Perfect Gift Idea for Bosses or Co-Workers: Amazon Gift Cards (E-Mail Delivery)

A Gift Card is ALWAYS the Right Thing to Do...

Amazon Gift Card

Can you believe it’s just 15 days until Christmas?! How’d this happen? I’m pretty sure just yesterday we were grilling hamburgers and watching a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.

If (like me) you still have Christmas shopping to do, I have the PERFECT gift idea – an Amazon Gift Card (through E-mail). You choose the dollar selection – I guess depending upon how naughty or nice they’ve been.

You can, of course, give the more traditional Gift Card with Greeting Card (Free One Day Shipping).  Either way, you know the gift will something they’ll love AND use.

Click through either of the links for tons of gift card options and designs.

And, of course…. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

What Would Be the Funnest Way to Learn Coding?

With, Ozobot, a Programmable Robot, of Course!

Meet Ozobot !
Seriously. Where would we be without Amazon? The mind-boggling robot shown here is Ozobot and I’m pretty sure you’ll want to learn more about him.

Ozobot is a programmable robot that actually helps you learn coding. Marketed toward kids, I can’t help but think this would be something adults would get a lot out of as well.

I’m pretty sure parents would want to buy one for their kids, then tell them to… oh, you know… leave it out so they could “keep an eye on”  it while they’re at school. Or sleeping. Or sent out to rake leaves…

  • Winner “Best Robot” (2015 Consumer Electronics Show & 2014 International Toy Fair)
  • Simply use your web browser to program Ozobot at OzoBlockly dot com (drag & drop blocks of code)
  • Download the free Ozobot Apps to play games
  • challenges and activities or even create your own games to share with your friends and the Ozobot community
  • Teacher recommended and free STEM inspired Lesson Plans (teachers please contact Ozobot for free Lesson Plans for use in your classroom)

Expand your child’s horizons with the help of Ozobot Bit, the tiny Robot. There is no end to the possibilities, as your child creates a different landscape of adventures, games and coding withOzobot Bit. Imagine, a learning toy that opens the doors of computer science, STEM Education, robotics and coding, making your child one step ahead of the learning curve in school and in life.  Read more about Ozobot by clicking the link!

Extend Your Office Hours and Work Less

Less is more, right? How about this… you increase your availability to customers by eliminating one task from your daily office routine… impossible? No way! You can do this, and it’s really easy.

See, what I’m talking about is your customers should be able to contact you any time they feel like it.  If it is 10:30pm on Sunday night and they want to find out if the jumbo watermelon crusher is available in various shades of blue, then by heck they should be able to do just that!

But if you hire somebody specifically to man the phone 24 hours a day, that will cost you a fortune, while if you try to do it yourself, you’ll burn out and waste valuable time that should be being spent on more productive activities.

If there is anyone in your office now, including yourself, who spends a significant portion of their workday on the phone, you should seriously consider modifying their workload so that they spend time on work that makes more money for your business.

It is a waste of resources for anyone in your company to spend more than one hour per day on communications (unless you’re a communications company, then you get a free pass!). These days it is completely unnecessary to waste so much of your valuable time on “busy work”.

What you need is a dedicated call centre to handle all the calls your company receives. One such company which has rapidly become a leader in this field is alldayPA, founded by super star entrepreneur Reuben Singh. They make it possible for your business to be “always open”, while in fact you personally can be tucked up in bed catching forty winks.

There are several good reasons why you should consider this:

More freedom for you and your staff

Get back more of your personal time

70% of callers do not leave a message if they reach voice mail

59% of callers won’t return if they’re not satisfied with your customer service

You can focus entirely on your core business activities

Now, outsourcing your telephony is a good start, but you should also consider outsourcing many other tasks such as email processing, social media, and many other tasks that are taking time away from core business activities. These are all extraneous tasks that cost you too much in lost productivity, but are still important in the sense that they help you attract and retain customers.

Good services understand everything about your business, and eliminate the need for you to do it yourself.  Outsourcing is not just for big business any more. All businesses should take advantage of the benefits outsourcing can provide.

The important thing is to make sure that the services you select are trustworthy and have the capability and professionalism you require.  You don’t want to go out and find just anyone providing these kinds of services. You need to choose a company that is well established, has motivated staff that genuinely care about customer service, and provides flexibility to allow you to scale your services in line with your needs.


Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon: AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair

Black Leather Ergonomic Desk Chair Lives Up to all the Hype

AmazonBasics Mid Back Office Chair
If you’re looking for Office Chair/Desk Chair credentials, the AmazonBasics Mid-Back Office Chair above has them. It’s the #1 Best Seller in Office Desk Chairs on Amazon.

I know, right?

This ergonomic best-seller has more than just great looks going for it, a lushly padded back and seat mean all day comfort. Which is, of course, only everything to those of us with backsides planted in our chair most of the day.

  • Ergonomic office chair upholstered in black leather
  • Padded seat and back for all-day comfort
  • Pneumatic seat-height adjustment; dual-wheel casters
  • 225-pound maximum weight capacity; assembly instructions included
  • Measures 24.02 inches deep by 24.02 inches wide by 34.84 to 38.58 inches high; 1-year limited warranty

Click through the link or image for a closer look.

See more ergonomic desk chairs on Amazon.

Mini Fridge Cooler for Office Cubicle or Home Office

Keeps Your Can Cold and Within Arm's Reach

Fridge Cooler for Office Cubicle or Home Office

Is this cute or what? There are Mini Fridges and then there’s this little guy.  The Mini USB-Powered Fridge Cooler is absolutely ideal for the office cubicle, office, or home office.

