Fri.Nov 09, 2018

6 Ways Marriage Can Train Business Owners to Solve Problems

Ms. Career Girl

What do marriage, launching a start-up company, and managing a growing business have in common? They all require expert problem solving skills at a moment’s notice. Nobody has the perfect marriage.

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Can a Standard Vacation Policy Help You Keep Up During the Holiday Season?

Evil HR Lady

As the holiday season approaches, more people will start requesting time off during what for many businesses is one of the busiest times of the year. A standard vacation policy for small businesses can help you handle employee time off requests and ensure that the holidays are as productive as any other season. All you need is a plan. Here’s how to decide what yours should look like. How to Manage Vacation Time for Employees.

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Should You Consider a Career in SEO?


Digital marketing is one of the best ways to help grow and promote a business. Technology allows consumers to interact with businesses in ways that were unimaginable before. In this day and age, to own a successful business, entrepreneurs need to also have a successful website.

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10 Office Hacks to Improve Productivity

The Undercover Recruiter

As the nights get longer and the days get shorter, much like the refresh you have with your work wardrobe from summer to winter, it can help to give your work routine a little upgrade. These tips from outsourcing platform Airtasker are key to killer productivity. Look around your desk right now.

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weekend free-for-all – November 10-11, 2018

Ask A Manager

Sophie and her kitten, Wallace. This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.). Book recommendation of the week: The Idiot , by Elif Batuman.

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where are you now? (a call for updates)

Ask A Manager

At the end of each year, I publish a slew of “where are they now” updates from people whose questions I answered here in the past. Last year we had several hundred and it was amazing. So… If you’ve had your question answered here in the past, please email me an update and let us know how your situation turned out. Did you take the advice? Did you not take the advice? What happened? Leave no juicy detail out! I’ll post updates as they come in. Don’t post them here though; email them to me.).

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open thread – November 9-10, 2018

Ask A Manager

It’s the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a question to me recently, please don’t repost it here, as it may be in the to-be-answered queue.

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