1. Articles in category: Small Business Ownership

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    1. 11 Ways To Use The Holiday Slump To Update Your Digital Presence

      11 Ways To Use The Holiday Slump To Update Your Digital Presence

      I live in the Pacific Northwest, and winter came in a hurry last week: It snowed here the day after Halloween, and I spotted Starbucks holiday cups in every commuter’s hands at the bus stop. Grumble all you want about brands jumping the gun to market the winter holidays, but the truth is that the out-of-office responses are going to start piling up the week before Thanksgiving and won’t abate until after New Year’s.

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      Mentions: Starbucks Google
    2. How To Find Time For A Side Hustle When You Have A Full-Time Job

      How To Find Time For A Side Hustle When You Have A Full-Time Job

      Having a side hustle can be a great way to pursue a passion and make some extra money, but if you’re already short on time it can feel like an overwhelming proposition. Luckily it doesn’t take a lot of time to launch and run a side business. In fact, Chris Guillebeau, author of Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days , says it takes less than a month to get going.

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    3. This AI Startup Wants To Automate Every Store Like Amazon Go

      This AI Startup Wants To Automate Every Store Like Amazon Go

      When Amazon teased its automated convenience store, Amazon Go, late last year, reactions ranged from fascination with the new technology to mortification at AI’s continuing takeover of the workplace. Using machine learning, cameras, and other sensors, Amazon would track what people take off shelves and charge them for what they walk out with—no cashier needed.

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    4. The Surprising Reason Some Bosses Are Jerks No Matter What

      The Surprising Reason Some Bosses Are Jerks No Matter What

      Why on earth would bosses be jerks to their employees? According to this new study, it's because they need to relieve stress. Apparently, if these bosses hold their tongue and try to keep themselves in check, they end up "draining" their willpower. Now, I understand that bosses and entrepreneurs work 10.4 hour days on average (I can relate since I work a lot myself as the head of my company), and this can lead to having a shorter fuse... But if you ask me, venting on your team is a strict no-no.

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    5. These Free, Remote Coding Lessons For Venezuelans Help Them Find Work

      These Free, Remote Coding Lessons For Venezuelans Help Them Find Work

      If you have a job in Venezuela–where the unemployment rate could reach 25% this year–you may still not be able to afford basic necessities. In October, a one-kilo package of pasta cost around 56,000 bolivares, or a little more than 40% of the monthly minimum wage; a large package of diapers cost more than three times the monthly salary.

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    6. 21 Simple Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday

      21 Simple Ideas for a Successful Small Business Saturday

      It’s hard for small businesses to compete with the big guys. But that’s why there’s Small Business Saturday. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010, giving small businesses and brick-and-mortar stores across the country a special boost and a way to get shoppers’ attentions between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Small Business Saturday will take place on Saturday Nov. 25 this year).

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    7. Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead

      Job Searching? Skip The Job Boards And Take These Five Steps Instead

      It might prove better to look for opportunities off the beaten path, and one way to do that is to reach out to target employers before they post any openings–call it the art of the “speculative job application.” If you do it right, you’re more likely to connect directly with the decision-makers inside companies, without having to elbow past dozens or hundreds of other candidates. This five-step process can help you do just that.

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      Mentions: Google
    8. These Emotionally Intelligent Habits Can Make You A Better Listener

      These Emotionally Intelligent Habits Can Make You A Better Listener

      1. Reinforce What Others Feel, Not Just What They Say The starting point for emotional listening is reinforcement–nodding your head, or saying “yes” and “I understand”–but it doesn’t stop there. Show that you empathize by using phrases like, “I can see why you feel that way” or, “That must have been a difficult decision for you.” This encourages others to open up and share their feelings, not just their thoughts and ideas.

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    9. 3 Times You Should Say Yes To Office Happy Hour

      3 Times You Should Say Yes To Office Happy Hour

      But instead you say: “Of course!” Sound familiar? The reality is this: What can appear to be just a casual invitation isn’t always so straightforward in the workplace. The truth is that with almost every interaction, you’re being judged, and if you choose to not participate, you risk being labeled as anti-social or not a team player. Oh yes, the joy of office politics! Of course, you know that there are times when you have to play the game if you want to get ahead.

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