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5 Home Office Layouts

By Furniture Liquidations

In these times of COIVID-19, the number of employees working from home and students learning virtually is at an all-time high. This shift has led many to quickly create home office spaces. Here are some possible things to consider when selecting your home office space:

  1. Home Office With a View
  2. Sharing Space With a Bedroom
  3. Home Office in the Dining Room
  4. Adapting to Unusual Room Shapes

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How 3 Small Businesses Are Surviving The Pandemic

By Furniture Liquidations

The past few months certainly haven’t been easy for small businesses.

Many had to shut their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some may never reopen, others are ramping up their business — and hoping they don’t have to shut down again. This crisis has reinforced the importance of knowing your finances, setting aside savings regularly and maintaining strong banking relationships, according to this article. Read more…

Tip #5 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

DON’T QUIT Whatever you do, don’t quit. Yes, it’s difficult, and yes, you may feel like there’s no way through, but this will pass. You will need to dig deep, and do things differently. Make tough decisions to survive, but ultimately believe in yourself against all odds. Work hard, learn always, never quit!

by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

Tip#4 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

FUEL YOUR PASSION Many entrepreneurs have started a business based on something they really care about, and have a passion for. This is a core element to success. Aside from my businesses, I have other passions. This provides me with a real love for life, and in times like this, it gives me something other than work to positively focus on.  One of my main missions is to inspire people to find their passion, so if you feel you’ve not found yours, now is the time to think about what it is, or invest time into it, and I promise you it will help your mindset. Use this time to slow down, sit back, reflect and re-focus, get our priorities straight, and realize what is important to you and how you really want to live your life. Rarely do we get this kind of opportunity, and this amount of time, which is our most precious commodity. by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

Tip #3 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

KEEP GROWING This is an ideal time to tackle those things you’ve not had time for. It could be revisiting systems and processes, or learning something new. Set up online training sessions for your team, either as a refresher, or to learn and develop new skills. Review how your brand is being presented in your company collateral; perhaps revise your website, and update it, or plan some engaging social media content.  Whatever you do, don’t stagnate- turn some of this negative into a positive.

by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

Tip #2 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

ENSURE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS Make sure that you are keeping your staff, clients, and other key stakeholders updated with the developments of your business. It’s important to be transparent as the situation progresses and changes. A positive, resilient voice needs to be heard to inspire confidence, so make sure that comes from you through all channels, whether that be a phone call, e-mail, or social media. People need to be comforted by others, so lead from the front, and show strength.

by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

Tip #1 on Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

WORK HARD, AND PLAN TO REBOUND Regardless of what your current days under COVID-19 look like, you need to keep driving forward with your entrepreneurial spirit. Even though you may have experienced a temporary reduction in business, you need to continue to work hard, and think smart. We don’t know when we will go back to normal, or even what the new normal will look like, but what we do know is that this will pass- so, are you prepared? Analyze each scenario now, and plan your rebound strategy to ensure you’re ready to go.

by Omar Jackson, Entrepreneur

How to Successfully Transition to a Hybrid Workforce

By Furniture Liquidations

Workplace Flexibility

Moving forward, it’s clear successful companies will be flexible with workplace arrangements.

Whether it’s to guard against a global pandemic or redeploy workers to critical regions, companies will reconsider the notion of a centralized office, opting for distributed and flexible arrangements that can be refashioned in a moment’s notice.
Working from kitchen tables and couches may sound appealing as a short-term solution, but long-term success will depend on people having the right places to spend their work time.

In many ways, the Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated an already-maturing trend toward a hybrid workforce. Now that we know many of these changes are, in some form, permanent, we can take steps to ensure that the transition is smooth and effective for all stakeholders.

In this process, each company’s unique culture, standards and traditions will be challenged, which is perhaps the best opportunity to build something better moving forward.

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Be More Resilient in a Crisis

By Furniture Liquidations

There are a lot of sad, stressed people out there right now, pacing their homes wondering how to be happier. But is happiness the right goal to chase?

The first clue that the answer might be no comes from Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, who has argued that most people don’t really aim for happiness. That sounds shocking at first, but once you understand the distinction between happiness and satisfaction it makes perfect sense.

Happiness is the positive feeling you get from a walk in nature or tasty dessert. It’s definitely a good thing. But satisfaction runs deeper. It’s the sense of meaning and accomplishment that comes from a life well lived. At the end of the day, most people value satisfaction more. And the kind of things that bring satisfaction — building a business, raising kids — involve plenty of moment-by-moment unpleasantness.

For most of us, meaning trumps happiness. Experts insist that’s even more true in a crisis. Read full article

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Manage Anxiety and Build Resilience

By Furniture Liquidations

Get inspired to learn some new ways to practice mindfulness and help manage your emotions.

With lives, businesses, and the entire global economy being upended because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy for anxiety and worry to set in. These are stressful times for everyone.

If you’re looking for coping strategies, here are a few TED Talks from speakers who include a Harvard professor and psychologist, a Buddhist monk, and a resilience researcher. LINKS TO 5 TALKS