Finding a mentor

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Finding a mentor

Finding your perfect mentor A mentor is essential for a successful career, the mentor will help you learn since they possess great experience in invaluable business opportunities, whether it’s your first job or if you are already making a career. It is always valuable to have someone who sees what you do from a different perspective. Matt D’Angelo in his article How to Find a Mentor conveys the importance of having a guiding hand in figuring out complex and stressful issues in a professional world. He mentions three important things to keep in mind when looking for a mentor  ...

Mistakes every small business person should avoid

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Mistakes every small business person should avoid

Starting a new business is an exciting journey, but what can you as a business owner avoid?   20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of operation, and about 50% of all businesses don’t survive past the fifth year according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. This list will provide you with 8 tips of how to become successful as a startup and small business   Failure doesn’t mean you failed The biggest mistake you can make is not to try. Failure is key to success, and how to pick up after failure and learn from...

Resources for small businesses

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Resources for small businesses

Take advantage of what is given to you for free American FactFinder: Census information on the demographics of your community including population, housing and the economy Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps): A database of federal government contracting opportunities IRS Small Business Portal: Answers to small business tax questions, plus access to forms and publications, a video library, an event calendar and other online tools and products Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA):  Supports businesses in minority communities by providing grant and loan information, business opportunities and business certification resources National Association for the Self-Employed: Nonprofit membership association representing the small business community...

Reopening the workplace

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Reopening the workplace

It is exciting that businesses and other places are slowly starting to open. The question now is, is it safe to go back to pre-COVID times? What precautions should be taken when we reopen? First, it is highly recommended that your employees get tested before returning to work. This will ensure your employees are healthy and that the work environment is safe. You can easily place an order for saliva test kits for your business through Medicine Mobility. The order can be delivered to your business to be distributed to your employees or the tests can be conveniently sent to...

Creating a new work culture post COVID

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Creating a new work culture post COVID

As businesses reopen post-COVID there are recommendations the CDC has in order to maintain a culture and implement procedures to create a safe environment. This would be a culture where employees feel safe and are able to speak up if they do not.  First, businesses should implement a shift rotation schedule so there are fewer employees in the building at a time. Not having all the employees working at the same time may bring challenges to the company - employees who are working from home may be out of the loop. A recommendation is to create a hybrid/work from a...

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