Emirates throws out the magazines

Click for the Economist article

This is a very short, insightful article. Read some of the reader comments at the bottom as well.

Ask yourself:

How much are we printing that is going right into our prospects’ trash or recycling bin?
Do we print materials just so we have something to hand someone?
How else could we get our message across?
What, besides paper, might we also be wasting?

Give us a call to get more effective.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

FDA focuses on jalapenos after salmonella found

Click for TampaBay.com article

Read the article. Looks like jalapenos may now be the source of the salmonella outbreak. So, if tomatoes were not the cause, think what not knowing for sure did to tomato growers, restaurants, and the public.

Do you have a way of verifying the cause of your problems before taking expensive actions? How do you validate your assumptions?

A good solid problem solving process will cover this. Call us for more information.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Ten Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft

Here is the link to the article below. You can also find other useful information there.

By Mary Landesman, About.com

Every 3.5 seconds in the United States, someone’s identity is stolen. Unfortunately, many view identity theft as an ‘online’ only problem. It’s true that phishing scams, Trojans, and other forms of cybercrime are a factor, but there are also far more low tech means of identity theft – including digging through your garbage or stealing your wallet or purse. You can minimize your risk by following these ten tips:

  1. Never carry more credit cards than you need and cancel credit card accounts you don’t use.
  2. Never carry your social security card. Likewise, don’t disclose your social security number unless absolutely necessary, i.e. for banking or tax purposes.
  3. Don’t throw away bills or any document containing account or other personally identifying details – use a shredder.
  4. Don’t leave receipts behind. Cross check your credit card bills against the receipts.
  5. Keep a tight hold on your purse or wallet – pickpocketing and purse snatching are still alive and well. At parties, in restaurants, or while shopping, know where your purse or wallet is at all times.
  6. When traveling, suspend delivery of the newspaper and mail, or ask a trusted neighbor or friend to gather these items for you. Newspapers piling up outside the home are good indication to would-be theives that you may be away. Mail left unattended in an unsecured mailbox provides a ripe opportunity for theft.
  7. Don’t use the same password on multiple sites. Contrary to popular belief, writing down your password isn’t such a bad idea. >> Creating a Strong Password System
  8. When shopping online, avoid unknown ecommerce sites. Be particularly leary of any banner ad or unexpected pop-up that claims your computer is infected or in need of repairs. Rogue spyware scanners and nefarious registry cleaners often use these tactics to trick you into purchasing software that may be ineffective at best, and malicious at worst.
  9. Familiarize yourself with online scams so you don’t become the next victim. If it sounds to good to be true, chances are it is a scam. >> Top Internet and E-mail Scams
  10. Keep your computer secure. Make sure your antivirus software is always up to date and a firewall is running at all times. >> Computer Security Tips

As of November 2007, the three major credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion – opened up credit freeze protection for states that don’t have credit freeze acts in place. This means anyone in any of the 50 states has a means to place a freeze on credit reports. Without the ability to obtain a credit report, would-be identity thieves won’t be able to establish new accounts in your name. For full details on credit freezes, see the Consumers Union’s Guide to Security Freeze Protection.

Call us for help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

State blocks efforts to expand Miami-Dade’s UDB

Click for link to South Florida Business Journal article

Ask yourself:

What opportunities are there in this and similar decisions?
What potential problems might this cause for my business?
What other decisions made by others can impact my business?

Call us for more information.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

As Travel Costs Rise, More Meetings Go Virtual

I have copied the article here in case you can not get to it from the NY Times site.

This is not the only technology that can help your company reduce travel costs, increase benefits, and help your employees be more productive and happier. Call us for help.

As Travel Costs Rise, More Meetings Go Virtual

Peter Wynn Thompson for The New York Times

Jill Smart, in foreground, in a videoconference from her office in Chicago with colleagues in Atlanta and London.

Published: July 22, 2008

Jill Smart, an Accenture executive, was skeptical the first time she stepped into her firm’s new videoconferencing room in Chicago for a meeting with a group of colleagues in London. But the videoconferencing technology, known as telepresence, delivered an experience so lifelike, Ms. Smart recalled, that “10 minutes into it, you forget you are not in the room with them.”

Accenture, a technology consulting firm, has installed 13 of the videoconferencing rooms at its offices around the world and plans to have an additional 22 operating before the end of the year.

