Friday Fun – Staff Interview – Dr. Mac Adkins

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Friday Fun – Staff Interview – Dr. Mac Adkins

In honor of our Friday Fun series, I thought we’d give you some dirt on members of the SmarterServices team. Read about our President and CEO, Dr. Mac Adkins below and get to know him. Question: What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited and why? Answer: Just about any place with water is […]

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Thinking Smarter – March

    Happy 10th Birthday SmarterServices! Where did the past 10 years go?  It is hard to believe that we have been in business for a decade.  It has been an honor to work with so many educators and students.  As a company, we believe strongly in the concept of being a lifelong learner.  Our employees […]

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Reflections – Dr. Mac Adkins Talks About 10 Successful Years

Passing the milestone of ten years of providing SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicatorprompted me to stop and reflect on why we have succeeded.  It is often stated that 90% of small business fail before year ten.  When narrowed down to Internet businesses the figure is even worse at 90% being out of business by year five.  Maybe […]

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10 Milestones in 10 Years – Happy Birthday SmarterServices

Reached over 1,250,000 students with our readiness assessment – SmarterMeasure (formerly known as READI) Changed company name from DECADE Consulting to eLearning Tool Box. Have operated for ten years as a zero-debt company! Went through a complete rebranding from eLearning Tool Box to SmarterServices that included new logos, colors, literature, websites, displays, and product names. […]

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Happy 10th Birthday SmarterServices

Can you believe that we are 10 years old?  Neither can we!  It is exciting to know this month represents our 10th birthday as a company.  Would you like to know where it all began? Yes, it all started on Interstate 65 driving under Lakeshore Dr in Homewood, Alabama.  The acronym READI came to Dr. […]

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Friday Fun – Staff Interview – Julie Owen

In honor of our Friday Fun series, I thought we’d give you some dirt on members of the SmarterServices team.  Read about Julie Owen below our Vice President of Marketing & Operations and get to know her. Question: What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited and why? Answer: Estes Park, Colorado- amazing wildlife, […]

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Tablet Use Up Among High Schoolers and College Students

The Pearson Foundation just released a recent survey that addresses tablet use among students both high school and college. According to the findings usage among students has almost tripled in the past year.  It also found that the majority of college and high school students believe that tablets are as good for education as they are for personal […]

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Reflections from Company President – Dr. Mac Adkins

As reported this week in The Washington Post the Encyclopedia Britannica has stopped the presses and will cease production of its print based books.   After 244 years of production of one of the world’s most respected information resources, the publisher must now change its way of doing business.  When I first heard this news it evoked some […]

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Fun Friday – Wallwisher

Welcome to the Friday Fun Blog Series.  As promised, I have a neat thing to share with you today.  It is called Wallwisher.  It allows a user to create a virtual wall to post sticky notes on.  It can be used to welcome a new employee, send well wishes to a friend, brainstorm product ideas, or […]

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