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January 2012 Issue
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McQuaig & Welk Insights Newsletter



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Are You Driving Your Business or Is It Driving You?


The New Year is always a good time for reflection. We touched on this point in last month's newsletter. It's often a time when we look back and wonder where the time went.


The question that often comes to the mind of the business owner centers on what has really been accomplished over the year.


We often say that a business is nothing more than a vehicle to get us to our destination and that destination is a personal one. 


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Planning to Improve Your Profitability


We often say "what you measure you can manage" and "what gets managed gets done". When it comes to achieving greater profitability, truer words cannot be found. The fourth way of growing a firm, which is improving the effectiveness of the things that you do, is a vital part of assisting you to better manage the results.


We often talk about the importance of focusing your profit improvement strategies into some key areas. They are to increase: 


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New Year Email Resolutions         


What Someone once said "An Inbox is as personal a space as an underwear drawer - we all have one and are all embarrassed by both its organization and contents." Start 2012 off by applying some simple and effective methods to maintaining an organized and less overwhelming (or embarrassing!) Inbox.


A clean and well-sorted Inbox can save you valuable time and is less overwhelming and stressful. Email guru Debbie Mayo-Smith compares the Inbox to a filing cabinet; folders placed haphazardly in the cabinet defeat the purpose. Utilize the organizational structure provided by your email service and start by sorting your emails into Folders and reduce the pile-up. 


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In This Issue
Are You Driving Your Business
Planning to Improve Your Profitability
New Year Email Resolutions
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