SmartDraw.com Helps Managers Work Smarter (and Go Home Earlier)

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SmartDraw.com, makers of SmartDraw, the first program to automate the creation of business graphics, today announced its Working Smarter series: a collection of articles and screen casts designed to help people manage more effectively and be more personally productive. The informative, engaging series offers proven, real-world advice and useful demonstrations to help everyday business people work smarter and go home early.

SmartDraw.com, makers of SmartDraw, the first program to automate the creation of business graphics, today announced its Working Smarter series: a collection of articles and screen casts designed to help people manage more effectively and be more personally productive. The informative, engaging series offers proven, real-world advice and useful demonstrations to help everyday business people work smarter and go home early.

"Even though SmartDraw is the leading business graphics software, the Working Smarter series is not really about our product," said SmartDraw.com CEO Paul Stannard. "It's about techniques that managers can use to organize their ideas, their people, their work and their operations more effectively. It also covers increasing revenue through improved marketing and sales."

The Working Smarter series appears in a new section on the company's web site and in the Working Smarter Blog. The series was created in response to the growing demand of SmartDraw users, who are always looking for ways to save time and work more effectively.

"80% of our customers are managers or executives," said Stannard, "This series speaks to the issues they encounter everyday and is just one more way that we can help them succeed."

The first publication in the series, "Four Ways to Become a Better Manager" outlines several easy strategies that take very little time to implement, but deliver a big payoff. Dedicated to helping users organize ideas, operations, teams and projects, the article addresses the challenges of management with simple solutions.

"In growing companies, many of us find ourselves with 'management' thrust upon us. Before we know it, there is a team of people reporting to us, with operational responsibilities, and a pile of projects to manage," said Stannard. "Our boss assumes that because we were good at our area of expertise, we also know how to manage. Management is like anything elseā€¦it's a learned skill. Thankfully, there are some simple techniques we can use to make us more productive and effective."

The entire article, complete with helpful graphics, can be viewed at http://www.smartdraw.com/learn/worksmarter/index.htm

About the Working Smarter Series
The Working Smarter series is an informative, engaging collection of publications describing proven tactics for improving business operations, provided free by SmartDraw.com. Featuring helpful articles, screen casts and real-world examples, each publication includes easy-to-implement strategies that deliver a big payoff in little time. The entire series can be accessed from the SmartDraw.com website in the "Learn" section.

About SmartDraw.com
SmartDraw.com is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in minutes. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.

Founded in 1994, SmartDraw.com is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit http://www.smartdraw.com.

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