Managing Stress in Covid Times

At VBP we are accustomed to working remote, being on Zoom calls, communicating with our team via email and many other situations that have recently become commonplace for most businesses. These new working conditions have caused many to feel stress! The CDC has some guidelines to help you recognize the stress you may be experiencing. …

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How To Avoid Disaster When Sending Emails Across Cultures

We all want to be seen as clear and effective communicators it’s an essential part of being a professional. With the average American knowledge worker receiving about 120 emails per day, email dominates our business communications. Email is especially useful in communicating with colleagues, customers, and business partners worldwide, helping shrink the distances that global work …

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Working Remote and Staying Sane

I’ve been “working remote” for over 14 years, long before it became mainstream and now, it’s almost a requirement due to COVID-19. In a recent article published by The Washington Post, the average workday lengthened by 48.5 minutes and meetings increased by 13% in addition to having to answer more emails. People who have had …

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and How to Apply

What Is Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)? Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expands unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. PUA is one of the programs established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus emergency stimulus …

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Process Goals vs Outcome Goals

Do you focus more on setting the goal or the process on how to get there? Check out this post from DevelopGoodHabits.com and see what what the key differences are.

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