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How to turn your side hustle into a business

<strong>How to turn your side hustle into a business</strong>
StatePoint MediaThere are three main guidelines to follow when it comes to turning your side hustle into a legitimate business ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Whether you’re looking to pick up a side hustle or make the leap into starting your own business, there are many ways to be your own boss. No one knows how to trailblaze better than the motivated individuals who run their own businesses, according to Avon, the iconic beauty company with an over 130-year track record empowering women and men to be their own bosses. That’s why the brand’s latest campaign catalog honors and features the brand’s very own Avon Representatives. From top-sellers to accomplished leaders, (more…)
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How much do your kids know about money?

<strong>How much do your kids know about money?</strong>
StatePoint MediaFamilies, employers and communities can take proactive steps to raise money-smart kids and foster healthy financial futures. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed With consumer debt on the rise and many failing to adequately save for the future, experts say that financial illiteracy is a major problem for Americans – and one that communities and parents have a joint responsibility to address, starting in childhood. And right now, most children are coming up short in this area. Over 62 percent of the 15 to 18-year-olds tested by the National Financial Educators Council received either a “D” or “F” on the 2017 National Financial Literacy Test. Without intervention, these young people could (more…)
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Three questions to ask before accepting that job offer

<strong>Three questions to ask before accepting that job offer</strong>
StatePoint MediaFor greater job satisfaction, be sure to evaluate the full offer, including salary and bonus structure, paid time off, relocation assistance, and voluntary benefits. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Many people view their job search as an opportunity to prove their worth to potential employers. Yet, it is important to keep in mind that finding the perfect match goes both ways, and the right job needs to work for you, too – especially in today’s economy where employers need to work hard to make their job offers stand out. For greater job satisfaction, be sure to evaluate the full offer, including salary and bonus structure, paid time off, relocation assistance, (more…)
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Résumé writing rules to follow

<strong>Résumé writing rules to follow</strong>
Pixabay.comThe rules for finding a new job are continually evolving, and résumés remain a big component of that process. ■ Metro Service / Contributed When professionals are ready to take a new step in their careers, it’s wise to revisit their old résumés and see what can be done to update them for the current day and age. This is especially true for people who may have been out of the job-seeking arena for some time. Writing a résumé can be complicated. The rules for finding a new job are continually evolving, and résumés remain a big component of that process. The following are some current résumé trends that will help (more…)
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How to balance work and breast cancer

<strong>How to balance work and breast cancer</strong>
Many women may want to continue working while receiving treatment Metro ServiceProfessional women diagnosed with breast cancer may be able to take advantage of short- and long-term disability programs. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Age is a risk factor for breast cancer, as the organization Susan G. Komen notes that the older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer. However, data from the National Cancer Institute indicates that breast cancer rates in women begin to increase after age 40, meaning many women diagnosed with breast cancer have to juggle both their disease and their careers. The nonprofit organization Breastcancer.org says that breast cancer treatments can produce (more…)
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5 Ways to Blow Your Next Job Interview

<strong>5 Ways to Blow Your Next Job Interview</strong>
StatePoint MediaWhen searching for a new job with today’s advanced technology, it’s becoming more likely that your first encounter with an employer will be a video interview. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed The unemployment rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many employers are struggling to find skilled workers. To overcome the challenge, companies are connecting with job candidates using emerging technologies, like video interviewing. Video interviewing can be daunting, and it’s easy to make crucial mistakes that will ensure you don’t get that next job – but it doesn’t have to be! To prepare, keep in mind these five “don’ts,” (more…)
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How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce

<strong>How to Help Prepare Young People for the Workforce</strong>
StatePoint MediaIn order for today’s younger generation to be successful, they must focus, plan, and take action. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Student loan debt is on the rise and, unfortunately, the high cost of tuition doesn’t mean that graduates are guaranteed to find high-paying, meaningful work after earning a degree. “Our education and workforce development systems are broken right now, and as a result, the country is facing a crisis,” says Mark C. Perna, workforce development consultant, education strategist and author of the new book, “Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations.” “Millions of jobs in sectors crucially important to our economy and society are open and (more…)
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New insights and resources for small businesses

<strong>New insights and resources for small businesses</strong>
StatePoint MediaOne of the most important assets in today’s economy are small businesses. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Small businesses are critical to powering the national economy. They are also responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the country each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Are you a small business owner or looking to start your own company? Consider the following trends and developments. Insights. Three out of four small businesses expect to increase their range of products and services in the next year, according to a recent survey commissioned by CIT Group and conducted by The Harris Poll. According to the survey, top (more…)
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How to manage relocating for a new job

<strong>How to manage relocating for a new job</strong>
Tips to make the move less stressful and more accomodating Metro ServiceRelocating for work can be a taxing life event that requires careful planning and assistance. ■ Metro Service Moving can be a considerable undertaking. While working professionals who are single or married with no children may find it easier to move than men and women with families, it’s fair to say that anyone who is moving in the near future has some significant work ahead of them. In its Job Relocation Survey, the moving company Allied Van Lines found that people move for a variety of reasons. Fifty percent of the 3,500 respondents indicated they relocated for career advancement or (more…)
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How working parents can create better work-life balance

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Metro ServiceFinding a healthy balance between work and life at home may require a concerted effort on the part of working parents. ■ Metro Service Many working parents struggle to maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and their obligations to their families. An inability to maintain that healthy balance can have adverse effects on men and women’s careers as well as the relationships they have with their families. A 2015 survey of more than 2,000 adults commissioned by the workplace solution provider Workfront found that 38 percent of survey participants have missed life events because of a bad work-life balance. Access to technology that means work is never (more…)