April Newsletter 2020

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How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

How Safe is Takeout Food During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Even as restaurants dial back to take-out only operations across the country, some people may still find themselves wondering how safe is takeout, really? The good news is that, according to “Forbes,” experts conclude that the risk of contracting COVID-19 by ordering...
Ways to Reduce the Pain of Layoffs

Ways to Reduce the Pain of Layoffs

Nobody looks forward to delivering the news that one of their employees is getting let go. Still, presiding over layoffs is a part of leadership, and what you say, or don’t say, when you lay someone off can have an impact on the future of your company. Treating your...
Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

Three Ways to Stay Fit at Home

As gyms shut down around the nation, many Americans are finding it difficult to maintain their health and sanity while still doing their part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here are a few ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle from home. Bodyweight Exercises...
The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

The Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

In the rush of the workday, it’s so easy to get fast food to settle your cravings. However, these options can lack the essential nutrients you need, or worse, leave you feeling sluggish and kill your productivity. To scale your business in the current landscape, you...
How to Manage Working Remotely

How to Manage Working Remotely

Right now, we’re seeing a significant shift in the work environment as many employers adapt to working remotely. Whether you have a home office or you’re sharing counter space with your kid’s breakfast, working from home is no easy task. To help manage your new...
Entities That Are Economically Fighting COVID-19

Entities That Are Economically Fighting COVID-19

As a small-business owner, you have a lot on your mind right now. Demand is in flux, and with the virus spreading, you have to make some hard decisions about how to handle remote work. But you do have options and resources at your disposal, including your AFEUSA...
The Benefits of Making Giving Part of Your Business Model

The Benefits of Making Giving Part of Your Business Model

If you’re a business owner, getting involved with a non profit organization this summer can offer more than just the good feelings associated with giving back. According to Cone Communications, 85% of customers have a more favorable view of businesses that give back...
Why Your Business Needs an Applicant Tracking System

Why Your Business Needs an Applicant Tracking System

Every hiring manager has been there: Your inbox is overflowing, and you’re working overtime to excavate the few qualified applicants from the rush of unqualified applications. Or, maybe you’ve been in the converse situation: You post a job, but the response is radio...
What’s the Deal With Green Web Hosting?

What’s the Deal With Green Web Hosting?

You’ve probably never thought about the energy expenditures associated with web hosting, but it’s springtime, which means that everything is going green. Why not your business, too? According to Web Neutral Project founder Jack Amend, the average website produces...

March Newsletter 2020

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Managing Self-Employment Taxes for Small Business Owners

Managing Self-Employment Taxes for Small Business Owners

If you’re an employee, your employer takes out contributions for programs like Social Security and Medicare from your paycheck each month. For employees, these contributions are called FICA taxes, and everybody has to make them under one name or another. If you’re a...
What Sheryl Sandberg Wants Women to Know About Negotiating

What Sheryl Sandberg Wants Women to Know About Negotiating

April is Women’s History Month, and Facebook COO and Lean In founder Shery Sandberg is one of the world’s most history-making women in business today. Speaking at a panel co-hosted by Stanford Law School, Lean In, and the Hamilton Project about how women can level up...
What to Look for in a CRM

What to Look for in a CRM

A strong customer relationship management (CRM) tool can make or break your business. CRMs control how you organize all of your information about your customers and clients. A strong CRM can help streamline your systems, increase efficiency, drive growth, and scale...