Fall is a truly beautiful time of year. The smell of Pumpkin Spice is in the air. The leaves are changing. The mornings are cool and brisk. With all the beauty that Fall brings, unfortunately you may also find yourself getting sick more often. As we make the transition from summer to fall, here are the top 3 reasons why you may be feeling under the weather and some important tips to keep you healthy.
Guest Author: Beth Kotz
Small business owners are pros at doing “more” with “less.” When you’re at the helm of your own enterprise, efficiency is key, and every dollar spent must yield new opportunities.
With the rise of smartphones and streaming music services, the effect of music on workplace productivity has become a subject of popular debate. Many people claim that it increases focus, while others consider it an unnecessary distraction. Luckily, there now exists scientific research to help answer the question- and the results may surprise you!
Waking up is hard to do! We set our alarms with the best of intentions, only to get up 40 minutes later after hitting snooze seven times before realizing what time it is. Then comes the stress of finding something to wear (which hopefully doesn’t require ironing!), packing food for the day, and preparing for that dreaded commute to work.
Small business owners do everything from marketing to accounting to finance. With so much resting on the shoulders of these small business owners, who has time for taxes? These eight tips are sure to save your small business time AND money!
If 2016 taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. At some point, your business will face a crisis, and it’s important to have systems in place for when that happens. How proficient are your employees in diffusing a crisis with tact and speed? Who takes charge if your point person is unavailable?
Think You Don’t Have Enough Time to Exercise? Try These 4 Quick Ways to Work Fitness into the Busiest of Days
We all have coworkers who seem to have it all together—including what seems like an impossible exercise routine. We imagine them waking up at 5 AM and tossing together a body and mind nourishing smoothie, heading out for a run while watching the sun rise, and still managing to arrive early at the office with the kind of glow you can’t pay for. Or maybe they use their lunch hour for a local yoga class, hit the gym for a session with a personal trainer after the day ends, or any other number of time-consuming fitness activities.
Summer is underway, which means the city is swimming in recent graduates and interns. If your small business is looking to expand (or finally alphabetize those files) then additional summer help can be the perfect way for your company to move forward. But the job market is a big sea with a great many college-educated fish which is why we’ve compiled this list of tips to ensure you lure the right candidates.
The Pomodoro Technique is a technique designed to bolster productivity in a way that won’t leave you exhausted and cuddling the coffee pot in the break room. Most people can only work for so long before walls pop up and obstacles combine in the mind and create anxiety. The Pomodoro Technique allows you to come up for air and keep a clear head by prioritizing natural human behavior and health.
It’s March, which means two things: NCAA basketball is about to own the airwaves
and you’ve probably already received an invitation to your office’s bracket pool. While some of us look forward to the Madness (s’go Buffs!) and others simply tolerate it, recent studies reveal the quantifiable hit businesses take on when their employees take a time out as opposed to keeping their heads in the game. According to the research, 50 million American workers will participate in an office pool (including the President) and companies stand to lose $1.2 billion as a result of unproductive hours spent researching or watching games. While employees will undoubtedly get caught up in the drama of conference rivalries and underdog upsets, loyalty to one’s alma mater over their company’s bottom line can put businesses in a sticky spot. Avoid a technical foul by adhering to some simple office etiquette in this holy month of March.