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How a Divorce Can Affect Your Business
BY Chris Porteous

There are options to ensure the dissolution of your marriage doesn't disrupt your business. You can sell part or all of the business, make a binding agreement to offer other assets in place of the...

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How to Transition to Long-Term Work From Home
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Working from home has become the reality for many American workers. Here's how to transition into long-term remote work.

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How do you balance working from home while also taking care of your children?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/20

How do you navigate a new work-from-home policy while also taking care of children at home? Please list any tips or resources that have been helpful for you to teach (and tame) your kids while also...

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What is the best time tracking software for a business with contract employees?
QUESTION | BY Kendra Steinmetz | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/20

I work for a small consulting firm and am in the process of implementing a time tracking software for our contract employees to enter hours worked on specific projects. Because the number of...

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How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
BY Shawn Singh

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

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Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
BY Shawn Singh

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

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Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
BY Rachel Krug

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

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What is the ideal number of hours to work a week?
QUESTION | BY Jack Kemper | 17 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/03/20

As a new entrepreneur I am finding that I can spend 24/7 on my business. I know time away is good but every startup also has limited resources and a limited runway. What is the idea amount of time...

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Do you think a four-day work week is a good idea?
QUESTION | BY Bennett Conlin | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/03/20

I've seen a lot of articles circling around about the benefits of a four-day work week, and I'm interested to hear the business.com community's thoughts on the idea. Would your business ever consider...

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Distributed Workforces Are Here to Stay: How Companies Can Adapt
BY Andrew Hoag

Whether you reopen your office or not, long-term changes from COVID-19 are inevitable. Listening to, engaging and empowering your employees is the key to making a remote-first culture work.

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How Thinking Like a Founder Can Help Intrapreneurs Achieve Success
BY Stephany Lapierre

There are a few characteristics and skills that can be adopted to help intrapreneurs in the corporate world looking to enact change.

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How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
BY Andrew Martins

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

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What is the best time management software?
QUESTION | BY Sara Eveland | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/18/20

I have been writing and reviewing my to do list every morning and mapping out my day, but I never seem to be able to stick to my planned schedule. I am thinking that there might be a reminder tool...

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What are your best productivity tips when you're running on no sleep?
QUESTION | BY Caitlin Flannigan | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/11/20

I am currently working my full time job and working on my children's books on the side as much as possible. I've found that I either have the choice to sleep or work on my startup. I am determined to...

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Is multitasking good or bad for productivity?
QUESTION | BY Tom Torrence | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/10/20

I have always been good at multitasking, but I have recently had a debate with a friend who said multitasking is actually inefficient. I believe that I can get a lot more done when multitasking, but...

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Embracing the Future of Remote Work
BY Brian Wallace

The transition to remote work was abrupt, but some changes made during this time will be permanent.

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A Beginner's Guide to Navigating Survival Emotions in Today's New Normal
BY Nichole Kelly

Your emotions are probably in survival mode right now. Here's how to successfully navigate them through a crisis and in your everyday life.

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Redefining Agility: Marketers Need More Focus, Not More Speed
BY Andrea Fryrear

What marketers really need, and what Agile marketing provides us when we get it right, is focus.

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Are Employees More Productive Working From Home?
BY Baruch Silvermann

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the possibilities of working from home. Traditional roles have always been shackled to the office, but are we more productive from home?

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Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
BY business.com editorial staff

Creating an office pet policy for your business? Here are five crucial points to include.

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What Are the Benefits of Being a Freelancer?
BY business.com editorial staff

For self-starters, life as a freelancer can be a challenging but rewarding lifestyle.

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Does COVID-19 Mark the Beginning of a Remote Working Future?
BY Usman Raza

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is something we have to explore on a global scale. There is no denying that telecommuting is here to stay.

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What are your biggest time wasters (and how do you get rid of them)?
QUESTION | BY David Jon | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/07/20

My biggest time waster of the day is constantly checking my email and feeling like I have to get back to my clients right away. It can be distracting from more important tasks at hand when I keep...

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How Long Can You Run a Business Without an Office?
BY business.com editorial staff

Running a business with no office has complications but is doable. Here's how.

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How to Prevent Burnout in Remote Working Teams
BY Mark Robinson

Follow these tips to prevent burnout, encourage open communication and manage priorities amongst your team members.

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Common Signs of Burnout – and How to Help Your Employees Avoid It
BY business.com editorial staff

As a leader, you should take it on yourself to prevent burnout from wiping out your team. Here's how to do it.

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Why You Need to Worry About Employee Burnout
BY business.com editorial staff

Employee burnout isn't a personal issue – it affects your entire organization.

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Vacationing from Your One-Person Business: 7 Tips to Unwind Without Worry
BY business.com editorial staff

As a hard-working entrepreneur, you deserve a break like everyone else.

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5 Tips to Get Your Office Back to Normal After Quarantine
BY Robert Moutal

As governments look to ease the global lockdown, will your employees return to your office as normal? Here are five tips to reopen your office safely and adjust to the new normal of post-COVID work.

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Does Working From Home Save Companies Money?
BY Baruch Silvermann

Many full-time employees in the U.S. want to work remotely, even after the COVID-19 crisis has passed. But can working from home actually save companies money?