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How to Navigate a Career Change in 10 Steps
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How to Navigate a Career Change in 10 Steps

A recent IONOS study looking into entrepreneurship in America found that over 82% of people want to change careers and make the move into self-employment. When asked about their current professions, 35% of the study’s participants stated that they are dissatisfied at work, with women and mothers making up a higher percentage (38%) of those who want a new career entirely. With so many dissatisfied with their jobs, we asked expert career coach Caroline Castrillon for her advice on how to manage a job change. Here’s how it went: 1. Change Your Mindset The age old saying “What you think, you become” rings true. To change your career path, you must be open to all possibilities and be able to move forward despite fear. Changing how you think and speak makes a massive difference. Try affirma...
Packing Peanuts for Your Business Shipping Needs
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Packing Peanuts for Your Business Shipping Needs

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Did you know that packing peanuts have been around for more than half a century? Well, no packing material is more iconic than packing peanuts.This weightless, spongy box filler is a packing staple. Traditional foam peanuts are made of polystyrene, also commonly referred to as Styrofoam. The peanut foam interlocks within a package, filling in the gaps to provide padding, compression, and support during transit, without adding significant weight to the package.Shipping peanuts are also popular due to their versatility – they can be used for packages of every size without extensive alteration to the packing materials. But despite its versatility, the Styrofoam peanut has come under strong cri...
17 Business Travel Safety Tips
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17 Business Travel Safety Tips

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Business travel is a balance of being safe while sticking to your plans, but it’s often difficult to know whether you’re traveling as safely as possible. Therefore, it’s essential to keep safety a top priority when undertaking international business travel or domestic travel. That’s why this article is looking more closely at business travel, and specifically, business travel tips to help you travel more safely for work, including state department advice.What is the Biggest Risk for Business Travellers?With business, travel comes quite a few risks, so it’s important to stay aware and take extra care. For example, you might be traveling to far destinations with political unrest or other issu...
How to Create an Email Signature in Canva
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How to Create an Email Signature in Canva

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Although they don’t tend to get a lot of attention, the importance of email signatures cannot be underestimated. From providing useful links to crucial information, email signatures play an important role in communication.Considering the importance of customizing email signatures, tools like Canva help businesses in many ways.What is an Email Signature?In simple terms, a mail signature is a digital business card that appears as a block of text at the end of an email. It typically includes the sender’s key contact information such as an address, phone number, and job title. It may also include social media icons. It helps the recipient quickly identify crucial information.Benefits of Creatin...
Mobile Marketing the Right Way with Barbara Casey » Succeed As Your Own Boss
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Mobile Marketing the Right Way with Barbara Casey » Succeed As Your Own Boss

  Barbara Casey is a customer engagement and text marketing expert as well as the CEO of Mobile High 5. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Advertising from the University of Kansas. She is also a graduate of Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business education program. Barbara has 30 years of experience in direct marketing, branding, and business development. She uses this knowledge and text marketing strategies to help small and medium-sized businesses utilize the mobile marketing revolution. Today, Barbara joins me to discuss the rise of mobile marketing during the pandemic and how other marketing channels will see less engagement in the next few years. She reveals why text marketing is so effective and explains the right way to run a text message marketing campaign. S...
May 2022 #SmallBizChat:  How to Build a Business that Generates Income for a Lifetime  » Succeed As Your Own Boss
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May 2022 #SmallBizChat:  How to Build a Business that Generates Income for a Lifetime  » Succeed As Your Own Boss

#Smallbizchat Podcast LIVE is a monthly video interview show where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss. Please join us live every third Wednesday of the month from 8-9 pm ET Live on my SmallBizLady Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and LIVE on Twitter.  How to Build a Business that Generates Income for a Lifetime Donna Maria was content with her great job as a Washington, DC attorney — until she wasn’t. After working on someone else’s terms for a decade, she knew it was time to create a way to make a living on her own terms. So, 22 years ago, she quit her job and launched the Indie Business Network, a coaching, mentoring, and training company serving American...
Amazon Ends Alexa.com Site – Small Business Trends
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Amazon Ends Alexa.com Site – Small Business Trends

Amazon as of May 1, 2022, has retired the Alexa.com site, the service that provides web traffic analysis. Amazon the e-commerce giant acquired Alexa in 1999 and has since provided web traffic data, global rankings, and other information on over 30 million websites.Amazon Retires Alexa.comFor decades businesses and individuals had used Alexa to conduct an in-depth examination of web events. Alexa.com helped to show how websites stacked up against one another, SEO analytics through conducting content research, competitive analysis, keyword research, and gaining insights into web rankings.Amazon has retired Alexa.com due to increasing competition and the cost of keeping the site operational is no longer worth the expense. Besides website owners being able to stack their properties up again...
An Important EIDL Deadline Is Looming for Small Business Owners
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An Important EIDL Deadline Is Looming for Small Business Owners

It’s too late to apply for a new Covid 19 EIDL loan.But if you’d like to increase the amount of an existing loan, or request consideration, you better hurry. The deadline is May 6.EIDL Loan Deadline ApproachingHow much money a small business can borrow with an EIDL loan varies. The Small Business Administration will review your paperwork to make the determination. You will qualify for a certain amount, and there’s a $2 million cap.If you qualified for an EIDL loan of $500,000 but only accepted $300,000, you could get a $200,00 increase. You’re already qualified for that amount, but you’d have to ask for it.If you qualified for an EIDL loan of $500,000 and accepted $500,000, and want another $100,00, you’ll have to ask for it and provide additional paperwork, as listed below.How to Ask f...
Take a Bitcoin Course Before You Start Investing
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Take a Bitcoin Course Before You Start Investing

If you buy something through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more.Thirteen years after the introduction of cryptocurrency, there are now more than 2,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation.  Together with that concept was introduced the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.  Bitcoin has seen its value rise by a minimum of more than 100% per annum. It’s been the leader of its kind since its inception. There are many offerings online for Bitcoin so you can learn how this digital financing tool works as well as how you can use it for your small business and personal life.Popular Bitcoin coursesHere is a list of the popular courses for Bitcoin online.Bitcoin 101 – Complete Intro to Bitcoin, Blockchain & CryptoBitcoin 101 is a course designed for beginners that expla...
Small Businesses Lost 120,000 Jobs during April, according to monthly ADP Report
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Small Businesses Lost 120,000 Jobs during April, according to monthly ADP Report

Small businesses lost 120,000 jobs from March to April, according to the ADP National Employment Report issued May 4, 2022. That’s despite the nation seeing an overall gain in jobs of 247,000 (medium and large-sized businesses) during the same time period. Franchise jobs also saw an increase, gaining 47,400 jobs.Why are small businesses losing jobs?ADP Chief Economist Neela Richardson said small businesses are struggling to find workers.“Labor supply shortages caused job gains to soften for both goods providers and service providers,” she said. “As the labor market tightens, small companies with fewer than 50 employees struggle with competition for wages and increased costs.”Small businesses with 1-19 employees lost 96,000 jobs, with the majority of those losses (about 83,000) in the se...