Be Prepared

The Hand of Hope When Reduction of Force is a Necessity We’re here to help! There will never be a “good time” to release employees, and no employer relishes this task.  It is one of those painful responsibilities that faces all employers when confronted with a serious business decision.  Having worked with hundreds of companies … Read more

Understanding the Value of Diversity & Collaboration

Business are encouraged to increase their diversity, which can have a large impact on ideas, sensitivity, strengthen employee relations, and create better solutions. The fact is a more diverse workforce can benefit the whole organization. New and creative ideas can come from opposite corners of the world, that may help clarify points of view and … Read more

Abilities You Have to Help Others

During my term as President of the (NAWBO) National Association of Women Business Owners – Charlotte (2006-2007), I was pleasantly surprised by a request from the Charlotte International House.  Previously, I had met the manager of this establishment (at that time) and agreed to be of assistance with an international businessman, who had a business … Read more

How Is Charlotte Affected by the Coronavirus Compared to Other Cities

Charlotte, North Carolina has been a growing and thriving community for many decades. It is an attractive city that sits in the center of the southern border of North Carolina, just above the South Carolina border. With an international airport, and being located about a 3-hour drive from the coast, this offers two benefits: 1) … Read more

Ideas for Working Parents Dealing with Home Schooling

                                                                                                                    POOR TEACHING EXAMPLES Teaching is not as easy as many may think, especially if the students are your own children. Many students are not comfortable for their parents to take the role of their teachers, just as many parents find teaching their children to be very stressful. Keep in mind that the parents are … Read more

Mothers, The Inspiration and Foundation for our Future Generations

You may be seeing a lot of reminders of Mother’s Day, but I truly believe it is deserving of the emphasis.  Not to knock Dad’s — they are special, too.  I used to take the exemplary image and expectations of mothers for granted.  I know that I had a hard-working and caring mother, but I … Read more

Ideas to Help Employers Prepare to Re-Open Businesses

Now that many people have been working from home (or used to being at home during work hours), what have these people found that they would like to have when returning to work? Not all people like working from home. Here are some observations and different preferences that Employers may want to consider when re-opening … Read more

How to Prepare to Re-Open Business When Each Day Changes

If you are listening to the different media (radio, TV, Internet, Newspapers…), there may be variances of information shared, but much is also the same.  The Coronavirus is still “center stage” with little else even coming close.  Occasionally, the upcoming elections are touched on, but even other topics are related to the Virus: run on … Read more

How To Keep Morale & Attitudes Positive in the Workplace

Time passes, and yet the battle against the Coronavirus continues to make our lives grueling and an up-hill battle.  Sadly, there are still many young adults and older teens, who refuse to face or accept reality, and thus behave with defiance and a smuggness, as if to dare the disease to affect them.  This age … Read more

As Changes Continue, Note the Toughest Issues, & How Do You Address Them

If you are a business owner during this Coronavirus, chances are your business activity has been significantly reduced, making you think about reducing your staff, and how to make payments to those critical necessities. If you have checked with a dependable financial advisor, you are bound to be aware that this Coronavirus will continue spreading … Read more