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Can You Launch A Business On A Shoestring Budget?

Business Tasks You Should Consider Outsourcing-Chispa Magazine

Thousands of people launch new businesses each year. It’s great that the entrepreneurial spirit lives on in many of us. Especially in the face of economic adversity. Many people have brilliant ideas for new businesses, but one thing seems to let a lot of them down: Money. The sad truth is that some business ideas…

How You Deserve To Be Treated At Work

Never Underestimate the Importance of Networking-Chispa Magazine

Whether you are just starting out in a new job, or you are just reappraising one you currently have, it is always good to know exactly what you deserve from your employer. Many people are not really aware of this, and the result is often that they end up being mistreated or not quite getting…

4 Ways to Boost Exposure in a Crowded Market

Making your business succeed is not an easy task, but the results that come from having a successful and profitable business make the tough journey worthwhile. New companies pop up every day, which can make it harder for your business to develop new concepts and ideas that make you stand out from the crowd. Operating…

Moving Beyond Your “Now What” Season

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Let’s just talk… a different kind of article. For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my readers—a global pandemic. Forevermore, I believe we will probably refer to life as before, during, or after the pandemic. In fact, at this point we may even wonder if there…

Comfort Zone

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March 2020… we went to sleep one night and woke up to a global pandemic the next morning. What? A pandemic? A Star Wars fan, I’m tempted to add the words, A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But, that is not true, is it? It wasn’t far away. It was right in the…

Doubting Yet Still Craving Change?

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I believe that walking through life presents itself with obstacles—some “happen” to us and other obstacles we set up (unknowingly) for ourselves. And when we receive the “grace of God” to forgive ourselves for being less than perfect, our faith begins a journey of its own. Our faith must grow spiritually and develop just as…

Why We Need Women in Tech

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While the conversation about women in tech is by no means new, it is still an important topic because relatively little progress has been made. Women still only hold 20 percent of the jobs in the tech sector, which is a staggering statistic considering the fact that women are graduating with STEM degrees in record…

Six Tips for Office Workers to Have a Healthier Day

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Working at a desk means staying out of the frigid winter elements—at least for the most part. But that doesn’t mean office work doesn’t come with its share of health risks. The detrimental health effects of sitting at a desk all day encompass the biggest risk, but that daily donut or sugary latte and dry…