tinal

Leaders, Experts and Innovators Aren’t Born, They’re Mentored

How do young college graduates entering the workforce, professionals in transition or retirees looking for their “encore” career get a leg up on the competition?  It takes experience, foresight and confidence —and you don’t get any of these on your own until you have gone through the development process and have become a proven commodity. Mentors could be the answer.  … Read More

weVENTURE Receives $20,000 Grant from AARP Foundation

weVENTURE One of Only Four Women’s Business Centers in the U.S to be Selected MELBOURNE, FLA. (December1, 2016) – AARP Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to weVENTURE to conduct Work for [email protected]+℠ workshops in Central Florida. This national grant initiative is designed to help vulnerable older adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will … Read More

weVENTURE Seeks Nominations for 2017 Women Who Rock Awards

Deadline for Submissions Friday, Dec. 16       MELBOURNE, FLA. (November 29, 2016) – weVENTURE, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on the entrepreneurial needs of women, is seeking nominations for its 10th Annual Women Who Rock Awards Luncheon in honor of Women’s History Month. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. The luncheon is … Read More

Stop With the Generational Stereotypes: Individualize!

What do you think about generational stereotypes? In the last several years I have seen more articles and talks about how to manage an intergenerational workforce than I care to count. I actually believe that these prescribed presentations have done more to damage intergenerational relations than help. It has given us free reign to slap labels on people and strip … Read More

Leveraging New Government Contracting Regulations to Benefit Your Small Business

Relationships between small businesses and the government aren’t always easy to form. In my case, I love my prime contractors is because I’ve been blessed to have great relationships with the contracting officers, program managers, and their small business representatives. Part of this is due to how I approach the relationship and part of it is due to the individuals … Read More

Stress is Not a Status Symbol

For a long time I had a picture of this quote pinned on a wall at my desk as a helpful reminder that stress doesn’t equal productivity or happiness. It is an idea that I believe is lost on too many people, especially women. We feel better the more we get “done,” the more tasks we can check off our … Read More

Finding Your Next Employee in a Job-Seeker’s Market

Today, with the unemployment rate for software developers  between 1-2 percent, we’ve had to come up with a whole new hiring process. These days there are many online options available to job seekers. Based on our budgetary and business requirements, my company selected LinkedIn, and the cost was less than $500 per month. We ran our ad for two months … Read More

The Emotional Impact of Uncertainty in Business

By Kristin Woodling Anxiety is the number one mental health issue for American women. The uncertainty faced by women in business can ignite this issue, even in the most experienced professionals. Our personality, genetics, past experiences, and current circumstances are factors that influence the degree of anxiety we feel when faced with uncertainty. Next time you feel heightened anxiety, find … Read More

SunTrust Awards $10K Grant to weVENTURE’s IGNITE 360 Program

November 1, 2016 – weVENTURE, the Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from SunTrust to benefit its IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program. IGNITE addresses finance management as a core component to business sustainability and expansion. It was developed as a proprietary program … Read More

The Importance of Honesty & Integrity

Honesty. Merriam-Webster describes this word as “the quality of being fair and truthful: the quality of being honest. Honesty implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. Honor suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one’s profession, calling, or position.” Most people attempt to live their lives not trying to deceive others, but with … Read More