FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Helping Others, Helping the Community

As a single mother of three daughters, I have to admit my energy and enthusiasm for taking on any more responsibilities is at absolute zero. But, there’s a core of nonprofits in Brevard County doing important work who are dependent on overworked people like yourselves to pitch in every once in awhile. I know this, because I run one of … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: The Power of Collaboration

“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

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: Workplace Gender Gap & How to Communicate

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

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

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 Value of Joining Professionals Organizations

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: Did You Celebrate National Employee Wellbeing Month?

June is National Employee Wellbeing Month. Did you know that there is a direct correlation between employee morale and job performance? In addition to wanting your employees to be happy in their positions, this month gives you a good reason to focus on their overall health and wellbeing. This week’s weVENTURE FLORIDA TODAY EDGE columnist Kristin Woodling is a weVENTURE IGNITE 360 … Read More

The Link Between a Work Culture and Performance

Recent headlines of new company relocations, existing company expansions, and the continued decline of our local unemployment rate, all represent big “wins” and great news for our county. While indeed good news, these positive business trends also create a challenge for business owners and managers. That challenge is how to find, hire, and keep top talent. One critical factor for … Read More