Summer Challenge: Put Your Phone Down

Our last blog talked about the importance of taking time away from your business, but it glossed over something we all struggle with on vacations – putting your phone down. It’s not about playing a round of Wordle or taking photos of your kids at the beach, but when you pick up your phone to do those things, checking your work emails or texts are just a quick click away. You know you do it – our fingers are almost programmed to open those other apps, even when we don’t really want to.

So that brings us to the title of this blog. We have a quest for you. If you can’t avoid opening your work emails or checking those texts when you pick up your phone, then it’s time to turn off the notifications on those apps, move them off your home screen or keep your phone in your

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Quiet Quitting: Bad Employees or Bad Bosses?

“Quiet quitting” isn’t something new, but rather a mindset of whether or not a work environment is a place where an employee is willing to “go the extra mile.” In an age where inflation and cost of living increases are high, but the wage increase to compensate for that is low, expecting staff to stay later, work harder, and miss out on life to help the company reach their goals cannot be bought with the promise of pizza or donuts in the breakroom. What we are seeing is employees “acting their wage”. But what does this really mean, and how is it affecting the workplace?

The term “quiet quitting” is typically less about someone’s ability or willingness to put the work in, and more about a supervisor or manager’s willingness and ability to build relationships with their employees. If a manager invests in their employees, where they feel valued and

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Investing in Employees by Giving Them Time

Whether you own a small marketing firm or a multi-million dollar logistics company, the success of your business depends heavily on your ability to attract and retain great employees. Having a creative, innovative, committed team is absolutely vital, especially in a rapidly changing world with a workforce that’s overworked, underpaid and personally exhausted.

But while some companies are turning to traditional benefits like better retirement matches or vacation days to get better employees in the door, many are forgetting that running a people-focused business requires happy, satisfied and motivated employees. Employees who are there for more than a paycheck. Employees who enjoy what they do and feel rewarded and appreciated.

That requires an investment in your people beyond an annual pay raise. It requires an innovative approach to helping your employees grow as employees, professionals and individuals. Depending on your individual business and the people who work for you, the

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The Best Business News This Year

When you are a small business owner you need to be on top of everything. And we don’t mean that you only need to be on top of what is happening inside your company. You also need to pay attention to your competitors, to the overall market, and also to the new legislation that sometimes affects your small business. This is where the best business news this year, and really the best business news in decades comes into play.

There are a lot of things changing this year for small businesses. As a result of Covid 19 our legislators have given lots of relief to small business owners. Some of the biggest help has been PPP loans(which are 100% forgivable) and EIDL loans(which are at very low interest rates and amortized over 30 years. You are probably aware that recently congress passed new tax laws help businesses. There is another

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one hundred Mechanic And Auto Repair Store Names

Richard Branson set up Virgin Atlantic Airways as a result of he wasn’t pleased with the service he acquired on other airlines.

I find a legitimate dropshipping program by a verification service like Worldwide Manufacturers. I find a dropshipping provider that sells Product X on there, and I apply to them. My application is accepted. They ask for info together with but not limited to my full name, tackle, telephone quantity, e-mail, Tax ID#, and the financial institution routing quantity for my small business checking account. They want this as a result of they take the wholesale cost of the items I promote straight from my account, and I hold the rest.

Typically step one is the toughest one. I wouldn’t suggest that anyone fairly their job simply due to frustration, or particularly in the middle of feeling frustrated when our thinking shouldn’t be clear. Planning for departure may help …

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