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Maternity Leave: What It’s Like When You Work From Home

Maternity Leave: What It's Like When You Work From HomeBy Anum Yoon

Being self-employed can be incredibly liberating. You are allowed to follow your passions and make your own rules. Being self-employed can also be incredibly burdensome. If you aren’t working, you aren’t making money.

When it comes to taking long periods of time off work, like maternity leave, self-employed women must be more prepared than women who get employer-paid time off. It’s not impossible, but it does take some careful consideration.

Here’s how to make the best of your maternity leave when you work from home.

Save, Save, Save 

Some states offer paid family leave for self-employed women, but most don’t. If you don’t live in a state that offers this kind of disability insurance, it will be up to you to save money prior to your leave. Decide how much time you’d like to take away from work then plan your savings accordingly. Also consider your future medical bills.

Everyone has heard the old adage a penny saved is a penny earned, but I’ve got a new one for you: a penny gifted is a penny saved. In other words, be smart about your baby shower registry. Yes, those frilly dresses and miniature tuxedos are adorable, but they are not practical or necessary. Ask friends and relatives for baby items that require a constant supply – diapers, wipes and creams. The less money you have to shell out for daily expenses, the further your saved dollars will stretch. (more…)

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How Businesses Should Approach the End of The Year

How Businesses Should Approach the End of The Year By Deborah Sweeney

According to the Kauffman Foundation, after falling for five years, the amount of new entrepreneurs as a percentage of the population finally picked back up. That means, for many, we aren’t just approaching the end of the year – we’re also approaching the end of their first year of business. And as exciting as that is, a lot of new entrepreneurs aren’t quite sure what they should be doing to prepare for the new year. Sure, most know they have to get their books in order for tax season, but many are still asking “what else?” Honestly, the answer varies from business to business, but there are a few, generic end-of-the-year tasks that can help nearly any new company heading into 2016.

Review Your Company’s Staffing Needs

The vast majority of small businesses do not have any employees – 79% of all small firms are non-employers, according to the Small Business Administration. So you shouldn’t feel like you need to hire someone in 2016. (more…)

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Putting a Positive Spin on Negative Work Traits

Putting a Positive Spin on Negative Work TraitsBy Christy Schutz

Ok, so the powerhouse woman who launched this awesome world that you find yourself in, is a very organized, very sweet person named Holly. She’s meticulous. She checks with us at least once a year to make sure we still want to be regular contributors. She outlines our writing deadlines a year in advance. She even reminds us that month when our stuff is due. I put the dates in my calendar a week out, 3 days out, and the day prior as an additional reminder. All this and I still find myself scrambling to get my submissions to her.

As I was whipping up this post, I stopped to wonder why. Why? Am I a procrastinator? Maybe, but that has such a negative vibe to it. There’s got to be a better way to look at it. So, as a public service to the world, I thought I’d focus today’s post on putting a more positive spin on some of our not-so-great work habits.

Procrastinator or “Deadline Oriented”

Do you put off tasks you know you need to do and pin holiday decorations on your Pinterest boards instead? If so, you may be what others term as a “procrastinator.” I think that has such an ugly connotation, don’t you? Instead, why don’t we all accept that maybe inspiration doesn’t strike these people until the days, hours, even minutes before that big deadline? Maybe it is the excitement of living on the edge that drives us to produce in the 11th hour. Or, maybe we have put off looking into how to stop putting off things, like this other article I’ll read tomorrow. In any case, I prefer to say I am “deadline oriented.” That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. (more…)

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Let Her Corner Help You Grow Your Woman-Owned Business

Let Her Corner Help You Grow Your Woman-Owned BusinessBy Kimi Clark

If you’re a woman entrepreneur and small business owner, you don’t have to go it alone – let Her Corner help you grow your woman-owned business.

Owning and operating a business is hard work and can be filled with uncertainty,  unanswered questions, and lack of support

(especially if you’re a one-woman show). Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a place to go and meet likeminded women who are going through (or have been through) many of the same experiences that you are?

That’s where Her Corner comes in!

What is Her Corner?

Her Corner is a community of women entrepreneurs who collaborate, network, and leverage one another’s expertise via a peer group model to grow their businesses. It was founded in 2011 in Washington, D.C., which is one of the fastest-growing markets for women-owned business owners in the U.S., and currently has members across 34 states.

They offer in person meetings where members can network with each other and offer support, advice, experience, and camaraderie. Her Corner has been featured on The Washington Post,, and SmallBizDaily.  (more…)

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Choose Sutherland and start your Career in the Comfort of your Home!

Sutherland SnapshotChoose Sutherland and start your Career in the Comfort of your Home!

Established in 1986 with the headquarters in Rochester, New York, Sutherland Global Services is one of the largest independent BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) companies in the world, employing over 36,000 professionals across 19 countries.

We are a diverse company devoted to extending career opportunities to individuals even if it means working from home. We proudly promote our Work-at-Home division, recently renamed CloudSource. Our work-at-home professionals answer inbound calls to provide exceptional support to our clients’ customers on a daily basis.

The Work-at-Home Experience

Careers at CloudSource include Customer Service, Technical Support, and Sales & Service across several industries. Your interests, previous work experience, and qualifications – along with our application and assessment process – will determine which position is right for you. (more…)

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