Accenture figures its consultants used virtual meetings to avoid 240 international trips and 120 domestic flights in May alone, for an annual saving of millions of dollars and countless hours of wearying travel for its workers.

As travel costs rise and airlines cut service, companies large and small are rethinking the face-to-face meeting — and business travel as well. At the same time, the technology has matured to the point where it is often practical, affordable and more productive to move digital bits instead of bodies.

The emerging trend, analysts say, goes well beyond a reaction to rising travel costs and a weakening economy. “These technology tools are going to change the way corporations think about travel and work in the long run,” an analyst at Forrester Research, Claire Schooley, said.

Past predictions that technology could replace travel have been frequent and premature. The main difference today, analysts say, is that the technology is finally catching up to its promise. No single breakthrough explains the progress, but rather a series of step-by-step advances — and steady investment — in telecommunications networks, software and computer processing.

The results can be seen not only in the expensive new telepresence systems like those from Cisco Systems or Hewlett-Packard, but also in more mainstream collaboration technologies — Web conferencing, online document sharing, wikis and Internet telephony. The audio and desktop presentations in Web-based meetings, for example, are now more likely to be in sync and interactive.

Companies of all sizes are beginning to shift to Web-based meetings for training and sales presentations. “Only in the last two years has the technology gotten to point where it really makes sense to use it,” said Alan Minton, vice president for marketing at Cornerstone Information Systems, a 60-person business software company in Bloomington, Ind.

With his sales force doing many product demonstrations online, Mr. Minton estimates the group’s travel costs of have been cut by 60 percent and the average time to close a new sale has been reduced by 30 percent.

No one suggests that the face-to-face meeting is becoming obsolete, or that it is time for a requiem for the road warrior. Companies talk about using digital tools mainly as a way of making business travel more selective and more productive.

Still, the potential for digital displacement of business travel is substantial. A report last month by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, a group of technology companies, and the Climate Group, an environmental organization, estimated that up to 20 percent of business travel worldwide could be replaced by Web-based and conventional videoconferencing technology.

The most dedicated business travelers tend to be management consultants, investment bankers, accountants, lawyers and technology services consultants. Much of their work has to be done in person with clients. But these professionals are increasingly using online collaboration tools for work within their firms.

At I.B.M., Michael Littlejohn, a work force and technology expert in the company’s global services unit, said two years ago, he was on the road 13 to 15 days a month. These days, he says, he travels 8 or 10 days a month. “But my time spent with clients is not less,” he said. “To really understand a client’s problems or to close a deal, you need face to face.”

Corporate training and education is a field many companies are moving online, in part to trim travel costs. Darryl Draper, the national manager of customer service training for Subaru of America, used to travel four days a week, nine months of the year, presenting educational programs at dealers nationwide. Today, Ms. Draper rarely travels and nearly all of her training is done online.

Previously, Ms. Draper estimated, in six months she would reach about 220 people at a cost of $300 a person. She said she now reaches 2,500 people every six months at a cost of 75 cents a person.

A range of companies offer the mainstream online communications and collaboration tools, including WebEx, Citrix, Microsoft, I.B.M. and others. The most rarefied offering, though, is telepresence videoconferencing. Today, it is an elite product supplied by a few companies, including Cisco, H.P. and Polycom.

Completed telepresence rooms, typically with three huge curved screens (and a fourth screen above for shared work), custom lighting and acoustics, cost up to $350,000 — though that is down from $500,000, when H.P. sold its first system in early 2006.

The resolution on telepresence screens is even sharper than on high-definition televisions, and images can be magnified to inspect products. Engineers at the far-flung labs of Advanced Micro Devices, for example, scrutinize the microcircuitry on new chip designs using the company’s telepresence systems. And the images of people on screen are life-size.

Cisco, which has more than 200 telepresence rooms, figures it is avoiding $100 million in yearly travel costs, and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions from air travel by 10 percent. H.P. says air travel among its offices with telepresence rooms is down 25 percent.

When used regularly, the rooms pay for themselves within a year, analysts estimate. Sales of telepresence systems will more than double this year to 627, estimates the market research firm IDC, and reach more than 8,000 by 2012.

There is a certain paradox in telepresence, in that it is all to simulate the richest form of human interaction: people talking to each other, face to face.

