Work-Life Balance

4 Things That Are Hurting Your Ability to Focus on Work

We’ve all been in the position where we are desperately trying to concentrate and get some work done, but no matter how hard we try, we just can't focus. It is not only extremely frustrating, but it can also have a significant impact on your mood and overall productivity. In today’s society, there seems to always be something to distract us, which can make it feel impossible … [Read more...]

Getting Ahead of the Game: Five Reasons to Finish Your Business Degree

Today, in America, students of all ages, races, and backgrounds, are dropping out of college at an alarming rate. Take a look at these numbers from just four years ago: in 2016 almost 50% of first time students dropped out of their four-year programs. With almost two thirds of students leaving colleges without any degree, there is no “time like the present” to finally finish … [Read more...]

How Self-Storage Works and Why You Should Consider Renting It

If you have never used a self storage unit, you might be wondering how it all works. In a nutshell, self-storage serves the same purpose that a shed or garage at your home would. It’s a dry, clean, and secure space in a storage unit where you can store some of your belongings in order to declutter your home or keep items out of the way while you move. Here are a few other … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your Rental House for Occupation

Getting an occupant into your rental home or apartment can be a real struggle. Even if you do get a person to rent your house, the amount they might be willing to pay may not be what you had envisioned. There are many factors that make a house less attractive to tenants, ranging from its condition to the neighborhood, so we have compiled a few things you can do to make your … [Read more...]

FMLA Leave: An Overview for Small and Mid-Size Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. A private-sector employer is “covered,” and therefore subject to the FMLA, if it has, “50 or more employees within 75 miles for each working day during each of twenty or more calendar … [Read more...]

Reasons Why Your Loan Application Might Be Rejected

There may come a time in your life when applying for a loan is the only feasible way to finance something. Perhaps you’re looking to buy a house or start a business – both of which generally require loans for funding. Applying for a loan is a fairly straightforward task, but there’s no guarantee that a lender will approve your application. There are all number of factors … [Read more...]

Changing Your Focus Can Change Your Life

When I was in college, one of my many jobs was managing a boxing and mixed martial arts studio in West Los Angeles, about a mile away from the UCLA campus. The owner of the studio was a former champion boxer and kickboxer. He taught me what it takes to run a small business—and even more about martial arts, but there was one lesson in particular that stood out, one that I’ve … [Read more...]

5 Eco-friendly Changes All Businesses Should Consider Implementing

It is up to us all to make changes that help our planet. It is being polluted with toxic gases and climate change issues are worsening. As well as playing our part as individuals, businesses can make a huge difference. Here are five eco-friendly changes all businesses should consider implementing.  Go Paper-Free  This isn't likely to come as a surprise. With the advancement … [Read more...]

How to Let Mindfulness Transform Your Attitude This Holiday Season

End of year deadlines that coincide with the holiday season add another layer of stress to the busy workplace. Not only does the holiday break shorten the work month, you then add in staff events and employees’ focus on holiday travel and plans, and it’s even harder to keep people on task.  As an organizational manager, maintaining a calm, composed demeanor is necessary for … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer

It is highly unlikely that you will get through life without having to engage the services of a lawyer. Luckily, there are lawyers out there who specialize in every aspect of the law. So whether you need a quality car accident lawyer or an experienced adoption lawyer, there is someone out there to help you. Here are five reasons why you may need to hire a lawyer. You've Been … [Read more...]