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How To Run A Business From Your Home

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TalyRussell.com Nearly 70 percent of entrepreneurs in the United States start their businesses from home, according to Small Business Trends. This eliminates the extra overhead of getting an office, paying another phone bill and traveling to and from work. If you are thinking about starting a business from the comfort of your house, here are some things to keep in mind. Establish a Work AreaCreate an area in your house, preferably with some privacy, where you can focus on your work. This can be a spare bedroom, den or anywhere you can eliminate distractions. Avoid setting up in your kitchen or anywhere there’s a lot of foot traffic. Set Business HoursWhile working at home gives you flexibility, you need to have set hours of operation. That way your clients know when to call you. You also want to designate hours when your clients are working so you can better service them. Moreover — and this is crucial — apprise your family of your business hours. Let them know you’re not to be interrupt…

How To Avoid Burnout At Work

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TalyRussell.com Burnout has been described many ways. It usually starts off like you’re just stressed and will move past it soon enough. But eventually, it feels like you hit a wall. It’s an awful feeling of constant, long-term stress, where you are just worn out and can’t seem to move past it. It happens to the best of us. Being burned out doesn’t mean you don’t love your job. Even the most passionate person can end up fatigued and stuck. The trick is to find the things you need to do to avoid burnout at work before it ever happens. So how do you avoid it? You take excellent care of yourself. Below you’ll find more specific tips for how to avoid burnout and take care of yourself so you can stay happy at your job. Exercise RegularlyExercise is good for both your physical and mental health. It’s a way to relieve stress and keep your mind sharp and ready to focus at work. Make time in your day to exercise for about 30 – 60 minutes. You will feel much better afterward and be ready to be fres…

Teaching A Young Generation of Entrepreneurs

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TalyRussell.net There’s a common narrative surrounding America’s most successful business people that charts their singular and self-driven journey from a nobody to an industry leader. And while that may be in some ways a romantic notion, the truth is more complicated, and more inspiring. Success doesn’t come from raw talent alone, and it takes a village to create a true entrepreneur. That’s why it’s important to make the skills of entrepreneurship a fundamental part of our education system. By ExampleThe notion of the self-made millionaire driven by raw talent and genius is an overly simplified one. Teaching children the value of entrepreneurial spirit means teaching them about the hard work and challenges that are part and parcel of that lifestyle. That means showing them not just the highs but also the lows. Our struggles define us far more than our successes, and letting your child know that failure is both instructive and necessary can help them develop the self-confidence they nee…

Investing In Quality Sleep Time for The Best ROI

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TalyRussell.net Our society places a lot of value on hard work and long hours, especially in the business world. While it certainly seems admirable to forego sleep in order to keep a business afloat, that lack of sleep might be hurting your bottom line. People need to get enough sleep in order to function, yet far too many entrepreneurs think of eight hours of sleep as eight hours of missed work. If this describes your way of thinking, here are just a few reasons why a good night’s sleep is a better ROI than anything you can do at the office. Sleep Keeps You HealthyWhen we say that people need sleep to function, we mean it. One study by the Sleep Foundation has shown that people who get only six hours of sleep for two weeks straight perform as poorly on cognitive and motor tasks as those who have gone two days without any sleep. On top of that, the cumulative effects of not getting enough sleep can impact the heart, lungs, kidneys, and even a person’s weight. In extreme cases, a lack of…

Building Consumer Confidence In Your Brand

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TalyRussell.net In any new business, building confidence in the brand is a must. Building trust is not always an easy task, and there are many different strategies that may not work for different businesses. A business needs its customers to exist and be active with the brand to become successful. How can a brand build confidence for customers without operating at a loss or waiting for the trust to build on its own? The first step in building confidence in a brand is to have a face (or faces) behind the brand. People trust other people so being interactive with your customers is essential. Strive to have a superb customer support base and your customers will soon be able to rely on you and your brand. Here are some more tips and ideas for building brand confidence among consumers. Be the CustomerIn business, a company should be its own best customer. Any successful organization has undoubtedly put itself in the consumer’s shoes and built a brand around what they would want in a business. …

Niche Recruiting

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Some people think that recruiting professionals all falls under the same type of recruitment strategy. The truth is that traditional recruiting and niche recruiting are very different and require different tactics to perform each effectively. In this article we will explain the subtle but important difference of traditional and niche recruiting as well as highlight ways to use niche recruiting effectively. Traditional & NicheTraditional recruiting can mean a few things such as how people go about trying to recruit people. For this article we will refer to traditional recruiting as the goal of filling as many jobs as possible with employees. With traditional recruiting recruiters are usually working with a mass amount of applicants to fill many different open positions in various industries. Many of the open jobs recruiters are trying to fill do not require a lot of interviewing or in-depth processes to hire individuals. Niche recruiting is different in the aspect of hiring because …

Incorporating Performance-Based Hiring

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Performance-based hiring was coined by Lou Adler of the Adler Group. Performance-based hiring can be a beneficial alternative to traditional styles of hiring if utilized properly. There are a few ways to utilize performance-based hiring to benefit you and your team in the long-run. Here we will talk about what performance-based hiring is and how you can use it to find the best team possible for your organization. DefinitionA way to look at performance-based hiring is to think about the traditional form of hiring. Recruiters will released a job opening with a description of the job and it;’s duties. Included in the job description will be requirements such as five plus years of sales experience or manager experience among other things. Recruiters will then hire someone who fits that matches those requirements and interviews well during the interview process. Performance-based hiring uses how someone performs at a job as a measurement of hiring someone. A performance-based job descriptio…