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home : life : business February 19, 2017

Reducing risks while taking care of business: Tips to avoid distracted driving
(BPT) - The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they’re driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every ... More >>


Almost half of office workers feel increased pressure to be more productive at work [Infographic]
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9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace
(BPT) - If you feel like you’re working more, but getting less done, you’re not alone. Employees are working an average of 44 hours per week, of which only 29 were considered to be productive, according to a new survey of 1,200 full time office workers.The recent β€œProductivity in the Workplace” stu... More >>


Walking the hill: Advocating for veterans' rights and services
(BPT) - Eva Wallace never enlisted in the U.S. military, has never been on active duty and never endured life-altering injuries protecting American freedoms. However, as a military spouse she has found another important way to serve our country β€” advocating for veterans’ rights.Each February, Walla... More >>


2017 looking bright for small business owners
(BPT) - The year 2017 is still in its infancy, but research shows small business owners feel this year could be one of the best in recent memory.A new survey, commissioned by Staples and conducted by Wakefield Research, found that 85 percent of small business owners surveyed reported feeling β€œoptim... More >>


The best ways to support veterans in 2017
(BPT) - As the new administration and Congress settle into office, many organizations are working hard to put America's 21 million veterans at the top of the nation's 'to-do' list.'Veterans share a common thread - regardless of where they served or for how long - they are driven to protect our coun... More >>


How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one
(BPT) - Knowing how to support a grieving co-worker can be one of the most challenging situations you face in your workplace. You want to express your sympathy and help your colleague, but you also don’t want to cross any professional boundaries.In fact, guidance regarding expressions of sympathy i... More >>


Cover your employees with a plan that fits your business
(BPT) - There has never been a better time to explore health insurance options for your employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace at HealthCare.gov.As a small business employer (generally with one to 50 employees), you want to do right by your employees, and tha... More >>


Small businesses prepare for 2017 [Infographic]
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Three ways to help businesses attract and retain top talent
(BPT) - Many companies recognize that attracting and retaining top employee talent can result in a significant cost savings because employee turnover can result in productivity loss and involve additional expenses associated with hiring and training new employees. An employee parting ways may leave... More >>


Four real-life ways technology is transforming the present and the future
(BPT) - Smartphones keep people constantly connected, smart cars can drive and park themselves, and smart buildings are designed to use less energy as they keep everyone occupying them comfy and productive. Of course you think you know how technology is revolutionizing everyday life. But do you rea... More >>


Job opportunities await in tomorrow's expanded urban areas
(BPT) - Predicting the future can be a Herculean task in its own right, but when it comes to forecasting the growth of urban areas across the globe, research points strongly toward some new truths. One, urban areas will continue to grow. Two, with continued development of β€œsmart’ technologies for h... More >>


The latest advancements in college education are happening digitally
(BPT) - The face of education in the United States is changing. Many of today’s universities are embracing digital technology to deliver instruction in ways not available to previous generations. We have seen the digital instruction methods evolve from the use of learning aides such as computers, d... More >>


Shopping for small business solutions? Tech talk translations for SBOs
(BPT) - As a small business owner, you do it all: the books, marketing, customer service, product, inventory and - oh yes - tech support. In fact, small and microbusiness owners are more likely to shoulder all tech tasks for their firms, according to a study by the National Small Business Associati... More >>


Hispanics at the forefront of digital banking trends
(BPT) - With a population of more than 55 million and estimated buying power of over $1.5 trillion, Hispanics in the United States are continuing to shape economic trends; however, as new research finds, they're shaping digital trends as well.This year's Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility ... More >>


5 tips to protect your devices from cybercrime
(BPT) - Your smartphone, your tablet, your computer – they are some of your most important and most used possessions. They are the daily tools you use for research, to connect with others and make purchases. You take them everywhere and fill them with your important, personal information.And all of... More >>


Creating desirable jobs by getting back to the basics
(BPT) - When it comes to hiring and retaining employees, companies are always looking at new alternatives to build their staffs. However, new research shows that when it comes to attracting top talent, many professionals prefer a return to the basics, meaning stable employment with competitive base... More >>


Growing up with elevators and escalators [Infographic]
(BPT) - Just as the urban spaces we live in today have changed dramatically in the past 30 years, the cities of tomorrow will look very different than the cities of today.Buildings are rising taller than ever to accommodate growing urban population.... More >>


Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work
(BPT) - Being considerate of others when you’re sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette.For example, you may think you’re going to score points for showing up at work despite feeling under the weather. However, if you were to run this by an etiquette expert like Diane Gottsman, she wo... More >>


Boost home office productivity with a pre-holiday freshening
(BPT) - You engaged in spring cleaning and organization earlier this year, but with the holidays approaching, your home office could probably stand a bit of freshening up. Fall is the perfect time to make sure your office is a well-equipped and appealing workspace that boosts your efficiency and pr... More >>


Co-working trend shows working from home isn't right for every small business person
(BPT) - Working from home seems like a professional dream for many, but sometimes your home isn’t the optimum place to do business. Perhaps you’ve outgrown your home office or your startup requires a more professional atmosphere for client meetings. Maybe you crave the kind of personal interaction ... More >>








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