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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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!”

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.

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.

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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.”.

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.

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.

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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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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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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.

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

  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.

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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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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."   Government Policy

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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. 

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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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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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Can Traditional Employment Match the Flexibility of Independent Work?

Small Business Labs

Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workersWe've long found in our research that having work flexibility, autonomy and control are key reasons people become and like being independent workers (freelancers, contractors, self-employed, etc.). 

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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.

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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. 

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The New Tax Law: Freelancers Win on Taxes, Lose on Healthcare

Small Business Labs

1099 Economy Freelance Government PolicyThe new tax law contains a major benefit for many freelancers. It allows them to deduct 20% of their revenue from their taxable income. This is the "pass-through" provision.

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The New Multinationals: Small, Micro and Solo Businesses Driving the Next Wave of Globalization

Small Business Labs

  Globalization Government Policy trendsGlobalization and international trade was once driven almost exclusively by large multinational corporations. No longer.

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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. 

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Most Cities Embracing the Sharing Economy

Small Business Labs

gig economy Government Policy on-demand economy Small Business EconomyIt's always interesting how the media covers the sharing economy. 

2017 183

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.

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Five Major Global Economic Challenges

Small Business Labs

Government Policy trendsIs peaceful international collaboration ending? This is the key question asked in Knowledge@Wharton's  How to Manage the Top Five Global Economic Challenges.

2017 179

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.

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The Taylor Review: The British Government Looks at the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

  Because of this, there are no easy answers, policies or laws that will make everyone happy. gig economy Government Policy

2017 185

Obamacare's Impact on Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Government Policy Independent workers Small Business EconomyThere's no doubt the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or better known as Obamacare) has been a good for freelancers, the self-employed and other independent workers.

2017 194

The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

  gig economy Government PolicyThere's long been a need for our government agencies to collect more timely and better data on the the forces impacting jobs and work.

2017 168

How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Government Policy self-employment Small Business EconomyThe quick summary is self-employed who are younger or have higher incomes will likely be better off under the Republican proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA, a.k.a. Trumpcare).

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