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10 ways to relieve stress with more laughter

Whether you are a working professional, a graduate student or a busy parent, stress has a way of creeping up on us in different ways. While stress can be a good motivator at times, too much stress can lead to headaches, low energy, insomnia, and much more . One way to mitigate stress is with laughter. Laughter is a natural medicine with a variety of physical and mental health benefits including improved cardiac health, lower blood pressure, and increased endorphins. For more details on the benef...
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Why startups should offer retirement plans to their employees

Many startups and small businesses think offering their employees a 401(k) plan isn't in the cards. The budget is tight, most startups think they're too small, and they don't think they can afford the administrative care. This is no longer true. It is possible for your startup to provide a retirement savings plan, and it can be affordable. In this article, we look at why startups should offer retirement plans to their employees.  You'll attract top talent You're more likely to recruit and h...
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30 under 30 honorees on the importance of reinvention


The Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees from the 2020 list were asked to weigh in on how they're reinventing or re-imagining their respective industries to change the world for the better. So, what does reinvention mean to them?

Importance of estate planning for family businesses

Did you know that a huge number of family-owned businesses do not survive into the second generation ( 65 percent ), and, on top of that, around 20 per cent fail once it reaches the third generation? The reasons for this are many and varied. Some heirs are simply not the business leaders their parents were. Others don't have the same appetite for the sector. Others might have different risk tolerance. In still other cases, family rivalries and legal issues can tear a business apart from wit...
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15 Inspiring Entrepreneurs To Watch In 2020

Now more than ever, entrepreneurship seems to be the métier of the future. Self-help aisles in bookstores across the world are filled with titles which promise to unlock your potential as a successful entrepreneur. Podcasts and videos on the subject generate millions of listeners and views every day. It seems that people are searching for the secret formula, the recipe for startup success. This article spotlights 15 entrepreneurs to keep an eye out for, and draw inspiration from, in 2020. [ Read...
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5 reasons why not providing employee training costs your startup money

With unemployment rates at record lows, many large companies are recommitting chunks of their budgets to employee training. Why? This is to increase retention rates and enable their companies to keep their best and brightest team members. Yet, small businesses and startups may find themselves reluctant to provide employee training. Let's look at five reasons why not providing employee training costs your startup money.   #1: A more competitive workforce If you want to be competitive in your...
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Intuitive intelligence and entrepreneurship

"It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover."  Henri Poincare  As an entrepreneur, who do you trust? If the answer is not that you trust yourself first and foremost, then you could be missing a key ingredient of successful entrepreneurship, that of your intuition. Yes, it's important to trust others too, but if you can't trust yourself, how can you trust anyone else? Sadly, our society has not valued intuition enough, instead favouring logic and reasoni...
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Data-driven ways fitness can benefit your finances

No matter if you regularly train for marathons or hit the gym a few times a month, you know that working out takes discipline, effort, and the drive to better yourself. Regularly working out and sticking to a fitness plan certainly isn't easy, which makes it that much better when you reach the goals you've laid out for yourself. Just like sticking to a fitness plan, getting your finances in shape requires discipline, drive, and commitment. Funnily enough, getting physically fit has been shown to...
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Morning rituals of an entrepreneur


Your day as an entrepreneur is a pure reflection of your morning rituals. How you start your day will determine the type of day you're going to end up having.  What do you do in the morning? What time do you wake up. What time do you do this? What time do you do that?"

Why your startup isn’t too small to develop HR policies and processes

If you think your new business is too small for a human resources (HR) department, think again. Many new startups think they're too small for HR to matter, but this couldn't be further from the truth. You might think you can handle issues as they arise, but this leaves you open to conflict and even legal trouble. As a new startup, it's best practice to set get HR onboard in the beginning. In this article, we look at why your startup isn't too small to develop HR policies and processes from the s...
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