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Jul
2020

If You Ever Received an Email About Getting a Fortune from a Nigerian Prince, You’ll Love this

The scam emails from a prince wanting to “send you money” were not always from Nigeria. In fact there is plenty of evidence that they were from literally over the world.  But virtually everyone with an email has received such an email at some point. Sadly, some people actually became victims of the scam. Recently […]

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Jun
2020

How To Put Together A Covid-19 Reopening Plan

By Jim Talerico, Businesses rebuilding after the recent Covid-19 crisis must know their obligations to keep people safe and mitigate any legal risks associated with this crisis.  Here is how to create a Covid-19 reopening plan — the steps needed to keep people safe, and some potential legal issues to avoid.   The main concerns when […]

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Jun
2020

For Some in the Media, the Hate for Trump is Greater than the Desire for Justice Reform

The headline at the progressive website, The Daily Blaze, could not be more bizarre: “CNN’s Van Jones Secretly Helped Craft Trump’s Police Reform” It implies that the idea that bi-partisan efforts to get justice reform is a bad thing.  It argues, that working with Trump on anything is bad. Period. Regardless of how beneficial it […]

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Jun
2020

Asking Better Questions to Prepare for the New Work World

By Mary Ann Faremouth,   Becoming our best self is a life-long process.  Sometimes that journey is filled with many twists and turns along the way.  The thought occurred to me as to how we can expand and grow after the pandemic.  So often during our life, we are ruled by a fear of failure, […]

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Jun
2020

Microsoft Reveals How it Will Dramatically Change Retail

Microsoft announced a significant change in its retail operations, including closing all Microsoft Store physical locations. The company’s retail team members will continue to serve customers from Microsoft corporate facilities and remotely. IN this new environment they will continue providing sales, training, and support. Microsoft will continue its investment in its digital storefronts on Microsoft.com, […]

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Jun
2020

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone – Building Resilience in the New Work World

By Mary Ann Faremouth, The Third Step of the Faremouth Method is “Step Out of Your Comfort Zone.”  Whether you are going into work or working from home, or have already been part of the cutbacks at your office, the Covid-19 pandemic has probably changed your work world in some way, shape or form. You […]

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Jun
2020

Doing a Self-Inventory on Your Resume for the New Work World

By Mary Ann Faremouth, The First Step of the Faremouth Method, “Do a Self-Inventory,” has always been the foundation of my method of recruiting. However, these days, with all the changes in the work world that Covid-19 has brought to us, this step is even more important. It’s specifically  important as to how we proceed […]

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Jun
2020

Covid-19 PPP Loan and Tax Law Changes

By Jim Talerico, In the first of my articles focusing on small business strategies for surviving the current crisis, entitled “My Advice to Small Business Owners for Surviving The Covid-19 Coronavirus,” I mentioned several recent tax law changes enacted to assist business owners through this pandemic, in addition to outlining the original forgiveness requirements for […]

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Jun
2020

The Hunt for Happiness – The Perfect Storm

By Mary Ann Faremouth, The Fourth Step of the Faremouth Method, “Be A Hunter,” has been on my mind a lot lately.  I believe in these fearful times of Covid-19, social unrest and a possible hurricane on its way, we are all shaking our heads and wondering how we will survive the year 2020 in […]

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Jun
2020

Surprisingly Good Employment Figures for May

The Conference Board reports: May’s job report was much more positive than expectations. Employment increased by 2.5 million, and the unemployment rate dropped to 13.3 percent from 14.7 in April. The unemployment rate does not fully reflect the size of the labor market slack, as many workers experienced a significant cut in weekly hours, and […]

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Jun
2020

Small Businesses are Rapidly Re-Opening

The US Chamber of Commerce released the following statement on the reopening of the US economy: “Most small businesses are open in some capacity and are increasingly optimistic about the future, even while facing continued challenges from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest poll taken May 21 – 27, 2020 and released today by […]

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Jun
2020

Take the Time To Do it Right

By Mary Ann Faremouth,   The Fourth Step of the Faremouth Method, “Take the Time To Do It Right,” is a step I’ve been thinking about a lot lately in regards to how Covid 19 will affect higher education and the work world. In our previously busy “normal” lives we didn’t really have time to […]

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