It’s so twenty-first century to operate a business out of your home with employees working out of theirs, right? The benefits are many: freedom, lower overhead, and schedules that match a person’s lifestyle.
But this model can also come at a price, especially if your virtual workers aren’t as productive and as happy as they should be.
Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.
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Whether you’re getting a business headshot for yourself, your employees, or both, it’s important to keep some things in mind before you say cheese. Here’s what you need to know.
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Your loyal employees are usually more than happy to talk up your company, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t use some guidance along the way. In this article, we’re going to provide you with tips and suggestions for turning your workforce into the best brand ambassadors your business has ever seen.
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The trend towards collaborative workspaces isn’t new, but it has gained traction in recent years, thanks to Millennials who crave team environments. In fact, according to an article on Today Money, this year “more than three-quarters of U.S. companies expect to use open, collaborative workspaces with fewer offices.”
In principle, there’s no doubt that collaborative workspaces offer big benefits, like breaking down the silo mentality. By removing physical boundaries, like walls and office doors, you naturally encourage more communication and impromptu meetings between all the people within your organization.
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If you’re running a small business, you’ve probably found yourself working as chief cook and bottle washer from time to time, especially if your company is on the younger side. Which is why when you reach the point where you can actually bring in help, it’s always a great moment.
But here’s an interesting (and growing) trend regarding this extra “help.” More and more small businesses are looking for virtual help outside the confines of the physical office. This virtual assistant provides the support the business needs, often from a different state, a different coast, or a different continent altogether.
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OK, you might be wondering what the heck we mean by our headline. After all, if you’re the boss, you’d never “fire” yourself, right? Not so fast. It’s because you’re the boss that you might need to remove yourself from certain tasks.
Here are five signs to watch out for…
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Onboarding new employees can be an exciting time for the company and the new workers, but not all onboarding programs are created equal, and it’s essential to get it right—that is if you want to reap the many benefits.
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