Month: December 2020

3 Ways Companies Can Boost Morale During the Pandemic


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People hunger for positivity in a post-pandemic world, especially in the work environment. There are many ways that COVID-19 affected businesses, and their employees, through different forms of tightened budgets. But does that mean happier occasions should be ignored until the smoke clears? Absolutely not. Entrepreneurs can explore many free or low-cost options that can add a sense of festivity to commemorate corporate milestones. In some cases, these options can double as cheerful PR initiatives.

Related: 4 Ways Remote Communication Is Making For a Better Workplace

Milestones worth celebrating

There are many corporate occasions that are still worth celebrating and most notable of these include…

  • Company/product/service launches

  • Product/service upgrades

  • Anniversaries

  • Successful funding

  • Fulfilling/exceeding quotas

  • New locations

  • Growth (M&A, , etc)

For many companies, the go-to way of celebrating would be through events such as staff retreats or team member dinners at an expensive restaurant. Since finances are tight, many of the old standbys may be out of the question. Travel/gathering restrictions and remote working arrangements make team dinners difficult, if not impossible.

Low-cost alternatives can still go a long way in terms of boosting morale for team members, and demonstrating towards clients and supporters who deserve it. When done strategically, they ultimately serve as

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How Pandemic-Stricken Businesses Survive Thanks to the Power of Grants

A whole lot of available corporate aide will be gone for good after midnight on January 20th.

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At the beginning of 2020 millions of were stunned when forced to temporarily close because of COVID-19, nor could they have imagined that their entrances would become permanently padlocked 10 months later. 

For the still-struggling survivors there is help via thousands of grants available for and nonprofits, yet many of these business breaks will expire at the end of the year. 

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Why should small businesses and nonprofits apply for grants? Because , philanthropic organizations and government agencies set aside these funds for a variety of reasons and if the money is not awarded, there is no guarantee the funds will be reestablished. This is free money that can be used for capital funding, staff training, equipment improvement, businesses development and restorations, and much of it will be gone come January.

As a small business owner, I’ve had to adapt and get creative to keep my

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There Are No Shortcuts to Greatness

The legendary running back and managing partner of the Edward George Wealth Management Group talks about his career in financial services.

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Eddie George is a Heisman Trophy winner, former running back and a managing partner and financial adviser for his eponymous . In this episode of #ThePlaybook, George talks with host David Meltzer about the lessons he learned from , his father’s influence and how he became involved with World Financial Group (WFG).

George explains how he learned that there are no shortcuts to success in football or in life. He says it took him getting through and taking punches to learn the lessons he needed to be successful.

George and Meltzer discuss the influences their fathers had on their careers, George explaining that his father suffered from substance addiction, serving as a cautionary tale. George sought greatness as a football player to make his father proud.

George talks about how his passion for helping others got him involved in financial services, first as a financial advisor and managing partner of his business and then as an ambassador and spokesperson for WFG.

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4 Ways Besides Payment Processing Bitcoin Can Help Your Business Grow

The cryptocurrency can be more than a payment or investment tool. Find out how.

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With Bitcoin reaching a new all-time high on November 30 at $19,684, entrepreneurs have started wondering if failing to adopt the cryptocurrendy as a payment method could potentially result in a missed opportunity, even compromising  in the medium- and long-term. The reason for the price surge does not seem to be based on hype, but instead, as pointed by Geton Ecosystem’s CEO, Milan Kozlevčar: “Amidst the current Covid-19 crisis, people are looking into means of investment that yield better returns compared to savings in bank deposits.”

A growing number of businesses have started accepting payments in Bitcoins and cryptos, most of the time utilizing a hybrid of crypto and fiat payments with Bitcoin remittances settled with the support of a corresponding processor. , , AT&T and many other big companies have started accepting Bitcoin, together with nearly a third of small and medium businesses in the U.S. Some banks have also started accepting Bitcoin as a deposit method, and Bitcoin ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are

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10 Home Office Essentials for Less Than $50 That Can Seriously Spruce up Your Space


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Most people transitioned to working from home in 2020, and many people can expect the work from home life to continue in 2021. If you haven’t gotten your home office in the shape you want it to be in, now’s a great time to do so.

We’ve rounded up some of the most useful home office accessories, all of which are on sale for an extra 20 percent off with promo code HOLIDAY20. That code brings everything down to less than $50! But act fast, these sales are live for a limited time only.

1. Electric Smart Mug Warmer

Ensure your coffee or tea stays at the perfect temperature for as long as it takes you to drink it with this electric mug warmer. It’s adjustable so you can find the right temperature for you.

Get the Electric Smart Mug Warmer for $18.40 (Reg. $59) with promo code HOLIDAY20.

2. Cool-to-Touch Digi Heater

Keep your home office nice and cozy with this digital space heater. Its 350W energy-smart heating power and programmable settings will ensure your office

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Now Is a Good Time to Explore How to Grow Your Wealth

How to invest in securities, real estate, and more.

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Things are hard for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s forced entrepreneurs to get creative with how they generate income. For many business owners, that means turning their private assets to financial markets and securities. While tying your money up in investments in the stock market or real estate market isn’t advisable if you’re desperate for liquidity, it’s a smart move if you’re looking to increase your wealth marginally in the short or long terms. 

The Complete Financial Markets & Securities Bundle is a 14-course, 49-hour bundle dedicated to advanced financial education in financial services, real estate, capital markets, and much more. Across this bundle, you’ll explore a number of avenues for wealth creation, both with low- and high-yield potential.

The courses are taught by the Starweaver Group, a technology and media company that’s created an innovative online education experience for tech and

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