How To Choose The Right Apartment Insurance Policy

Dumb Little Man

If you don’t have this policy then you risk losing your belongings should something go wrong with no kind of compensation. This is what makes choosing the right renters insurance policy quite tricky. If you know someone who is happy with their current policy, ask them for a recommendation. Just like with other kinds of insurance policies, you will find that renters insurance can cover a variety of things.

How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video)

Eat Your Career

We have an open door policy, which is great for building community, but not so great for avoiding interruptions and carving out time for much beyond the necessities.” The post How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video) appeared first on Eat Your Career. This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Librar y.

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Americans Policy Priorities Highly Polarized

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's As Economic Concerns Recede, Environmental Protection Rises on the Public’s Policy Agenda covers a recent survey asking Americans about their policy priorities. The top 3 policy priorities for Democrats are the environment, healthcare costs, and education.   The biggest policy priority differences are around the environment and climate change.    Government Policy trends

9 Things That Affect How Much You Pay for Car Insurance

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Cancelling a past policy, even if it’s with a different insurance company, can make future policies be more expensive. When getting a new policy, explain to your agent the reasons you cancelled and see if they would be willing to negotiate a lower premium.

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How to Keep Your Struggling Remote Team Motivated

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Though you can’t possibly conduct every meeting over a video call, you need to have a policy for when video calls should be implemented. In fact, 68% of employees reported that training and development is a company’s most essential policy.

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An Easy-To-Understand Guide To Car Insurance Coverage Options

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You can go above and beyond these requirements and buy an insurance policy that offers higher liability coverage maximum caps. You can contact an agent or log into your account and look at your policy.

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Catch the Glimpse of the Steps Involved in the Canada Immigration Process

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The immigrant-friendly rules and the loosened policies have made the maple country the cream of the crop. Canada, the land of maple leaves is the most favourable destination.

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The Four Most Simple Mistakes That Renters Make All Too Often

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Some personal contents insurance policies also pay-out if you happen to fall victim to burglary. Take the time to carefully review the terms and conditions of potential insurance policies to see what’s covered.

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Report: Tech in 2020: Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Small Business Labs

Benedict Evans , who is a well-known VC and tech industry pundit, recently released Tech in 2020: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.  Instead, he focuses on regulation and government policy likely being at least one of the next big things in tech.   Similar in style to Mary Meeker's well known annual Internet Trends Report , Evans' report covers similar ground and is full of charts and data. 

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Beat The Competition: Self Discipline For Business Success

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Now there are some businesses that planned ahead and already had a remote work from home policy in place. How would you describe the business landscape in today’s time? Would you describe it as competitive? Ruthless? Cutthroat, aggressive, or maybe a dog-eat-dog world? Well, all of the above are accurate discussions of how the business world truly is. Indeed a world full of ambition, it is still a world where simple hard work won’t be enough to guarantee success.

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5 Retirement Planning Myths Busted (To Help You Plan Your Finances Better)

Dumb Little Man

Most retirement plans work in a way that, if your spouse only covers himself/herself in their retirement policy, it will yield better payoff. When it comes to financial myths related to retirement planning, there exists plenty. Thankfully, younger citizens are becoming more conscious by the day and are opening up to embracing less conventional financing options. However, even the most well-informed people can sometimes fall prey to some of the existing retirement planning myths.

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5 Surprising Benefits of Bringing Dogs In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Thanks to the evolution of global office culture, managers and business owners have started to go against the norm and adopt non-traditional office policies. Given this situation, having a dog-friendly policy can really lighten the load on their shoulders. The policies you’ve implemented and the benefits provided are significant, but nothing can attract your prospects better than being in a fun environment filled with friendly employees and fluffy cuteness.

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Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

Tips From T. Marie

It has always been my policy to freely answer as many requests for information as possible, but these days it’s impossible to answer them all. Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years. For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology. Unlike so many of you, the current pandemic situation did not suddenly throw me into an unfamiliar work from home situation.

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5 Ways Businesses Can Go Greener in 2020

Small Business CEO

Establishing a sustainability policy and implementing ethical practices will also boost employee morale and enhance the company brand.… … The post 5 Ways Businesses Can Go Greener in 2020 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. According to recent research into the consumer habits of 5,000 respondents across Europe, sustainability is a top priority for the vast majority of shoppers.

