By: Leandra | August 28, 2020

Man Working in a Small Business Office

By: Christina Nguyen

No matter how savvy you are at entrepreneurship, there will always be challenges along the way. If you’ve been following our blog, we’ve been helping our clients overcome several challenges relating to handling the current pandemic while keeping their employees safe and effectively communicating.

The pandemic hasn’t been the only challenge our clients have overcome. As advisors to startup businesses, we know that being small can pose its own unique challenges to a wide variety of industries. Fortunately, our years of experience have told us to not give up on finding solutions. 

Here are some common challenges our small business clients have faced and tips for how they can be overcome:

1. Employees wearing many ha...

By: Leandra | August 19, 2020

Women Writing on a Board

By: Christina Nguyen

If you’ve decided to reopen your office, we hope you’re doing so in a safe and considerate way! You can head on over to our previous blog post about how to reopen safely to see some helpful suggestions for getting started.

With the economy slightly opening up again, businesses have found themselves rehiring former employees to cater to increased demands. However, rehiring former employees isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Many businesses are adapting to a “new normal”, which means the duties of the same employees aren’t exactly the same as pre-Covid times. Social dynamics may have changed to account for social distancing. Sales and marketing may have adapted to reflect new habits. 

Keeping your employees safe, he...

By: Leandra | August 11, 2020

Woman on Video Conference

By: Christina Nguyen

If you’ve been staying in touch with our previous blog posts, you’ll see that we’ve been discussing all kinds of topics regarding working from home. While our views on working from home are pretty positive (if you make the best of it, of course), it still comes with a host of its own challenges.

One major issue is communication, whether it’s not getting enough of it, having difficulty getting your point across over text messaging, or your coworkers taking major offense at something that didn’t go over well in text but would have been just fine in person. These issues can hinder the flow of both internal and external operations, such as liaising with vendors and clients. 

Communication with an absence of or fewer non...

By: Leandra | July 10, 2020

Woman Working at a Desk

By: Christina Nguyen

In our last blog post, we discussed the advantages to working from home you may not have realized. Working from home can bring quite a few benefits you may or may not have realized, such as some extra “you time”, saving money from eating out, and allowing more control over your environment.In case you missed it, check it out and see why working from home can be a dream for so many people!

Unfortunately, working from home also has its downsides. Whether these downsides outweigh the benefits will depend on your life circumstances, personal preferences, and job duties.

Before you make your decision whether to return to your office or not, let’s talk about a few cons of continuing to work from home:

1. Limited social inte...

By: Leandra | April 11, 2020

Women working at a desk

Okay, grab your morning coffee and settle in. Organize your paperwork, get logged into your computer, and get to work. Sounds simple, right? Well probably not these days.

For most people who are accustomed to going into an office, working from home may present some new challenges. Whether you're struggling with working by yourself, juggling other home-related responsibilities throughout the day, or just trying to stay motivated, we're here to help.

Here are three tips for working from home:

    1. Try to keep your routine as normal as possible - We know this may be easier said than done but, for most people, maintaining order and structure can help ease any transition. Try getting up at your regular time, take breaks during the day, shut down when ...

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