How Can You Thrive and Be Your Best Self Once the Pandemic Is Over?

How can you thrive and be your best self once the pandemic is over?  Tracy Brower looks at 7 ways to thrive and create happiness at work. "Thriving is about flourishing.  It is the combination of happiness, accomplishment and growth and is closely related to prospering and developing resilience."  @Illinois Growth Advisors works...

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Differences In Women’s Leadership That Are Critical For Business Recovery

Celebrating Women's History Month and the strong leadership women bring to business.  Executive Forums' article discusses women in leadership: "Having women in leadership positions is guaranteed to be one of the most significant factors for any organization’s survival and success as the world continues its COVID-induced pivot."  @Illinois Growth Advisors celebrates...

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The CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Gather Indoors in Small Groups. Here’s What It Means for Your Business

The CDC has announced new guidelines for people who are vaccinated.  @Illinois Growth Advisors works with Small Business leaders on staying current of changes to the workplace. https://www.inc.com/brit-morse/cdc-guidelines-vaccine-covid-workforce.html

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Downsized During the Pandemic? Here is How to Rebuild.

Downsizing was how many companies were able to survive the pandemic.  Jonathan Byrnes and John Wass look at how companies can rebuild: "Today, they (companies) have to understand their profit-based customer segments and organize to provide the right services to the right customers in the right way."  @Illinois Growth Advisors works...

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Why Reducing Your Offerings Pays Off

"The pandemic has been brutal — and even fatal — to many retailers and restaurants, but those that can adapt to new customer needs, improve execution, and offer good jobs can come out stronger."  Kalloch and Ton explore how companies have been able to adapt during the pandemic to best meet both the customer...

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Marketing in 2021 – A New Set of Challenges for Small Businesses

Marketing in 2021 bring a new set of challenges for Small Businesses.  Renaissance Executive Forums predicts effective marketing strategies for the year ahead: "To maintain successful and holistic communication, every professional organization needs to be consistently utilizing an intelligent combination of traditional and digital messaging vehicles." @Illinois Growth Advisors  ...

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Under Pressure: 6 Ways to Be a Good Manager in an Ongoing Crisis

Shelley Osborne explores how to be a good manager during this ongoing pandemic: "Successfully managing a team during a long-term crisis requires fostering team agility and resilience to roll with the punches. You can do this by reframing priorities and getting real about what support your team members need to...

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The Next 1000 for Small Businesses as the Navigate Covid – Powerful Lessons for Entrepreneurs

It’s a critical moment for small business USA—blindsided by Covid, it remains our most powerful and reliable economic engine and field of dreams.   Forbes is highlighting small business in Next 1000.  Maneet Ahjua explains, "Millions of scrappy small businesses have made smart and creative moves to adjust to the...

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How to Develop Mental Toughness to Power Through 2021 and Beyond

What important skill have business leaders needed to develop during 2020 and 2021?   Aimee Tariq explores the power of developing mental toughness, "By embracing failure, committing to visualization and running mind movies of your ultimate success, your mental toughness will be at its peak for profound results in 2021 and beyond."  @Illinois...

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Does your Small Business Qualify for the Latest Paycheck Protection Loan?

Does your Small Business qualify for the latest Paycheck Protection Loan?  If you're a sole proprietor, independent contractor, or self-employed entrepreneur, now is the best time to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan.  @Illinois Growth Advisors works with Small Business leaders to benefit from financial relief packages. Read more on how...

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