Business Remaining Slow? So Now What?

Dealing with a pandemic is so stressful.  Has it caused your business to close?  Do you have any money coming into your business?  Have any of your employees been working or been furloughed? Has your business received a loan?  So many issues to consider.  Unfortunately, the longer this situation continues, the more debt and challenges … Read more

Steps to Improve Workforce Culture & Environment

All people are different due to personalities, variable family environments, social attitudes, financial situations, education, cultural and religious influences, etc.  These factors and others affect people in many ways, which makes it easy to see why we have such a wide range of relationships with each other.  And yet many organizations have been very fortunate … Read more

Addressing Your Serious Concerns During the Pandemic

  Many have expressed the various issues we all are experiencing through this stressful period, with most concerns focused on finances, employment, our country and local economy, the volatile situation with our police, etc.  Of course, there is also the big issue for our health and concern for being infected with COVID-19.  With North Carolina … Read more

All Should Have an Open Mind About Others

As you meet and get to know others, do you find yourself making prejudgments or assumptions about them?  Or are you more open-minded and accept the person as is?  Every person is different.  Even twins in a family are said to be distinctively different.  Having two sons who were 2.5 years apart in age and … Read more

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