By Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie
Providing your employees with insurance coverage is one of the best ways for small business owners to support their employees. Employees with health insurance are happier, far more productive in the office, and are more likely to stay at a company if they are satisfied with their current benefits. In this digital age, online benefits marketplaces render finding employee insurance for your employees as modern and straightforward as searching for and buying other high ticket items such as automobiles or homes. There are resources at your disposal should you have any questions throughout the insurance shopping and purchasing process. Below are three reasons online marketplaces help small business owners choose health insurance:
As a small business owner, you are exceedingly busy and your time is valuable. In a recent Vistaprint survey, small business owners reporte…
by Amanda BowmanColor has a deep and often subconscious effect on our behavior.
According to a study examining the effect of color on sales, 92.6% of people surveyed by the CCI: Institute for Color Research said that color was the most important factor when purchasing products.
How you use color in your business can affect the success or failure of your business.
Let’s take a closer look.Color: Truly in the Eye of the Beholder
We can thank Newton for discovering that color is the sensation of light bouncing off something and entering our eyes. Newton found that light is made up of many different wavelengths, each one perceived as a different color.
For example, the color red isn’t actually in the strawberry …
There are the aspects of persuasion that we all like to acknowledge, such as charm, wit, likeability, and agreement. Then there are those that tickle the part of our minds that fears losing out on something.
Those methods fall under the category of “Secret Keys,” because they’re extremely valuable and highly effective, and when you use them well, you can create profoundly positive results for yourself, those you love, and everyone around you.Here are 3 that you can use almost anytime. 1. Promise a Secret
People love to know what others don’t. We all love to hear secrets. If you promise to reveal something that was previously hidden, you will capture others’ attention quickly. Then when you give them the bit of secret information, you will have added value to their lives, which brings up our second point…2. The Law of Reciprocity
There is something funny that…
The world is splitting apart, and young Eep is running toward a new, adventurous life. Every step she takes is perilous and fraught with danger as the earth crumbles all around her. Behind her is the dark cave she’s always called home. Ahead of her is tropical beach that’s just out of reach. Her father shouts, “Don’t go! It’s too dangerous! Listen to your fears!” Meanwhile her new friend, Guy, runs alongside her, telling her, “Keep going. I believe in you. You can do this.” This, of course, simply paraphrases a scene from the children’s movie “The Croods,” but it holds profound truth for us all.
Inside your mind lives the voice of a protective authority figure who wants you to play it safe. You also have an adventurous champion who wants you to go for it. The difference between your life in a dark, musty cave and your life in a lush island paradise is your willingness to keep moving forward.
Here are 3 tricks you can…
Throughout your life, many people have tried to shape your values and tell you what to believe, what to think, and what you should hold dear. Most, if not all of these people were well-intentioned, each of them imparting lessons learned through experience, and speaking from their own unique perspective. These people were your parents, your teachers, your spiritual leaders and your friends. Every one of them wanted the best for you…as they saw fit.
Now you’re an adult, and as you’ve probably figured out, nobody is the boss of you except for you. Even if you follow the requests (or orders) of someone you hold to be an authority, you’re doing so because you choose to do so because you respect that authority.
With that understanding, it’s important that you only do or say things that align with your chosen core values, whether those requests come from within, or someone else.
When you run across situations tha…
As you embark upon a New Year, it is the perfect time to reboot and rewire yourself for optimum success. Achieving success begins with putting into practice the right habits. Habits that will help you reach your goals and aspire to set more goals that help you stretch and grow.
"Just like you need a good breakfast to fuel your day, you need a plan to fuel your success." Heidi Richards Mooney
In this three part series, I want to share tips that are intended to help you complete your tasks in an organized manner through proper preparation. “Fortune favors the prepared mind”, as Louis Pasteur said, so keep that quote in mind as you peruse this array of pre-work prep tips.
1 Make a list of your tasks for the day.
A simple checklist of the things you need to do can be surprisingly helpful at keeping you on track. Aside from ensuring that you don’t forget to …