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How To Build A Remote Workforce For Your Small Business

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You’re a small business owner, and you want to abandon the shackles of a certain location.

But you have limited capital and resources, and you can’t just open an overseas office when you need to tap into a new market.

Not expanding your operations isn’t an option, either – you want to reach new customers, and you need to do it before your competitors.

Luckily, you can achieve this by recruiting individuals operating out of their homes, spaces and hubs, in any desired market/location.



Hey! The Kids Are Asleep! Class Is Starting!

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For working moms--those employed inside the home and out--you live a seat-of-the-pants schedule with little predictability day by day. It's a situation with a reasonable amount of time available for bettering yourself, but no way to know when that time will be. Your afternoon can look free and clear…until the stomach virus attacks your kids, spurring a time-burning doctor visit.

For your future, you need to develop skills and experience for great opportunities now and after the kids are in school. Luckily, Texas can be the place and insurance adjusting can be the job, and there are several reasons why.

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That Hated Interview Question: What Are Your Weaknesses?

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Most interviews follow a fairly predictable path. 

·         Tell us about yourself.

·         Tell us some of your accomplishments.

·         What are your strengths.

And usually the next question is:  What would you say your weaknesses are?



The Secret to Better Communication Skills

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If you want to get ahead in your career, start by working on becoming a better listener. Without the ability to listen effectively, we are likely to misunderstand what’s being said and that can result in poor performance. The ability to listen well is cited as the communication skill most lacking in new employees.  And on average, we spend 60% of our time listening at working. 

How do you become a good listener?  By practicing.  That’s right, practicing.  What we think we hear isn’t always what was said.  Listening requires complex thinking abilities.



How to Lead: Whether or Not You’re in Charge

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Zappos.com, the online retailer of shoes, bags and clothing, made headlines recently when the entire company did away with job titles to facilitate a more holistic style of work and management. Zappos made its way on to Amazon’s ledger in 2009 for a cool $1.2 billion, so they must be doing something right.  While that type of equality-centered leadership isn’t likely to take the business world by storm any time soon, it raises some interesting ideas regarding the nature of leadership — especially when being in charge isn’t an assumed part of your job.