Americans Policy Priorities Highly Polarized

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's As Economic Concerns Recede, Environmental Protection Rises on the Public’s Policy Agenda covers a recent survey asking Americans about their policy priorities. The top 3 policy priorities for Democrats are the environment, healthcare costs, and education.

HBR on Why Companies Need Digital Nomad Programs and Policies

Small Business Labs

The Harvard Business Review's Your Company Needs a Digital Nomad Policy covers the reasons why companies should have formal digital nomad programs and policies.  

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4 Essential Insurance Policies Everyone Should Have

Small Business CEO

With so many unfortunate instances that can put your ability to earn an income in jeopardy, insurance policies remain the surest way to protect your income. So we have listed the four essential insurance policies that everyone should have. Finance insurance policies

How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video)

Eat Your Career

We have an open door policy, which is great for building community, but not so great for avoiding interruptions and carving out time for much beyond the necessities.” The post How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video) appeared first on Eat Your Career.

Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Practically Perfect PA

Some of the following scenarios will probably sound all too familiar to you in your current position: Your Executive Team and colleagues take the liberty of booking their flights and accommodation themselves without much thought for the time it takes to get a business trip organised. You work at a fast-growing startup and you’ve realised […].

How Does an “Open Door” Policy Work in a Virtual Environment?

Worxbee

For many companies, the pandemic has revealed whether they really had an open-door policy or healthy team dynamics in the first place. Problems arise when questioning how to cultivate this policy in a virtual environment. What is an open-door policy?

5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When Purchasing Insurance Policies

Small Business CEO

With so many liabilities, insurance providers, and policy options for small businesses to consider, purchasing proper coverage can be a time-consuming, complicated process.

Adhering to the "Closed Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

I wrote a post entitled "Adhering to the 'Open Door' Policy", but this post is a little different, so please read on. Do you find that you get disturbed around your cubicle because of excessive noise? Do you wish that you could build walls around your cubicle just so that people would keep quiet? I am sure that this happened to many of you on a regular basis. Managers have offices and the.

Social Media – The Policy. The Rules.

The Small Business Blog

This is a great video about social media “Do’s & Do Not’s&# – take a look. You can get social media training if you are unsure how to start your online marketing campaign. Hat-tip to @adrianswinscoe

5 Reasons to be Constantly in Your Policies and Procedures Docs

Virtual Moxie

I had an interesting conversation with a non-VA coaching client this past week, in which she was extolling the virtues of having well-documented policies and procedures for her business (something you know I was happy to hear!). Then she said, almost in passing, “What I can’t figure out is why, given that I''ve created the Policies and Procedures, things fall through the cracks.”.

How to Create a Sales Policy That is Fair to ALL of Your Clients

Office Organization Success

When you start developing your multiple streams of income business by adding products and programs which are available on your website, there’s a very specific policy you need to have in place … and that is a clearly defined Sales Policy. Your Sales Policy is simply a statement which lets your clients and customers know what they can expect from you and how you handle your sales processes.

Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Prioritize I n my last job, I had my own office. We strive for an “open door” policy, but of course, there are times when the managers hold meetings or make phone calls and have their door closed. Just remember, if your company has an “open door” policy, please adhere to it.

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How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps. “The traditional GLS lamp is dead!” ” Well it may not be quite dead but legislation, environmental issues and cost-saving are forcing businesses’ to re-evaluate the real costs of lighting. Traditional lamps including GLS, Halogen, Tungsten and Discharge are being replaced by low-energy retrofit products such as LED.

Finding Out The Cheap and Exclusive Car Insurance Policies With Ease

Small Business CEO

The high rates of car insurance premium have been a significant reason why many avoid investing in the car insurance policy. The primary perspective of the policies and its potential to save the individuals from the financial trap makes it a recommended choice. … The post Finding Out The Cheap and Exclusive Car Insurance Policies With Ease appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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Consider Essential Add-On Features when Choosing the Best Car Insurance Policy

Small Business CEO

If you were contemplating on choosing a car insurance policy, your best bet would be to look for the best car insurance companies in the business. … The post Consider Essential Add-On Features when Choosing the Best Car Insurance Policy appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. It would be in your best interest to look for all kinds of car insurance needs, such as those offered by www.carbestinsurance.com.

