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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.

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.

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.

Many of these were signed into law a little while ago (like a few years ago) but didn't become mandatory until 2020. Even though some of these legislative changes were made on a state level, if you sell people in these states, they might affect your business as well. Here's everything you need to know about the big changes affecting small business.

Experiential marketing is a big way to get your audience's attention. In the past, it was something only big brands did. But now mom and pop businesses are getting involved and realize it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to give your customers a memorable experience. The return-on-investment is quite high with experiential marketing because people remember experiences. They share them and they write reviews based on them. If you want to improve your sales and get more people talking about your business,

Nearly all businesses experience the cyclical doldrums. For many, that's the end of January or February when the weather is bad and no one wants to go out. But regardless of when your slow time is, it's never a good time for the small business owner, no matter how predictable. Here are several ideas to increase sales during your traditionally slow times.

Today, as a business professional, you're expected to give a certain amount of your knowledge away for free. It's simply the professional standard. While we can argue whether you should do this or not, the truth is much of your competition is probably already offering free content and other benefits of their knowledge. If you don't do the same, you will lose out.

Podcasting requires a time commitment. To create a successful podcast you need to make content available on a regular schedule. The most heavily followed podcasts come out on a predictable timeframe and listeners expect that content.