The Great American Workforce Shake-Up: A Decade of Disruption and Progress

A Decade of Shifting Employment in America

Over the last decade, the American workforce has experienced notable transformations resulting in changes in job options, industry expansion, and skill-based needs. Such transformations present a chance to review how job location, industry sectors, and functions interrelate, especially considering the current dispersion of employed individuals among diverse occupations. The American wor has changed in the […]

The Two Pizza Rule for Productive Office Meetings…

We’ve all been there. Co-workers streaming into the room, coffee in hand, looking for a comfortable chair while everyone waits for the stragglers while also waiting for the convenor to kick things off. Another seeming endless ‘meeting’ that was called to brainstorm a concept or share a news update. 90 minutes later, you’re shaking your […]

Accounting Software Showdown: Quickbooks vs. Freshbooks vs. Wave vs. Xero

Accounting software comparison quickbooks xero wave freshbooks

The Battle for Your Accounting Software Budget Accounting is the backbone of every business. As the world becomes more digitized, the need for quality accounting software is more significant than ever. In this post, we’ll compare and contrast four of the most popular accounting software programs available: Quickbooks, Freshbooks, Wave, and Xero. Each of these […]

10 Tips For Getting Your Business Off The Ground

Business Plan

It’s famously difficult to get a new, unproven small business idea off the ground. This makes sense; investors are reluctant to hand over cash for ventures they aren’t sure about, so only the most cast-iron and robust business proposals will usually meet with success. If you’ve got an idea for a small business and you […]

What is Blue Light and does it Really Damage Your Eyes?

Does blue light really cause eye damage?

What is Blue Light? Any visible light is made up of a wide spectrum of colours, even if they aren’t visible to the naked eye. White light – the kind of light emitted by the sun or a common light bulb – is made up of ROYGBIV: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet […]

Manage Home Office Burnout With These 5 Easy Steps

Home office burn-out

Remember when everyone was jealous of the fact that you worked from home? How does everyone feel about it now? Working from home definitely has a lot of perks. For companies, it means they can actually get a lot more from their team members. According to studies, remote workers throw in three extra hours of […]

How To Avoid Zoom Burnout

Zoom burnout

I’ve worked remotely with the team here at Ideas2Live4 for close to 10 years. COVID didn’t change our working habits one bit. But few have the experience of our team to fall back on. Our team has become used to the isolation that can be a blessing and a curse. We’ve also become used to […]

Choosing the Right Accounting Package for Your Business…

Over the years, I’ve used various tools to help manage my business. I’ve used Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, Wave Accounting and ZOHO Books extensively. But I’ve never really been happy. One reason is the ‘add-ons’. Want to run a payroll? Pay extra. HR? Pay extra. Inventory management? Pay extra. And when you can’t ‘add on’, it’s […]