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101 Ways to Reward Employees (Without Giving Them Cash) by OPEN ForumWhen it comes to rewarding your employees, cash is king—but only for a few hours. Money is not a long-term motivator. Finding ways to engage with them rather than pay them off will result in more loyal, harder working employees.
1. Flexible Hours
2. A Thank You Note
3. Pizza Party
4. Commute on Me
5. The Boss’s Office
6. Primo Parking
7. Flip Flop Day
8. Day Off Pass
9. A New Chair
10. Bring the Pooch
Read more on OPEN Forum for all 101 ways to say, “I appreciate you and all your hard work,” without breaking your budget.
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101 Ways to Reward Employees (Without Giving Them Cash) by OPEN Forum

When it comes to rewarding your employees, cash is king—but only for a few hours. Money is not a long-term motivator. Finding ways to engage with them rather than pay them off will result in more loyal, harder working employees.

1. Flexible Hours

2. A Thank You Note

3. Pizza Party

4. Commute on Me

5. The Boss’s Office

6. Primo Parking

7. Flip Flop Day

8. Day Off Pass

9. A New Chair

10. Bring the Pooch

Read more on OPEN Forum for all 101 ways to say, “I appreciate you and all your hard work,” without breaking your budget.

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Personal productivity is a key differentiator between those who succeed in their chosen field and those who do not”
— Brian Tracy
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12 Productivity Tips from Incredibly Busy People by OPEN Forum1. Have a single purpose focus2. Ruthlessly block out distractions3. Set a strict time limit on meetings4. Set up productivity rituals5. Get up earlier6. Group your interruptions7. Outsource personal chores8. Set up email rules to maintain sanity9. Capture all creative ideas10. Increase your effectiveness through technology11. Don’t lost it: Read it later12. Learn from others
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12 Productivity Tips from Incredibly Busy People by OPEN Forum

1. Have a single purpose focus
2. Ruthlessly block out distractions
3. Set a strict time limit on meetings
4. Set up productivity rituals
5. Get up earlier
6. Group your interruptions
7. Outsource personal chores
8. Set up email rules to maintain sanity
9. Capture all creative ideas
10. Increase your effectiveness through technology
11. Don’t lost it: Read it later
12. Learn from others

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8 Steps to Mastering Time Management by OPEN Forum1. Start the night before2. Move out smartly3. Plan for the unexpected4. Watch for time robbers5. Take a break6. Know when to end your day7. Work on the clouds vs. weeds8. Assess your systemRead more on these eight steps that you can take today that will open more time tomorrow to achieve your goals.
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8 Steps to Mastering Time Management by OPEN Forum

1. Start the night before
2. Move out smartly
3. Plan for the unexpected
4. Watch for time robbers
5. Take a break
6. Know when to end your day
7. Work on the clouds vs. weeds
8. Assess your system

Read more on these eight steps that you can take today that will open more time tomorrow to achieve your goals.


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Social Media Strategy: 7 Keys to Success by OPEN Forum1. Know your business objectives2. Have a long-term vision to become a converged social business3. Obtain key executive support4. Generate a road map5. Dedicate to the process and ongoing training6. Plan for current and future staffing needs7. Hold off on technology decisions until your strategy is in place
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Social Media Strategy: 7 Keys to Success by OPEN Forum

1. Know your business objectives
2. Have a long-term vision to become a converged social business
3. Obtain key executive support
4. Generate a road map
5. Dedicate to the process and ongoing training
6. Plan for current and future staffing needs
7. Hold off on technology decisions until your strategy is in place

(via Social Media Strategy: 7 Keys to Success - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

10 Ways to Allow Others to Save Face by OPEN Forum1. Don’t hijack a subordinate’s presentation2. Be mindful of the “Red Pen Syndrome”3. Stop using sarcasm so much4. Make “respect” a corporate value5. Give feedback the right way6. Allow those who lost an argument to save face7. Arrive to meetings on time8. Align your employees’ behaviors toward all stakeholders10. Assess yourself
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10 Ways to Allow Others to Save Face by OPEN Forum

