FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Power of the People

Posted by on Monday, August 29th, 2016 and is filed under .

“By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.”                                                                               – Secretary General of … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: The Power of Collaboration

Posted by on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 and is filed under .

“Two heads are better than one.” I know the old maxims are cliche, but they stick with us for hundreds of years for a reason; because they tend to be true. But not always in the the way we’re expecting. One of the unexpected benefits of collaborating with others is self awareness. Collaboration brings to light what each team member’s … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Lemons to Lemonade

Posted by on Monday, August 15th, 2016 and is filed under .

There’s an old adage we’ve all heard countless times, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  The lesson generally intended here being that you have to take the bitter life sends your way and turn it into something sweet. And what’s a great word to describe a person who’s able to take what challenges life throws at them and turn … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: The Importance of Public Speaking

Posted by on Monday, August 8th, 2016 and is filed under .

Whether you’re speaking at a regularly scheduled staff meeting, presenting a new idea to the board, or pitching a new client, the ability to stand in front of a group of people, small or large, and accurately explain your ideas, is a vital skill in today’s business environment. The true power of good public speaking comes in it’s ability to … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Workplace Gender Gap & How to Communicate

Posted by on Monday, August 1st, 2016 and is filed under .

It’s not uncommon these days that CEOs and leadership are of the millennial generation. As we know and continue to read, millennials communicate with each other and the world in a completely different way than the rest of us, and they are quite particular about the type of communication used. This should not be a hurdle that stands in either party’s way, … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Competition Prepares You For Business

Posted by on Monday, July 25th, 2016 and is filed under .

There are many things in life that can prepare you for future business endeavors. You don’t necessarily have to be sitting in a classroom or taking a seminar to learn about being a successful, well-rounded entrepreneur. Pay attention to experiences throughout your life, as they will shape you. In this week’s weVENTURE FLORIDA TODAY EDGE column I discuss how participating in sports … Read More

Guest Blog: Encouraging Women to Run for Office is a First, Important Step

Posted by on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 and is filed under , .

By Kathryn Rudloff I recently wrote a weVENTURE EDGE column on the importance of women being engaged in the political process. In that, I noted that women remain underrepresented in percentage of campaign donations, in the professional lobbying corps, and at all levels of elected office. Since that column ran, I have been asked, “How are we doing here in Brevard?” … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: The Most Important Question When Crafting a Business Plan, Why?

Posted by on Monday, July 18th, 2016 and is filed under .

 Every entrepreneur who is in the process of drafting their business plan must ask themselves, “why?” If you don’t, then what is your differentiating factor and the purpose of your plan? Although business plans are a formality, they should not be treated as just that. Add personality and your passion to your plan, it will set it apart from the millions … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: The Value of Joining Professionals Organizations

Posted by on Monday, July 11th, 2016 and is filed under .

Do you see the value in participating in various professional organizations? Most of us just can’t find the time, although it is more valuable and important than you may think. Membership and participation in professional organizations can enhance your career. Most employers are very supportive of their team members being a part of professional organizations because it teaches and demonstrates leadership, … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Women in History Who Paved the Way for Independence

Posted by on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 and is filed under .

As we celebrate Independence Day, we also reflect on those women in history who were game-changers for those of us in business today. Throughout the years, there have been revolutionary women who led the way for equality in the workplace and in society as a whole. Could you see yourself as one of these women in history? Where would you … Read More