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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office” for a certain number of days per week or month....

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Thinking About Remote Workers?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Down to Business | Comments Off on Thinking About Remote Workers?

Allowing for remote workers has advantages. It gives you versatility, helps to reduce expenses, and allows you to draw from a larger pool of potential job candidates. There can be drawbacks as well. Top complaints: A sense that there’s less communication. Management’s struggle with knowing whether employees are staying on task. So how can you maximize benefits while limiting the drawbacks? Hybrid Approach Some companies allow employees a certain amount of flexibility to work from home. However they still require that employees be “in office” for a certain number of days per week or month....

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Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Down to Business, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Here’s a surprising statistic. In 61% of all work places, anxiety is present in a big way. In turn, this has a dramatic impact on substance dependency. The result is a less productive workforce that doesn’t offer its best to clients. This is only one statistic from the 2016 Mental Health & Substance Abuse survey commissioned by the IFEBP. (The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin.). According to the survey, 94% of organizations reported that their employees are stressed. 67% additionally said that drug and alcohol abuse issues have been on...

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Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Down to Business, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Paying Attention to Mental Health Pays Dividends for a Small Business

Here’s a surprising statistic. In 61% of all work places, anxiety is present in a big way. In turn, this has a dramatic impact on substance dependency. The result is a less productive workforce that doesn’t offer its best to clients. This is only one statistic from the 2016 Mental Health & Substance Abuse survey commissioned by the IFEBP. (The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin.). According to the survey, 94% of organizations reported that their employees are stressed. 67% additionally said that drug and alcohol abuse issues have been on...

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Best of 2016: What is The Ultimate Guerilla Marketing Tactic?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Down to Business, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best of 2016: What is The Ultimate Guerilla Marketing Tactic?

Amazon gets it. So does Salesforce. So does Etrade. Tesla? Yep, they get it too. Virtually all companies that exist mostly or solely online already understand how critical successful Internet marketing is to the bottom line. Yet for small businesses, there seems to be a massive disconnect with how to make digital marketing work in a way that’s impactful and cost effective. So let’s take a closer look at this difficulty, the best ways around it, and why local online marketing is so necessary to create lasting success. If you’re a small business owner, you may believe that online marketing...

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Best of 2016: What is The Ultimate Guerilla Marketing Tactic?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Down to Business, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Best of 2016: What is The Ultimate Guerilla Marketing Tactic?

Amazon gets it. So does Salesforce. So does Etrade. Tesla? Yep, they get it too. Virtually all companies that exist mostly or solely online already understand how critical successful Internet marketing is to the bottom line. Yet for small businesses, there seems to be a massive disconnect with how to make digital marketing work in a way that’s impactful and cost effective. So let’s take a closer look at this difficulty, the best ways around it, and why local online marketing is so necessary to create lasting success. If you’re a small business owner, you may believe that online marketing...

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