Jake Michaels

A former Department of Labor analyst, Jake is a freelance writer who talks about economics and other news about the job market and how it affects the present and future workforce.

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Get That Promotion: 5 Qualities You Need to Develop

Being promoted is one of the most significant milestones you can get in your career. It’s an integral part of career advancement that proves all your efforts and hard work are worth it. Now, they’re all paying off. However, promotions aren’t always guaranteed. In fact, according to Forbes magazine, getting promoted in these competitive times is even …

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Financial Tips for Small Businesses in Trouble

The past year and a half have not been easy on businesses, but the smallest ones have been hit hardest. Small and mid-sized enterprises do not have the resources that giant corporations do, and they don’t have the same wherewithal to bail themselves out of financial crisis or trouble. But there are some financial strategies …

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Leaving the Nest Soon? Essential Life Skills Your Teens Need to Develop

When your child reaches the legal age, it does not mean they are ready to live independently. Leaving the nest is never simple, and evidence shows that living alone becomes increasingly challenging for young adults today as most of them are having difficulty adjusting to life. In reality, 53% of young adults turn into boomerang kids due to economic …

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Launching a Cleaning Service Business in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has negatively impacted various industries — but not the cleaning industry. In fact, cleaning companies or service providers have boomed during the pandemic. Many homeowners and property owners have consistently hired cleaning and disinfecting services. Their ultimate goal is to ensure that their residential or commercial spaces are free of the novel coronavirus. The …

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Guide to Improving the Productivity of Your Employees

The most important thing that business owners expect from their staff is to be as productive as possible. After all, employee productivity is the factor that impacts the firm’s development and success. However, for an employee to perform successfully, you, as a business owner, must keep employee engagement a top priority. You should also make …

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How to Overcome the Biggest Challenges of Being Your Own Boss

Not everyone is meant to be a boss, just like how not everyone is meant to be a follower. Being your own boss means that you have full responsibility for your business, but you cannot always be fully in control of what’s happening within it. And while you have the freedom to make your own …

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Comfort Food Consumption: How It Rises During the Pandemic

There is no longer a doubt that the pandemic is one of the most stressful events in many people’s lives. As a result, people turned to comfort food to deal with high levels of stress and anxiety. In the past year, numerous studies confirmed that a large percentage of the population is experiencing symptoms of mental …

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Entrepreneurship in College: Business Ideas That Target Fellow Students

If you’re thinking of starting a business while in college or university, the first target market that will come to your mind is likely your fellow students. After all, this group is highly accessible; you can relate to their wants and pain points, and you have a good gauge of how much they’re willing to …

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Healthy Financial Habits You Need To Adopt Right Now

Financial habit refers to your behavior when it comes to spending and saving money. It has two categories, healthy and unhealthy habits. In this article, we will discuss the healthy habits you need to practice managing your finances better. Unhealthy habits can lead to many financial problems. Whereas healthy financial habits will help you spend …

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Saving Money: How Businesses Should Accomplish This

Many businesses were caught flatfooted when the pandemic started in 2020. They had to close after the authorities issued shelter-in-place directives to stop the spread of the virus. The situation resulted in low to no revenues for these businesses as their customers stayed home to avoid getting infected. Some businesses were able to stay afloat …

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