The 5 Smartest Ways to Maximize Your Conference Budget

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The 5 Smartest Ways to Maximize Your Conference Budget

Has your corporate travel budget been cut AGAIN? If so, you are not alone.  Often times the first thing to go in a budget is travel.  While some trips could be seen as leisurely meetings, for many people they are a way to get valuable, required training hours, meet with client, get new business, and […]

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5 Smarter Ways to Cut Your Printing Budget

Are you looking for ways to cut your printing budget?  Take a look at these 5 smarter ways to save on printing costs. Plan ahead. You can always save money when buying in bulk.  Planning ahead 6 months allows you to place 2 big orders per year which can save as much as 50% on […]

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7 Smart Ways to Save on College Textbooks

Last fall I sent my first born off to college.  I had heard horror stories about the cost of textbooks.  Admittedly I was a little nervous about that expense since it can vary so much depending on your schedule.  When it comes to textbooks, don’t be afraid to shop around.  I was surprised to hear […]

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The Value of a Dollar – Blog Series

Ain’t what it used to be! Can I get an “AMEN!”? When crunching numbers, whether referring to your personal finances or shrinking budgets in the workplace, getting the most value for a buck is no easy task.  Join us this week as we cover how to make a tight budget work for you.  We will […]

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Debt Free College and Debt Free Students – College of the Ozarks

Did you say there was a college that is actually discouraging student loan debt?  YES!  According to the Huffington Post, College of the Ozarks in Kansas City, Missouri, is not taking student who insist on taking our student loans.  A private, four-year college is actually taking a stand to help students make good choices about incurring unnecessary […]

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Learn Something New in 2013!

Welcoming a new is an exciting time! Considering past accomplishments can bring us great joy and hope for the future. Reflecting on missed opportunities can make us more aware of our surroundings and help us renew our commitment to make a difference in our corner of the world. In preparation for this blog post, I […]

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There is Big World Out There – Virtual Field Trips

Our Wordless Wednesday picture this week demonstrated hands holding up a world.  When I saw the image it made me ask the question, “How do we bring the world to our children?”. Growing up attending a small town elementary school, I remember loading up on the cheese wagon (i.e. school bus) to go to a local […]

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SmarterServices Sponsors WinShape Camp

We were so pleased to be a part of WinShape Camps last week in our local area.  Hosted by Hunter Hills Church in Prattville, Alabama, WinShape Camps are affiliated with Chick-Fil-A restaurants and provide a positive environment for children to learn new skills all over the country.  A week jam packed full of fun, friends, and adventures the kids had […]

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