Category : Career

The Financial Cost of Temporary Work

When given the choice between a full-time job with regular pay and benefits and a temporary, part-time, hourly job with no benefits, most of us would pick the former. Some of those who would choose temporary work probably fall into…

0 Comments / 111 View / January 31, 2017

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace . . . What Employers Need to Know Right Now!

Last spring, Pennsylvania joined more than 20 other states when it legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Gov. Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) on April 17, 2016, and it went into effect one month later. While the primary purpose…

0 Comments / 376 View / December 30, 2016

Women and Retirement Saving

Planning and saving for retirement may seem like goals that are far in the future. Yet saving, especially for retirement, should start early and continue throughout your lifetime. Here are four reasons why saving matters to women—and especially to you!…

0 Comments / 108 View / December 30, 2016

Formal Mentoring Programs Can Shatter Glass Ceilings for Women

Some recent role changes in political leaders clearly demonstrate that women continue to trend upward in leadership roles. Earlier this year, Theresa May became the second female prime minister of the United Kingdom and Hillary Clinton the first woman in…

0 Comments / 295 View / December 1, 2016

More Women ‘Leaning In’ by Learning the Ropes of Small-Business Ownership

Amidst the cultural rally for work/life balance-torn women to “lean in”—to continue pursuing their career goals and speak up for their needs—more and more women are deciding to do so on their own terms: by becoming their own bosses. By…

0 Comments / 140 View / November 1, 2016

Why Can’t I Hire the Right Person?

Do you find selecting a new person for your team to be an exercise in futility? Do you rely on your “gut feel” or how much you liked that charismatic candidate, only to be disappointed with a nightmare of an…

0 Comments / 145 View / October 1, 2016

When Flirting with Franchise Ownership, Due Diligence is Required

If you’ve fantasized about delving into business ownership but want to avoid the risk and hassle of getting established and building a reputation, then franchise ownership may be the option that satisfies your entrepreneurial spirit. Rather than take the gamble…

0 Comments / 118 View / October 1, 2016

Present Your Brand to Your Target Market—Exhibit at an Expo!

Crux, a woman-owned and certified business, offers clients more than 40 years of cumulative experience in marketing, design, and digital communications. We began by designing well-branded tradeshow exhibits, so we’re firm believers in the value and importance of exhibiting in…

0 Comments / 172 View / September 1, 2016

When Men Make the Rules, Women Don’t Advance

When comparing male and female leadership, the dialogue is usually framed as men’s command-and-control style versus women’s team-building or consensus approach. Men reward results. Women prefer to develop consensus. “Women managers tend to have more of a desire to build…

0 Comments / 173 View / August 1, 2016