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Resources for Business Owners Navigating the Path Through COVID-19

The pandemic has made life hard for everyone, and small business owners have had more than their fair share of trials to overcome. Although — thanks to vaccine distribution — there appears to be an end in sight, it may still be several months until we’ve returned to normal. Moreover, it’s still not entirely clear what “normal” will look like in the post-COVID world — we can assume some changes will stick around. As things open back up, business owners need to make smart choices that push their company into the future as effectively as possible. Here’s a look at how you can prepare your business to make it through to the end of the pandemic, as well as thrive beyond it. Embrace Digital Marketing Meet customers where they are: The pandemic has increased our time spent online as more people work remotely.Although many will go back to the office, remote work is expected to continue to rise.Digital marketing through social media, targeted advertising, and even podcast advertising can draw in these online audiences. Anticipate New Needs The world has changed; your business must change with it: People have grown accustomed to virtual services — continue to offer them when possible.Stay open to remote employees as this will help you attract the best talent without being limited to a physical location.Investigate the myriad ways people anticipate the world will be different post-COVID and adapt your business accordingly. Build A Better Business This is a great opportunity to evaluate your business’s processes and make sure you’re doing the best job possible: Take a critical look at how your business operates...

How to Be More Productive

Tips For Being More Productive How to get more out of each day ADD is a national workplace affliction. We spend 28% of the work week on unnecessary distractions. We change tasks on average every three minutes and spend an average of 13 hours each week checking emails. We spend 5 hours a week surfing sites non work related. Maximizing our productivity is all about finding the right balance. Whether you are running a company or are an employee trying to advance there are some helpful tips can make you more productive and help you get more done each day. I am offering a free ebook ‘How to Be More Productive’ which you can download for free by clicking the button at the end of this post. Identify what your distraction triggers are As in addiction there are triggers for our distractions. We see an email come through or a social media posting and we go off in the wrong direction. It is important to identify these in order to break the habit. A new linked in connection will set you off on a 30 minute social media scroll or you will see something in the news while researching and spend an hour reading about that. Be honest and although this tracking will add extra work for a week or two it will save you much more in the future. You can use a time tracker app like RescueTime or a simple paper and pen. Identify priorities We could all use a better to do list. Segment your list into different priorities and then rank the tasks with each segment. The...