Category: Productivity

If you’re an entrepreneur just getting started, or a small business owner looking to work online, there are solutions for you that don’t hurt your bottom line because they offer a FREE version. Great prices for your bottom line!

I am referencing apps in major areas of business of which many of them I have used in some fashion within my own business. I have found these all to be user friendly, productive and valuable.


Job Seekers, Are You LinkedIn?

Interfaith Career Network and I are offering a free workshop for those who are new to LinkedIn or do not have a current LinkedIn account.

  • Learn How to Create a Compelling Profile
  • Learn How to Build Connections
  • Learn How to Find Professional Opportunities
  • Learn How to Get Noticed by Employers

To find out more click LinkedIn_logohere.



Social Media Coach, Aileen Gilpin, will show how small business owners can save time and their sanity and still be on-top of their social media presence in 15-Minutes a Day.

The convenience of social media has made it easier than ever to communicate with your target audience. However, small business owners still face not having enough time in their day to handle all the social media outlets.

Aileen Gilpin, principal owner of AGilpin Consultants ( will be presenting, “Social Media Marketing in 15 Minutes a Day,” to the LaGrange Park Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 8:00am at the LaGrange Park Village Hall.

This presentation Aileen will share how to create a strategy that will maximize your efforts and minimize the time you need to invest. It won’t take hours a day either. In fact, if you approach social media marketing with the right goals, tools, and strategies, you won’t have to spend more than 15 minutes a day in order to reap great benefits.

As a social media coach and trainer Aileen works with individuals and business owners educating them on how to effectively utilize today’s social media tools, and to directly experience how social media can make a lasting impression.

Aileen Gilpin is the principal of AGilpin Consultants a firm located in the Chicagoland area, where she fills the role of the indispensable right hand woman that helps business’s keep cool under pressure and remain focused on the big picture, offering a total outsourced solution to small or independent business owners providing them with virtual assistance, staffing/recruiter and social media coaching.

Aileen’s generous efforts on the Board of Directors for the West Suburban Women Entrepreneurs (WSWE) and an active community leader with the Interfaith Career Network (ICN) job support group, demonstrate to all the intense energy, creativity and dedication she brings to what she does.


AGilpin Consultants, established in 2006, works with individuals and businesses to help them grow and move with confidence. Dedicated to helping clients remain focused so they can concentrate on the core areas of their business and passion. Whether you are a Busy Professional, Entrepreneur, or Mid-size Business we deliver the right outsourcing solution for your needs. We are here when you need us the most!

Whether your email inbox is cluttered with spam or work-related email, the following techniques can help you gain control of your wild inbox.
1. Move task-oriented email messages out of your inbox if they will take longer than five minutes to handle. Drag each message to your Task folder and change the subject name, so you’ll know its topic at a glance. Then, delete it from your inbox so that all your to-do’s are grouped in one place.
2. Drag email to your Calendar to schedule time for yourself to work on it. Estimate how much time the task will take, then drop it into your schedule.
3. “Add a reminder” when you use a follow-up flag, and the message text will turn red when it’s overdue. That makes it easy to see pressing tasks at a glance. Once you’ve completed the task, manually mark it “complete.”
4. Develop a color scheme for flags, using two or three different colors. You might designate blue for anything to do with your boss and red for a high-priority project. Even if your inbox is full, you’ll be able to spot the most important items.

Inspired by a recent presentation given by  Allison Muzal, President/Owner of SBI Financial Services, Inc. dba Bookkeeping Express. at the West Suburban Women Entrepreneurs Although this is entry is for Outlook users, you can certainly use the same tactics in Gmail.  Also check out the recent blog entry by WSWE member Brooke Randazzo Eggert, Owner / Senior Designer of r3mg::creative boutique where she really explains the different Quadrant’s of Allison’s presentation.


The Holiday Season is the perfect time to show your clients appreciation, to show them you care about them more than just once a year.

But how do you find the time to sit and write all those Holiday cards, or find one that truly expresses your gratitude?

What if I can show you a card system that will produce high level cards, personalized with your message, your business logo or even a family photo, addressed, stamped and sent in less then half the time that you spend in the Hallmark store at half the cost. Would you be interested?

Have you heard of SendOutCards, the gratitude card system? I have been using this system for just about a year now and I have received amazing compliments from my clients, friends and family.

I have personally never come across a product like this with so much mass appeal and at very little cost. The #1 priority for businesses to embrace is Marketing. Touching clients, prospects, referral sources, and alliance partners is crucial.

The cost to find a new customer is five times more than to keep an existing customer. Communication strategies have become so high-tech with email, newsletters, online surveys, tweeting, Facebook, etc., that the personal touch has been lost. So show your clients you care… send a card!

If you would like to see how simple it is to send a card visit and send a FREE card, my gift to you; or give me a call and let me share with you how this remarkable system can work to your benefit.

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Call or email me today! Remember that we work as a team, so don’t worry if this is not your area of expertise.

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