Bonnie P

Bonnie is a Chicago transplant who's committed to seeing the world on a dime. As an avid news junkie with a fascination with finance, she loves to help others do more with less.

Here are my most recent posts

Should You Hire Contractors or Employees?

Should You Hire Contractors or Employees?

With the rise of the gig economy, a certain type of occupation surged: the contractor. While contractors, or self-employed workers, are seen to have more freedom, they aren’t actually covered under the same laws and regulations as employees. Contractual personnel can help you save money, […]

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5 Things You Must Know Before Your Next Networking Event

How to Network More Strategically

No matter how much you rely on digital communication for your day-to-day operations, in-person networking is still the most impactful way to generate leads and prospects for your enterprise. From your elevator pitch to your actual networking skills, practice truly does make you better. But […]

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5 Ways to Attract Top Performers to Your Small Business

How to Attract Top Talent When You Can’t Pay a Lot

Regardless of the state of the economy, employees in especially competitive fields can be more selective when it comes to securing a new position. Small business owners face the challenging dilemma of attracting and retaining top talent without the ability to offer higher salaries. Without […]

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A Small Business Guide to Google My Business

A Small Business Guide to Google My Business

Google My Business is a relatively new marketing tool that gives business owners more control over the way their company appears in search results.   Although it has been around since June 2014, Google My Business is truly coming of age at the start of […]

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vpn software for small businesses

What is a VPN and Does Your Business Need One

Many businesses rely on employees, managers and top-level executives to protect confidential information such as trade secrets, working capital details, internal processes and future product releases, but what happens if this data is shared or leaked online without your permission? Furthermore, your ISP, or internet […]

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The Do's & Don'ts of Out of Office Responses

Useful Out of Office Templates

Disclaimer: This post was originally published on our UK partner’s site.   You’ve been looking forward to this moment for weeks — hard earned holiday time away from grueling hours of work. Your itinerary is set, your bag is packed and there is only one more […]

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27 Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

27 Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

Disclaimer: This post was originally published on our UK partner’s site.   Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are lightweight, easy-to-install, and usually free. Things you thought impossible to achieve with […]

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9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

Disclaimer: This post was originally published on our UK partner’s site.   It’s probably no surprise that the human mind has a tendency to wander. Scientific research has discovered that this trait is almost ubiquitous among humans, and most of us experience it regularly.. While […]

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