And it is not a perfect substitute. Ms. Smart, the chief of human resources for Accenture, still travels about 10 days a month. “You don’t learn about other cultures in telepresence,” she said. “You get things from being there, over breakfast and dinner, building relationships face to face.”

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

7-Eleven’s conversion strategy

Click for Dallas Business Journal article on 7-Eleven

Here is a company that sees opportunity in today’s economy. They are taking advantage of their strengths in this market to be prepared when the economy turns around. Will they be successful?

What about your company? Are you worrying about what is going on? Are you looking at potential opportunities as well as potential problems?

Give us a call. We can help you sort it out.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Updated iPhone a hit: 1 million already sold

Click for the Associated Press story as carried by the Sun-Sentinel

With all the talk of customers not spending money and it’s a hard time to be in business, ask yourself:

I am showing my customers and prospects enough value?

Over 1 million people bought the new iPhone as soon as it came out. People are spending money, they just might not be spending it with you.

Call us for help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Four Day Work Week

Click to go to the Florida Trend article on the Four Day Work Week

Two important excerpts:

1) Professor Hochwarter of FSU’s College of Business recently conducted a study of 800 full-time workers, mainly in the Southeast, who use personal transportation. His study concluded that 33% would quit their jobs if a closer one was available.

2) If you make the four-day work week mandatory, you might lose some of these valuable employees. Flexibility is key. If you make the switch optional, employees can choose which schedule works best for their lifestyle.

Consider this an opportunity to look at potential problems of staying with today’s schedule, potential opportunities of a four day work week, and what else can you do to be more effective.

Call us for help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

GM says customers didn’t want hybrids back when gas was cheaper

Click for article in the Dallas Business Journal and then read the comments at the bottom of the article.

Ask yourself:

Do we have a strategic plan that lays out what we need to do to accomplish what we want to?
Do we know how to execute our plans?
Do we have the measurements in place to let us know how we are doing?

GM is not the only company to fail to prepare for the future and remain glued to a failing strategy.

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Views on Telecommuting

I posted this question on LinkedIn and invite you to go there to give your response or to comment on this post by clicking the Comments link below. To comment via LinkedIn, click on the title, ‘Views on Telecommuting’ above and you will go there.

I am an advocate of telecommuting as both an employee benefit and as a cost savings program for businesses. I think businesses should look at all positions and determine if they really need to have the employee on-site to perform the work. I have my own list of pros and cons that I use with clients and would like to develop more and here other viewpoints.

What are your pros and/or cons for telecommuting?

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

How to protect your property from lightning strike

Click for Sun-Sentinel article

The thinking employed here is, you can’t keep lightning from happening but you can plan and take actions to prevent the effects of lightning striking and to minimize the seriousness when it does.

The same thinking is applied to any business activity. From hiring, retention, product design, manufacture and delivery to services as well. Call us to find out how we can make you and your business more effective.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Fuel theft reports few, but sales of gas cap locks surge in South Florida

Click for the Sun-Sentinel article

What other potential problems can you see for you, your business and your employees as fuel prices continue to rise?

Can you see any opportunities to improve your business? Can you improve employee relations?

Call to see how we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Social networking could haunt doctors

Click for Palm Beach Post article on some of the risks of Social Networking online.

I want you to think for a minute and ask yourself:

What information is available about me online? Good or bad

What information is available about my company online? Good or bad

Increasingly, we are doing searches online before doing business with companies and individuals. Call us for help in avoiding these and other problems.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Palm Beach County teachers’ union demands pay raises

Click for Sun-Sentinel story on teachers demanding pay raises.

Ask yourself some questions after reading this story.

What potential problems come to mind? Might the teachers strike? May taxes go up? Might schools go to 4 days/week in order to cut costs?

What is the likelihood any of the potential problems actually occurs?

What planning do we have in place to deal with the problems when they occur?

What would happen if some other group (transit workers, sanitation, communication workers, etc.) had similar issues? Would my business be prepared?

What will you do if any of this happens and the parents who work for you suddenly have to make arrangements for their children and can not come to work as they normally do?

Call us to discuss our approach to these and other issues.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Salmonella: 1,017 Sick; Peppers Suspected

Click for story from WebMD on salmonella

So, now it may be peppers along with tomatoes that are responsible for the salmonella outbreak.

