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Volunteering for Parties in the Park

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Volunteering for Parties in the Park

Each year, one of the biggest fundraisers that nonprofits in the Muskegon area can participate in is sponsoring and participating in one of the weekly “Parties in the Park.”

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Employee Spotlight: Megan Bate

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Employee Spotlight: Megan Bate

We want you to know more about our wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re continuing an Employee Spotlight series to share a more personal side of LongerDays!

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Telling the Whole Story: How Data Alone is Insufficient

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Telling the Whole Story: How Data Alone is Insufficient

Narrative provides a way to relate to data. It connects the raw figures to all the nuance of people. Numbers by themselves (although they’re something to be proud of) are cold. They tell you what’s happening, but they don’t necessarily explain WHY.

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Employee Spotlight: Mike Schertenlieb

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Employee Spotlight: Mike Schertenlieb

We want you to know more about our wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re continuing an Employee Spotlight series to share a more personal side of LongerDays!

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To Figure Out Tasks to Delegate, Create a Not-To-Do List

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To Figure Out Tasks to Delegate, Create a Not-To-Do List

As a business owner, we know your life is busy! Our main job at LongerDays is to give you more time to run your business, go to conferences and workshops, or just be able to go on vacation! (Just look at the picture below. I don’t know where it is… But you could be there instead of your desk!)   We understand how hard it is to give up your work – all the things you’ve been doing to get your business up and running. It’s your baby, and it’s tough to let go! We also understand that being busy makes it harder to delegate tasks…...

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Employee Spotlight: Colton Hall

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Employee Spotlight: Colton Hall

We want you to know more about our wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re continuing an Employee Spotlight series to share a more personal side of LongerDays! We asked a series of questions and decided to share the best answers for all the world to see. Today’s Employee Spotlight is Colton Hall!   1. What is your name? Colton Troy Hall (known affectionately as Coltronwm9k) 2. What is your job title? Team Lead – Virtual Business Professional 3. How long have you worked for LongerDays? About 2.5 years 4....

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Illustration & You

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Illustration & You

The basis of illustration is communication – and communication is crucial in achieving goals. Using illustrations, then, can be an effective method for businesses communicating online in an out-of-the-ordinary way.

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Tone Wars

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Tone Wars

Conquering the dark side of customer service can be a daunting task, especially if your main source of communication is the telephone… You pick up a call expecting a simple customer interaction, and suddenly you’re transported, white-knuckled at helm, ready to drop a laser bomb down a tiny vent shaft as your co-workers fall away one-by-one, engulfed in a spectacular frenzied firefight.

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Employee Spotlight: Katy VT

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Employee Spotlight: Katy VT

We want you to know more about these wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re kicking off an Employee Spotlight series to share a more personal side of LongerDays!

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To Delete or Not to Delete… Facebook That Is!

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To Delete or Not to Delete… Facebook That Is!

If you are anything me, you are NOT deleting your Facebook. It is a great tool to connect with family and friends, and it is just important for your business and clients. It’s a behemoth that isn’t going anywhere. But if you choose to continue using Facebook, there are steps you can take to improve your security.

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