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Employee Spotlight: Brittney Previe

Posted by on April 29, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Employee Spotlight: Brittney Previe

We want you to know more about our wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re continuing an Employee Spotlight series to share the more personal side of LongerDays! We asked a series of questions and decided to share the best answers for all the world to see. Today’s Employee Spotlight is Brittney Previe! 1. What is your name? Brittney Previe 2. What is your job title? Virtual Assistant and Team Lead 3. How long have you worked for LongerDays? 14 months 4. Hometown? Where do you live now?  Hometown is Chicago, IL but I’m...

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Stock Photo Dos and Don’ts

Posted by on April 27, 2021 in Small Business Advice | 0 comments

Stock Photo Dos and Don’ts

It all seems so easy – do a quick search through any of the zillion stock photo sites on the internet, find an image that fits your blog or company, upload to your site, and call it a day… But what are your stock photo choices saying about your company or service? We’ve all seen those bland photos of people shaking hands over a desk, perfectly costumed in corporate attire, or a smiling young woman on a laptop displaying nondescript business graphs… And while we mean no offense to the models and photographers who create...

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Employee Spotlight: Kyle Van Dam

Posted by on April 22, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Employee Spotlight: Kyle Van Dam

We want you to know more about our wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re continuing an Employee Spotlight series to share the more personal side of LongerDays! We asked a series of questions and decided to share the best answers for all the world to see. Today’s Employee Spotlight is Kyle Van Dam! 1. What is your name? Hi, my name is *chika chika* Spat. Well, my government name is Kyle, but no one really calls me that. 2. What is your job title? I’m a Virtual Assistant. I’m like a T-1000, but helpful. I am also a Team...

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Employee Spotlight: Alex Wibert

Posted by on March 24, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Employee Spotlight: Alex Wibert

We want you to know more about our wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re continuing an Employee Spotlight series to share the more personal side of LongerDays! We asked a series of questions and decided to share the best answers for all the world to see. Today’s Employee Spotlight is Alex Wibert! 1. What is your name? Alexandria (Alex) Wibert 2. What is your job title? Virtual Assistant 3. How long have you worked for LongerDays? My first day was October 19, 2020! 4. Hometown? Where do you live now? I was born in Battle...

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Employee Spotlight: Emmy Way

Posted by on November 24, 2020 in Work Culture | 0 comments

Employee Spotlight: Emmy Way

We want you to know more about our wonderful people (the lifeblood of our business), so we’re continuing an Employee Spotlight series to share the more personal side of LongerDays! We asked a series of questions and decided to share the best answers for all the world to see. Today’s Employee Spotlight is Emmy Way! 1. What is your name? Emmy Way 2. What is your job title? Team Lead 3. How long have you worked for LongerDays? 2 years in March! 4. Hometown? Where do you live now? My hometown is Alpena, MI – right now I’m living in downtown...

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Working From Home Still Works for LongerDays

Posted by on April 24, 2020 in Work Culture, Working with a Virtual Assistant | 0 comments

Working From Home Still Works for LongerDays

Work from home! That’s the dream, isn’t it? I won’t lie – when businesses started temporarily closing down, I was more than excited to drastically reduce my morning commute to a 30-second carpeted walk (socks optional), with the only risk of detours coming from the occasional pet related pile-up on Hallway US-31.  Fast forward 6 weeks… I’m thankfully still on the clock and working from my own impromptu home office. LongerDays has always been unique because we’re a team of virtual administrative assistants, designers, editors, and...

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The Strange Upsides of Working From Home

Posted by on April 3, 2020 in General, Work Culture | 0 comments

The Strange Upsides of Working From Home

Monday morning… Computer’s running, coffee’s on. I’ve checked my email and logged into the various platforms, but something’s different. Maybe it’s the pajamas, the Groundhog’s Day feeling of being in the same few rooms for the last couple weeks, the vague existential dread of a worldwide pandemic (and the ensuing pandemonium), or the general isolation from the people I care about… But something’s definitely different.  This is the state of working from home, but it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom.   It’s worth noting right out of...

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Working Remote: When to Pick Up The Phone

Posted by on April 1, 2020 in Small Business Advice, Work Culture | 0 comments

Working Remote: When to Pick Up The Phone

As someone who has worked remotely for nearly a decade, I know how easy it is to develop a heavy reliance on communication and collaboration tools like Slack, Swizzy, and Trello. They are so quick and convenient, they often become the only communication tools we use. Still, there are some situations where it makes sense to ping the person on the other end with “can we talk?” Here are some situations best handled by phone or video chat: Avoiding Ambiguity – When you start typing an explanation and find yourself inserting caveats, adding...

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Modern Day Homework: Normalcy During Social Distancing

Posted by on March 30, 2020 in General, Work Culture | 0 comments

Modern Day Homework: Normalcy During Social Distancing

Remember being a kid and leaving the school day behind, only to go home with homework? Homework: a constant reminder of all the pieces of school you didn’t like.  Take away recess, lunch breaks, and special classes where you could create or even make noise, only to replace it with more work to do at home.  Fast forward to current times… With COVID-19 taking over every aspect of our country, there is a new meaning to homework as an adult. I, like many of you, am working from home.  Working is quite the term in this sense. Daily, I...

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Working From Home: Expectations and Reality

Posted by on March 26, 2020 in Work Culture | 0 comments

Working From Home: Expectations and Reality

Despite some of the hiccups, working from home has been a great experience. I feel happier in general since I get more sleep (no need to get up early to commute!), and my biggest fear, which was being unable to separate my work life from my home life, has been a non-issue so far. 

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