12 Things No One Told You About Building Your Career

 by Marietta E. Gentles Truth be told, all the college in the world couldn’t prepare you for what happens in the “real world”. At some point we all started wet behind the ears and ready to take on the world. If you’re a seasoned professional, your ears are probably now … Continue reading

Real Talk Wednesday: Are You Running From What’s Holding You Back?

When was the last time you got good and dirty and touched yourself? You know, getting to that place where you are stripped naked to reach a mind-blowing climax? Stop it! Get your mind out the gutter. I’m talking about taking a personal inventory to dig deep, expose your flaws, challenges … Continue reading

Real Talk: I Might Be Old School But This PR Tip Still #1

    Press Release: More relevant to standout than social media Recently I wrote on Facebook that having a strategic press release in your arsenal is one of the best ways to procure an opportunity – the feedback/questions kept rolling and I decided to break it down. Many emailed and … Continue reading

You Can Do It: 4 Easy Steps To Create A Vision Board For Your Life

July 17, 2014 10:00 am By Karen Taylor Bass lifestyle Do you feel stuck in your relationship, finances, career and life? Worry no more. It’s time to channel you inner Oprah and create your best life now. If you’re a stay-at-home mom CEO or seeking career change/positioning and individuals, I … Continue reading

Summer Envy: Blue Ivy Is Having The July We Want

Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce.com. It’s already mid-July. Take a minute to quietly freak out about how summer is slowly slipping through your fingers. Now, what remarkable, carpe diem things have you done so far this summer? Perhaps you’ve gone to the beach. Hopefully, you’ve done a boatload of outdoor dining … Continue reading

Small Biz Chat: 5 ‘P’s” for Your Social Media Marketing Success

By: Jeremy Juhasz Small businesses and nonprofits face a different set of circumstances when it comes to social media marketing than their larger for-profit counterparts, namely, smaller budgets, fewer employees and a greater priority on traditional forms of marketing. For those charged with marketing, the biggest first step toward making … Continue reading

Real Talk Wednesday: Little Time And Need To Make Big Impact

You have limited time/resources and your brand needs leveraging to score a potential client or employment. How about a little speed networking at an after-work affair, conference or mixer? Speed networking is a creative way for entrepreneurs to meet substantial business contacts, secure referrals and network in a friendly, uplifting environment, in … Continue reading

Know It: 3 Proven Management Techniques That Work in Any Business

Identify the ‘Influencers’ on Your Front Lines, CEO Advises In business, the only thing that matters is what works, says Peder Johnsen, a third-generation specialist in senior living communities. “The people in your company who are dealing with your customers – the clerks, the caregivers, the customer service reps – … Continue reading

How to Escape Your Unemployment (or Under-Employment) Trap

Principal Recruiter Lays the Blueprint There’s good news for jobs in the United States. •  In June, the private sector added 288,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. •  The unemployment rate has shrunk to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008, when the Great Recession was just … Continue reading

Just Chill: Hot Weather Health Tips

  The mercury is in the high 80s around the country this July; some folks may even see a steamy 90 degrees. When it’s this hot outside, it’s best to proceed with caution, even if you’re just running errands and going about your day, advise experts at the National Institutes … Continue reading