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.

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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.

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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Practically Perfect PA

Some of the following scenarios will probably sound all too familiar to you in your current position: Your Executive Team and colleagues take the liberty of booking their flights and accommodation themselves without much thought for the time it takes to get a business trip organised.

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

Is Honesty Really the Best Policy?

Dumb Little Man

The post Is Honesty Really the Best Policy? Not everyone is a born smart or Genius. As we grow old, we get that funny feeling. There were lot of fights and quarrels , that could have been avoided. Many things were meaningless. There were not worth dying for. This is like what they say….Growing Growing up. There were so many people, whom we met in our adult hood. They left. We moved on. I remember hearing from my old friends, that time has changed in this generation.

Guide To Life Insurance: How to Make Sure Your Policy Takes Care of You

Dumb Little Man

In this article, you’ll learn the best tricks to make sure your life insurance policy is prepared to take care of you and your family. The premise of the claim is that the payments you make into the policy build cash value (almost like an investment) which you can later use as collateral for loans or payment for your monthly insurance premiums. In reality, the monthly premiums are almost always so much higher than for a similar term policy. Life Insurance.

Police, Policy, and Politics

Daily Writing Tips

Are police and policy related? Originally, police , like policy, referred to civil administration (both come from the intermediate Latin noun politia ), but by the early 1700s, it came to apply specifically to law enforcement, and within about a century that was its only sense. Later, policier came to describe a novel, film, or television program dealing with the solving of crimes.). The two meanings of policy apparently come from different sources.

Clean Your Old Email With Email Retention Policies

Simple Productivity Blog

You can clean your old email with email retention policies. You probably know that you have to hang onto certain paper documents for a given number of years. These documents are required by law, and only after a certain number of years of retention can you get rid of them. The same applies to email, though, which has been used in court cases. But how long do you have to keep the email from Great Aunt Edna talking about the snowstorm?

Social Media – The Policy. The Rules.

The Small Business Blog

This is a great video about social media “Do’s & Do Not’s&# – take a look. You can get social media training if you are unsure how to start your online marketing campaign. Hat-tip to @adrianswinscoe

How to Create a Sales Policy That is Fair to ALL of Your Clients

Office Organization Success

When you start developing your multiple streams of income business by adding products and programs which are available on your website, there’s a very specific policy you need to have in place … and that is a clearly defined Sales Policy. Your Sales Policy is simply a statement which lets your clients and customers know what they can expect from you and how you handle your sales processes.

Adhering to the "Closed Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

I wrote a post entitled "Adhering to the 'Open Door' Policy", but this post is a little different, so please read on. Do you find that you get disturbed around your cubicle because of excessive noise? Do you wish that you could build walls around your cubicle just so that people would keep quiet? I am sure that this happened to many of you on a regular basis. Managers have offices and the.

How Simple Policies Can Change Your Business

blogs.sitepoint.com

While this makes sense, it doesn’t mean you should ignore behind-the-scenes business administration tasks, such as setting policies. Policies that outline how you run various elements of your business, and why you do it that way, set boundaries and create a foundation for the business.

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. It would be in your best interest to look for all kinds of car insurance needs, such as those offered by www.carbestinsurance.com.

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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. … The post Finding Out The Cheap and Exclusive Car Insurance Policies With Ease appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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5 Reasons to be Constantly in Your Policies and Procedures Docs

Virtual Moxie

I had an interesting conversation with a non-VA coaching client this past week, in which she was extolling the virtues of having well-documented policies and procedures for her business (something you know I was happy to hear!). Then she said, almost in passing, “What I can’t figure out is why, given that I''ve created the Policies and Procedures, things fall through the cracks.”.

How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps. “The traditional GLS lamp is dead!” ” Well it may not be quite dead but legislation, environmental issues and cost-saving are forcing businesses’ to re-evaluate the real costs of lighting. Traditional lamps including GLS, Halogen, Tungsten and Discharge are being replaced by low-energy retrofit products such as LED.

Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Prioritize I n my last job, I had my own office. We strive for an “open door” policy, but of course, there are times when the managers hold meetings or make phone calls and have their door closed. Just remember, if your company has an “open door” policy, please adhere to it.

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Mis-sold a PPI Policy? Rush To Claim What’s Yours – It’s Your Money!

Small Business CEO

When you have a PPI policy, chances are, you’re not eligible to claim on, especially when you’re self-employed. In fact, there are at least two million people in the UK who have the same fate as yours: You’ve been mis-sold a PPI policy. In other words, your PPI policy is useless in your circumstances.…

Policy Protection – Which Types of Business Insurance Are Right For Your SME?

Small Business CEO

Starting a business exposes you to certain risks. Fortunately, however, all businesses have access to a wide range of insurance types, to protect them from the dangers that could wipe out a small business before it has had a chance to take off. An experienced Business Insurance Broker , can assist you in reducing your exposure to risk, and find an insurance program that is aligned to your specific needs and objectives. There is no one-size-fits-all insurance solution for small businesses.

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. Government Policy industry structure Small Business Economy Web/TechThe Hamilton Project essay The Nature of Work after the COVID Crisis: Too Few Low-Wage Jobs is authored by MIT economists David Autor and Elisabeth Reynolds. 

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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.    Uber's CEO also has an op-ed in the New York Times that provides highlights of the report and the reasons they issued it.    The report has a series of nine proposals from Uber. 

