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How to Support Employee Mental Health and Avoid Startup Burnout

When it comes to finding the right job — and staying there — candidates are looking for a lot, especially in a virtual setting. Gone are the days where foosball tables and free snacks constituted benefits. Of course, we still love them, but there has to be more that matters. People are primarily looking to...
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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Home Office Deduction

You may see your home office as the place you take important business calls, the place you meet new clients, the place you focus best on crafting your products -- but what about the place you save money on your taxes? The home office deduction can save entrepreneurs a significant sum on their taxes. Here,...
Workplace perks
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Company Culture: The Workplace Perks That Impress Top Performers

With websites like Glassdoor acting as a Yelp for workplaces, more companies than ever are looking to outdo their rivals in a bid for top employees. Many modern companies are leaning away from the “all-business” mentality, in favor of fostering relationships and engagement with their staff. With this shift comes a variety of workplace perks encouraged...
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Want Happier Customers? A Remote Workforce Could Be the Answer

Working remotely became a way of life in 2020. It went from a privilege that some had to a necessity for large swathes of the workforce. Research shows that more than half of the American workforce moved to remote work over the past year. But what now? As the world inches toward a form of...
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Professional Employer Organizations: 4 Reasons You Need One

With endless tasks popping up on any average day, entrepreneurial company leaders simply don't have time to do everything. That's why a professional employer organization, or PEO, may help you grow and stay complaint as you grow. A PEO is an outsourcing firm that provides comprehensive human resource and compliance  services to small- and medium-sized...
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A Healthy Work Culture = Happy Employees, Happy Customers

Roughly 25 years ago, I teamed up with Dr. Larry Patterson to found Eye Centers of Tennessee (ECOTN). When we launched the business, you could count the number of people who believed in our venture on one hand, and probably have a digit or two left over. That didn’t deter us, and we jumped into...
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How Startups Can Bounce Back From the Great Resignation

The Great Resignation may have an ominous tone, it’s true. Just don’t let the name fool you. The massive wave of professionals who are opting out of their current jobs might be a boon for the startup community. As noted by MarketWatch, new businesses have begun to spring up around the nation in record numbers....
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3 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Work-From-Home Performance

Across the globe, companies have swiftly adopted remote work. While many had already been considering the switch (by implementing schedule flexibility or experimenting with work-from-home days), the current push toward remote work is unprecedented. Different apps and software tools quickly took charge of the opportunity. During just one week in March 2020, business conferencing apps...
employee feedback
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A Startup Guide to Creating an Employee Feedback Strategy

Startups can be high-pressured environments, with world-changing missions that inevitably encourage staff to work incredibly hard. It’s probably no surprise that the average tenure at a fast-growing startup is just two years, several years less than the market average. High levels of staff turnover can be disruptive and very expensive. It’s also particularly challenging to...
creativity
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The Benefits of Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Creativity is essential for any organization if you want to keep your business moving forward. There are numerous organizations that have designed a cool, funky, creative environment for their employees to help them relax and spark creative thinking to get their projects moving forward. Some organizations go as far as having regular brainstorming sessions when working...
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How to Create a Culture of Integrity with a Remote Team

Today, nearly 50 percent of the American workforce does their job from outside the office. It’s a trend that’s mostly positive: those who work remotely report higher job satisfaction, less stress and better work-life balance. According to numerous studies, they’re also more productive. However, there’s one element of business that remote work makes more difficult,...
chris mccuiston post-pandemic playbook
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Goldfish Swim School CEO Shares 5 Must-Haves in Post-Pandemic Playbook

Over the course of the last year, it’s been remarkable to watch successful adjustments to remote work, new innovation projects and everything in between, as small businesses across the nation quickly adapted to changes brought on by the pandemic. As we’ve surpassed the one-year mark of COVID-19 and inch closer to a return to normalcy,...
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3 Critical Elements to Successfully Lead a Remote Team

The significant momentum of cloud computing over the past decade has transformed the modern workplace from a static environment contained within four walls to a dynamic entity, bringing employees together across cities, time zones and even cultures. And amid the current coronavirus crisis, the shift to remote work has increased drastically, as millions find themselves...
solopreneur
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8 Tips for the Work From Home Solopreneur

You’ve plunged into starting a solo business venture from home. Being a solopreneur is a fantastic experience for motivated individuals, but it can easily become stagnant if you aren’t careful. When everything starts piling up, you can lose sight of what drew you to your passion project in the first place, and your tools of...
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How to Seamlessly Shift from Working Remotely to a Hybrid Workplace

As we transition back to pre-pandemic life, many companies will be deciding whether to return to a physical office full-time or adopt a more hybrid approach, splitting time between in-office and working remotely. And why not? There are many benefits to adopting a hybrid workplace model for both employer and employee. The hybrid workplace Businesses...
digital workplace office anywhere
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A Modern Digital Workplace Strategy: Why Working and Learning from Anywhere Matters

With work now being a thing people do instead of a place where they go, your ability to deliver a best-in-class digital workplace experience is critical to your future success. Today’s visionary CIOs recognize the incredible value in a do-anything-from-anywhere culture; it’s only with a truly digital workforce that organizations can push relentlessly through challenges...
employee burnout
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12 Tips to Prevent Employee Burnout in the Post-COVID-19 Workplace

As entrepreneurs, we must make sure to take care of our most important assets: our employees. In addition to meeting the demands of your business, your employees are parents, spouses, volunteers, family members … the list goes on. The stresses of work and life are an ever-present concern, and effective leaders and business owners must...
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4 Ways to Get Your Team Prepared to Return to the Office

It’s crazy to think that it’s been over a year since businesses were scrambling to get employees out of the office and were transitioning to working from home. Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, conversations are picking up about when and how to return to the office. Google just announced its plan...