States and cities across the United States have been raising minimum wages in response to pressure from citizens and activists, creating pressure on businesses. But what almost everyone has missed is that aside from the raise in minimum wages, wages for the poor have been rising even in states ... Views: 100
A successful entrepreneur doesn’t spend too much time slacking off. After all, in the world of business, hard work pays off. Some of the most successful people have described their morning routines, and they all share a number of striking similarities. Notably, they get up very early, have a ... Views: 121
Being a leader comes with a laundry list of associated traits. Everything from a sense of loyalty to a risktaking spirit to a family man attitude has been listed as a necessary requirement of leadership. But leadershp isn’t just about the characteristics you do have. It’s also the mistakes you ... Views: 137
I do not think there is anyone who actually likes the word “millennial.” Millennials don’t given the negative stereotypes which surround that word. HR departments and older generations don’t because it means dealing with the reality of the millennial generation, which surpassed baby boomers as ... Views: 70
Like it or not, when you own a business it is inventible that at some point in time, you’re going to need the help of an attorney.
It isn’t as bad as it sounds, because not every legal matter means you’re getting sued left and right by every customer who comes along. The bottom line, a lot ... Views: 98
We have all heard at some point in our lives “Never put off tomorrow what you can do today.” But it is easy to say that you are going to get stuff done today, and harder to actually do them.
This is especially true for our household chores. While we know the direct benefits of getting them ... Views: 140
When you’re running a business, it can be a risky proposition to bring a partner onboard. After all, you never fully know what someone will do, and you’ll be trusting your partner with the business you built yourself. They need to be exemplary, they need to be on the same page and they need to ... Views: 98
There’s nothing worse than those first few minutes of waking up. You don’t want to get up, you don’t want to go to work, you just want to crawl back under those covers to dream away the day.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Mornings can be a pleasant time to relax, catch ... Views: 102
We all have obligations or commitments to fulfill on a daily basis, but sometimes it’s tough just to gain the motivation to do what needs to be done. Let’s face it, we could blame these distractions on anything from technology to adult ADHD, but productivity really comes down to us and the work ... Views: 255
Reviews can be a nail-biting experience for any entrepreneur, but in the modern world of Yelp, Angie’s List and Consumer Reporters, business owners must look to review sites to drive sales to their businesses.
According to recent surveys, up to 88 percent of consumers check out online reviews ... Views: 246
If you are starting a business, you are dealing with law. And if you are dealing with law, you need a lawyer. While businesses may view hiring a lawyer as an unnecessary expense, a lawyer serves as a layer of protection shielding you from angry clients, the IRS, and the government. A lawyer can ... Views: 134
We all know that as we age, we need to take care of our heart, our bones, and the rest of our body by eating well, exercising, and so on. But at the same time, we often do not think of protecting the brain, that organ which distinguishes us from animals.
The thought of losing your mind to ... Views: 421
Working from home offers employees greater freedom, better control of their own productivity and greater flexibility in how and when they can get their work done, making it a tempting offer for many offices. However, allowing employees to work from home also comes with security risks that ... Views: 121
Working from home offers employees greater freedom, better control of their own productivity and greater flexibility in how and when they can get their work done, making it a tempting offer for many offices. However, allowing employees to work from home also comes with security risks that ... Views: 133
A new year is coming up, and 2017 promises in many ways to be similar to this year. One important similarity is that online marketing will continue to grow in importance, as online shopping continues to grow at the expense of brick and mortar stores.
This means that online marketing will be ... Views: 244
You know that procrastination is a bad thing. You have heard people say “Never put off tomorrow what can be done today.” You may spend nights thinking of what you will accomplish tomorrow, only for that next day to be another day of not accomplishing much. This constant procrastination continues ... Views: 183
Far too many people spend decades accumulating wealth and assets to protect their loved ones, but do not spend half a day to discuss how these assets should be distributed. A 2014 survey revealed that 51 percent of Americans aged 55 to 64 and 62 percent aged 45 to 54 do not have a will.
This ... Views: 309
Everyone likes the idea of making money without working, and the idea of passive income taps right into that desire. Some financial websites out there talk of “low-risk” opportunities which can earn you money while only putting up a modicum of effort up front.
But there is no such thing in ... Views: 191
Waste is a dirty word, and it is negative for reason. Waste is bad for productivity, for the environment, and for profit. The more waste a business has, the more inefficiency it has to wade through on the way to profitability.
Fortunately, managing business waste is not as unsanitary as it ... Views: 243
With the Internet and technology, having a remote workforce which can work from outside the office is easier than ever. And while some businesses have concerns about letting employers out of sight, studies have found that remote workers are happier and more productive. Consequently, more workers ... Views: 416
Businesses that want to boost productivity need to start with boosting their employees’ health first.
Several studies have shown that when people are healthier, they are able to perform better at work. People who eat health are 25 percent as likely to have a higher level of job performance, ... Views: 312
Spending hours a day in front of a computer is now part of almost every job description. Combine that with a commute, meal times, and entertainment, and the average person could spend up to nine hours a day in a chair. It is not wonder people reach the end of their work week feeling stiff and ... Views: 218