4 Things That Happen Immediately When You Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

The fact is smoking causes the majority of lung cancers — both in smokers and in people exposed to secondhand smoke.  The most deadly cancer for both males and females is lung cancer. But did you know that within five years of quitting – your lung cancer death rate is almost half that of someone who still smokes one pack per day! Most smokers would like to quit smoking. However, most people aren’t able to quit on the first try and they give up trying again, thinking “it’s too late anyway.” If you’re struggling with this addiction, it’s important to note that the benefits of quitting are almost immediate, regardless of how long you’ve been smoking. In fact it is never too late to quit smoking!   4 Things That Happen Immediately When You Quit Smoking: Within 20 minutes– your blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal. The temperature of your hands …


5 B2B Sales Trends For 2016

Sales is a tricky and stress fueled business. Best practices, trends, competitors, economic highs and lows are all things you have to stay on top of. To help lighten the load, here are 5 B2B sales trends for 2016.


5 B2B Sales Trends For 2016


Infographic courtesy of our friends at HubSpot.

Vitamin D: The Dangers in Deficiency

How Much Vitamin D Should You Take

Vitamin D is essential to living a healthy, balanced life. Insufficient levels can lead to a shortened lifespan and an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but too much can be just as damaging. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble, steroid hormone that controls over 1,000 genes in our bodies. Meaning it’s controlling over 1,000 different physiological processes. It’s naturally produced in our bodies and stored in our tissue. Often referred to as the “sunshine” vitamin, it’s commonly believed that getting 15 minutes of sun exposure, about 3 days a week will provide all the Vitamin D you need. But for most of us, this isn’t accurate. There are many factors that affect our body’s ability to produce and use Vitamin D, including age, skin pigmentation, sunscreen, body fat, and where you live; each of these factors act as a barrier to UVB rays, which are the primary source for Vitamin D production. The CDC estimates that …


DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Release Date Leaked

DOL's Fiduciary Rule Release Date Leaked

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) controversial Fiduciary Rule will be released at 11:30 am this Wednesday, April 6. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) began reviewing the rule in January of this year and was expected to release the final rule early next week. The proposal was introduced last April with strong backing from President Obama and hasn’t lost momentum since. According to the DOL, the measure will “require retirement advisers to abide by a ‘fiduciary’ standard—putting their clients’ best interest before their own profits.” The rule has been hotly debated since it was introduced, with much of the push back coming from the financial industry. Once the final rule is published, Congress will have 60 legislative days to adopt a joint resolution of disapproval, if it wishes to oppose the resolution.

3 Letters That Will Transform Your Business Overnight

Benefits of a CRM for Your Business

What if someone said with just three letters they could help you increase your sales, streamline your process, boost efficiency, and land more referrals. What is this enigma you ask? CRM Now some of you may be rolling your eyes and others may be nodding in agreement. Over the years CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems have adopted a bit of a bad reputation. With the dot-com bubble burst in the early 00’s, CRM systems stumbled a bit when it came to adapting and evolving. Because of this they struggled to meet the needs of businesses. Over the last 16 years, CRM systems have more than adapted. In fact a recent study published by Gartner predicts that by 2017 the CRM market will generate $36 billion and it’s already the fastest growing type of business software.  CRM systems aren’t just helping us do business, in some cases they’re changing the way …