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How to Make Your Smartphone Smarter

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We rely on our smartphones for work and play, and want them to be as smart as they can be. At a time when you can easily plunk down a cool $1,000 for a mobile phone, some of the best apps are still available free of charge. Apps with deep feature sets will sometimes seek longevity and technical superiority by charging a flat price or a subscription fee, but there are tons of others that are absolutely free and do everything you could ever want. It can be a chore to wade through all the choices to decide which one is best – even free apps will cost you time – if not money. I poked around...

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How to Guide Your Team Through a Rough Patch

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Every business has to weather a rough patch at some point, and while we as business leaders must make tough decisions on how to improve our situation, we also have to pay close attention to team morale. The most damage to a business often comes from low spirits. In recent months, COVID-19 has negatively impacted businesses all over the world. Sales and revenue are falling short. Your company may be facing the prospect of downsizing. Your best employee might be struggling to work remotely full time. Your team’s morale is at an all-time low, and it’s your job as their leader to lift...

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4 Challenges of Managing Remote Employees

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As most of us have transitioned to working remotely, I wrote this article to give you some tips on how to deal with some of the challenges that come with having remote employees.  I hope you find this information valuable and please feel free to share with anyone you know that might benefit from reading this. Prior to the COVID-19 chaos and California’s Shelter-in-Place order, telecommuting was already rapidly becoming one of the most attractive benefits a company can offer. It is increasing becoming a way for companies to try and improve work-life balance. It’s easy to see why...

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Is Your Business Prepared For COVID-19?

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With the coronavirus outbreak that has spread all over the world, governments have shut borders and imposed quarantines, and companies have imposed travel bans. The human and economic impacts on businesses have been stark. I have personally taken this pandemic as a wake-up call for my company to carefully review the strategies, policies, and procedures I have in place to protect my employees, customers, and operations in this and future pandemics. I wanted  to share this information with you so that you can do the same. Please feel free to share this with anyone that you think would benefit...

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Safety Tips for Creating a Secure Home Office

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The ability to work from home is a prized employee perk that offers workers the chance to free themselves from the daily commute and complete their tasks from anywhere with an internet connection. But along with that freedom and flexibility comes the risk of security issues that occur outside the protected corporate network. Even if your company provides VPN (virtual private network) access, your computer, and everything on it, could still be compromised if someone hacks into your home Wi-Fi network or the public hotspot you’re connected to. Ensuring that sensitive documents and files...

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Tips on How to Master Delegation

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As a business owner or manager, you have countless responsibilities that might be overwhelming at times, but that’s why you have a team. You don’t have to do everything on your own. Many new business owners and managers struggle with this transition, feeling that they still must perform every minor assignment on their to-do list. To be an effective leader, though, it’s important to learn the art of delegation. Whether you’ve just been promoted or you’ve been a business owner managing a team for a while, you should understand that effective delegation is good for...

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