Brookings 2019 Trends to Watch

Small Business Labs

The Brookings Institute is a large and influential DC public policy think tank. They recently released a report with their 2019 Trends to Watch. " Although targeted at policy makers, many of the trends are on technology, trade and other issues related to business.

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Top Remote Working Trends in 2019 You Should Know More About

Dumb Little Man

Let’s have a look at the biggest remote working trends of 2019. One rising trend for 2019 is for small companies and start-ups to introduce security policies. The post Top Remote Working Trends in 2019 You Should Know More About appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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How to Select a Safe New Bingo Site in 2019

Dumb Little Man

Always check the wagering requirements when it comes to bingo bonuses and withdrawal policies. The post How to Select a Safe New Bingo Site in 2019 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2019 189

Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019

Dumb Little Man

Dropshippers usually adopt a return policy which holds the buyer liable for the return shipping costs unless the item is defective upon arrival. and the commonly cited reasons include return policy-related issue, a slow website, and high shipping costs.

2019 182

California's New Gig Law, AB5, Ignores the Growing Role of Remote Work

Small Business Labs

Forcing these workers to be traditional employees is bad policy.   gig economy Government Policy self-employment

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Small Businesses Worried About Corporate Concentration - and Especially Amazon

Small Business Labs

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently released its 2019 Independent Business Survey.   They also feel government policies have not helped.   Government Policy industry structure Small Business Economy trends

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Uber's Safety Report

Small Business Labs

  gig economy Government PolicyTrust and safety have always been major issues with the sharing/gig/peer-to-peer economy. But data on the safety problems in this growing part of the economy have been non-existent. But that's starting to change. 

2019 130

What Freelancers Want From Their Clients

Small Business Labs

  But as companies become more reliant on external talent, they increasingly need to structure their policies, procedures, and engagement practices in order to be successful in attracting, engaging, and retaining highly skilled independent professionals. 

2019 265

How Political Polling is Done

Small Business Labs

  Government PolicyWe get asked a lot about political polls. And while Small Business Labs is non-partisan, we're OK with talking about how political surveys are done. There are two big issues to be aware of with political polls. 

2019 130

The Online Platform Economy as a Safety Net

Small Business Labs

   gig economy Government Policy Independent workersThe JP Morgan Chase Institute recently released a new study, Bridging the Gap: How Families Use the Online Platform Economy to Manage their Cash Flow.    The key finding of the study is "participation in the Online Platform Economy functions as a cash-flow management tool for many families." " In particular, JP Morgan found many use online platform work to supplement their income when they lost a job.

2019 113

Is AB5 the End of the Gig Economy? The Quick Answer: No

Small Business Labs

Freelance gig economy Government PolicyCalifornia recently passed AB5 , a law that changes how workers are classified. AB5 establishes an “ABC” test to decide whether or not a worker is an employee or a contractor. The law starts with the assumption that everyone is an employee.

2019 148

How Can Universal Basic Income Mitigate Fallout From Automation?

Dumb Little Man

From 2019 to 2020 in Stockholm, California, monthly stipends were tested at random on 100 citizens. There are many arguments for and against a universal basic income, but the need for such a policy is clear.

2019 254

Top Questions to Ask When Buying Home Insurance

Dumb Little Man

It’s no different when you’re purchasing a home insurance policy. However, if you are financing your home with a mortgage, getting a home insurance policy will likely be a requirement. What does a typical home insurance policy cover?

2019 189

How to Create Effective Infographics to Boost Your Content Marketing Game

Dumb Little Man

See Also: 10 Design Rules You Should Never Forget in 2019. This feedback can then be used to inform the firm’s policies. A static content is nothing but an onslaught of dead words running the length of a full page.

2019 213

Advice For Greypreneurs Entering The Gig Economy

Dumb Little Man

By 2019, many of them are in or approaching “retirement age”, but they aren’t ready to leave their career. Starting back in 2013, IBM began operating under a new policy that corrected seniority mix.

2019 272

10 Things That Are Essential For A Great Office Environment

Dumb Little Man

Introduce open-door policy. By simply introducing an open-door policy! A great workplace does not happen by accident. It is a product of changes that result in a harmonious, happy place that keeps the workers satisfied with their environment.

2019 219

According to the National Labor Relations Board, Uber Drivers are Contractors

Small Business Labs

gig economy Government PolicyThe U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Uber drivers are contractors. The major impact of this ruling is gig workers are unlikely to be able to form or join unions. This follows a ruling by the U.S.

2019 155

Uber and Lyft Offer to Compromise Over Driver Concerns

Small Business Labs

Freelance gig economy Government PolicyYesterday the CEO's of Uber and Lyft published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle offering to support efforts to improve the working conditions, wages and rights of their drivers. 

2019 155

3 Leadership Lessons From Game of Thrones

Dumb Little Man

The King was advised by members of the Small Council on matter of policy-making and strategy. Game of Thrones has evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Nobody could have predicted that it would garner the fame that it now has.

2019 221

How Employers Can Help Fight The Opioid Crisis

Dumb Little Man

Drug Policies Should Be About More Than Drug Testing. Having a drug testing policy in place and following it is a must in this day and age. But if employers are going to join the fight against opioid addiction, they are going to have to take their policies a few steps further.