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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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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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Small Business Owners Don't Like Taxes

Small Business Labs

Government Policy Small Business Economy I've never met a small business owner who liked taxes. No surprise there. Also, if you talk to small business owners for any length of time, most will eventually complain about taxes. The recently released Wasp Barcode Small Business Accounting Report supports this.  As the report chart below shows and Wasp highlights in their blog post on the report , 52% of respondents report that they pay too much on taxes are they are not sure.

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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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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 trends

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Are Small Business Owners the New Left?

Small Business Labs

In other words, these groups are not non-partisan and they pretty much line up in lockstep with the Democratic party on policy issues. As we've pointed out in the past,  there are few non-partisan policy oriented think tanks or trade associations. They both lean right politically and tend to line up lockstep with the Republican party on policy issues. They will support policies from any party that they believe will help their business thrive.

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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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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2014

Small Business Labs

  Government Policy trends Web/Tech Below is our 7th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.  2013's trend list is available here. To see earlier lists, click on the year: 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008. Our overall economic outlook for 2013 is for solid if moderate growth with U.S. GDP increasing 2.5% to 2.75%.    We expect hiring and the job market to continue to improve with unemployment falling and finishing the year in the 6.5% range.

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Uber and Lyft Lawsuits & the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  Freelance Government Policy Independent workers on-demand economy Uber and Lyft were both dealt legal setbacks in two different lawsuits last week. The separate suits - one filed by Uber drivers and other by Lyft drivers - allege they are misclassified as independent contractors. The drivers are claiming they are employees.

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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-employmentBusiness Insider's California is attempting a massive labor experiment that could grow into a disaster for millions of workers outlines some of the many problems with California's new AB5 worker classification law. It's written by a self-employed multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles.

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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. 

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Small Businesses Worried About Corporate Concentration - and Especially Amazon

Small Business Labs

  They also feel government policies have not helped. Key quote from their article on the study : Many public policy decisions in recent years have fueled market concentration and favored their big competitors.   Government Policy industry structure Small Business Economy trendsThe Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently released its 2019 Independent Business Survey.

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Brookings 2019 Trends to Watch

Small Business Labs

The Brookings Institute is a large and influential DC public policy think tank. The report is targeted at government policy makers and lists the issues Brookings experts "expect will shape the world this year and the solutions to address them." " Although targeted at policy makers, many of the trends are on technology, trade and other issues related to business. The trend is listed first in the Biggest Policy Trends in 2019 section of the report.

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Millennials' Standard of Living Lower than Parents

Small Business Labs

  Gen Y Government Policy trends Pew Research's article Generational Equity and the "Next America" has a depressing assessment of the economic fortunes of American millennials (roughly aged 21-33): Today’s young have the unhappy distinction of being the first generation in modern history to have a lower standard of living than their parents’ generation had at the same stage of the life cycle.

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Jim Demint and the Rise of Thought Leadership

Small Business Labs

As Demint explains in an earlier interview on CNN : After this last election it's apparent that we need to do more as conservatives to convince Americans that our ideas and our policies are going to make their lives better. This will give me the opportunity to help take our case to the American people and to translate our policies into real ideas.   government policy trendsSouth Carolina Republican U.S.

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Growing Consensus: Obamacare Good for Entrepreneurship

Small Business Labs

  This study adds to a recent report by the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy saying the law could increase the number of new U.S.    Contingent Workforce Freelance Government Policy Independent workers There's a growing number of studies suggesting that the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) is going to increase entrepreneurship and self-employment.

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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 Great Risk Shift - and Economic Insecurity - Continues

Small Business Labs

  Economic Uncertainty Government Policy trends"Risk shift" is the trend towards economic and other risks - and the responsibility for risk management - being shifted from institutions to individuals.    Examples include corporations shifting more responsibility for retirement, career planning and healthcare to their employees and governments reducing social safety net programs.

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The Growing Numbers of Not Working

Small Business Labs

  Government Policy The most recent BLS jobs report showed that almost 500,000 Americans left the workforce  in March, resulting in the workforce participation rate falling to 63.3%.  This is the lowest its been since 1979.   There's a pretty active debate over what's driving this decrease. We covered this last year in our article Workforce Participation: Where's Everyone Going?

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Comparing Small Business Owners and High-Growth Entrepreneurs

Small Business Labs

  The main reason we're interested in this topic is we believe policy makers are too focused on high-growth companies and entrepreneurs.  high-growth companies (called Gazelles in policy circles) are very important sources of innovation, employment and economic growth.    government policy Small Business Economy womenHigh-growth entrepreneurship - mostly from the technology industry - has become the poster child for U.S. business success. 

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5 Tips for Launching a Successful Green Business

Eco-Office Gals

Take advantage of government policies. Green Your Business eco-industries government policies green business green technology sustainabilityWith environmental concerns like global warming and resource depletion reaching critical mass, more and more consumers are clamoring for everyday alternatives that help them to reduce their carbon footprint and do their part to create a greener tomorrow for all mankind.

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Small Business Owners Supporting Romney

Small Business Labs

  The Manta survey found that the key political issues for small business owners are health care (21 percent), tax policy (20 percent) and government regulation (16 percent). government policyAccording to a recent survey by Manta , 61% of small business owners plan to vote for Mitt Romney. Only 21% plan to vote for Barack Obama. This comes as no surprise.  Study after study shows that the majority of small business owners are Republicans.

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