Company Culture

Why Employers Should Ban the Box

As of today, 33 states and over 150 cities and counties in the U.S. have adopted “ban the box” laws. If you don’t already know, “ban the box” initiatives refer to eliminating the checkbox on job applications that asks whether a candidate has a criminal history or has been convicted of a felony. These public…

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How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

People often want to achieve work-life balance, but can’t find a way to succeed. There are many steps you can take to create the equilibrium you crave between the personal and the professional. Start with the following ideas, and see what other changes you are inspired to make! Be Organized Use your calendar, scheduling and…

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6 Ways to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace

2017 was the year of the woman. From the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, women finally began to get a say in the behaviors and actions that negatively affect their everyday lives- and people started to listen. America must continue to listen and work toward equality in all areas, but here is what you…

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How to Succeed in 2018

A new year is coming, and we want it to be your best one yet! It is important to go  into it with the right attitude and mindset, and a solid plan you can stick to. Here are a few tips to get you off to a great start. Stay Organized If you aren’t an…

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Bright Ideas Small Business Academy
Entrepreneurs Gain A New, Affordable Learning Opportunity

Today, Bright Ideas Small Business Solutions is launching our online learning platform, the Bright Ideas Small Business Academy. The product is an affordable, intuitive, educational system that helps small business owners expand their knowledge in subjects like social media marketing, banking and bookkeeping, and human resources to master business ownership. Abby Yetter, the CEO and Chief…

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4 Ways to Eliminate Sexual Harassment at Work

Most women have been sexually harassed at some point in their lives, and one in three women have been subjected to it at work. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.”  The harassment does not…

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Paid Family Leave
3 Reasons America Needs Paid Family Leave

Paid family leave has finally become a conversation in the United States now that it is the “only wealthy nation without a formalized policy guaranteeing workers paid time off when they become new parents.” According to NPR, “out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a small handful do not have a national paid…

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Encourage Women in the Workplace
How to Encourage Women in the Workplace

Popular companies like Uber, Tesla, and others have been taking a hit in the news the last few weeks due to lawsuits for sexual harassment by female employees and the overall negative and discriminatory environment these businesses have created for women. According to the Center for American Progress, women make up over half of the…

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How to Motivate Employees On a Budget

It has been proven that happy workers are productive workers. But how do you push your employees to work hard and make your business succeed? As a small business owner, you need to make sure you are constantly increasing productivity without breaking the bank, so here are a few ways to motivate your employees without…

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5 Most Powerful Ways to Attract Millennials

Millennials now make up the largest portion of the workforce in America, and companies are still having trouble knowing what to do in order to get them to come work for them. As with every new generation that enters the working world, companies need to make some changes in order to accommodate this group of…

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