How Small Businesses Can Overcome Common Cash Flow Challenges
Helping Small Businesses Thrive in Today’s Digital World
(StatePoint) A new study reveals that the majority of small business owners and the self-employed share pressing money management struggles.
Digital and Virtual Ways to Give Back to Military and Veterans
(StatePoint) Small businesses were hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with nearly 10 million American small businesses closing their doors at least temporarily over the past 15 months. Despite an uncertain economy, small business owners were resilient, creative and agile, shifting their business models to take advantage of e-commerce, many for the first time.
Tips to Keep Kids Learning and Having Fun All Summer Long
(Statepoint) While there are certain holidays and events each year dedicated to members of the U.S. military, the need to support veterans and active-duty military members and their families is an ongoing effort.
5 COVID-Safe Activities to Enjoy Right Now
(StatePoint) With the encouragement and support of parents, a love of learning can begin early and last a lifetime. To inspire kids to have fun while learning this summer, consider the following tips:
5 Tips for On-the-Go Business Owners
(StatePoint) With the start of 2021 behind us, it’s time to start fresh, create new habits and take on new skills. Whether your goal is to get outdoors more to enjoy the fresh air or to learn a new instrument, develop a plan to start enjoying some COVID-safe activities. Here are a few tips to get going:
5 Ideas for Backyard Fun
(StatePoint) Does your business take you places? Whether you work remotely or you’re on the road often, here are five tips to better manage operations from anywhere.
New Tech Paving the Way for Safer In-Store Shopping
(StatePoint) Whether you’re hosting a get together or just want to keep everyone in your household entertained, it’s the best time of year to take the fun outdoors. Check out these five ideas for backyard fun for people of all ages:
How to Run a Remote Meeting
(StatePoint) When it comes to in-store shopping, new data indicates that consumer confidence is on the rise. Experts attribute the confidence in part to a number of innovative technologies that have transformed the shopping experience.
New Ways Families With Kids Can Go Green
(StatePoint) With many offices continuing to function remotely or hybrid style, video conferencing will remain a mainstay of the American workforce for the foreseeable future. Here’s how to ensure your meetings stay professional and productive:
Tips for Surviving the First 5 Years of Small Business Ownership
(StatePoint) Having kids can mean having a lot of stuff, not all of which is made from eco-friendly materials. However, if you’re like many parents, you want your children to have a clean, healthy planet to live in when they grow up. Going green while parenting might sound challenging, but it’s definitely not impossible. These tips and insights can help get you started:
Safely Returning to Diabetes Care One Visit at a Time
(StatePoint) What motivates entrepreneurs to become self-employed? How do they measure success? What’s their cutoff for profitability and self-reflection on status? A new survey examining these very questions provides important insights to small business owners and those looking to start their entrepreneurial journey.
Fun Spring and Summer Toys and Games for Kids!
(StatePoint) Collectively, we’ve all paused to assess and adjust as we navigate a new normal amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, yet understandably, this has included a pause in consistent medical care for some. Nearly half of Americans surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation say they or a family member have skipped or delayed medical care because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to worsening conditions for many.
How to Connect With Loved Ones in 2021
(StatePoint) In the warm weather months, you can keep toddlers and preschoolers engaged with these great learning toys and games perfect for the season:
Celebrate the Earth With a New Vision On Eye Care
(StatePoint) In a pandemic year marked by distance, loss and virtual stand-ins, Americans have become more intentional about connecting with family and friends. Here are a few ways technology can help you show you care in 2021.
Keeping People Protected on Public Transit as Life Returns to Normal
(StatePoint) When it comes to recycling, you may not often think about something as small as your contact lenses. Did you know, though, that 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses flush anywhere between 1.8 and 3.36 billion lenses down the toilet or sink per year? As a result, contact lenses could be contributing to the trillions of microplastics in waterways that can harm marine wildlife and even enter our food supply.
“Open” Signs Take on New Meaning for Small Business Owners
(StatePoint) With the post-pandemic phase on the horizon, people are reconsidering the meaning of the word “safety.” This is particularly true for those who ride public transit.
How the USO Prepares Service Members for Civilian Careers
(StatePoint) More than a year into the pandemic, the “open” sign in countless online and retail storefronts has evolved into a universal symbol of the grit of small businesses. Tenacious entrepreneurs nationwide made a way to stay open in spite of all the obstacles.
Helping Close the Care Gap for Spanish-Speaking Arthritis Patients
(StatePoint) More than 200,000 American men and women in uniform complete their service and transition out of the military each year. The shift to civilian life – especially the search for a new career – can be challenging for many. Veterans often struggle to translate their skills and experiences into qualifications for a civilian role and may encounter stereotypes impacting their ability to be hired.
Digital Spring-Cleaning Tips for a New Normal Life
(StatePoint) When Velia Martínez was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2005, she was shocked. The joint pain, fatigue and other symptoms she was experiencing made it difficult for her to get up in the mornings, which was frustrating because she had always been an active person.
Meeting the Needs of U.S. Troops During COVID-19
(StatePoint) Last year, when the pandemic suddenly shut down our everyday lives and for many of us, pushed them into tiny, isolated spaces, we had to adapt.
Help Your Struggling Student Make Math a Part of Everyday Life
(StatePoint) The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a particularly heavy toll on U.S. service members, according to advocates.
Great Ways to Encourage Kids to Move More
(StatePoint) What do budgeting monthly expenses, being a sports fan and following a recipe have in common? All these activities employ math. Unfortunately, it is common for students to struggle with math classes because they don’t see how the subject will matter in their everyday lives.
