think about:
1. Do you sound enthusiastic on the phone?
2. Do you articulate well?
3. Do you say please and thank you often? How often?
4. How would you rate yourself on the phone?...
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
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Use intelligent, helpful words. You are...

Use intelligent, helpful words. You are conducting BUSINESS not socializing with your friends. (i.e. Avoid words like “yea” or “nah”)

No: Hold on a minute.
Yes: May I get you to hold for just a...
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
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End the call with, “Thank you for your order. Is...

End the call with, “Thank you for your order. Is there anything else I can get for you today? (or whatever applies) …Ok, thank you again and you have a nice day.”
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
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Put a smile on your face (or get ready to ‘act’)...

Put a smile on your face (or get ready to ‘act’) before answering the phone. Do not reflect your somber mood onto the customer. Even if you don't feel happy, flip that little switch in your head...
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
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Your voice and attitude should reflect care,...

Your voice and attitude should reflect care, compassion, and enthusiasm. The customer should be made to feel that they are the most important person on this earth.
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
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If you have a customer on hold for about 2...

If you have a customer on hold for about 2 minutes and you’re not ready yet, you MUST pick up the phone and say something to the effect of, “Mr. Smith, thank you for your patience, I’ll just be a...
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
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If you have more than one customer on hold,...

If you have more than one customer on hold, remember the priority of each. Make sure you know the name of the person who is on line 2 and the name of the person who is on line 3. Jot it down if it...
Forum: Business Tips 08-20-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,761
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Most companies that care have a “3 ring” policy....

Most companies that care have a “3 ring” policy. All calls MUST be answered by the 3rd ring. If you’re on the phone with someone else and there’s no one else to get the call, explain to the caller...
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