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Grants Still Available

According to Small Business Trends, the federal American Rescue Grant continues to provide grants to small businesses. 

The economic stimulus grants provide small businesses can be the difference between staying open and closing entirely. Even before the pandemic, small business grants offered great opportunities to keep operating as well as support growth with strategic funding. 


Small Business Owners' Health Needs Constant Attention

Running your own business can be hectic for many business owners. For small business owners, however, having all the responsibility to all operations, including successes and failures, can be detrimental to one’s health. Sadly, health among small business owners has not been taken seriously as it should despite the economic significance of such businesses to society and the economy. The mental health of small business leaders leads to a healthy working environment. It also leads to effective teams that are characterized by respect and trust in one another.


Is Now the Perfect Opportunity to Retire?

Even before the coronavirus pandemic struck and sank the world’s economy, retiring at the age of 65 was already becoming a hot topic among many professionals. Now that the pandemic has impaired many businesses, both small and large plans of many organizations are in shambles. One of the areas that have been significantly affected is retirement. Business owners that were planning to retire are now forced to rethink. This could mean that the retirement age is likely to fall further as employees try to pick up from where they left once the economy reopens and the pandemic eases.


Thinking Ahead About Getaways

It’s a good strategy to be forward-thinking and plan for the future, so now is a fine time to consider future vacation ideas. Not only will you have something exciting to look forward to, but you may need a longer lead time to put one of these plans in motion.


The Best Ergonomic Options For 2020

There was a time when “ergonomics,” the contouring of furniture to best fit the human body, had little claim to fame; it was not well understood. The pieces of furniture looked odd and contorted, foreign to our expectations. Many were summarily rejected because they were so unfamiliar to the user.


How To Foster A Growth Culture

At first, when your company was new, you were responsible for everything. From opening for the day to writing orders, making product, shipping orders, balancing the books, and closing, you were the solo operation every day. But at some point, the company will reach a tipping point when you simply can’t do it all and succeed. You need to grow.


Why you should never be afraid to hear the word “no”

Do you take rejection personally? Do you start the negative self-talk immediately after getting rejected? Do you find yourself triggered by rejection and start piling on past rejections in your mind? If you do, you are not alone! Research shows that 90% of our self-talk is negative. Nothing triggers negative self-talk like being rejected.


Small Business Retreats

If you’ve ever gone on vacation and returned feeling renewed, then you’ll understand the popularity of a small business retreat. The concept of leaving the office behind and bringing the team to an off-site, special destination follows the same vein as a vacation. A retreat offers the chance for a team to refresh and return to work in a better state of mind.


Can You Control Your Career Destiny?

No matter what industry you’re in, there’s always an unknown element when it comes to job security. The economy, who happens to be President, natural disasters, and a host of other life events could take a stable job and turn it on its head, or you may be one of the lucky few who enjoys a 30+ year run at the same organization. Yet with as much innovation as there is in today’s job market, it’s tough to say with certainty that we won’t all end up getting replaced by robots at some point in the future.


The Six Questions Young Leaders Need to Ask Themselves

Young leaders typically go too far or not far enough. They are born to take chances but when the time comes, many retreat to what they have been told by elders or those with more experience.


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