How to Survive and Thrive as a Young Boss

I work in the world of digital marketing — a decidedly youth-obsessed field where being in your 20s is considered a tactical advantage (for me, an advantage that expired about two decades ago). But the blush of youth isn’t always so welcome, especially if you’re gunning for a manager’s position and the corner office. Some… Continue reading How to Survive and Thrive as a Young Boss

10 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Culture, Even If You Aren’t the Boss

When you work for a company, you soon get to know its culture. Sometimes it’s fantastic; everyone gets along great, and you pinch yourself to see if you’re dreaming. Most of the time, however, company culture is in need of some improvement, if not a complete overhaul. This is where you can help. Even if… Continue reading 10 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Culture, Even If You Aren’t the Boss

8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Ask most people what an introvert is, and they’ll describe someone who’s shy, doesn’t like being around people, and is very quiet and aloof. Well, that’s not always accurate. Some introverts love social gatherings and can be very talkative. However, they tend to find the experience draining and need alone time to get their energy… Continue reading 8 Networking Tips for Introverts

6 Ways to Stay Focused in an Open Office

Believe it or not, open office layouts were created with good intentions. The idea behind the open floor plan is to encourage collaboration and teamwork among employees, rather than having walls that literally divide people. The design also helps companies save on the amount of office space needed to accommodate everyone. Individual offices take up… Continue reading 6 Ways to Stay Focused in an Open Office

6 Times You Should Insure Your Side Gig

About two years ago, I launched a small side hustle dog-sitting for neighbors. It was a profitable side gig that allowed me to earn extra cash in my spare time. But one of the things I hadn’t prepared for when budgeting my startup costs was insurance for my business. I quickly found out it was… Continue reading 6 Times You Should Insure Your Side Gig

7 Underrated Skills That Will Help You in Any Job

When it comes to employment, degrees, training, and experience matter. Still, not everything employees have to offer was learned behind a desk. There are soft skills and subtle personality traits that can enrich and transform any workplace — from a basement bike shop, to a billion-dollar investment firm. Though they’re tough to list on a… Continue reading 7 Underrated Skills That Will Help You in Any Job

10 Ways to Smooth Over a Work Disagreement

Conflicts in the workplace are tough. They can lead to a very stressful work environment, a lot of sleepless nights, and some people even quit their jobs over the issue. But if you approach the disagreement calmly, it should not be something that ever gets you to the point of quitting or taking time off.… Continue reading 10 Ways to Smooth Over a Work Disagreement