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

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

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Negotiating Your Way to a Deal

Many of us find negotiations intimidating and awkward, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When you negotiate, it is important to know your audience. You know what your end goal is, but do you know theirs? Research and transparency are two key components to being a good negotiator. Research prepares you and gives you a bit of a … Read More

weVENTURE Receives $5,000 in Funding from Bank of America

Donation Will Fund Scholarships for IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program MELBOURNE, FLA. (June 9. 2016) – weVENTURE Melbourne, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, received $5,000 in funding from Bank of America to assist in providing partial scholarships for the weVENTURE IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program. weVENTURE’s … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Making the Most of Industry Conferences

Many of us are obligated to go to a few conferences a year, but do we make the most of them? Conferences can be cumbersome and may not always directly correlate with your workplace responsibilities. However, there are other objectives you can pursue while at a conference. Don’t forget, networking can often be even more powerful than the knowledge you … Read More