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12 Clever Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Computer Today

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As a representative , you’ll help customers navigate their insurance policies. In today’s digital world, working from home has never been more accessible. At-home jobs are the perfect opportunity for those who have kids or those who have trouble finding employment locally. Even better, there is a huge host of different jobs you can do. All you need is a computer and a steady internet connection. Translator. Do you speak, read, and write two or more languages?

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MIT Economists on the Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Markets

Small Business Labs

The essay ends on a positive note explaining that policy interventions at the federal, state and local levels could limit the negative impacts.    Also, see the essay for specifics on the policies they believe will be needed.

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How To Secure Mobile Data: Tips to Protect Yourself Online

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One study found out that about 1,700 Android apps that were able to collect permanent identifying information violated Google’s privacy policy. And we will take action when [apps] do not comply with our policies.” However, enforcing privacy policies that are not within its own networks has proven difficult for Google. Think about all the Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter posts you make.

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Digital Nomad Numbers Skyrocket Thanks to Work From Anywhere

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million in 2020, a 49% increase. The increase is driven by the unleashing of traditional employees due to the shift to work from anywhere policies caused by the pandemic.  The number of U.S. digital nomads grew from 7.3 million in 2019 to 10.9

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How Companies Should Handle Office Romance

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Introduce a Romance Policy. A vital part of communicating when it comes to office romance is having a policy that clarifies the companies’ attitudes toward internal relationships. However, setting out a romance policy can help protect the business against potential HR issues. This is something that needs addressing by companies around the UK as just 33% of employees are aware of their employer’s policy on office romance.

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The Broader Impacts of Prop 22 Passing in a Landslide

Small Business Labs

  Key quote on the broader impact from CNN's Prop 22 passes in California, exempting Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as employees : Robert Reich, a public policy professor at UC Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration who endorsed a No vote, told CNN Business last week that the outcome of the vote will be "very significant." gig economy Government Policy Independent workers

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Uber's Third Way for Independent Contractors

Small Business Labs

gig economy Government Policy Independent workersUber's 18-page report, A First Step Toward A New Model For Independent Platform Work , outlines their proposal for improving the financial security of independent contractors, especially Uber drivers. 

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How To Improve Your Business’ Email Response Time

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You can do so by creating an email policy. Promptly responding to the emails you receive is crucial for an array of reasons. For one, it builds trust with whom you’re communicating with. If popular media has convinced you that “email is dying,” I encourage you to think again. In fact, email is doing the exact opposite. By just next year, about 126.7 trillion emails will be pushed out annually. About 90% of the people in the country reported relying on email communication in 2017 alone.

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10 Ways to Encourage More Women Into Your Workforce

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If you claim to be a company that offers equal opportunities for both sexes, it should be reflected in your career development policy with a good number of female employees working in senior management positions and leadership roles. Female participation in the labor market across the globe is declining. According to a World Bank research report , the women’s labor force participation rate is 48.5%, whereas the rate for men is 75% in 2018.

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How to Avoid Black PR: What to Expect and How to Fight?

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Optimize personnel policies. Good reputation is a very important aspect of a successful business. But sometimes slander and black PR get in the way, damaging your business. Therefore, we will tell you how to act in this situation. Fight with Black PR – Make Your Reputation Perfect Again. There is a famous expression – “first you work for a reputation, and then a reputation works for you.”

2020 123

Independent Workers Qualify for Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Small Business Labs

   Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workers self-employmentLast week Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help businesses and Americans weather the economic storm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) qualify for a number of assistance programs contained in the bill. 

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3 Services to Contract for Your Business

Jen Lawrence

Contracts, NDAs, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies. One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is believing they can do it all. While entrepreneurs can (and often do) wear a lot of hats, there are great risks in believing and attempting to run your business by yourself.

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6 Highly Effective Steps To Building A 6-Figure Dropshipping Store

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Therefore, it’s important to have this collection of pages on your site to melt away any objections a potential customer may have: Refund Policy. Privacy Policy. Start your 2020 the right way, and create your first store today. Your time is scarce, but that doesn’t mean that starting a successful dropshipping business these days is impossible. Everyone is on an equal playing field, provided with the luxury of the same 24 hours in every day.

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COVID-19's Huge Financial Impact on Cities

Small Business Labs

Government PolicyAccording to the National League of Cities (NLC) , 65% of cities are being forced to delay or cancel capital spending and infrastructure projects due to COVID-19.      Unlike the federal government, most U.S. cities are required by charter to run a balanced budget. This  This means revenue shortfalls have to be met with cost-cutting.

