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VR technology
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Why VR Technology is 2022’s Must-Have Business Tool

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg made headlines this year with his ambitious plans to build a metaverse, a world in which social and professional interactions are mediated by immersive digital technologies. But away from the front pages, these technologies are already being enthusiastically adopted by forward-thinking companies. And while the past year has seen a plethora of...
employee experience
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Employee Experience: Culture, Involvement and Career Development

Businesses focusing on customer experience is a given. After all, no business will thrive, or even succeed, without the support of the market it seeks to capture. But ensuring customers remain happy with your products and services is not the be-all and end-all of effective business management. Or at least it should not be. An...
scale up
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6 Strategies for Local Startups to Scale Up Nationally

If you’re thinking about launching a business or have started one recently, there’s no need to restrict your goals to the local area. Here are six ways to compete on a national level. 1. Create products that address common pain points. One way to increase your chances of becoming nationally relevant is to ensure your...
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Crisis Planning: There’s Never Been a Better Time

Excerpted from "Culture Ignited: 5 Disciplines for Adaptive Leadership," by Jason Richmond (Ideal Outcomes, Inc., September 2021).  Crisis planning Few companies had a crisis management plan in place that could handle the pandemic and, in all likelihood, few have one in place now. Yet the time to prepare for a future crisis is right now,...
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...
strengths-awareness
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Hiring for Strengths-Awareness in the Great Reimagination of Work

This is the third blog in a three-part series on strengths-awareness from Purpose Jobs. Check out the first post on bringing your best self to work in an age of uncertainty and the second post on optimizing strengths for better work/life fulfillment. It's everywhere these days: the message that we are undergoing "The Great Resignation." Hiring today poses...
workplace safety
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Workplace Safety: Conduct a Workplace Risk Assessment

A complete workplace risk assessment is critical to protect your employees and your business. Be proactive in identifying risks before you are forced to because of liability. A thorough inspection of the work environment, equipment and systems must be done to determine potential hazards and to implement safety systems. Often, this inspection is timed to...
process optimization
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How Process Optimization Cures Employee Burnout

Now more than ever, retaining your top talent matters most. Your employees are the foundation of your business and its future success. For them to stick around and help your business grow, they need processes and systems that don’t overwork them. But if your business is full of inefficient workflows, chances are you’re at risk...
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,...
leadership
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How to Get Out of Day-to-Day Operations and Into Leadership

When you start a business, you have a vision of what you want running your company to be like. While every founder is different, most entrepreneurs envision customers who love their product or service so much that they see it as the best (or only!) option in the market. Years after they start their business,...
remote team
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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...
vaccine policies
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Employer Guides: Vaccine Policies in the Workplace

Lately the topic of vaccines in the workplace, specifically what employers can do, has been a popular point of discussion, and now with the new executive order in place regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, employers are wondering how they can implement a vaccine policy in their workplace. There are many factors that come into play when implementing...
questions
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4 Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Ask Themselves

Time is the most important asset you have. Unlike money, once you’ve spent it, you can’t get it back, and how you spend it is important. They say time is money, but time is your dream. When you’re running a startup, you’re in the dream business. And every minute you can spend on your dream...
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...
hiring interns
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Why Hiring Interns is a Smart Move

More companies across the world are now discovering the benefits of hiring interns for their small and large companies. Not only does it give young hopefuls the chance to try a new career, but businesses can also reap the rewards of having a fresh new graduate on their team, as well as improving the formation...
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Why Your Business Should Stay Remote in the Post-Pandemic Era

There’s no doubt that the devastating coronavirus pandemic completely altered the business sphere. So many companies had to adopt a fully virtual operational model and allow their employees to work from home for the first time. You, too, probably had to implement an entirely remote company setup and discovered something surprising: it worked out great!...
startup's finances
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6 Ways to Keep Your Startup’s Finances Balanced Year-Round

Now that we are halfway into 2021, it is time to think about how you can further improve your startup’s operations to guarantee greater success in the latter half of the year. During this process, you will want to ensure that your cybersecurity measures are up to date, properly organize all of your old customer...
personality
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These Are the Personality Traits of Extraordinary Leaders

We see endless professional development workshops promising to transform aspiring entrepreneurs into visionary leaders, yet there also seems to be an elite class who naturally make it to the top. Just being in a position of power, however, doesn’t necessarily mean an individual is a good leader. A true entrepreneurial leader has a disposition to...
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Why Employers Should Consider Recruiting Remote Employees

One lesson the COVID pandemic has taught us is that employees do not need to work in the same location as their employer to be productive. This has since opened up a much larger pool of candidates for companies as they no longer need to focus on recruiting in areas near an office location. This...