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Wow, what a year!

HELLO | TWELVE, DECEMBER 2019

Happy Friday and happy end of 2019!  It has been a blessed year for me personally and professionally and as I reflect back I am always filled with nothing but gratitude! 

As you've seen me share, Delegate had 2 big award wins this fall; we ranked #52 on the list of Fastest Growing Companies here in Philly AND, I personally won the Philly Chamber's Small Business Person of the Year Award!  It was one of the highest honors of my life, and my son Nathan was there to share it with me.  He was the star of the night for sure, and was super proud to be part of it.  Even my team, though distributed was sharing in the love and made the sweetest video congratulating me from their home offices across the country

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6 Unique Holiday Gifts for Your Clients or Employees

LEARN | TWELVE, DECEMBER 2019 

The end of the year is the season of giving. What better way to keep your clients at the top of their minds than with a unique, thoughtful gift that will help you stand out amongst the crowd?  Below are 6 gift ideas from various price points that will be sure to “wow” recipients of all types.

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Tips for Holiday Email Campaigns, Thoughtful Employee Gifting, and Leadership Tips for Female Entreps

KNOW | TWELVE, DECEMBER 2019 

Tips For Last-Minute Holiday Email Campaigns

How’s your inbox looking these days? I don’t know about you, but both my work and personal inboxes have been inundated with Holiday Email Campaigns from all over the place. Has your organization sent out their Holiday Email Campaign? 

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday behind us, we are head-long into the Holiday Season! Haven’t sent a Holiday Email campaign yet? Fear not! Take a look at this quick read for tips on sending successful last-minute email campaign. Here are a few key takeaways: 

  • Conventional wisdom of email timing may not apply anymore
  • Consider taking a different approach to your CTA’s during the holidays
  • The length of your email campaign is especially important right now
  • The best time to send your email is when no one else is emailing

- INC.

 

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Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

HELLO | TWELVE, NOVEMBER 2019


Happy Friday!  Wow, it has been such a busy fall, right?!  Like head-spinning busy- for me both personally and professionally.  As we've shared, Delegate has won some pretty great awards this fall- we grabbed the #52 spot on the fastest growing companies in Philly (woot!  The Philly 100!!), and I won Small Business Person of the Year with the Philly Chamber (a high honor! for me personally!). 

 

This combined with the challenges of a growing company along with a whole bunch of big shifts in my personal life equals a lot to manage!   With all of this swirling around me, it's hard to stay focused week over week towards the game-changing work. 

 

Below are a few of the strategies I use to keep my eye on the ball:

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5 Tips for Being Efficient

 

Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? If your answer is yes, then YOU can be efficient. Being efficient means being intentionally as productive as you can without wasting energy or effort.

Below are 5 steps you can take towards being efficient.

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The Power of a Team

LEARN | TWELVE, NOVEMBER 2019 

(Adapted from When You Can’t “Do” - “Be” A Volunteer)

What can you do with a team? Practically anything. With the right people you can overcome difficulties, change perspectives to discover new paths and maybe move the finish line a little closer. This is a story of what happens when you find your team, assemble and cross the finish line together. Okay, so this isn’t a typical business blog….  

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Keys to Perfecting your Delegation Strategies, and Tips for Aspiring Women Business-Owners

KNOW | TWELVE, NOVEMBER 2019 

11 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs

Check out this quick read on tips for female entrepreneurs beating the odds. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, today there are more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. Since 2007, the number of women-owned firms has grown at five times the national average, with 1,072 new women-owned firms starting every day.

Here's what female entrepreneurs can do to avoid being one of the 20% of small businesses that fail in the first year or 50% that do not survive beyond five.

  • Do what you love and love what you do
  • Be generous with you time for clients, and strive for the highest quality in everything you do
  • Network
  • Fake it 'til you become it
  • Listen to feedback
  • Create an inspiring work environment
  • Hire a motivated staff
  • Never lose curiosity for learning new things
  • Set goals
  • Maintain the balance between work and life
  • Have a business financial plan and personal financial plan

With more women than ever starting their own business, and with the increasing rate of success of these businesses, one could surmise that women may especially be well suited for entrepreneurship. - CNBC

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The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

KNOW | TWELVE, OCTOBER 2019 

Diversity in the Workplace

Here’s a quick read about Aflac’s success of celebrating women in the workplace and the benefits of diversity amongst any organization. Here are the highlights:

Great businesses thrive on diverse workforces, as women founders and senior executives know firsthand. Diversity starts with hiring practices, but extends to creating a culture of inclusion in which diverse backgrounds and viewpoints are embraced.Diversity also requires addressing the unique, practical issues of women at every level in the workplace. A key piece is offering benefits packages that meet women's needs, freeing them from worry so they can focus their full attention on work.


Hiring for Diversity
Among the advantages of a diverse workforce are better business performance, increased customer satisfaction and improved employee satisfaction.


Commitment at the Top
Commitment to diversity must start at the highest levels, with leaders setting the tone and showing the way.


Policies that Support Inclusion
An inclusive environment doesn't guarantee success, but it does provide the environment for talented people to flourish and prove themselves.


Benefits to Meet Diverse Needs
Benefits packages are a powerful way for your company's commitment to diversity to touch employees every day. And today's workers are not just looking for health insurance, dental and vision coverage. Supplemental benefits are just as critical when it comes to financial security, quality of life and peace of mind. - INC

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Accountability

LEARN | TWELVE, OCTOBER 2019 

ac·count·a·bil·i·ty

noun
- the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.

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5 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs That Make Them Candidates For Delegation

      

Most leaders would agree with this statement: “If I could spend half as much time on half as many things, I would be twice as effective.”

Entrepreneurs and leaders feel an overwhelming need to have a strategic way to delegate that involves more than just a resource to delegate to. They also benefit from guidance and access to systems that help them delegate effectively and consistently.

Entrepreneurs excel at turning great ideas into incredible products or services. They have the unique ability to not only conceptualize but execute consistently. Both of those require free time.

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