It holds one can… but, come on, one can at a time’s all we need. Whether your can of choice is Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Dr. Pepper, or Sparkling Water (I don’t even know you anymore) – this is just what you need to get through the day.


  • Powered entirely via your computers USB port Internal blue LED illumination
  • Keeps one 12oz can of beverage chilly cold
  • Works with Macs and PCs
  • No batteries required

Product Description

With the USB Mini Fridge, you can keep a cool beverage ready to drink at all times! It holds a single 12 ounce can, which is illuminated from the blue LED inside the fridge. A built-in cooling plate quickly drops to its lowest operating temperature within five minutes after being plugged in. The USB Mini Fridge can be used in your cubicle, home office, bedroom or garage! It works with any computer operating system and does not require batteries. Simply plug the USB port in, insert your canned drink and enjoy!
See Mini USB-Powered Fridge Cooler for more information. Talk about a unique gift idea for the office freak in your life!

How to Be Productive During Your Daily Commute (Infographic)

Use Your Time Wisely to Keep it From Being Wasted

How to Be Productive During Your Daily Commute



How to Be Productive During Your Daily Commute [Infographic] by the team at Pro Essay Writer


The Ultimate Guide to Renting the Right Office Space

For many small and medium-sized business owners, the need to move from a cramped home office to a leased space is a sure sign that they’re moving forward and flourishing into something more than just a small outfit. Whether it is the hiring of new employees or the growing roster of clients or investors, the expansion of a small company will bring the need for the purchase or rental of an efficient, functional and productive working environment.

As the need for rented office space dramatically increases, so too does the amount of options that are available, so how can you be sure that you’re getting a good deal?

Let’s take a look at just three of the important points that should be taken into consideration when it comes to renting appropriate office space for your business needs.

Think Modestly
Small business owners don’t have a clear vision of what their company will look like in five years time, and their real estate choices should reflect that. When the time comes to wave good-bye to your home office and rent a Furnished office in Bracknell on, it’s always best to think modestly. Yes, it might be tempting to ‘think big’ and want a huge office space that screams modernity and extravagance, but now is really not the best time to think this way.

When choosing an appropriate office space to rent, it’s a good idea to choose a landlord or rental company that offers many different kinds and sizes of spaces so that the growing needs of your business can be properly catered for.

Consider Clustering
In some cases, there are many advantages to be obtained from setting up shop near businesses that are very similar, if not identical, to your own. A phenomenon known as ‘clustering,’ many businesses are now seeing the numerous benefits that can be achieved from collaborations and side-by-side competition.

Given the said benefits of clustering, there are a number of obvious downsides to it. When it comes to renting a fully furnished office space for your business needs, you have to decide whether clustering would be helpful or hurtful to the success of your business.

Do your Homework
As with most important business decisions, carrying out the necessary research is a fundamental part of making the right choice when finding an office space. Before signing any lease, you must take the time to find out who is responsible for the internal and external maintenance and repair of the building. You must also ensure that the property has the right classification for your business and that it meets all fire, and health and safety regulations.

Make a shortlist of the options that are available to you and consider the costs that are involved with each option and what provisions are provided for that price. Doing your homework and putting in a little effort in at the beginning could end up saving you a lot of money and hardship in the long run.

Choosing the right office space for your business could prove to be a deciding factor in its overall success, which is one of the many reasons why this is a decision that should not be made hastily.

The above article was written by a contributor, not by “Joi.”

Pen Lovers’ Set for Coca-Cola Lovers

Love, Love, Love These...

Coca-Cola Assorted Drinks Pen Set
The Coca-Cola Assorted Drinks Pen Set, pictured above, is a little too cute for its own good. Deliciously cute, even. If you (or someone on your gift list) loves pens AND loves Coca-Cola, you’re looking at a must have.

Click through the link or picture for more information.

Why am I suddenly dying for a Coke Zero???

More Office Supplies for Coca-Cola Lovers:

Coca-Cola Assorted Drinks - Mini Notepad Set
Enjoy Coca-Cola Notebook 7x9"

Click through the images for a closer look at the mini notebooks and the Coca Cola notebook.

A.T. Cross Ballpoint Pen and Pencil Set with Gold Accents

PERFECT Gift Idea for Anyone You Want to Impress!

A.T. Cross 250105 Classic Century Ballpoint Pen and Pencil Set  Black/23 Kt. Gold Accents

For a straight up pen fanatic, like me, the A.T. Cross Classic Century Ballpoint Pen and Pencil Set with/23 Kt. Gold Accents, pictured here, would be a Chirstmas gift to end all Christmas gifts.

Perfect for office co-workers, this set is even highbrow enough for the boss. It’d also make an especially nice (and useful) gift for your favorite student.

Actually, it’s ideal for anyone you want to impress – because it’s certain to leave an impression.

Click through the link above for more information and to take a closer look.

15% Off Compatible Ink, 10% Off All Other Products

Derek Jeter Posters for the Office or Home

Reminding Us That Respect is Earned, not Demanded

New York Yankees - Jeter Retirement

New York Yankees…
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I think all of us who are baseball fans were Yankees fans this past year. Derek Jeter’s last game in front of his home crowd was emotional, magical, and absolutley perfect. A perfect ending to a perfect career.

Derek Jeter reminds us all that respect is earned. It’s not demanded with cockiness, loudness, or arrogance. It’s earned by years of doing the right thing and a reputation for working hard.

Congratulations on an epic career, Derek Jeter.

Derek Jeter New York Yankees
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Apr 7, 2014, Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees - Derek Jeter
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Apr 7, 2014, Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees - Derek Jeter
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