5 Ways to Safeguard Your Online Business in 2022 and Beyond

August 25, 2022

The US experienced a boom in entrepreneurship thanks to the onset of the pandemic and the Great Resignation. According to data from the US Census Bureau’s Business Formation Statistics, there was a record 5.4 million applications in 2021 alone. There was also a surge in digital revenue, with consumers spending over $870.78 billion online with US merchants. In 2022, 29.7% of all business activity is expected to be online, and we can expect to see a steady increase in the years to come.

Estimated reading: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Get Creative with Video Marketing for Your Small Business with These 7 Tips

August 17, 2022

Video marketing is a way of making your business more memorable. It can be used for almost any small business as it is a great way to showcase products and services. It will not only tell potential customers about your business but keep them engaged with what you have to say about it.

Still, many small businesses have difficulty deciding which type of internet marketing strategy works best for their business. So, we’ve put together some ideas and ways you can use video marketing to get creative and boost your business in an unpredictable market!

Estimated reading: 4 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

5 Ways You Can Better Cope with Grief While Working

August 13, 2022

Avoiding grief and loss is impossible in our personal and professional lives. Loss can come at the most inconvenient times, especially when you have work commitments. While most people can take a short time off work and other responsibilities while grieving, it certainly isn’t adequate. Coping sufficiently with tragic life events can take months—even years. Therefore, there is often limited reprieve from life’s responsibilities and a need to resume your job even though you may not feel ready.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

Trends and How to Build a Sustainable Business that Thrives!

August 08, 2022

Many entrepreneurs begin a business because they have a passion but may not have business experience. And it’s easy for small business owners to anticipate achieving success much sooner than is feasible and lack the staying power to make it successful. In fact, seventy percent of businesses fail after a decade—that’s a staggering statistic.

And even if your business grows, with the Great Resignation, you’ll most likely face the obstacle of finding and keeping quality employees at a reasonable wage. As a business owner, you might depend too heavily on faithful employees when staffing is [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

4 Critical Resources to Stay Motivated as a Small Business Owner

July 21, 2022

The life of a small business owner is a busy one. Factor in taking care of a family and keeping up with the demands of everyday life, and you may feel your motivation begin to dwindle.

If you’ve been in business for a while, you may notice that you feel uninspired by your small business. Perhaps you haven’t yet seen the growth or success you were hoping for; sometimes, it takes much longer than we anticipate! Or maybe you’re experiencing burnout from the repetitive nature of your daily work and the relentless responsibilities that come with owning your own business. Getting support and [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership

Balancing Work and Family: How to Juggle with Ease

May 23, 2022

Is it possible to balance work and family? Or is work-life balance a myth, an unending and unachievable pursuit?

The average person spends roughly one-third of their life at work, with another one-third spent sleeping. That final chunk of time is all that’s left for everything in our personal lives. And each relationship and area directly and dramatically affect the whole.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Are You Sabotaging Your Success? Well, Maybe Not...

April 28, 2022

There’s a lot of talk about how we sabotage our personal and professional success. We’ve been told that we’re often working against ourselves and to beware of the ego. Self-sabotage is sometimes depicted by that overused image of a devil on one shoulder versus an angel on the other. Psychology Today even refers to self-sabotage as the enemy within. Webster’s dictionary defines sabotage as “an act or process tending to hamper or hurt.” These viewpoints suggest that we need to be on guard, ready to protect ourselves from the invisible saboteur within us. But is there another perspective that is [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective

Avoid These Costly Mistakes! Crucial Lessons for Building a Successful Business

April 14, 2022

Why do small and big businesses fail? And what makes a successful business? How do you know if you're headed in the right direction as a business owner?

There are many troubling statistics on the failure rate of start-ups and small businesses. Maybe you're one of them, but you're surely not alone.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Business and Leadership

Getting Your Office to Work for You: A Feng Shui Checklist

March 23, 2022

Second, only to the bedroom, the office is where you spend most of your time—certainly your waking time. If you’re exposed to something that doesn’t feel right, it can negatively impact you and play out in any number of ways.

There could be a conflict with authority figures, a drop-off in business, employee problems, morale issues, or you may feel like you have reached an impasse and can't seem to move forward. You may have lost your juice around your business or may feel as though there’s something else you should be doing. You might feel you’re underpaid and under-appreciated. Or perhaps [...]

Posted in Business and Leadership, Habits for Health

3 Ways to Build Resiliency: Rebound from a Job Loss or Career Change

March 17, 2022

Generally speaking, any job change can be very distressing, whether you've been laid off, fired, or switched your career. Still, losing your job can hit much harder than a career change. When you get fired or laid off, your profession, income, and self-esteem can all take a blow and make you feel like you're starting over. Do you know how to rebound?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

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