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How Simple Policies Can Change Your Business

blogs.sitepoint.com

While this makes sense, it doesn’t mean you should ignore behind-the-scenes business administration tasks, such as setting policies. Policies that outline how you run various elements of your business, and why you do it that way, set boundaries and create a foundation for the business. Having policies like this can often be the difference between a good business and a great business. Telephone Policies - What phone numbers will you share with your clients?

Why Traditional Employment Limits Flexibility

Small Business Labs

Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workersThe Hill's Gig firms seek Mass.

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Mis-sold a PPI Policy? Rush To Claim What’s Yours – It’s Your Money!

Small Business CEO

When you have a PPI policy, chances are, you’re not eligible to claim on, especially when you’re self-employed. In fact, there are at least two million people in the UK who have the same fate as yours: You’ve been mis-sold a PPI policy. In other words, your PPI policy is useless in your circumstances.…

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COVID-19's Huge Financial Impact on Cities

Small Business Labs

Government PolicyAccording to the National League of Cities (NLC) , 65% of cities are being forced to delay or cancel capital spending and infrastructure projects due to COVID-19.      Unlike the federal government, most U.S.

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MIT Economists on the Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Markets

Small Business Labs

The essay ends on a positive note explaining that policy interventions at the federal, state and local levels could limit the negative impacts.    Also, see the essay for specifics on the policies they believe will be needed.

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Uber's Third Way for Independent Contractors

Small Business Labs

gig economy Government Policy Independent workersUber's 18-page report, A First Step Toward A New Model For Independent Platform Work , outlines their proposal for improving the financial security of independent contractors, especially Uber drivers. 

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About 14 Million Freelancers, Gig Workers and Self-Employed are Getting Unemployment Insurance

Small Business Labs

The program's success - and its importance to the financial health of so many people - lead to two policy implications. Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workers

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Policy Protection – Which Types of Business Insurance Are Right For Your SME?

Small Business CEO

Starting a business exposes you to certain risks. Fortunately, however, all businesses have access to a wide range of insurance types, to protect them from the dangers that could wipe out a small business before it has had a chance to take off. An experienced Business Insurance Broker , can assist you in reducing your exposure to risk, and find an insurance program that is aligned to your specific needs and objectives. There is no one-size-fits-all insurance solution for small businesses.

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U.S. Census Pulse Survey Finds Small Businesses Getting Slammed

Small Business Labs

   Government Policy Small Business EconomyThe U.S. Census has created a Small Business Pulse survey to track and measure how small businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Independent Workers Qualify for Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Small Business Labs

   Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workers self-employmentLast week Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help businesses and Americans weather the economic storm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) qualify for a number of assistance programs contained in the bill. 

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Brookings 2019 Trends to Watch

Small Business Labs

The Brookings Institute is a large and influential DC public policy think tank. The report is targeted at government policy makers and lists the issues Brookings experts "expect will shape the world this year and the solutions to address them." " Although targeted at policy makers, many of the trends are on technology, trade and other issues related to business. The trend is listed first in the Biggest Policy Trends in 2019 section of the report.

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The Broader Impacts of Prop 22 Passing in a Landslide

Small Business Labs

  Key quote on the broader impact from CNN's Prop 22 passes in California, exempting Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as employees : Robert Reich, a public policy professor at UC Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration who endorsed a No vote, told CNN Business last week that the outcome of the vote will be "very significant." gig economy Government Policy Independent workers

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How Many Employees Will Small Business Layoff?

Small Business Labs

   The highly regarded labor economics at the Economic Policy Institute, for example, are currently forecasting the overall unemployment rate will reach 15% in July.  Government Policy Small Business Economy trends

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Small Businesses Worried About Corporate Concentration - and Especially Amazon

Small Business Labs

  They also feel government policies have not helped. Key quote from their article on the study : Many public policy decisions in recent years have fueled market concentration and favored their big competitors.   Government Policy industry structure Small Business Economy trendsThe Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently released its 2019 Independent Business Survey.

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Creative Professionals Pushing Back on California's New Gig Economy Law

Small Business Labs

  Freelance gig economy Government PolicyCalifornia's new gig economy law, AB5, is not being well received by independent creative professionals. 

