Entrepreneur runs 101-year-old window-cleaning business | A guide to building a brand with hashtags | 4 ways to unite professional, personal goals in 2020
December 5, 2019
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Entrepreneur runs 101-year-old window-cleaning business
Building on his previous job experience, Ben Alt bought Main Window Cleaning, which was originally founded in 1918. "There's no outside distractions, so it's kind of a surreal feeling to be up there," Alt says, describing what it's like to clean windows.
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Caring for Customers
A guide to building a brand with hashtags
A guide to building a brand with hashtags
Entrepreneurs can gain visibility, and ultimately bring in more customers and profit, by using the right hashtags on social media, writes eVision Media founder Susan Friesen. Setting weekly themes and employing humor are two techniques she suggests to increase engagement.
Business 2 Community (12/3) 
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Keeping Shop
4 ways to unite professional, personal goals in 2020
Certain New Year's resolutions can boost growth personally and professionally, entrepreneur Peter Daisyme writes. He advises embracing delegation, finding a mentor, updating business skills and making cultural improvements.
Entrepreneur online (12/4) 
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Tips for holding more productive one-on-one meetings
Make one-on-one meetings successful by setting the proper tone and by practicing collaborative experimentation, rather than focusing on small mistakes.
Fast Company online (12/3) 
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Managing the Money
Your employees don't want a daily paycheck
Findings from a recent study indicate that 42% of employees don't want to receive a daily paycheck, Sandeep Rathore writes. Despite many beliefs to the contrary, the results indicate there's a disparity between daily income and monthly expenses, as most respondents "believe they would struggle financially if they were paid daily," says Rob Poindexter of GOBankingRates.
Small Business Trends (12/4) 
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Tips & Tools
How to address employee burnout
Burnout in the workplace costs the global economy about $322 billion every year, according to the World Economic Forum. Helping employees manage stress and become more resilient helps, but companies might need to change as well.
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Give your employees a sense of purpose
Give your employees a sense of purpose
Hire people who are driven by a cause, quickly introduce them to the organization's mission and reward them with gifts that recognize their social interests, writes Leeatt Rothschild, CEO of Packed with Purpose. "Your organization's leadership should be constantly reinforcing your core values, purpose and mission," Rothschild writes.
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News You Can Use
Retailers gear up for higher holiday returns
About 77% of consumers plan to return some of their gifts this year and 20% said they'll exchange more than half of their presents, according to an Oracle survey. The trend has many retailers adjusting their policies to make returns easier and more convenient.
CNBC (12/3) 
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Growth comes in many shapes and sizes.
Hostt co-founder Peter Daisyme, writing at Entrepreneur online
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