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8 Tips for Working From Home

*collaborative post* More and more people are working from home. Telecommuting allows them to strike a better balance between their work and personal life, providing more flexible hours and greater autonomy to organise their day. It avoids unnecessary commuting that saves precious time and it can increase productivity, reduce distractions and increase the level of job satisfaction. However, it can also become a great challenge for those who have never done remote work, since it involves taking on new responsibilities and demands being able to efficiently self-manage. Here are Liberty Insurance’s top tips to be productive while working from home! […]

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Connecting With Your Employees When Remote Working

*collaborative post* It takes some time to get into the groove of managing employees, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’d at least hope that you’ll get to enjoy the fruits of your labours for some time to come. But sometimes, life has other plans. The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that many bosses have had to adjust their working model, and how they manage their employees. Switching to remote working can be challenging, but not overly so. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few ways that you can stay connected with your workers when they’re […]

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Managing Your Time While Working From Home

**collaborative post** It’s consistently one of the biggest issues people find when they start working from home, whether they’re working for themselves or they’re working as part of a remote team for the first time. They find it difficult to manage their time and often find that they’re not spending as much of it working as they would like. Whether you’re having trouble focusing, don’t know what to do with your time, find yourself wanting more of it, or are missing deadlines, you need to get a better grasp on the time you have. Here are a few ways to […]

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Family + Business, Finding your Balance

 **collaborative post** One of the hardest things to do is balance being a parent with being an entrepreneur. The responsibilities of both are a considerable challenge, and if you want to be able to live a harmonious life, you need to find that balance as soon as you can.  Children are resilient, but parents who are working often miss their children more than they care to say. Setting up and running a successful business is a great life achievement, but raising happy, healthy and well-rounded children is even more of a success. Balancing both of these? Well, that’s not always […]

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Business Must Haves: Forming Your Negotiating Team

**collaborative post** There will come a time when you will be entering into a B2B partnership, investor relationship and or marketing contract. Every small business will encounter this type of challenge so it’s better to be ready and waiting then to scramble around, looking to form your team at the last minute. A negotiation team will have multiple people, from different backgrounds and different personalities. Some of the top CEOs don’t even lead their negotiation teams, instead, they rely on others that have the best approach. So, don’t think that you need to be at the helm, pulling the levers. […]

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