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California's New Gig Law, AB5, Ignores the Growing Role of Remote Work

Small Business Labs

Forcing these workers to be traditional employees is bad policy.   gig economy Government Policy self-employmentBusiness Insider's California is attempting a massive labor experiment that could grow into a disaster for millions of workers outlines some of the many problems with California's new AB5 worker classification law. It's written by a self-employed multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles.

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The Great Risk Shift - and Economic Insecurity - Continues

Small Business Labs

  Economic Uncertainty Government Policy trends"Risk shift" is the trend towards economic and other risks - and the responsibility for risk management - being shifted from institutions to individuals.    Examples include corporations shifting more responsibility for retirement, career planning and healthcare to their employees and governments reducing social safety net programs.

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The Stimulus Programs Gig Workers and Freelancers Qualify For

Small Business Labs

   Government PolicyCongress passed and the president signed the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) economic stimulus package last week.    The legislation contains a number of provisions aimed at helping independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) weather the economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why You Need A San Fernando Valley Public Adjuster 

Small Business CEO

Insurance policies provide us with that layer of assurance that if something bad does happen, we are prepared for it and that we can recover our losses or have our damaged properties fixed and replaced.… Finance Legal insurance policies public adjuster

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Uber's Safety Report

Small Business Labs

  gig economy Government PolicyTrust and safety have always been major issues with the sharing/gig/peer-to-peer economy. But data on the safety problems in this growing part of the economy have been non-existent. But that's starting to change. 

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Can Traditional Employment Match the Flexibility of Independent Work?

Small Business Labs

Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workersWe've long found in our research that having work flexibility, autonomy and control are key reasons people become and like being independent workers (freelancers, contractors, self-employed, etc.). 

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The New Tax Law: Freelancers Win on Taxes, Lose on Healthcare

Small Business Labs

1099 Economy Freelance Government PolicyThe new tax law contains a major benefit for many freelancers. It allows them to deduct 20% of their revenue from their taxable income. This is the "pass-through" provision. It provides this deduction to sole proprietors, LLCs and and other entities that pass-through their business income to their personal taxes. There are some caveats.

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The Online Platform Economy as a Safety Net

Small Business Labs

   gig economy Government Policy Independent workersThe JP Morgan Chase Institute recently released a new study, Bridging the Gap: How Families Use the Online Platform Economy to Manage their Cash Flow.    The key finding of the study is "participation in the Online Platform Economy functions as a cash-flow management tool for many families." " In particular, JP Morgan found many use online platform work to supplement their income when they lost a job.

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The New Multinationals: Small, Micro and Solo Businesses Driving the Next Wave of Globalization

Small Business Labs

  Globalization Government Policy trendsGlobalization and international trade was once driven almost exclusively by large multinational corporations. No longer. Propelled by global online markets and platforms and a growing global middle class, small businesses and even freelancers and individuals are exporting goods and services in growing numbers. In fact, according to the U.S. SBA  small business goods exports have grown from 29% of total U.S.

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Why Should Quality Assurance at Call Centres Not Be Ignored?

Small Business CEO

Do you find it difficult to upturn older policies and implement contact centre quality assurance? Economy & Environment call center Do you find it difficult to upturn older policies and implement contact centre quality assurance?

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The Workforce is on the Move…and so is Compensation

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Make no mistake – a workplace revolution is happening right now and these types of conversations, decisions, and new policies are being formulated right now. WORK FROM ANYWHERE IN ANY TIME ZONE + IN-OFFICE WORK = HYBRID = NEW POLICIES. geographic pay policy.

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Is AB5 the End of the Gig Economy? The Quick Answer: No

Small Business Labs

Freelance gig economy Government PolicyCalifornia recently passed AB5 , a law that changes how workers are classified. AB5 establishes an “ABC” test to decide whether or not a worker is an employee or a contractor. The law starts with the assumption that everyone is an employee. To be considered an independent worker, a worker must: Be free of the hirer’s control; and. Do work that is “outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business”; and.

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Uber and Lyft Offer to Compromise Over Driver Concerns

Small Business Labs

Freelance gig economy Government PolicyYesterday the CEO's of Uber and Lyft published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle offering to support efforts to improve the working conditions, wages and rights of their drivers.    The offer is in response to a bill in the California legislature that would make it much more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors. 

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