What Makes a Good Manager?

How would you define “manager?” Google will tell you a manager is “a person responsible for controlling or administering all or part of a company or similar organization”. But what makes a good manager? The kind that inspires a team, fosters growth and productivity, and frequently asks for feedback on their management style? Simply managing a team doesn’t make a good manager. It is the amount of effort and leadership they put into making their […]

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When Should You Hire a CPA?

Whether you are a small business owner or you are getting ready to launch a business, you may be wondering when, or even if, you should hire a certified public accountant (CPA). While you can certainly take care of the day-to-day accounting yourself especially if you have good accounting software or hire a bookkeeper, there are instances when the […]

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Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

Listen to music: If you are feeling overwhelmed by a stressful situation, try taking a break and listening to relaxing music. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body, can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress. Talk it out with a friend: When you are feeling […]

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Reasons Not To Give Up on Your Dreams

Persistence: With that failure comes persistence.  Persistence is something that can only be learned through hardships. If you never fall down, you cannot learn how to get back up. Each time we pick ourselves back up and forge through, we get a little bit stronger and more capable of achieving our ultimate goals. It is […]

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How to Deal with People Who Do not like You

Decide if you should care: Not everyone who crosses your path is someone you should seek out as a friend. If a coworker or someone you are not invested in dislikes you, it may not be pleasant, but you can decide if it is worth it to try to build the necessary bridges and win […]

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How to React When a Recession is Approaching

Recession is a business cycle contraction when there is a general decline in economic activity. Recessions generally occur when there is a widespread drop in spending (an adverse demand shock). The following are how to react when recession is approaching. Build up your emergency fund:  Put aside a 6-month rainy-day fund. Do not sell your stocks […]

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