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.

Jake Michaels
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Biz Talk: 3 Steps to Establishing Yourself as a Young Entrepreneur

Today, it’s not unfamiliar anymore for people in their 20s to run their own business. What’s uneasy, though, for most people is to recognize the fact that these young entrepreneurs do the real, legit stuff. In short, it’s difficult to be taken seriously when you start young in the business. With these tips, you can …

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Top Three Challenges You’ll Face When Opening a Restaurant

There’s no doubt about it; restaurant businesses are lucrative. They’re one of those relatively recession-proof endeavors many starting entrepreneurs go crazy for. But of course, getting into this business isn’t without any challenges. In fact, even before you start running a restaurant, there are already setbacks that can throw you off if you don’t prepare …

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Reasons Why Cobalt-Free Batteries Aren’t Going to Hit Markets Soon

Whether you attended the Cobalt Conference in 2018 or not, you probably know that major consumers of cobalt are aching to forgo this metal. Telsa’s Elon Musk is perhaps one of the most vocal, declaring that the next-generation battery of his company’s electric cars will use no cobalt. In June, Musk tweeted that Tesla Model …

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Advice for Entrepreneurs: How to Find Your Passion and Build a Business Around It

They say that passion is that one crucial ingredient in business — it’s what jumpstarts everything and sustains all things. It’s not just a must-have trait for entrepreneurs, however, as it can also be the very inspiration for a business idea. You’ve heard of those passion-turned-into-business stories, like a kid selling their homemade cookies and …

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Renter’s Insurance 101: What It Covers and What It Doesn’t

According to Nationwide Insurance’s 2014 survey, 56% of young adult renters don’t have renter’s insurance. These renters are putting their homes and belongings at risk. 75% of people without renter’s insurance don’t even know that they can get coverage for as little as $15 per month. With that said, let’s take a look at what Amistad Insurance Services says renter’s insurance covers …

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How to Run a Construction Project Effectively

A building project is usually an expensive and physically-draining undertaking. Many project managers complain about it but just shrug their shoulders in resignation. They are unaware that such projects don’t have to be so expensive that you break your budget. There are many tricks and hacks to utilize to make your construction project way cheaper than what …

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4 Reasons You Need to Use Stainless Steel Press Fittings

For most trade professionals, it is highly critical that pipe connections are secure. During the past years, mechanical designers, engineers and the like have commonly used the traditional method of installing pipe systems — welding, soldering or complete brazing connections, for example. However, a better way of installing a more secure pipe system is through …

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