We only have so many hours in the day so the last thing you want to do is spend time doing things that aren’t worth the time. Being labeled as “not worth the time” doesn’t mean they are annoying to do. In fact, some of the things you’re doing in your business may be very enjoyable but aren’t worth the effort in that you don’t get the return out of the time you’re investing.
Every hour of your business day is valuable.
You want what you do to move you closer to your goals. But some things we do in the name of our business don’t have the same benefits of other things we could be doing with our time. As a businessperson you should always be performing a cost/benefit analysis.… Read the rest
Having recently watched The 10 Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, I was reminded of the Biblical account of the plagues that came upon Egypt, most notably the plague of frogs and how we can sometimes feel overrun by all the things we need to get done. There was no escaping frogs. They were everywhere. Frogs were in their houses, bedrooms, beds, ovens, even in their jars of flour.
Sometimes it can feel that same way when our to-do list grows exponentially, as we go from one meeting to another, taking on more action items to complete. Everywhere we turn there is something that needs to be done. No matter where we are, whether at home, in bed trying to sleep, making dinner, or with our friends, we think about all the tasks that need our attention.… Read the rest
This Wednesday, May 26, Business Oregon will open the final portion of a program to provide grants for small businesses to help with commercial rent and operational costs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oregon Legislative Emergency Board allocated approximately $100 million for the program to help small businesses impacted by the pandemic and the restrictions it necessitated. Following two rounds of distribution of Commercial Rent Relief assistance grants, approximately $28 million remains to be distributed in this final round through the Operational Cost Assistance Grant.
The Operational Cost Assistance Grant is designed for businesses with 100 or fewer employees in industries that were particularly affected by the pandemic, including those that:
1. offer the consumption of food and or drink on premise;
2. provide… Read the rest
Got jobs? Need applicants? Then sign up to host a virtual “table” at the 2021 #WorkReady Virtual Job Fair.
Who: Your organization and the students from the Tigard-Tualatin School District When: Wednesday, May 26 from 2 – 4 pm
Where: At the video conferencing link created by you*
We are looking for businesses and organizations that have jobs to offer Tigard and Tualatin students in the immediate future. The #WorkReady team will take your information and create a website where students can learn about you, the opportunities available, and drop in to talk with you during the virtual job fair. Let’s work together to bring local talent into our workforce and fill your jobs!
Sign up by May 19th to participate. … Read the rest
On social media you need interaction. Without it, your content won’t get seen by your audience. But getting people to interact can be a challenge. But not anymore!
Here are 50 conversation starters for your business. That’s about two months of work-week posts already done for you!
50 Fun Questions to Get to Know Your Audience
In order to mix these up and add a little excitement, we’ve also solicited answers through emojis and GIFs. You can alter the structure of these questions in a way that fits your audience.
1. What item does your household go through the quickest?
2. What’s your favorite scent?
3. Tell us where you were born in a GIF.
4. Tell us how old you are by sharing the top song when you were born.… Read the rest