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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Essential Factors to Consider When Choosing a Career After School

While we were young, our parents and teachers would usually ask us what we want to do when we’re older. Do we want to become a firefighter? An astronaut? A scientist? These are just some career prospects that the younger version of ourselves has been aiming for. Right after high school or college, it’s every …

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Six Commonly Ignored Costs of Starting and Running a Small Business

A lot of entrepreneurs make the mistake of underestimating their business costs, especially when starting their first endeavor. Aside from rent, supplies, equipment, labor, and all the obvious stuff, there are many hidden costs of starting and running a business that, unfortunately, a lot of business owners tend to overlook. That said, do due diligence …

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Protect Yourself While Working Remotely with These Insurance Tips

The demand for a more flexible work setup has been a point of discussion for decades, with 80% of employees looking to work from home. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and what was once a wish became a reality for many Americans across the country. While the situation is not exactly ideal, it has given both companies …

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Home-based Businesses and Proper Inventory Management

Inventory management is essential for your small business’s profitability. But if you’re home-based, you can only use your existing space for your inventory. Your business might be too small for a warehouse but too big for a garage, basement, or attic. But using your home as a warehouse poses many limitations in your supply chain and …

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Basic Strategies When Shifting from Employee to Entrepreneur

As an adult, growing one’s wealth is among the top priorities. Most start with being an employee to gain a decent amount of income. But many want to leap from being an employee to an entrepreneur. The latter holds more appeal because of the advantage of being your own boss. Also, it seems to be the …

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How Small Manufacturers Can Optimize Operations

Smaller manufacturers have an easier time starting GMP (good manufacturing practices) than bigger companies, mainly because there are fewer variables at play and each aspect of the manufacturing process is easier to manage. Thus, the earlier that a small operation starts applying GMP, the better their chances of scaling the business successfully. That said, here …

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