2019 251

Consider Essential Add-On Features when Choosing the Best Car Insurance Policy

Small Business CEO

If you were contemplating on choosing a car insurance policy, your best bet would be to look for the best car insurance companies in the business. … The post Consider Essential Add-On Features when Choosing the Best Car Insurance Policy appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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Finding Out The Cheap and Exclusive Car Insurance Policies With Ease

Small Business CEO

The high rates of car insurance premium have been a significant reason why many avoid investing in the car insurance policy. The primary perspective of the policies and its potential to save the individuals from the financial trap makes it a recommended choice.

2019 65

Corporations Starting to Embrace Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

This means she works with the people who decide the remote work policies at GE.   According to the findings of the 2019 MBO Partners digital nomad study , there are about 7.3

2019 130

The Power of Pets: Can Pets Really Help Grow Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

But many businesses are looking toward pet-friendly policies in the workplace so people can bring their pets along for the workday, leading to a greater work/life balance. Pet Policies For Customers Can Get More Business. Are pet-friendly businesses better?

2019 227

Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Then, develop his understanding of the policies and ethics of your business. Running a business can take a significant toll on you, especially when you are doing all the tasks alone.

2019 244

5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees

Dumb Little Man

Have a policy in place regarding what software employees can and cannot install on company computers. Most people believe that the most sophisticated cyber attacks are the biggest threats to any organization.

2019 223

Protecting Your Network From Cyber Criminals

Dumb Little Man

All secure corporations will have a remote access policy that requires employees to use a virtual private network (VPN). First, as CISO you must outline a mobile device policy for the organization as a whole.

2019 230

Tips For Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes

Dumb Little Man

Tip 2 – Written Policies and Procedures. If you are a company that requires employees to drive as part of their job, you need to establish a fleet safety program. Automobile accidents occur every five seconds with death and injuries as part of the mix.

2019 251

How to Get A Short-Term Business Loan

Dumb Little Man

Are you aware of the regulations and policies of the top lenders? Are you a smart businessman? Do you have what it takes to take bold decisions when your company faces the music? Do you know how to get a short-term business loan?

2019 194

Purpose and a Paycheck and the New Retirement

Small Business Labs

The book also contains an analysis of the economic impact of an aging society as well as policy suggestions on how to deal with ageism and other age related issues.

Tor vs VPN – What is Your Preference?

Dumb Little Man

Still, the majority of the VPN services ensure privacy and anonymity with a zero logging privacy policy. No one can expect to be 100% secure online where internet freedom is becoming scarce, and cyber attacks are lurking in every direction.

2019 240

8 Smart And Easy Tips To Make Moving A Breeze

Dumb Little Man

You might also want to check the area’s road policies and other community regulations, especially if you’re moving with a pet. Regardless of whether you have few or more items, moving is one of the biggest household tasks there is.

2019 251

Academic Studies Show Gig Economy Larger Than Government Data Suggests

Small Business Labs

  But despite a preponderance of studies showing that the gig economy is large and growing, this has not been accepted as true by many in the academic and policy making communities.

2019 238

How The Student Loan Bubble Affects The Economy

Dumb Little Man

This calls for a massive overhaul to not only loan policies but educational standards as well. Surpassing the market value of media giants Microsoft and Facebook combined, the national student loan debt ceiling is coming up on crisis levels.

2019 239

Food Delivery Continues to Boom

Small Business Labs

  Controversy swirled around grocery delivery company Instacart and their policy on tipping, witch many called wage theft. Uber's financials suggest its delivery service, Uber Eats, is likely going generate $1 billion or more in net revenue in 2019.

2019 161

Female Participation in Politics: How to Encourage It

Dumb Little Man

If your daughter shows an interest in public policy, it may help to explore whether she has a desire to change the system from within. senators are women as of 2019, but there are still far fewer women in U.S. Around the world, the march toward gender equality is making great strides.

2019 130

7 Things Not to Say As A Customer Support Agent

Dumb Little Man

That’s the company’s policy. Customer service is an integral part of any business or company. It has the power to make or break the image of an organization.

2019 139

Pew Internet: Experts Optimistic about Digital Life over the Next 50 Years

Small Business Labs

Pew internet's Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life project asked hundreds of technology experts how people's lives might be impacted by the evolution of the internet over the next 50 years.

2019 130

How to Choose the Best Builder’s Risk Insurance For your Construction Site

Dumb Little Man

One policy which can help you do so is risk insurance specifically designed for construction workers. A Commercial General Liability policy will usually cover damage arising from work that is faulty as well. There’s professional liability insurance as well as a risk policy; this covers the materials on a jobsite, in transit, and the actual building. Risk policy is especially useful in case there is vandalism, damage from wind, or a fire.

2019 167

24 Online Collaboration Tools That Let You Leave The Office Space Behind

Tips From T. Marie

In fact, it’s why some companies rescinded work from home policies in the past. Location-less offices, remote employees, virtual assistants , and online service providers. This is the changing face of today’s small business offices.

2019 158

Coaching for Executive Assistants and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years!

2019 197

6 Steps for Recruiting Volunteers

Ian's Messy Desk

Orientation familiarizes volunteers with your organization’s policies and procedures and will help them to act in alignment with your organization’s mission and values. The post 6 Steps for Recruiting Volunteers appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Volunteers play a critical role in the operations of non-profit organizations and NGOs. For many organizations, volunteers can make the difference between successfully delivering services or program or falling short of their goals.

2019 127

Podcast 132: Decision controls

Clutter Coach

Not inadequate policy or bad procedures, but someone making the wrong choice, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 132 and it’s about decision controls. This episode is sponsored by Clean Email, the answer to email inbox overload. I’ve written about ways to clear out that clutter, but you can save time by using the Clean Email app.

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