How to Email Your Senator and Make Your Voice Heard!

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Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” While democracy isn’t perfect, it is there to represent us—that means we can voice our thoughts, ideas, and opinions to our elected officials. If you want to have your say, and get taken seriously by your senator, it’s vital to write to them in the right way.

Remember, they’re there to represent you (For the people, by the people), but you need to make that easier for them to do. Your senator and their staff gets a deluge of correspondence every day. In this avalanche of emails, letters, phone calls, and social media, you need to keep things crisp, understandable, and easy to respond to.

Here’s the SaneBox Scoop on doing just that.

SaneBox + Partners present Productivity Gold for 2017 (Over $200 in savings)

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In honor of the New Year, we teamed up with our favorite productivity pals to offer you the best gift we can think of: awesome deals on amazing productivity tools.

Whatever your pain point, this productivity bundle has something to alleviate it. These are products we love and use ourselves. To us, the hours and headaches saved are more than worth the full price.

The best part? Each product is deeply discounted just for you, and you can take advantage of one or all of them. The more you get, the more you save, with total savings of over $200 (and probably just as many hours saved 🙂 ).

Happy New Year from all of us at SaneBox!

How to stay sane while leading a remote team

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Remote teams have been growing in number. In the U.S., the percentage of remote workers has increased from 9% in 1995 to 37% in 2015. This new business model has a lot of incredible benefits: being able to cull talent from around the world regardless of location, financial savings (no office building, etc.), and the convenience of everyone working their own hours rather than being crunched into the 9-5 workday.

While many remote workers report increased job satisfaction, what about those responsible for coordinating such teams?

Experts weigh in: 20+ cybersecurity guidelines for individuals and SMBs

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Bored or intimidated by the idea of beefing up your cybersecurity? We get it. Online security is not the most exciting or accessible concept in the world. But if you do anything important online, then it’s one of the most critical things for you and your organization.

Why you should choose to care about online security

Reports show that 70 to 90 percent of cyber attacks are against individuals and small and medium businesses (SMBs).

For every small and medium business (SMB) that has not been the target of a cyber attack, one has been. Yes, 50 percent of SMBs have experienced cyber attacks.

How to develop a communication strategy that actually works [Watch Now]

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We recently joined our productivity pals at Asana to host a webinar. It was such a hit with attendees that we decided we had to share the recording with others (you!).

The training session’s emphasis is on something most of want and need, but few know how to get: a layered communication strategy for internal, external, and instant communication across your company.

Watch it on-demand to get actionable advice on:

Bring sanity to your Wi-Fi security: A need-to-read guide

A clean inbox every day? See the easiest, safest way »

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When was the last time you used public Wi-Fi to work remotely? If you’re like 91% of recent survey respondents, you agree that public Wi-Fi is not secure. If you’re like 89% of the same respondents, you use it anyway.

How our team stays focused

And 6 steps to becoming your most productive self

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“Once I became mindful of how easy it is for me to get distracted, I started to think seriously about productivity. How can I manage my time better?” (Click to tweet this)

Pet peeves are so annoying. Chewing with your mouth open. People listening to loud music on the train. Littering. And the absolute worst? Notifications: they feel like a million small zaps in my brain.

Once I became mindful of how easy it is for me to get distracted, I started to think seriously about productivity. How can I manage my time better? What’s preventing me from staying focused?