Exploring the Connection Between Math and the Arts
(StatePoint) Want to encourage kids to move more? The latest technology, gear and apps are helping make movement and exercise fun. Here’s how:
Is Your Home at Risk for an Electrical Fire?
(StatePoint) While often thought of as two completely distinct subjects, art and math are intrinsically entwined. Not only can learning the fundamentals of one subject help a student excel in the other, but combining the subjects can make the traditionally intimidating field of math more accessible and approachable.
Retiring Single: 5 Strategies to Consider
(StatePoint) During peak home-buying and building season, it’s critical to protect one of the largest investments you’ll make in a lifetime — as well as your loved ones.
New Efforts to Provide Fast and Reliable Internet to More Americans
(StatePoint) Planning on retiring single? You aren’t alone. Nearly 22 million Americans age 65 and older were unmarried in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, representing 41.5% of those in that age category. And for women, it’s more likely to be the case. According to the Administration on Aging, 54% of older women are unmarried, as compared to 30% of older men.
How to Make a Hybrid Workforce Successful
(StatePoint) Access to reliable home broadband has never been more crucial. Over the last year, we’ve experienced a shift to remote work and virtual learning that will likely last far beyond the pandemic. This rapid shift has revealed just how inaccessible home internet is in the US, particularly in rural America.
3 Hacks to Make More Time for Fun This Summer
(StatePoint) With metrics for COVID-19 improving, many companies are starting to consider returning to work in person. But most employees and employers agree it won’t look like it did before.
Top Ways to Volunteer Safely at Home or in Person
(StatePoint) Even relaxation and fun take some preparation. But there’s no reason to work harder than you need to. Follow these hacks to get to the good stuff faster this summer.
New Resources for Remote Music Learners
(StatePoint) Volunteers have the power to tackle society’s greatest challenges.
New Tools Can Help Small Businesses Thrive While Working Remotely
(StatePoint) With many schools continuing to meet remotely, students nationwide have lacked access to on-campus music facilities and in-person instruction. Fortunately, there are some new avenues and resources that are making music education at home a viable prospect.
Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in America’s Classrooms
(StatePoint) It’s been a challenging year for businesses of all sizes, with many companies having to quickly transition from centralized to decentralized work environments. Business leaders say that without the right tools, the new normal can put a strain on communication, collaboration and teamwork, significantly reducing productivity.
Lessons Learned From Women Business Owners Beating the Odds
(StatePoint) While the rollout of the vaccine has been a relief for the nation’s teachers, many of whom have been working in-person on and off since the start of the pandemic, the reality is that not everyone will get the vaccine. What’s more, being in the school building all day with children who are not yet approved for immunization leaves many educators and school staff vulnerable to COVID-19, no matter how many precautions they take while off the clock.
Are You Spending Too Much Free Time on Money Management?
(StatePoint) Women-owned small businesses are an economic driving force. Today, nearly 13 million women-owned businesses nationwide employ 9.4 million workers and earn $1.9 trillion in revenue.
Bring More Music Into Your Home
(StatePoint) Is your money management a streamlined process? If you’re like many Americans, you may be spending more time than you’d like to be.
Tips to Boost Girls' Interest in Math and Science
(StatePoint) Music is a mood booster and can help promote mental health. This past year has been particularly challenging, inspiring many people to reap the many benefits of bringing more music into their homes. Here is how you can too:
What Does 5G Tech Mean for You?
(StatePoint) The global challenges of the future will require kids today to have a strong STEM foundation. Unfortunately, girls are not always expected or encouraged to pursue these fields of study. Here are some great ways to boost girls’ interest in math and science:
5 Ways to Spark Your Child’s Interest in STEM
(StatePoint) By now, you’ve heard about 5G or might have access to it on your smartphone, but do you know what it is, how it works or what it can do for you?
How the USO Serves Our Military and Their Families
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How the ‘Dream Vacation’ Has Changed for Americans
(StatePoint) Since its founding in 1941, the USO has provided generations of service members and their families with crucial support. During that 80-year history, the world, the military and the needs of service members changed. The USO also adapted, adjusting and expanding its operations to help boost their morale and keep them connected to home.
60 Years of Peace Corps: A Look Back
(StatePoint) The pandemic has changed the way we work, learn and socialize, so it’s no surprise that it’s also changed the way we think about travel. One thing is certain, as the vaccine rollout continues, globetrotters worldwide are eager to return to their regularly scheduled travel.
Getting More Movement Throughout the Day
(StatePoint) While life around the globe has changed significantly since the Peace Corps was founded 60 years ago, the agency’s mission to promote world peace and friendship between Americans and people around the world has not.
The Digital Learning Tools Making Remote-Learning Easier on Everyone
(StatePoint) Working or learning from home? It’s more important than ever to ensure you move throughout the day. Doing so will help keep your mind and body healthy and agile. Here are a few tips to move more throughout the day.
How to Avoid Unexpected Fees From Subscription or Recurring Services
(StatePoint) The past year has demonstrated the importance of digital learning. And thanks to a variety of tools and resources that helped make remote instruction a little less stressful on everyone, teachers, students and parents quickly adapted to the changes brought on by the pandemic.
5 Surprising Ways Clean Technology is Improving Daily Life
(StatePoint) What may have started as a deal too good to pass up could end up costing you for months to come. Costly subscription services could be charging your debit or credit card monthly and if you don’t keep close tabs on your accounts, you may not even be aware.
How and Why to Improve the Fit of Your Mask
(StatePoint) Climate-related crises like rising sea levels, severe weather events and longer drought seasons are challenging the global economy. They’re also driving the launch of new clean technologies.
(StatePoint) As more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, you may find yourself out and about more. Whether you’re returning to the workplace or just getting a haircut, mask requirements may be in place in certain venues you frequent.