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Jacqueline Curtis

Jacqueline Curtis writes about edtech, finance, marketing, and small business strategy. With over 14 years of copywriting experience, she's created content and scripting for organizations such as GE, Walgreens, Overstock, and MasterCard. She lives in Utah with her husband, three kids, and an overzealous springer spaniel named Penelope.
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How to Give Your Employees Bonuses as a Small Business Owner

As a small-business owner, you know how important your employees are. Showing your appreciation to great employees helps keep your best and brightest on the payroll. Use this small-business owner’s guide to employee bonuses to learn best practices around how, when, and why to award bonus pay.
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13 New Thanksgiving Family Traditions to Start This Year – Unique Ideas

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, being with family, and slowing down. But all that can get lost among the anxiety, shopping, and stress of making Thanksgiving special on a budget. New family traditions can shift your focus onto what matters most.
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15 Tips for Working From Home – Increase Productivity & Avoid Distractions

Staying on task in a home-office workspace that includes kids, instant access to social networks, and an infinite number of other distractions can be tough. Here’s how you can increase your productivity and avoid the endless distractions that present themselves when working at home.
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7 Tips for Managing Remote Employees for Small-Business Owners

Managing employees from a distance can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. The right tools and strategies make remote management easier and more efficient. Here are the key strategies you can use to manage remote employees of your small business in a work-from-home environment.
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How to Stay Healthy While Working From Home – Telecommuting Tips

Thanks to the pandemic, millions of people went from commuting to work to commuting to their kitchen tables, and it hasn’t been an easy transition for everyone. But taking the time to frame your workday around your health goes a long way in making it more sustainable.
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How to Travel for Business Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Travel restrictions and COVID-19 precautions have permeated the business travel industry, with many companies canceling most or all travel. Whether you’re an employee or employer, if you must travel for work, it’s vital you follow the most up-to-date restrictions and guidelines to stay safe.
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How to Use Flash Sale Sites to Score Killer Deals – Pros & Cons

The allure of flash sale sites is hard to resist. While these sites offer multiple solid advantages, it’s easy to get in too deep with the appeal of an amazing sale. It’s essential you have a handle on the pros and cons before trying to utilize any flash sale website.
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How to Create a Content Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Content marketing establishes your business or brand as a trusted authority to your ideal customer. The best part? Most content marketing is free, so it’s the ideal strategy for small advertising budgets. Here’s how to get started creating your own small-business content marketing plan.
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What to Wear to Work – Tips for 4 Types of Office Dress Code...

Skirt or slacks? Tights or bare legs? Sandals or pumps? These are the questions you might find yourself asking each morning as you select work attire. And, depending on the dress code your company...
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6 Ways to Save on an Engagement Ring – Cheap Diamond Alternatives

Blame De Beers. In 1938, the jewelry giant launched the first initiative for engagement rings, which painted the sparkling stunners as status symbols and must-haves. It was also De Beers that set the standard...
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12 Ways to Buy a Cheap Unique Wedding Dress on a Budget

The average price of a wedding dress in the United States is just over $1,200, though the final cost depends heavily on the geographical areas. According to statistics published in Huffington Post, brides in...
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8 Rules for Regifting Unwanted Gifts – Etiquette

I remember sitting with my new husband as we opened gifts that guests had thoughtfully given as wedding presents. Among the usual suspects of cookware, home decor, and the occasional check was a package...