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How to Give Your Business CPR After a Natural Disaster

By MJ Plaster

The disasters keep rolling in—one right after the other. Unpredictable weather is one of the things Americans have learned to live with. It’s when, not if, a natural disaster or a wind-fueled wildfire will strike. As a business owner, you want to protect inventory, physical buildings, data, employees and office pets.

I’ve been through more natural disasters than I care to remember, including Tennessee’s Thousand-Year Flood in 2010 when my home sustained six feet of gushing water. I lived to tell the story and worked my way through the labyrinth of complex forms, organizations, qualifications, etc., the hard way. Now that I’ve earned the t-shirt, I’ll share what I’ve learned.

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URGENT: How to Protect Yourself From the Equifax Hack Now

 

By the CheckWorks Team

At CheckWorks, we take every measure to inform and protect our customers and website visitors in the areas of business and personal finances. A breach at Equifax, one of three U.S. credit-reporting agencies, has compromised much of its customers’ data. Some people, including young adults who are new to the world of credit, may not know that Equifax maintains credit profiles on all Americans in the credit system. Below, you’ll find out what’s at risk and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your credit. Tell everyone you know about this breach, and send them to this article for details and links to vital information.

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Are You the Worst Boss in the World?

 

 

By MJ Plaster

“Oh, dear God, it’s Monday, and I don’t know whether to stab out my eyeballs or slit my wrists.” If that’s what runs through your employees’ minds after the weekend, I know a secret. You might think they loathe their jobs, but it’s more likely they hate you, their Cretan boss. And, what’s worse, these bosses may be so self-absorbed that they have no idea their employees feel this way.

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How to Kill Viral Rudeness in the Workplace

By MJ Plaster

Sensitive people need to grow a thick skin to survive in today’s workplace. Thanks, in part to social media, common decency and discourse in society has broken down, and most of us must deal with rudeness at work. Still, there’s no excuse for incivility. It is not a show of strength; at best, it is a display of lack of social skills, and at worst, it creates a toxic environment for everyone.
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10 Neon Signs You’re Not Paid What You’re Worth

By MJ Plaster
“Money is just a scorecard.” That’s what people of vast wealth say. Far more view it as a means to buy day-to-day necessities while juggling meager amounts just to keep their heads above water. Your beliefs about money could be limiting your supply. Follow along as we look at 10 flashing red signs that you’re underpaid and explore ways to remedy the situation.
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10 Danger Signs You Are in the Wrong Career

By MJ Plaster

Cue the ambulance sirens: Your health could be in peril if you dread Monday mornings. Heart attacks occur on Mondays more than any other day of the week. According to Dr. Stephen Sinatra, they most often strike between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. While correlation doesn’t necessarily equate to causation, a huge leap isn’t required to make the connection between the start of a new workweek and the higher incidence of heart attacks.

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A Peek Into the Upside-Down Financial World of Millennials

By: Dayana Enriquez
Fellow Millennials, this is a sneak peek into your future and a plan to change your destiny. It’s also a glimpse into our generation’s world for those who have forgotten what they once faced as 20- and 30-somethings. At least once during their lifetime, most adults encounter what they feel is a losing battle with managing finances wisely. If you fall into the “it’ll never happen to me” category, I commend you for your optimism. All others can keep reading.
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Work-Apocalypse—The Robots Have Invaded! Part I

By MJ Plaster

Not since the Gutenberg press have we seen anything like what we’re going to witness in the next five years. The next wave of automation is projected to dwarf the aggregate of the PC revolution and the connected-device (smartphones, tablets, etc.) wave. Connectivity has already dissolved the lines between personal and work lives, and now that we’ve adjusted to being on call 24/7, it’s possible we could undergo an even bigger change—if automation relegates the concept of work to the dustbin.
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5 Business Myths to Toss in the New Year

Coworkers throwing crumpled paper into waste basket, selective focus

By MJ Plaster

It’s a new year, and everyone’s new calendar holds a world of possibilities and promise. Unfortunately, your heavy baggage doesn’t magically check itself at Old Man New Year’s door; it follows you. So, instead of counting calories or pullups, or in addition to, if you’ve already committed to those things, why not vow to toss the business myths that have weighed you down all these years?

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