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If there's one thing 2020 has shown us, it's how to bolster our communication skills. We've had cause for a lot of really difficult conversations with our customers. Nobody ever wants to give bad news but 2020 seems like the year we have to keep reiterating and sharpening our communication skills with difficult messages.

When business owners complain that their social media efforts aren't paying off and they just aren't seeing a return in their investment of time, it’s usually because they’re using the Jackson Pollack approach to social. They’re simply “flinging” paint on a canvas. There’s no goal behind what they’re doing. It’s random.

With numbers of COVID infections increasing daily in many states, people are wondering when it will end and when we can begin to start feeling confident in an economic recovery. No one knows for sure when recovery will begin. In the meantime, there are a few things we know about how business and customers have changed. You can use that knowledge to restructure your marketing in order to better position your business for a stronger recovery.

A brand new building, 10 years in the making, is now is place for the Louisiana Association of Challenged Adults (LAC). Behind the building lies an aging pavilion where these adults congregate, perform activities and learn valuable social skills. Team "Leadership Accepts the Challenge", made up of a group of business professionals who are part of the Leadership Livingston Class of 2020 accepted the challenged of completely renovating the pavilion.

A group of business professionals who are part of the Leadership Livingston 2020 class are helping to bring together healthy and fresh food choices, prepared by LPPS ProStart students with ingredients from local farmers, when possible, through the M.E.A.L.S. Project.

The children of French Settlement will soon have a new playground, thanks to a group of business leaders who were part of Leadership Livingston's Class of 2020. With a financial impact of over $40,000 and the potential to serve thousands of family members, this project takes French Settlement to a new era.

Be honest. Do you love or hate video conferencing? There's nothing more awkward than dialing in to a conference call only to find out it's a video conference call and you haven't showered since the weekend.

List of resources for working remotely during COVID-19.

Small Business Loan Programs are now available in Louisiana.

If your business isn't bringing in the revenue you'd like and you've tried different discounts and purchase options, it may be time to consider what the business world is now referring to as a “side hustle.” For purposes of this article, we're not going to cover starting a new business but rather creating a side hustle or an alternative revenue stream for your existing business. Here's how you can do that.