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How Start-Ups Are Faring During COVID-19

How Start-Ups Are Faring During COVID-19

When the coronavirus pandemic led to stay-at-home orders all over the United States, many industries saw a sharp drop in revenue. Meanwhile, rather than suffering, other industries boomed. Home fitness gyms were suddenly sought by people who could no longer use their...

3 Simple but Sincere Ways to Encourage Your Employees

3 Simple but Sincere Ways to Encourage Your Employees

Encouragement and praise are two very different things; in fact, the two words should never be used interchangeably. In a work environment, adequately encouraged employees will put their best efforts into a task, in which case they will get praised when they succeed....

Lessons from a Fourth Generation Family Business

Lessons from a Fourth Generation Family Business

There is a lot to be said for a multigenerational, family-run business. It is a rarer sight within the United States, simply because of the youthful age of America. With a success rate of 13%, if you have the good fortune to be born into an established, profitable...

3 Simple but Sincere Ways to Encourage Your Employees

3 Simple but Sincere Ways to Encourage Your Employees

Encouragement and praise are two very different things; in fact, the two words should never be used interchangeably. In a work environment, adequately encouraged employees will put their best efforts into a task, in which case they will get praised when they succeed....

Staying Productive While Working From Home

Staying Productive While Working From Home

A person may find themselves having to work from home for several reasons. Home has always been associated with relaxation and leisure for as long as society can remember. It is deemed a place for people to retreat and have their solace. However, as stated, there is...

Knowing If A Job Is Right For You

Knowing If A Job Is Right For You

Finding any job, much less the right job could prove challenging. Should someone discover they accepted the wrong position for them too late into the process, the subject in question runs the risk of being unhappy, unfulfilled and likely pursuing other employment...

Career Advice for Young Adults

Career Advice for Young Adults

When children are in their early stages of life they may have no real ideas about what they want to do. As they get older they may gravitate more towards the career choices of their parents and other family members. Sense Of Direction It is good to have a sense of...

Preparing for Your Next Job Interview

Preparing for Your Next Job Interview

A job interview is arguably the most stressful part of any job search, but you can improve your chances of being hired and getting the job that you want if you take the time to prepare beforehand. Here are some tips that will help you with that. Research the Position...

Leadership Strategies

Leadership Strategies

It is easy for many people to become lost in titles. Being a CEO or boss doesn't always reflect on one's leadership skills. Being a leader takes on a much deeper responsibility to those in the business. Being a leader is not about what benefits them but what will help...