• May 15, 2019

    How Do I Kick People Out of S100C

    There are a few tasks in Sage 100 Contractor that require Exclusive Access. For some of us, every month when we want to roll the posting period forward, we send out a nice reminder for everyone to log off. At the appointed time, we check the box and hope that we’ll be pleasantly surprised— but […]

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  • April 24, 2019

    Disney U by Doug Lipp

    I had an opportunity to hear Doug Lipp speak at an industry event. He has passion for his topic, and was ready to give us some specific take-aways to bring back to our businesses. What I remember the best is his statement, ‘Snow White Never Has a Bad Day.’ How do you pull that off? […]

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  • April 18, 2019

    Top Three Lessons from Robert Herjavec

    Today, Robert Herjavec is known as the beloved “nice judge” on ABC’s Shark Tank, but if you ask him, he thinks the descriptor “fair” is more appropriate. Whatever you call him, make no mistake: he’s one of the most shrewd and successful businesspeople of our time. Despite humble beginnings while growing up in former Yugoslavia, […]

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  • April 10, 2019

    Made to Stick by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

    What an amazing book! I couldn’t put it down, and found myself going back to previous chapters and stories. I originally thought of this as a marketing book, and it is, but it’s much more. ‘Sticky Ideas’ are useful in marketing, but they’re also important when conveying company culture, training team members, engaging with our […]

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  • April 05, 2019

    Frustration! Is It The Tool?

    My father-in-law was a Mason Contractor. One of his masons, Tommy McLaughlin, was a true craftsman. His work was beautiful! I also remember the stories about how he took care of his tools. He purchased great tools, then took care of them, all the way down to polishing his work boots! I’m confident that if […]

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  • March 14, 2019

    The Wisdom House by Rob Parsons

    I heard Rob Parsons speak a few years ago and was very moved by his stories. I chose two of his books and have finally dug into this one. The premise is a grandpa who imagines fireside chats with his grandchildren, sharing bits of wisdom at various stages of their lives; ‘you don’t always have […]

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  • March 06, 2019

    ‘Popular’ Email Scams – What You Need to Know

    We’ve seen some ‘old favorites,’ some seasonal, and some new email scams. Here are a few examples to warn family and friends so they don’t get tricked, and you should stay away from them too! Microsoft supposedly called our office to let our sales person know that there was a problem with their machine. All […]

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  • February 28, 2019

    How to Make Sure You Never Fall Victim to Ransomware

    Late last March, the infrastructure of Atlanta was brought to its knees. More than a third of 424 programs used nearly every day by city officials of all types, including everyone from police officers to trash collectors to water management employees, were knocked out of commission. What’s worse, close to 30% of these programs were […]

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  • February 25, 2019

    ASA Expo and Safety Awards 2019

    We’ll be at the annual ASA Expo on March 5th, booth 309. This is a HUGE event, one we’ve attended and had a booth at since at least 2007; we’ve been members since 2002! The event is in Oak Brook at the Drury Lane Theatre, 9:00am to 4:00pm – it’s easy to get to and […]

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  • February 21, 2019

    HP Battery Recall – Possible Fire Hazard

    There are some HP Notebook and Mobile Workstation computers that may have issues with their batteries. This was announced in January 2018, and is now expanded as of January 2019. HP says that the affected batteries could overheat, ‘posing a fire or burn hazard’ to customers. They’re very clear that NOT ALL batteries in all […]

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