Ask your self this: If something similar happened in my business (problem products being returned, failures in the field, greater warranty claims, etc.), do I have a consistent, successful approach to finding the cause of the problem? Do I have a process for anticipating and preventing problems?

Call us and we will show you how.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Green building council set to modify LEED standards

Click for Business Journal article on new LEED standards

Ask yourself:

  • What opportunities exist for our business with these new standards?
  • What potential problems do we see?
  • How might we position ourselves to benefit?

Call to find out how to apply our thinking approach to your business.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Starbucks silent on which stores will be closed

Click for Albany Business Journal article

Ask yourself, “Are we growing just because we can or are we following a strategic plan?”

In both hot and challenging times, its easy to loose site of what we are trying to accomplish and stay true to our plans. Did Starbucks get greedy? Try to grow to fast? What about you?

Call and we will develop your strategic plan and execute it with you to ensure your success.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Accounting Plan Would Allow Use of Foreign Rules

Click for NY Times article

This is an area that is full of potential problems and potential opportunities for public companies, investors, and the companies that service them. Are you prepared?

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

On Day Care, Google Makes a Rare Fumble

Read this from the July 5, 2008 NY Times

Ask yourself,

“Is my company competitive in it’s marketplace?”
“Do we give meaningful incentives to attract and retain our workers?”
“Are we spending our money wisely?”

There are many, manageable potential problems and opportunities hidden in your benefits and employee relations. Make sure you are managing them and not reacting to them.

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Targeted Attacks

Click to go to the About.com article on Targeted attacks through the Internet.

This article points out some potentially serious problems and things you can do to reduce your risk and that of your friends and colleagues. It is worth reading and then educating your sphere. Innocent looking behavior can lead to problems.

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Bad Words Backfire during Bad Economy

Click for article from BizJournals

There are potential problems but also opportunities in any economy. Remain positive and focused on being successful.

Call us for help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Live bombs haunt Orlando neighborhood

Click for the CNN story

Here is another example of a problem that could have been avoided. Proper due diligence and a process to anticipate problems would have surfaced this issue.

What process do you have in place to anticipate and prevent problems?

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Dealing with High Gas Prices

I am going to expand on my earlier post about dealing with high gas prices as I have received feedback from several people in person and online about their companies or managers not being supportive of telecommuting.

Telecommuting can be one of the biggest opportunities a business owner, manager, or supervisor has for improving productivity, lowering hiring and retention costs, improving morale, reducing utility costs, etc., etc.

Like any policy change (in many companies, telecommuting is covered by a policy) using telecommuting needs to be assessed with regards to potential problems as well as opportunities.

I have already mentioned some of the opportunities so lets look at some of the potential problems.

1) managers don’t know what their workers are doing when they are telecommuting. Well, how do managers know what their workers are doing when they are on-site? Do they babysit them all day long? Of course not. Good managers know how to get results and communicate requirements with their staffs. They look for results.

2) telecommuters feel cutoff from their co-workers and miss the social interaction that comes from working together. No one says that telecommuting means never being in the office (although it could in the right situations). Telecommuting can be a part-time approach. If you have workers telecommute 2 days a week, you reduce their commute times and costs by 40%. You also reduce your costs of having them in the office by 40%. Team meetings can be held when everyone is on site. Also consider the value of video conferencing and Instant Messaging to keep workers in touch with each other. Both can be very low cost, valuable additions to your tool box.

These are just 2 examples for now. I just want to get you thinking.

If your managers don’t know how to deal with telecommuting, HELP THEM! All sides of this issue need to earn trust and learn skills to make it work effectively.

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Bag Helps Laptop Pass Air Security

I copied an article from today’s NY Times and pasted it below so you would not have to sign-in to the Times site to read it. For those of you with NY Times ids, you can find it here: Bag Helps Laptop Pass Air Security

This is one example of turning a problem into an opportunity. If you travel for business, have you asked yourself the questions “What could go wrong?”, “What can I do to prevent those things from happening?”, “What opportunities could come of this?”? If not, give us a call. We will be happy to help.

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

On the Road


Published: July 1, 2008

For years at airport security checkpoints, passengers have heard the refrain, almost a dirge: “Laptops must be removed from their cases and placed on the belt.”

