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Pandemic Staffing: Balancing Labor and Expenses During a Health Crisis

balancing pandemic staffing

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many aspects of daily life, and staffing is no exception. Whether you’re struggling to adapt to a distanced business model or just launching a new venture, it can be tricky to balance the costs against your need for help. Creative thinking is a necessary survival skill during a time of upheaval, and there are ways to make sure all needs are met at the end of the day. 

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September 16th, 2020 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

Time-Wasters and Tedium: Are You Reaching Your Full Potential?

wasting time

How much of your day do you spend on things that do not actively contribute to the growth of your brand but are essential for its success? From policing your email inbox to getting lost in an endless scroll as you work to maintain your brand’s social media presence, an astounding amount of time is spent on ultimately tedious details. Being bogged down in busywork isn’t just demoralizing; it’s also damaging to productivity. If you were free from responsibilities attached to these tasks, how much more could you accomplish? 

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September 9th, 2020 by Client Advocate Team | No Comments »

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 »
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