7 Reasons to STOP writing business checks

Business Checks have been around for decades, and – not that long ago – made up 86% of all non-cash payments. But times have changed. Although online payments now make up a majority of non-cash transactions, business checks still make up a significant portion of payments within the US.

In fact, in 2015, The Federal Reserve’s research disproved the idea that business checks are no longer relevant.…

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Get Up! The health and productivity benefits of Sit & Stand Desks

Sit & Stand desks are making a big impact on the bottom line… pun intended. Not only are they being shown to improve office worker’s health, fitness, and morale, but they can also help to improve productivity.

In many ways, office workers have become a stationery work force. Especially when dealing with anything online, computer, or marketing related, most of our job is done using a desk and a computer.…

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Chasing shiny objects: the dangers of distractions in business

In the online marketing world, there’s always something new. Something different. Something exciting.

Let me start out by saying new is good. Innovative is smart. But busy-work wasting time chasing after things because someone who is supposed to be leading the company had an “Oooohhh. That looks pretty” moment is not good. It’s not smart.

Tackling all of those new and exciting opportunities can lead to what Shakespeare best named “Madly off in all directions.”

As a leader, it is your job to direct and inspire, not distract your team by blowing a bunch of pretty bubbles into the air and yelling “catch!

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The negative impacts of micromanagement

Micromanagement is not good for business. It’s not good for employees.  And it’s not good for the manager. So why is it so prevalent in today’s workforce? 

There’s an old quote from Charles-Guillaume Étienne: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  Although that sounds really great, and some – especially those frustrated by the mistakes people make – may consider it profound.  …

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3 Great Reasons Deluxe eChecks Makes Bill Payment Better

Nobody likes paying bills, least of all small businesses. And while we can’t make the bill paying process more enjoyable, we have found a way to make it easier and more efficient than ever before with Deluxe eChecks. An improved mobile app, a smoother, smarter online experience and new personalization options make sending and receiving Deluxe eChecks faster, easier and better than send paper checks.…

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