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For years, employees have extolled the virtues of the “distributed workforce” — working remotely. While some managers have embraced remote teams, be they across town, in a different time zone, or across an ocean, others have been hesitant to allow remote work. But the global coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses of every shape and size to adopt...
emergency fund, money, funding
As a small business owner, starting a small business emergency fund can mean the difference between success and failure. Staying on top of your finances can be even more important in times of crisis. Many businesses have a lot of operating expenses as well as debt. That means they don’t have much resiliency. While these...
If you’re facing a long term business slowdown do to a crisis, you may have more time on your hands or limited business hours. That’s true for many companies that face a pandemic or other crisis. During a slowdown, entrepreneurs can boost their business and prepare for a positive resurgence when the country recovers from...
There are many reasons to consider signing up for a business credit card for your company. Whether you are a freelancer, small-business owner, entrepreneur or head of a global enterprise, you can enjoy the benefits of a business card. With business credit cards, you get the benefit of greater payback flexibility and enhanced fraud protection.  A small-business...
cost of home ownership, real estate
Owning a home can have a lot of benefits. There’s the freedom to create exactly what you want, build equity in where you live, and of course added privacy. However, home ownership is no walk in the park. Homeowners insurance, property taxes, monthly mortgage payments, home maintenance, HOA fees and so many others can create a...
personal branding
You’ve perhaps heard a lot about branding a business, but how much time have you invested in building your personal brand? Just like a business’ brand helps form that company’s identity, your personal branding is part of how you market yourself. It can encompass everything from your experiences to your beliefs. And, when it’s done well,...
Starting a Business as an Immigrant to the U.S.
Many people come to America to fulfill the dream of a better life. They want better access to education, employment, housing, and, at times, improved health care and a more developed infrastructure. Often, immigrant entrepreneurs start businesses, work in professional services, retail, restaurants, real estate, technology, healthcare or construction. They sometimes own franchises and small...
The vision statement and the mission statement may sound similar. They are both important aspects of business planning, branding, and goal-setting. However, they serve very different purposes. The mission statement is about your company’s commitment to its existing (or soon-to-exist) relationship with customers. Your vision statement is all about your company’s future dreams. Where the...
iphone, phone, remember
All of us have been in this embarrassing situation. We meet someone for the third or fourth time, only to realize we can’t remember what that person’s name is. Some of us are great with names and remember right away, but the rest of us don’t. Sure, we may find ways to disguise that we’ve...
deposit, check, cash, payment, money
If you’ve ever put hours of work into a project, only to spend months and months battling for payment, you can likely see the benefit of requiring a deposit. By asking for an upfront fee, you’re at least guaranteeing that you’ll be paid for part of the work, even if things don’t work out. Additionally,...
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