Christina DeBusk

Christina M. DeBusk creates small business content for a variety of publications, some of which include Businessing Magazine, Compendent, Chiropractic Economics, and more. She is also the author behind the column, "The Successful Solopreneur.

  • Nearshoring: what it is and how it can help your operations

    Nearshoring: what it is and how it can help your operations

    Some businesses engage in offshoring, but another option for businesses today is something called nearshoring. If you’ve never heard of this term, let’s look at what it is and it's potential benefits

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  • Research-backed benefits of flexible shift schedules in an industrial space

    Research-backed benefits of flexible shift schedules in an industrial space

    Employee schedules in an industrial environment are typically fairly rigid. While this makes sense from an operational standpoint, there are a few benefits to flexible schedules in manufacturing.

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  • What to look for when promoting employees: Signs of a leader

    What to look for when promoting employees: Signs of a leader

    Promoting internally can also be motivating to your employees when they know that their hard work may be rewarded with a move into a higher or more advanced position. Here are a few signs to look for.

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  • 4-day work weeks in manufacturing and distribution: Benefits, drawbacks & factors to consider

    4-day work weeks in manufacturing and distribution: Benefits, drawbacks & factors to consider

    What would a 4-day work week look like in manufacturing and distribution? It could have both pros and cons.

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  • What you need to know about RaaS, and how it can affect operations

    What you need to know about RaaS, and how it can affect operations

    One of the newest acronyms to join the industrial and retail industry is RaaS. Here we explain what RaaS is, as well as how it can impact the operations side of your business.

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  • 4 ways to improve frontline skills of your employees

    4 ways to improve frontline skills of your employees

    Because frontline workers interact with the public, the quality of their interactions can impact your company’s reputation. Here are four ways to help your frontline workers improve their skills.

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  • Summer 2022 recruitment trends

    Summer 2022 recruitment trends

    Worker shortages continue to plague businesses across the nation. If you’re looking to recruit new workers, staying up on the latest trends can help you stay competitive this summer.

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  • A large portion of the workforce is retiring – Is your company ready?

    A large portion of the workforce is retiring – Is your company ready?

    A lot of emphasis has been put on “The Great Resignation” and its impact on the workforce. Yet, what many companies are failing to realize is that there is another looming threat-retirement.

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  • How to help build a more circular economy

    How to help build a more circular economy

    A circular economy is one that helps restore and regenerate resources, using these resources for as long as possible in an effort to reduce waste. How can you make your operation more circular?

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  • How childcare impacts the workforce

    How childcare impacts the workforce

    The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many industries, childcare being one. Several childcare providers have shut their doors in the past couple of years. How has this impacted the workforce?

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  • 5 steps to building a disability-friendly workplace

    5 steps to building a disability-friendly workplace

    Look beyond being compliant but being welcoming to differently abled people, here’s how to create a disability-friendly workplace.

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  • How to bridge the generational gap in your business

    How to bridge the generational gap in your business

    From generation z staff to baby boomers, employees of all ages are now contributing to the workforce. This offers companies several benefits, all of which provide a competitive advantage.

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  • 4 ways companies can better support a multilingual workforce

    4 ways companies can better support a multilingual workforce

    Trying to support a multilingual workforce can be a bit more complex than supporting workers who only speak one language. Here are a few strategies that can help.

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  • 7 employer-based benefits of an employee wellness program

    7 employer-based benefits of an employee wellness program

    Almost nine in ten large employers offer an employee wellness program. Certainly, helping employees offers them many benefits. But what benefits does it provide to the employer? Here are seven.

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  • How to prioritize diversity and inclusion in your workforce

    How to prioritize diversity and inclusion in your workforce

    Feeling included can even lead to better on-the-job performance because the employee feels valued and part of the team. But how do you make this type of workplace a priority?

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  • 5 ways to show employee appreciation during peak times

    5 ways to show employee appreciation during peak times

    Giving your staff a little appreciation during peak times can go a long way. What are some of the ways that you can show employees that you appreciate their support in making peak times a success?

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  • Top 5 staffing and recruiting trends for 2022

    Top 5 staffing and recruiting trends for 2022

    The new year is rapidly approaching. With it often comes renewed hope for a year full of opportunities and positive change. But what does 2022 have in store for your staffing and recruiting efforts?

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  • How to handle huge swings in supply chain demand

    How to handle huge swings in supply chain demand

    Supply chain management can be challenging because demand isn’t a constant. How you handle these fluctuations in demand can help make or break your business. What’s the best approach to swings?

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  • The art of staff retention

    The art of staff retention

    There’s an art to building a company that, once someone becomes a part of it, they wouldn’t dream of ever working anywhere else. What’s behind the art of staff retention?

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  • Thinking of investing in new warehouse space? Consider these factors first

    Thinking of investing in new warehouse space? Consider these factors first

    New warehouse space can be incredibly appealing, whether you are growing or need a fresh space. Whatever your reason for wanting a new warehouse, here are a few factors to consider first.

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