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

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

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

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: 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