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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.