Category : Career

Hiring — A Puzzling Process

The process of hiring (and getting hired) can be puzzling, even in these days of low unemployment. With candidates able to be more selective about their options, companies are seeking the services of professionals to assist them in navigating this…

0 Comments / 121 View / December 1, 2018

Public Speaking – Preparing for and Getting through Your Presentation

Butterflies, sweaty palms, dry mouth — these are just some of the symptoms most public speakers experience. In fact, in Communication for Business and the Professions, Patricia Hayes Andrews and John E. Baird Jr. point out that, according to at…

0 Comments / 28 View / December 1, 2018

Business Insurance – What Type of Coverage and How Much?

Insurance may not be your favorite topic of conversation or expense to consider, and that’s likely due to lack of knowledge and understanding. Unless you are versed in policy and coverage lingo, it can be very confusing to understand what…

0 Comments / 22 View / November 1, 2018

Winning Employees’ Hearts and Minds

Employee engagement is easy to define, difficult to understand, and even harder to get right. At its core, employee engagement is the emotional and intellectual connection that employees have to their employers, their bosses, their co-workers, and their jobs. The…

0 Comments / 56 View / November 1, 2018

Would You Rather Work for a Woman or a Man?

I was trying to figure out how I could take my child to the dentist without using any of my precious vacation time. My plan was to use a sick day, but my boss was adamant that sick days are…

0 Comments / 32 View / October 1, 2018

Every Business Needs an Exit-Strategy Plan

Although most business consultants consider an exit-strategy plan essential, only 52 percent of businesses have one, according to the Investor Watch Report. “Based on my experience, that figure is much lower, particularly for small businesses that sell for under $10…

0 Comments / 38 View / October 1, 2018

Etiquette and the Business Luncheon

Good business etiquette helps to ensure that participants are focused on the business at hand. It involves respect for others and respect for your position and the company you represent. Etiquette is shown in your words and actions, as well…

0 Comments / 21 View / September 1, 2018

Tradeshow Marketing Success for Small Businesses

Where can a small business develop new contacts and business for their new business? One of the best ways for a growing company to market their small business to hundreds, if not thousands, of potential new customers over a day…

0 Comments / 38 View / September 1, 2018

New Tax Laws and Your Business

On Dec. 22, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provides significant tax benefits for individuals and corporations. Of particular note are the tax benefits afforded corporations in the United States. The tax benefits are intended to…

0 Comments / 43 View / September 1, 2018

Setting Events in Unusual Local Places

Business meetings and personal celebrations needn’t take place in humdrum places. Or at long distances. Here are some nearby venues you might consider. Even though most locals still refer to it by its old name, Ski Roundtop is now Roundtop…

0 Comments / 51 View / September 1, 2018