Get ready for a change. The Transportation Security Administration has given the go-ahead for passengers to use newly designed carry-on bags that will let them pass through security without having to take their laptops out for the X-ray inspection.

Kip Hawley, the agency’s director, told me Monday that the T.S.A. would accept the new laptop cases as soon as they come on the market.

Two of the biggest luggage manufacturers — Pathfinder Luggage and Targus — say they are rushing to produce the new “checkpoint friendly” laptop cases and expect them to be available by late September or early October.

Two problems with the existing laptop cases are that security officers have difficulty seeing inside them with X-ray equipment, and many of the cases are so crammed with extra gear — power cords, a mouse and the like — that the computer is obscured.

The new cases include either a fold-down section in a bigger briefcase or a stand-alone protective sleeve that contains no extra clutter and can be readily viewed through the scanner.

More than a half-dozen luggage manufacturers, among about 60 that initially responded to a T.S.A. request for proposals about three months ago, have submitted prototypes for testing at checkpoints at three airports: Dulles, outside Washington; Austin-Bergstrom in Texas; and Ontario, near Los Angeles.

The agency says that more than a quarter of all air travelers carry laptops through security.

Along with having to remove shoes, the requirement to take a laptop out of its protective case has long rankled business travelers, who worry about damage to exposed computers as well as potential loss in the pileup of various travelers’ possessions on the other side of the X-ray station.

Mr. Hawley, meanwhile, has often said that confusion at checkpoints is itself a security problem. Designing laptop cases that can improve customer service while keeping security at a high level is a way to better ensure a “calm and predictable” checkpoint environment, he said.

“Threats have a hard time hiding in a calm environment,” he said. “Chaos is great camouflage.”

Mr. Hawley said the agency had been working with various manufacturers to develop the new luggage designs. He predicted that various new laptop cases that conform to government requirements would be in wide use by the holidays in December.

“On a conference call with industry representatives, I said that the T.S.A. will not be your gatekeeper on this,” Mr. Hawley said. “It all depends on how fast you can get to market. We won’t slow you down.”

Ron Davis, the executive vice president of Pathfinder Luggage, said that his company had just started producing its two new cases at a plant in the Philippines. He said both had been tested at checkpoints to ensure that they met government specifications.

“They don’t want anything obscuring the view of the laptop,” he said. “In our case, the material is nylon and foam, and the X-ray machine will see right through that.”

Pathfinder is making two models but plans others. One is a briefcase in which the attached laptop holder is exposed when the case is unzipped. The other is a wheeled carry-on with a removable laptop case.

Mr. Davis estimated that the briefcase version would sell for $100 to $150 and the wheeled version for $150 to $200.

Targus, the largest maker of cases for laptops and notebook computers, is about to begin production at factories in China of four new models of checkpoint-compatible bags, said Al Giazzon, the vice president for marketing.

“We’ve got to produce a lot of them,” he said. “We’re currently scheduled for a late September or early October delivery of our first bags.”

Among the bags Targus is producing is a backpack design. Mr. Giazzon said. He said that retailers were already clamoring for the bags, which will cost from $39 for a basic model to about $100 “for our corporate series, for heavy-duty travelers.”

Mr. Hawley said that the T.S.A. has deliberately avoided formally certifying various manufacturers’ bag designs.

“Everybody is aware that the process of the government certifying a piece of security equipment involves a lot of time and red tape,” he said.

Instead, manufacturers were encouraged to come up with designs that would pass muster, and perhaps adopt a universal slogan or logo that says, “This bag is checkpoint-friendly,” he said.

Mr. Hawley said he did not expect that the new laptops would create undue confusion after their introduction, since security officers would be well informed about them.

To make sure the cases are easily identifiable, the T.S.A. said in its request for proposals sent to manufacturers in March that bags should be designed with “self-evident features,” including an absence of buckles, pockets or zippers.

Manufacturers were also told that they could label the bags as “checkpoint friendly,” or use similar terms, but that they could not state nor imply that the bags were certified or approved by the T.S.A. or use a T.S.A. logo on them.

It will be immediately apparent if a laptop case is not properly designed for unobscured visual inspection because it will not give security officers a clear X-ray image, Mr. Hawley said. The case and laptop will be removed from the belt for a close look by security officers, he said.