1. Don’t hijack a subordinate’s presentation
2. Be mindful of the “Red Pen Syndrome”
3. Stop using sarcasm so much
4. Make “respect” a corporate value
5. Give feedback the right way
6. Allow those who lost an argument to save face
7. Arrive to meetings on time
8. Align your employees’ behaviors toward all stakeholders
10. Assess yourself

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8 Tricks of the World’s Best Salespeople by OPEN Forum1. Dump wishy-washy prospects2. Understand that you don’t have to make everyone happy3. Always stay one step ahead of your client4. Under promise and over deliver5. Let the customers sell themselves6. Mimic your customers - in a nice way7. Adjust your seat heights8. Get your clients to say no
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8 Tricks of the World’s Best Salespeople by OPEN Forum

1. Dump wishy-washy prospects
2. Understand that you don’t have to make everyone happy
3. Always stay one step ahead of your client
4. Under promise and over deliver
5. Let the customers sell themselves
6. Mimic your customers - in a nice way
7. Adjust your seat heights
8. Get your clients to say no

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From Legal to Marketing: Free Resources for Startups by OPEN ForumWhen it comes to startups, it seems that tech companies get all the love—and support. But startups not in the tech sector don’t have to feel left out. Click here for a list of the best possible resources to help non-tech startups launch and grow their businesses.Areas with free resources:- Office space and mailing address - Legal- Funding- Internet and marketing- Community- Entrepreneurial- Business schools- Business owner groups- Sponsorships- Hire local- Get out of the house
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From Legal to Marketing: Free Resources for Startups by OPEN Forum

When it comes to startups, it seems that tech companies get all the love—and support. But startups not in the tech sector don’t have to feel left out.

Click here
for a list of the best possible resources to help non-tech startups launch and grow their businesses.

Areas with free resources:
- Office space and mailing address
- Legal
- Funding
- Internet and marketing
- Community
- Entrepreneurial
- Business schools
- Business owner groups
- Sponsorships
- Hire local
- Get out of the house

(via From Legal to Marketing: Free Resources for Startups - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

Simple Tax Error Could Cost You ThousandsThe devil is in the details is the lesson from David and 
Veronda Durden who were denied a $25,000+ deduction on their tax returns
 for a charitable contribution they made to their church. Why? Because 
of a simple technicality. Read more on OPEN Forum
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Simple Tax Error Could Cost You Thousands

The devil is in the details is the lesson from David and Veronda Durden who were denied a $25,000+ deduction on their tax returns for a charitable contribution they made to their church. Why? Because of a simple technicality.

Read more on OPEN Forum

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Modern Vice Shoes: Made in the USA is a Perfect FitWhen the Adoni brothers told their family and friends that they wanted 
to open a domestic shoe and sneaker factory in New York City, “everyone 
thought we were absolutely crazy,” says Jordan Adoni, 29. But he and his
 brother, Jensen, 23, were undeterred. They had worked for their 
father’s shoe manufacturing and importing businesses and had a few ideas
 of their own about how things should be done. Two years into their 
venture, Modern Vice,
 the brothers are not looking quite so crazy. They operate the only full
 production footwear factory in New York City and make up to 1,000 pairs
 of shoes a day. Last year, the company posted revenues between $6 
million and $7 million and this year is on track for $18 million.Read more on how they grew their business from startup to success.
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Modern Vice Shoes: Made in the USA is a Perfect Fit

When the Adoni brothers told their family and friends that they wanted to open a domestic shoe and sneaker factory in New York City, “everyone thought we were absolutely crazy,” says Jordan Adoni, 29. But he and his brother, Jensen, 23, were undeterred. They had worked for their father’s shoe manufacturing and importing businesses and had a few ideas of their own about how things should be done. Two years into their venture, Modern Vice, the brothers are not looking quite so crazy. They operate the only full production footwear factory in New York City and make up to 1,000 pairs of shoes a day. Last year, the company posted revenues between $6 million and $7 million and this year is on track for $18 million.

Read more on how they grew their business from startup to success.

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