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Common Sense Business Management Practices

Business Management Practices

The common-sense way of doing business is not always as intuitive as it should be. We sometimes over-complicate a task or idea when, if we just gave it an honest moment of reflection, answers would come and the task would be less daunting. If you’re a busy owner with many employees, you might also think about hiring an online business manager

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March 26th, 2020 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

The Positive Professional

positive professional

Running a small business can be an exciting and rewarding venture, but it can also be stressful, tiring and discouraging. How do you stay positive and help everyone else who works with you keep encouraged? 

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March 24th, 2020 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

Avoid Small Business Burnout

burnout

Small businesses are started for any number of reasons, but most entrepreneurs agree that they wanted to be their own boss and found a way to make a living doing something they already enjoyed doing. Starting your own enterprise, or finally being handed the reigns to a family business can require courage and sacrifice. This is expected, but over time, having to stress about every detail in your business can wear thin. If you find yourself in that situation, you might want to read this. As time passes, it may get tougher to cheer yourself up or create work/life balance. This could lead to long-term small business burnout, a condition describing the desire to not run your business anymore. Some owners close down their small business in order to work for somebody else so they can work fewer hours.

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October 25th, 2019 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

Active Listening Makes Good Leaders

Active Listening

There is a lot of talk in leadership theory now about conventional or hard leadership skills vs the modern demand for soft skills. Traditional skills include the ability to sell, calculate and understand numbers, writing, speaking, and marketing. While all of these skills are indeed useful, they may either not address leadership ability or they serve very specific purposes that don’t always require upfront interaction with people. Soft leadership skills, such as active listening, have a lot to do with relational dealings within our company, which can include co-workers as well as clients.

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October 16th, 2019 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

How Not to Hate Your Job

Most people have to work to support themselves and their family. It’s easy to understand why many people get stuck in a job they don’t love but need in order to afford their lifestyle. They go in, do their work and then go home to an outside life. Is it possible to be the owner or CEO and still hate your job? If you suspect that’s you, think through how excited you are to get in to the office or to your desk at home in the morning. If you’re burning the candle at both ends and still feel behind, chances are you aren’t very satisfied. You might hate your job at this stage very much. For an owner, this is a real problem.

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Happy People Habits

Everyone wants to be happy. Ideally, everything we do should have the ultimate goal of leading to our happiness. If that’s true, why are there so many unhappy people, especially at work? Bitterness, disappointment and depression are invasive and contagious but so is happiness. Being productive at work and home helps. Check out this article to address that. Resolve to cultivate your happiness and see how you could “infect” and transform your home, your community and work environment with your contagious joy and contentment.

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