Gender & Tech – Why Everything Is Changing Right Now

by Victoria Greene.  Image credit: Pexels   It’s 2018, and women around the world are beginning to gain the rights and freedoms that men have had since time immemorial. But there is still progress to be made, not least in our very own tech industry.   Thankfully, prominent voices and organizations are already doing great work to inspire and empower more women […]

Why Networking Will Help Your Business Grow Along With Sales

by Aliana Keith In 2011, a Business Insider article on the importance of networking concluded with the statement, “Your net worth is only as good as your network.” This seems, for all intents and purposes, today’s start-up speak for the age-old adage: “It’s who you know, not what you know.” When it comes to launching and maintaining a business, there are many factors […]

How to Get a Business Loan

Introduction According to The SBA Loan Book: The Complete Guide to Getting Financial Help Through the Small Business Administration, over 99 percent of all business entities in the US are small businesses. These businesses represent over half of the private workforce and the private-sector output and over 40 percent of all private commercial sales in the United States. How do […]

The Lure of False Prophets (leaders)

The world is full of charlatans and some are disguised as false prophets. Their domain is not confined to religion. They can be found in politics, health care, business, and almost every other sector of life. They have a strong magnetic pull…an almost irresistible lure of truth and hope. They all have one thing in common:they prey on the fears, […]

The Art of the Ask

In business you learn quickly that there are only two types of people: buyers and sellers. It’s very easy to know who the sellers are. They make themselves obvious. They are actively trying to part buyers with their money. The hard part of doing business is knowing who the buyers are. They are not always obvious. They often don’t think […]

Take It As You Go

Much has been written about work-life balance. When my generation went to school and started our careers, work was Monday thru Friday, often 10-12 hours a day. Life was supposed to happen on the weekends. The boss would say, “Go home, spend some time with your family.” We lived for weekends and for vacations. We were told to work hard, […]