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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Do You Know What the Acceptable Forms of Voting ID Are?


Linked to this post, you'll find the Acceptable Forms of Voting ID for North Carolina.  Earlier in the year, I went to the early polls to vote in the primaries; and they asked to help get the word out about Voting IDs.  If you don't have a valid ID, you'll need one to vote and they had the ability to make one for you--for FREE.  Be sure to ask for yours!  They are good for 10 years, so that should keep you good through the next few elections.

Acceptable Forms of ID Information Link:

Monday, February 19, 2024

It is Important to Update Your Google Business Profile. Here's Why

I just received an email not too long ago indicating that any website I made with my Google Business Profile was going away and that I should update my profile to reflect another page or site that I might have.

I'm sharing this because there may be others like me, who took advantage of the free simple page at the time.  The update is an easy fix.  If you received a similar email, follow the link, which will open your Google Business Profile, and either replace the "site" link with another site or other social media content that you might have.

There is also a link to Google Help if more information is needed.   

Also if you or someone you know could use help with affordable advertising, tell them to contact me!  I assist with Awareness Campaigns and supplemental marketing.  See you soon!

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Hire an Office Manager Before You Hire a Project Manager

Business and its terms are constantly changing.  I've worked in offices and have been an office manager much of my career.  Before project managers, office managers handled a good majority of the tasks that might be considered projects in today's business world.

It was fine by me, but I've been asked to do certain tasks that a seasoned office manager could definitely do.  And at the end of the project (smile), I asked if they had someone internally that usually did that type of work.

In some of the conversations, it turned out that a company thought they were saving money by having someone come in for a short period of time; rather than hiring someone who had a general knowledge of the needed support. That approach works for some people.  However, some companies would be better off spending money hiring an office manager or specialist either full time, or as a contracted service.  For small and independent companies, I think a good rule of thumb would be:

  • If the project you are working on is outside of what the business normally does, a project manager would be appropriate.  Otherwise, hire a skilled office manager.

For example, if you are about to run a major awareness campaign, and marketing isn't your primary business, then by all means, hire a project manager to run the campaign.  But if it's something routine,

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

3 Things You Can Do To Organize Yourself and Your Business


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It's the beginning of the year and I know you have that urge to do something that makes you feel like you are progressing in life.  Here are 3 things you can do right now to help you inch along!

  1. Get your email box in order.  You might be like me and have more than one email address.  If you've been busy and haven't check them thoroughly in a while, it's time to get back on track.  Make it intentional by carving out a few minutes each day to check and clear them out.  You could start out with 10 minutes.  Then, if necessary increase the time. You might find hidden opportunities that have been waiting for you!  You can also create a few additional folders to help you sort through the email quickly.

  2. Organize your files and paperwork.  This will be helpful in both saving you time and headaches! If you are a seasoned business owner, and/or have someone on your team managing your office and files for you, great! But if you are an independent  or just starting out and struggling-- consider this "in the trenches" method of maintaining your information.