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November 2017

small business
Employers

Your Small Business: For You, For Your Workers, For the Community

When you think of your business, you probably think regarding your goods and services, and your profits. That, in a nutshell, is what most companies boil down to. But if you take all of the color out of life, then it looks terribly drab.

As such, you shouldn’t just think of your business as a profit-generating machine; you also need to recognize it in terms of its wider standing in the community.

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Feeling unsafe at work
New Worker, Workplace

Do You Feel Safe In Your Job?

This might seem like such a broad question to ask, but do you truly feel safe in your job? Not safe as in your physical safety, but in other aspects as well. Do you feel mentally stable? Is your job secure? Do you feel happy coming into work each day?

Your mental stability is so important and your job or workplace plays an active role in how you’ll generally react. If you’re feeling unsafe, it should naturally result to stress and could affect how you treat loved ones or people around you.

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Magazine

Jac Mizeur: 11th & 12th Grade English Teacher, Book Lover & Fashion Blogger!

“Mrs. Mississippi, I love you, I love you. My love for you will never ever die.”

That was the song we chanted almost on a daily basis for my nursery school teacher when I was still a young child. Indeed, my love for her isn’t dead. This explains why I still remember this chant.

The first day I came across Jac Mizeur, I immediately knew that I wanted to feature her in the Magazine segment. From my experience, I don’t think teachers are celebrated well enough.

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Employers

How Loyal Are You To Your Employees?

There are articles in abundance across the internet that tell people what they should do to keep their employees in check, turning up on time and how to avoid a high turnover.

As an employer, you should be hyper aware of how loyal you are to your employees, rather than how loyal they are to you. The business that you own and nurture is only going to thrive and flourish based on the loyalty of the people who make up each team and each department of your company.

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outsourcing
Employers

To Outsource or Not to Outsource?

Outsourcing is a popular way to save money for many types of business. It’s usually much cheaper for small and medium businesses to, for example, outsource their marketing than to hire their own marketing team.

It can make a lot of sense to look for outsourcing options if you need to expand your business without expanding your costs too much. But outsourcing isn’t always the right choice, so you have to think carefully about whether it’s the best thing to do.

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What to take care of before retirement
New Worker, Workplace

What to Take Care of Before Retirement

So many times I’ve had to think of what life will be like after retirement. You are probably puzzled and wondering why I’ll be thinking of this when I’m not even so close to turning thirty!

The truth is that I can’t quite help it. I wouldn’t call myself much of a planner, but I do think of the future.

I follow some finance blogs, I read a lot about finance these days. Since relocating and having to learn about the credit system, mortgage and all that, it’s become important that I do since the only family I now have here, is that which I started haha: husband and I.

I try to learn more about savings, investments, etc. just to keep myself abreast.

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Fear of Phone Conversations at Work
New Worker, Workplace

If you have the Fear of Phone Conversations at Work, You can Overcome it Now!

I had something close to a heart-to-heart talk (phone conversation) with someone in the past and I’ll never forget what this person told me. He said: “Everyone has their own struggles no matter how trivial it may appear.”

And quite honestly, I felt this soothing calmness in my nerves.

For one, I was very relaxed to know that he actually appreciated that I might be going through my own storms even if it’s not worth anything to him, depending on what his life encounters have been and what he sees as a challenge or not.

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Interesting types of coworkers
The Workaholic Series

11 Interesting type of Co-workers you’ll find in every Office

Let’s be honest, no matter the industry, no matter the profession, no matter how classy or not your office is, there will always be certain type of co-workers you will find in any workplace.

The workplace is mixed with a bag of various personalities and it’s just understandable after all the world is diverse, so what do you expect?

I thought of the several offices I have worked at and I could recount different types of co-workers. I had discussions with some friends, and I will provide our results.

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New Worker, Workplace

The Secrets to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

For the longest time, I didn’t know that it had a specific term attached to it but I certainly knew that there was something more to it. If you find it difficult to appreciate your achievements no matter how minute. If you consistently find it difficult to accept praise or believe that you are good enough.

If you find it difficult to internalize that you are good enough or fail to appreciate your effort, but rather choose to measure your success with that of others or compare your ‘success’ to that of another, then it could be that you are suffering from Imposter Syndrome.

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