Civil Obedience

by Sue Parks – People don’t always play nice in the workplace. The official term is ‘workplace incivility’ and believe it or not, it’s a big issue. Examples include insulting comments, denigration of another’s work, spreading false rumors, and social isolation. … MORE

Company Histories – Adding Value to Your Enterprise

by Jane Shafron – Why bother with a company history? What is the value in rehashing the places a business has been or in talking about its important people – as opposed to just promoting the products and services it sells? … MORE

LinkedIn:  The Most Effective Social Network for Business

by Kimberly Schramm – When we hear the words “social network,” for most of us, FaceBook is the first thing that comes to mind.  That’s because, statistically, that’s where most of us are likely to be most active. And FaceBook is … MORE

Insurance May Help Offset Costs After A Cyber-Attack

by Aneeta Kumar – Data breaches of business systems. Theft of consumer debit and credit card information. Hacked iPhone photos. Improper disclosure of personal information. According to a September 24, 2014 report on, 43% of companies reported suffering one data … MORE

Screening Candidates Online? Beware of Legal Pitfalls

by Brenna Johnson – If you’re like most employers today, you’re using social media websites to review employee candidates before deciding whom to hire. Social media will often reveal things about a candidate that you can’t uncover in a traditional interview. … MORE

Where Did I Go?

by Judy Rose – What happens to you when you lose a job or your business fails?  Sooner or later, in every career, some sort of major loss occurs. And when it does, you may find that you lose more than … MORE

Five Traits of Truly Likable People

by Kathy Dawson – Do you know someone who can lift your spirits simply by walking into the room? Someone whose enthusiastic, honest-to-goodness smile brings a smile to your face too? You know the kind of person I mean; the kind … MORE

What is Head of Household?

by Penny Fox – Filing status determines which standard deduction amount and which tax rates are used when calculating a person’s federal income tax for the year. For the year 2014, a person who files as head of household can claim … MORE

A Letter from a Health Insurance Professional

by Cathy Daugherty – Dear Business Owners and Friends, DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING TO YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN? As I finish my latest webinar; my fourth one of the week concerning new laws, regulations, legislation, and updates for Health … MORE

Work-Life Balance or Work-Life Integration?

by Trina Fleming – Perfect equilibrium of work and personal time seems to be a noble goal, but the reality is that I can’t achieve it. Just how would I balance it anyway? There are parts of my job that … MORE