Author: Sean Reid

Businesses You Can Start With Little Money

Starting a business is complicated — but working for someone is even more exhausting, isn’t it? Especially if you don’t like what you’re doing, don’t feel that it’s going to have an impact, or feel that your life is slipping away from your hands while you are at the office from nine-to-six. Or worse: working…

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Advice For Young People Starting Their Careers

When you are at that stage in life when you are finishing school and looking forward to the next chapter, it can be a tough time. There seems to be a big decision to make almost every week; not to mention the hard work you have to put into the likes of your education. It…

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Your Brain At Work LIVE – S6:E11

S6E11   [INTRODUCTION]   [00:00:02] SW: Microsoft has undergone a massive cultural transformation in recent years, with growth mindset being the driving force behind every major decision and change they’ve made. The goal for senior leadership from the outset was to evolve from a culture of know it alls, to a culture of learn it…

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You’ve Got a Print Ready File? Now What?

Pushing “print” on a big job is always a little nerve-racking. Have you dotted all the “i’s” and crossed all the “t’s?” Is there a typo? An incorrect size? An incorrect file? Is there enough bleed? Will you get it to the printer in time to be distributed before the big sale or event? Relax—we…

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You Should Be Podcasting! Here’s How To Start 

by Michelle Sorro, co-founder of The Podcast Accelerator These days, it seems like everyone and their brother has a podcast. The selection of topics being discussed on podcasts run the gamut. If you have an interest, no matter how unique, there’s likely a podcast devoted to it. So, is there room for someone with a…

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Asking The Right Questions To Unleashing Maximum Potential Of Automation

by Chintan Jain, Associate Director of Product Marketing at Kissflow Workflow Although many people initially thought automation would cause more harm than good, the reverse seems to be the case. Now, a lot of departments currently benefit from automation because it sharply reduces manual labor, optimizes cost and speeds up the internal processes. Business owners…

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Your Brain At Work LIVE – S6:E10

S6E10   [INTRODUCTION]   [00:00:02] SW: Welcome back to season six, episode 10 of Your Brain at Work podcast. Inclusion is more important now than ever before. It is necessary to create a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive culture. If you aren’t actively including, you’re probably accidentally excluding. In order to create better…

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Latest from the Lab: Getting Autonomy Right

Over the last four decades, the nature of work has changed dramatically. Tech innovations have spawned new industries and shifted manufacturing economies to knowledge and service economies. We’ve come to enjoy more options for how, when, and where to work, while also dealing with the challenges of our work becoming more complex, uncertain, and difficult…

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How’s Trading Looking So Far In The New Year?

by Bryan Cannon, CFP®, host of Markets ‘N5 In a normal year, tracking the trends that influence the stock market can be tricky. From market sentiment to economic development and company earnings to natural disasters, investors and advisors must keep their eyes on a wide range of factors that have the potential to influence trading…

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4 Skills That Are Transferrable From Chess To Business

It’s estimated that hundreds of millions of people play chess in more than 150 countries around the world. Their reasons for doing so are manifold: to unwind, to exercise their mental faculties and to socialize with other like-minded individuals. But can chess help with other facets of modern life? Will the time spent on the…

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3 Ways Healthcare Providers Can Boost Patient Engagement When Offering Care Virtually

by Rahul Varshneya, co-founder and president of Arkenea The Coronavirus pandemic forced healthcare communities across the United States into survival mode during the first half of 2020. Several healthcare facilities, both big and small, had to adjust their operations, hastily putting together telemedicine offerings that would allow them to navigate uncharted territory and stay agile. …

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Bringing An Innovative Idea To Life Through Story Mapping

Story mapping allows you to see from the customer’s point of view and paint a picture of how they may interact with your product. A user story is a general explanation of a product from the end user’s perspective. Story mapping is a crucial aspect of product development because it can help you set priorities…

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Where To Find Celebrity Hosts For Specialty Events

If you’re looking to hire a celebrity host for a specialty event, you may be hesitating due to the enormity of the task. Luckily, finding talent is easier than it may seem, especially in an age of stratified celebrity-status and the presence of influencers and streamers. Ranging from internet searches to hiring apps, to new…

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14 Encouraging Ways To Develop Your Employees

When time and effort is spent developing employees, not only do they become smarter but more productive as well. They’re more confident when performing higher-level tasks, and this makes you, their boss, look like a real leader. Moreover, developing skills can also help with retaining and recruiting the best employees and leave you to focus…

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Innocent Habits You Must Break To Stay Safe In A COVID World

by Tricia Holderman, owner, president and CEO of Elite Facility Systems and the author of “Germinator: The Germ Girl’s Guide To Simple Solutions In A Germ-Filled World“ The two-year onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing with the rise of the Delta and Omicron variants, has taken center stage in every aspect of life, not the…

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Need A Sales Superstar? Five Tips To Help You Hire For Drive

by Dr. Christopher Croner, principal at SalesDrive and coauthor of “Never Hire a Bad Salesperson Again: Selecting Candidates Who Are Absolutely Driven to Succeed” Identifying, attracting, and hiring high-achieving salespeople requires patience and discipline, especially given the current talent shortage. It may be tempting to fill an empty role (and save yourself time and work) by…

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