4 Morning Routine Habits for a Productive Day

You may not realize it but the choices you make in the morning set the tone for your entire day.

Are you starting your day with productive habits that encourage activity throughout the day? Or do you spend your mornings sipping a cup of coffee scrolling through your phone?

Morning routine habits

Include these four habits in your morning routine to get your mind right for the day ahead.

4 Habits to Optimize the Day Ahead

You don’t need to reorganize your entire life. Just make a few small tweaks to scale your productivity today and every day.

1. Take Your Grooming Seriously

Your appearance can have a profound effect on your productivity throughout the rest of the day.…

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How To Better Strategize For Your Small Business

Starting a small business isn’t easy, but can be made less confusing with the right strategy in place for success. Below are a few simple ways you can properly plan for the growth of your business and avoid common issues that might arise with ineffective strategizing.

Building business strategy

Be Organized

Begin strategizing for your small business by first getting organized, whether that be with your physical space and office setting or simply with the way you function throughout the day. A great way to start is by creating a daily list that you can look to for any necessities that you need to get done throughout the day.…

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The Importance Of Good Communication In Your Business

Getting the message out is a major problem for a lot of companies. Strangely, the biggest problem is not that a business cannot produce enough content, but that it sometimes loses track of its content.

Good communication

This basic communication issue can create a lot of chaos, especially when it comes to establishing the entire thrust of the content. Not only does this mean that departments may release content without coordinating with other departments, but that the timing can be off for some of their messages. As such, finding a way to coordinate content development and release schedules is of paramount concern to any business looking for success.…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Business’ Online Flexibility

Around 67% of businesses now offering a flexible working arrangement, allowing their staff to work remotely, set their own working hours, and compress their working weeks into fewer days. Flexible working schedules can hugely benefit staff. One survey showing that 73% of staff saw increased work satisfaction while 78% agreed that the system made them more productive. Other studies suggest that it can also reduce stress and improve mental health.

Remote employee working

But in order to successfully implement a flexible working strategy, employees must have the tools to work efficiently outside of the office. Staff will need access to data and be able to perform their tasks, as well as communicating remotely.…

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A+ Business Communication Practices

Five-Star Communication Practices

Good business communication

Communication means everything in the modern world. It’s particularly important for professionals who want to thrive in their careers. It doesn’t matter if you work for a small or a big company, either. You need to make top-notch communication practices one of your biggest priorities. Period. It’s not difficult to be able to pinpoint strong communication methods either.

Pure Honesty

A+ business communication is both honest and transparent. It doesn’t involve guessing games, hiding behind masks or anticipating what others will do or say. If you witness a business conversation and notice that it flows in a natural manner, that’s a positive sign.…

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How Businesses Can Promote Greater Workplace Safety

Promoting workplace safety should be a priority for any and all businesses. It has been estimated by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that overall, businesses pay about a billion dollars a week in workers’ compensation.

Workplace safety

How Can a Business Make a Safer Workplace?

In order to improve safety and reduce the need for a personal injury attorney, you may want to consider the following strategies.

1. Have a Plan

In order to make the most of any safety improvement promotion or tactic, you need a long-term safety plan. Without one, your efforts will be hard to track and structure.…

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JD.com Strikes a Luxury Brands Deal with Farfetch

JD.com is the largest retailer in China that has transformed e-commerce business in the country. For a long time, China has been associated with counterfeit products, but this has changed since this company joined the e-commerce platform in 2004.

JD - Farfetch partnership

Under the leadership of Richard Liu, the founder and company CEO of this company, consumers in China and other parts of the world now enjoy superior products that epitomize high quality and which delivered with great care to the customer.

JD.com X Farfetch

One of the areas where the company has invested in aggressively in the past few years is fashion design.…

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Six Pieces Of Equipment You Need For A Welding Career

You need more than six pieces of equipment to become a welder. However, we all begin somewhere and six is as good a number as any other.

Welder on the job

But first, why should you become a welder? First, the future is bright for welders. But more importantly, you love working with your hands, making things from scratch. You love working with your hands and you love to create something out of metal. While woodwork enthusiasts think that metal is cold and lifeless, metalwork enthusiasts think metal is everything and indeed, they use it to create very stylish designs. However, to do that, you need a good set of equipment.…

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3 Financial Education Tips for Kids

The area of financial management is one of the most critical aspects for a successful and well-lived life, but sadly, it is one of the most neglected things especially to the millennials.

Financial management education for kids

The numbers don’t lie. A survey revealed that most young millennials (18 – 24 years old) had less than 1,000 in their savings accounts. Worse, almost half of young millennials had zero dollar saved. Investing? Don’t bother talking about it when saving up is not in their vocabulary.

The above calls for a serious discussion on money management.

We seldom see parents and guardians discussing how to manage wealth and resources to their kids properly, and when they finally grow up and they decide to teach them, it has become too difficult or simply impossible.…

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What I’ve Learned From Buying 8 Companies in 13 Years

Which companies are on your shopping list?

Some entrepreneurs like building their own business infrastructure, but I like to go out and buy it. I don’t want to start from scratch when someone else has already created a working business model supported by high-value resources and proven cash flow. But no company is perfect — to buy a company is to inherit a set of problems on their way to becoming a solution.

Business acquisition deal

Acquisitions are expensive and time-consuming, but they grant business leaders access to a new pool of resources to more fully achieve their vision.

Between 2000 and 2013, I bought eight companies and assembled a vibrant, harmonious portfolio.…

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