Stop With the Generational Stereotypes: Individualize!

Posted by on Monday, November 28th, 2016 and is filed under .

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

Posted by on Monday, November 21st, 2016 and is filed under .

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

Posted by on Monday, November 14th, 2016 and is filed under .

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

Posted by on Monday, November 7th, 2016 and is filed under .

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

Posted by on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 and is filed under .

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

The Importance of Honesty & Integrity

Posted by on Monday, October 24th, 2016 and is filed under .

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

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Telecommuting is Trending, But is it Right for You?

Posted by on Monday, October 17th, 2016 and is filed under .

While telecommuting is a trend that may be gaining more acceptance in the workplace, there are still many employers who are opposed to making this style of work commonplace. Yet according to a recent article by Forbes, a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management in June 2016 showed that telecommuting benefits (flex work plans) have increased threefold … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Innovate from Within, Provide Incentives and Reward Solutions

Posted by on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 and is filed under .

How do you promote innovation while trying to manage the day-to-day operations necessary to run your business? There are many ways to create a culture of innovation, including building diverse teams, not punishing failure, promoting collaboration and leading the charge. You need a diverse team in terms of traits you are born with and traits acquired through experience. You should … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: When Should You Seek the Services of an Attorney?

Posted by on Monday, September 26th, 2016 and is filed under .

There are times where you question the need of a lawyer. Although you may not think you need to enroll our services, there are times when it is absolutely necessary and in your best interest. For instance, if you are involved in an accident where there is significant damage to persons or property, when your family status is about to … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Understanding Women’s Needs in the Workplace

Posted by on Monday, September 19th, 2016 and is filed under .

The millennial woman seeks a work/life balance that is not uncommon from those that came before us, we just happen to be more vocal about these needs. I don’t feel like this is necessarily a feeling of wanting to “have it all” as it is an ability to focus on the things that matter most to us. In the days … Read More