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Make Your Company Green

13th May 2010 - Posted by Sarah Magill in category Misc

I realize the green movement is basically a fashion statement now and it seems like everyone is telling you to “go green”. You probably recycle your papers, take the bus to work and have a few re-usable grocery bags, and that’s great. But being environmentally friendly is not a choice anymore, it is a responsibility and there is much more you can do to make your home and business eco friendly. GO PAPERLESS- By using Freshbooks.com, “The Leader in Online Billing and Bookkeeping”, you can save time and paper. They offer all kinds of helpful resources to help your business run …

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Workplace Diversity

13th May 2010 - Posted by Sarah Magill in category Misc

In response to a blog post asking what problems are faced by organizations, one individual answered, “Workplace diversity”. Similar to last blog’s topic of ethics, workplace diversity is a concept we are all advised to embrace, but we sometimes forget. By hiring a diverse team, you will be able to take advantage of a range of opinions which you can consider when debating important issues. This will result in balanced decisions all around. Your company will better understand the demographics of the customers you serve and you will be able to advantageously address employee satisfaction and retention issues. Peter Drucker, …

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How to Build Professional Relationships

13th May 2010 - Posted by Sarah Magill in category Misc

In these technologically dependent times, social media is becoming people’s main form of communication. Although it is so convenient in our on-the-go, fast paced world, it is critically important to be comfortable communicating in person and through social media. And in this recession, a personal touch makes you and your firm even more engaging. When you hear, “networking”, you may think the best technique would be to hand out as many business cards as possible and shout out a monologue about how you can make their lives easier. Even better, focus more on getting to know people in order to …

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Common Accounting Mistakes

13th May 2010 - Posted by Sarah Magill in category Misc

It’s not rocket science, but Accounting does have the potential for a plethora of mistakes that could really harm your company. If you forget a decimal or just record the depreciation amount incorrectly, it can cost any enterprise a bundle of time and money. Some companies have a private accountant on staff and others hire a public accountant during tax season and at the end of accounting periods. Whatever you choose, just know that obtaining accurate financial statements is priceless. For example, if the ending inventory was overstated in 2008 by $10,000, that value carries over to the next year. …

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The Importance of Ethics

15th April 2010 - Posted by Sarah Magill in category Misc

The Golden Rule has been embedded in our minds since we managed to speak our first words. As we have grown, it has been stored in the back of our minds for occasional reference. I would like to remind everyone of the importance of ethical behavior. And though it may not seem paramount, honorable decisions can place you ahead of the game. Whether it is through price fixing games, crooked accounting principles, or fraud of any kind, those who try to prosper by cheating only bring long term damage to themselves and often to those around them. Hopefully by now …

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Top Ten Ways to Amplify Your Organization

8th April 2010 - Posted by Sarah Magill in category Misc

1) Know your primary market and market towards them. Google offers oodles of free tools and services that allow you to manage and operate you business at maximum efficiency. Google Analytics, for example, allows a company or organization to view the number of visits to their website. Find the state or city where your primary members live and how to pair keywords and ads to attract maximum attention.Google Web-Optimizer lets you experiment with what types of images and features attract the most traffic.This service is amazing! 2) Social Networking. This new transparency element allows you to gain more recognition for …

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Under the Hood: Bluetooth & Microsoft

7th July 2009 - Posted by Alex Mittelstaedt in category Misc

Watch the Tatango team explore innovative Bluetooth technologies at Bluetooth SIG and Microsoft Auto in the Bellevue/Redmond, WA area. In the second of six total Ford Fiesta Movement missions to be accomplished, Derek and the crew learn about the rapid evolution of Bluetooth, and dive into new features of Microsoft Sync applications.

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Gary Vaynerchuk: The Game is Changing

18th May 2009 - Posted by Alex Mittelstaedt in category Misc

Gary Vaynerchuk, Founder of WineLibrary.com and social media guru on GaryVaynerchuk.com, explains how the internet is evolving as a communication platform for businesses and personal brands. Gary shares how he has become so successful in utilizing the likes of Twitter and Facebook to build such a powerful brand. Check him out on CNN! The team at Tatango has taken Gary’s preaching to heart over the last year, resulting in strong relationships with a very passionate user base that we can’t be more thankful for. Be sure to connect with your community if you are not already. Embedded video from CNN Video

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Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World

15th December 2008 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Misc

I ran across an article in the Wall Street Journal this morning that I had to share. All the time I hear people talking about using social media to market their products and services, yet they don’t even know what that entails. This is a great article that lays out the basic services and techniques that should be used to effectively incorporate social media into your marketing efforts. It’s a great read and a huge help, you can check out the article here.

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iPhone Nano?

29th November 2008 - Posted by Derek Johnson in category Misc

I ran across a post yesterday on TechRadar about a iPhone nano knockoff that surfaced in China (image below). They had this to say about the knockoff, “Apple’s long-awaited miniature version of the iPhone, combining the functionality of the 3G beast with an iPod Nano, has surfaced in China. As you can see from the pictures, the tiny phone is just a miniature version of the legitimate big brother, but with a 2.4-inch display…” What do you think, could this be the next big thing from Apple? Check out the rest of the post here.