Mr. Davis said that passengers who are forced to take a laptop out of its case and rerun it through the X-ray equipment will, in itself, encourage manufacturers to ensure that “checkpoint friendly” cases really are.

“If a customer buys the new case and sends it through security and the security officer said, ‘Sorry, this doesn’t work,’ then you’ve got a very upset customer,” he said.

Fraud, Inc.

Click for Florida Trend article on fraud in Florida

Fraud is a potential (and actual) problem in many companies. To learn more about preventing fraud in your company, contact us.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Gun law worries some employers

Click here to read the article from Florida Today

Florida’s new gun law is effective starting today.

What decisions do you as a business owner or manager need to make?

What potential problems does this pose for you?

What potential opportunities might come from this?

When laws change, new potential problems and opportunities arise. Call us to find out how we can put a structured approach in place for dealing with these issues.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Top 10 Ways to Annoy Your Co-Workers

Click to go to About.com’s Career Planning topic to get the details

1. Talk Loudly on Your Cell Phone … Especially in the Bathroom
2. Take Credit for Your Coworkers’ Contributions to a Project
3. Come to Work Sick
4. Share Everything With Your Coworkers
5. Talk to Your Coworkers About Religion and Politics
6. Tell Your Coworkers Dirty Jokes
7. Spam Your Coworkers
8. Chew Your Gum Loudly
9. Don’t Carry Your Own Weight
10. Talk Down to Your Coworkers

Call us, we can help (no, I don’t mean by annoying your co-workers)

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Study shows CEOs struggle for survival first three years

Article from the Houston Business Journal on CEOs

Companies with a strategic plan and board coaching will be much more successful in hiring effective CEOs. Call to find out how we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Businesses rise to challenge of dealing with unbudgeted fuel costs

Link to the Albany Business Journal for some examples of how companies are dealing with high fuel costs.

Each business needs to find an approach that works best for them. Call for help and we will show you ways to save.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Dealing with High Gas Prices in our Businesses

Each of us has to deal with higher fuel costs these days. Here are some ways we can deal with them in our personal lives:

  • use regular instead of premium fuel
  • take fewer trips by car by combining errands and/or carpooling
  • switch to public transportation
  • vacation closer to home
  • drive more economically and less aggressively to improve miles per gallon
  • trade in the gas guzzler for a more fuel efficient model
  • ride a bike (a Harley-Davidson will get better mileage than most cars)

What can we as business owners and managers do?
If you aren’t already doing it, you need to be looking at telecommuting. I am advising my clients to look at this very seriously. It is already hard enough to attract and retain good talent. Putting telecommuting on the table as a benefit will make you more competitive and reduce your costs. Here are some examples:

  • Allowing workers to telecommute is like giving them a raise that they, and you, are not taxed on. Remind them that its not how much they are paid that counts, it’s what they keep in their wallets. Not having to pay $4+ for a gallon of gasoline makes that money available for other things.
  • You don’t pay anymore for salary based benefits than you do now because you are not paying more in salaries.
  • Having fewer workers on site reduces air conditioning, heating, lighting, and water costs. Lower overhead.
  • Having fewer workers on site can prevent a move to costlier, larger facilities. Lower overhead.
  • You always wanted to say you have a “Green” initiative didn’t you? Reducing commuting trips allows you to say it and mean it. You will be “greener” than you were before.
  • If you provide on-site day care, this can reduce your costs as your employees are now working at home.
  • Productivity goes up.
  • Stress goes down.

More information:
For more information please contact us. We would be happy to work up a plan for you that includes both risks and opportunities that come from telecommuting. You owe it to yourself and your company to look at this great alternative that will increase your competitiveness now.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

What CEOs Need to Know About Marketing in a Recession

Click for Stuart Sanders’ report – What CEOs Need to Know About Marketing in a Recession

When your competitors pull back on their investment, they are giving you the opportunity to take their business. Take it!

Call us for help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants

Learning to Say ‘No!’

Click for Florida Trend article by Dr. Jerry Osteryoung

Good article on a way to focus your time on what is important.

It’s funny, one of the first things we learn as kids is to say ‘No!’. At some point, many of us lose that and get started on a path that leads to being overwhelmed. We need to focus on the important issues, not just those that are urgent to someone else.

Call us, we can help.

John Schneyer
Boca Consultants