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Join us at Our Delegate Thanksgiving Table

25 Nov 2015,
Posted by Emily Morgan

in Twelve

 

 Isn't Thanksgiving the richest holiday? Whether you're on your way to your own Thanksgiving destination right now, or stuck in the office closing out the week, we invite you to join our team at our Virtual Thanksgiving Table below! Get to know our team as they share what they are bringing to dinner, photos with family and most importantly what they are especially thankful for.                                  

                                   

Sending you warm wishes of gratitude and best wishes for a wonderful day!

                                                                                                                       

 

 

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Know | Twelve, September 2015

3 Sep 2015,
Posted by DelegateSolutions

1) Zirtual Pauses Operations Overnight, Leaving Clients In The Lurch. Just 18-months or so after Zirtual first opened the doors on its virtual assistant service, it’s now closing them, at least temporarily. Confirmed in an email sent to Zirtual’s clients, the team paused operations as of August 10. The company says that the decision was forced by a conflux of unfavorable “market circumstances” and financial constraints, which resulted in the need for a restructure. The hurried announcement left consumer and business users of the service somewhat in the lurch, given the total lack of notice in communicating the decision to users. It wasn’t just the users who were left in the lurch either, as the company's staff weren’t told beforehand. Update: Shortly after the “pause”, the company was purchased by Startups.co.
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/08/10/virtual-assistant-service-zirtual-is-pausing-operations-immediately-leaving-clients-in-the-lurch/

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Love | September Twelve, 2015

Knock Knock is the easiest way to connect, chat and exchange contact information with people around you. By just knocking twice on your phone, Knock Knock remembers the names of the people you're with and where you met. For anyone who has ever forgotten a name 10 seconds after meeting someone, the world is about to get much less awkward. Simply put, Knock Knock provides a way to connect without commitment. Knock Knock makes any social interaction light and fun. For more information on Knock Knock's features, visit knockknock.co.
 

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Learn | Twelve, September 2015

3 Tips for Learning New Software

 

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Start With Success!

 

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Love | Twelve, August 2015

Remember The Milk mobile app allows users to take their tasks anywhere with this feature-packed application. Features include offline mode, ability to sort by priority, due date, or task name, detecting current location to view nearby tasks, and numerous options for reminders, and much more! Use a plethora of devices to integrate Remember The Milk with Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, Microsoft Outlook, Apple Calendar, and OS X Dashboard. For more information, visit https://www.rememberthemilk.com.

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Know | Twelve, August 2015

6 Aug 2015,
Posted by DelegateSolutions

Labor Costs May Soar for Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs should be paying close attention to proposed federal changes to the "white collar" exemptions of the federal minimum wage and overtime law, otherwise known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (or FLSA). These changes, if enacted, could cost entrepreneurs big. To understand the proposals first requires understanding of the five FLSA exemptions. They are: executive (supervisory), learned/creative professional, administrative, outside sales and computer professional. Any employee who falls under one of these exemptions is ineligible for overtime. To be exempt under one of the white collar exemptions, three requirements must be met, but are subject to certain exceptions. (1) Minimum salary: The current minimum salary is $455 per week, though a $970 per week minimum salary has been proposed. (2) The employee must be paid on a salary, not hourly, basis. (3) The employee's primary (or most important) duty must be exempt. Currently, this is qualitative.

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Learn | Twelve, August 2015

Don't Skip the Agenda!
Contributed by our Team Member, Jen
It’s easy to get off-track during meetings. If you are the host and want it to be effective, you will need to do some planning. Providing an agenda allows attendees to come to the meeting prepared with suggestions, answers, and research. Here are some suggestions for your agenda:

1. Include the meeting date, start and end time, conference line/webinar link, and expected attendees.

2. Provide the agenda at least 24 hours in advance. You can always add to the agenda, but it’s important to let the attendees know the key points prior to the meeting. Set a reminder email or text message to go out to attendees 30 minutes prior to the meeting. It is important to start and end your meeting on time. If there are latecomers to the meeting, address them one-on-one afterwards.

3. Prioritize the topics discussed with most important topics first, and note the key person presenting on each topic.

4. Timing: Be realistic on what you can cover in the time you set for the meeting. Set a specific amount of time for each topic. If you’re meeting goes over an hour, consider scheduling a short break.

5. Designate a time-keeper: You may already have an employee that checks the clock; let this person be the time-keeper! He/she can be the one to say, “It’s time to move on to the next topic,” so you can keep your mind on the discussion, not your watch.

6. Remind your team to stick to the agenda. Make sure your employees know you are listening to their suggestions. These topics can be tabled for the next meeting, or perhaps their ideas are better for a one-on-one discussion. Either way, stick to your agenda.

7. A quick (approximately 15 minute) weekly team meeting is a great way for you to keep track of your team’s projects. Start your meeting on a positive note with a list of accomplishments since your last meeting. Then check-in of each attendee and review last week‘s progress. If there were any items that were supposed to be done from last week’s meeting, be sure to have this list to ensure these items were done. Follow with a review of this week’s projects and questions. Finally, look ahead at what’s coming up. Figure out next steps and prioritize.

8. Closing: End the meeting with a review of to-do’s. Make sure everyone is clear on the decisions made and who is responsible for following up on agenda items.

Thanks Jen! We hope you'll give some or all of these tips a try and tell us what you think on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (we follow back).


We help busy business owners become more strategic with their time.

Our team can provide an extra set of hands to take minutes at your next meeting,
or help your team prioritize and execute tasks post-meeting. Just ask!
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