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Too Many Meetings? There Is a Simple Solution for That
February 27, 2015

For about two years now I’ve only been doing meetings on Wednesdays. I recently told a friend about this strategy, and a few weeks later he sent me a text that read, "I owe you a big thank you. Meetings one day a week are a total game changer."

He later told me, "Meeting Wednesdays will probably make me hundreds of thousands of dollars more productive over the course of my life."

9 Compelling Reasons to Forget the Big Picture and Focus on Micro-goals Instead
February 27, 2015

You've heard it before—from me and other Inc.com writers. Take the time to create a well-thought-out strategy and mission statement. Set long-term goals and objectives. Stick to your vision so you always know where you're headed.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, says Ryan Urban, CEO of Bounce Exchange, a start-up that predicts online shopping behavior, allowing e-commerce sites to customize user experiences and make more sales. Founded with three people in 2012, Bounce Exchange now has 75 employees and may grow to 140 by the end of 2015, Urban says. Its clients include Ann Taylor, USA Today, Forbes and Comcast.

Atchison by BIC Graphic Debuts Winners Take All Bag Collection
February 26, 2015

BIC Graphic, Clearwater Fla., has launched the Atchison by BIC Graphic Winners Take All bag collection. The line, inspired by the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2014 Ready to Wear Collection and the growing trend of athletic wear becoming day-to-day fashion, consists of an assortment of sporty, fashionable bags.

Italian Brand Benetton Pledges to Compensate Bangladesh Collapse Victims
February 26, 2015

Italian apparel company Benetton said it plans to offer financial compensation for the 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,127 people, the worst tragedy to strike the global garment industry.

Benetton said in a statement Feb. 20 that it will contribute to a fund established in early 2014 for victims. The company said the amount to be contributed will be determined by an unidentified, independent third party and will be disclosed once the figure is determined.

Postal Union Begins Contract Talks with USPS
February 26, 2015

Talks over a new collective bargaining agreement started last week in Washington, D.C., with the union stating the need for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to expand into postal banking and other new services, while looking for new ways to improve customer convenience—particularly in the field of e-commerce delivery.

At the same time, the union, representing 200,000 workers, said it is looking to prevent further downsizing at the USPS as it looks to combat its multibillion dollar debt and liquidity crisis.

12 Productivity Hacks to Get Control of Your Business Day
February 26, 2015

If you're pulled in too many directions you'll enjoy these 10 productivity hacks to help take back control of your day. (Thank you to our Business Coaching Clients for both contributing ideas and being the test cases to try these out.)

1. Start your day by asking what one thing could you do today that in 30 minutes or less would have the biggest impact on your business? Then do that one thing before you do anything else.