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Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

I am involved in corporate strategy; plan, organize and participate in Board and committee meetings, handle performance appraisal, review and edit HR and Board policies, organize events and town halls, etc. Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

2020 143

U.S. Census Pulse Survey Finds Small Businesses Getting Slammed

Small Business Labs

   Government Policy Small Business EconomyThe U.S. Census has created a Small Business Pulse survey to track and measure how small businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. They released their first set of findings last week (the data was collected between April 26th and May 2nd) and, not surprisingly, they found small businesses are struggling.  

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About 14 Million Freelancers, Gig Workers and Self-Employed are Getting Unemployment Insurance

Small Business Labs

The program's success - and its importance to the financial health of so many people - lead to two policy implications. Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workersThe Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA) is part of the federal CARES stimulus act passed in March. The PUA extends unemployment insurance to the self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and others who typically don't qualify.

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The Stimulus Programs Gig Workers and Freelancers Qualify For

Small Business Labs

   Government PolicyCongress passed and the president signed the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) economic stimulus package last week.    The legislation contains a number of provisions aimed at helping independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) weather the economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Intuit 2020 Report - 20 Trends for the Next Decade

Small Business Labs

Reports and Resources Intuit 2020 Research Report Todays Hobbyists are Tomorrows Hobbypreneurs Homepreneurs: A Vital Economic Force Research Brief - Small Business Credit Outlook The Economic Stimulus Package: Whats in it for Growing Businesses?   This report is the first in a series of Intuit 2020 research and forecast reports. 

2020 124

Mobile Threats – What Stays in Your Mobile Without Your Permission

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But without having a mobile security policy in place, chances are, the uninvited guest is already here! The average cost of a data breach will exceed a staggering of 150 million USD by 2020. ‘Dog is man’s best friend’, said a man who doesn’t own a smartphone. A lot has changed since the arrival of technology in the form of personal computers. People no longer associate technology to work but is by far one of the most equivocally loved forms of entertainment.

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How Many Employees Will Small Business Layoff?

Small Business Labs

   The highly regarded labor economics at the Economic Policy Institute, for example, are currently forecasting the overall unemployment rate will reach 15% in July.  Government Policy Small Business Economy trendsBased on an industry by industry analysis of small business employment, our base case estimate is employer small businesses will layoff about 21 million employees through July (1).

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How Can I Retrieve Corrupt Documents/Drawers? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

These backups were destroyed according to our records retention policy. Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below. Rose asks: The accounting firm I work for converted to digital document management ten years ago.

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The 3 E’s of Exceptional Service

Jen Lawrence

Do you stick to policies “no matter what”? I could write you a thesis about why customer and client service should be one of your top concerns. Instead, I’m going to boil it down to one succinct line. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE = EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.

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Episode 288: How to Be Awesome at Your Job with Pete Mockaitis


Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. Make sure you take advantage of this limited time offer as it is only valid until July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm. On this episode I’m joined by Pete Mockaitis. Pete is, among plenty of other things, the founder of How to Be Awesome at Your Job and he hosts the popular podcast of the same name.

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Creative Professionals Pushing Back on California's New Gig Economy Law

Small Business Labs

  Freelance gig economy Government PolicyCalifornia's new gig economy law, AB5, is not being well received by independent creative professionals.    Freelance writers, musicians, actors, artists, and other creative professionals are finding the new law is damaging their livelihoods. Indie musicians are a good example.

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The Importance of Comprehensive Car Insurance

Small Business CEO

However, before you contact your insurance agent, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the various types of coverage that may be included in your policy. Many of us have to purchase auto insurance at one point in our lives.

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Episode 283: Well-Presented with Mike Pacchione


Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. On this episode, I’m joined by my good friend Mike Pacchione. Mike is a speaking expert who helps presenters find their voice on stage. Hint: putting yourself in your speech, while scary, is a bit of a secret weapon for making your speech memorable.). This episode is brought to you by Future.

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Daily Writing Tips

It’s frequently heard in discussions of governmental social safety nets, as in these headlines and book title: Devil Take the Hindmost As Public Policy: The Social Security Edition.

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Academic Study Measures the Pandemic's Impact on Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

The Effects of the Coronavirus on Hours of Work in Small Businesses , from Yale's Tobin Center for Economic Policy, shows the pandemic's dramatic and ongoing impact on small businesses.    The study uses data from Homebase , which provides scheduling and time tracking tools for small businesses, to measure the change in overall hours worked by small business employees. As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), average hours worked in U.S.

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