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Business Acumen needed to Engage and Increase Creativity and Innovation in Business

Small or Large Business, Creativity Needed to Solve Business Challenges

By Linda Savanauskas 3-5-16

Are you a small business owner? Do you think daily about what skills you have or do you find yourself being creative and innovative in bringing business in the door to increase revenue? Probably you just do it!

Most likely you are the person who is driving the business strategy for your business, and you are the person who is doing the work. If you are in a position, you have hired a few key employees who work in the business providing the needed administration and support.

There are many schools of thought…especially with technology driving so many of our choices today. Whether we like or not, we need to have a social presence on the …

Writing and Editing Rock Stars! We all need one in our job search!

News Release October 11, 2014 Recommended Reading for Job seekers!  

As we all have heard – the unemployment figures are down in third quarter, however many people gave up looking for full-time work. In the Southern States, there has been a job anomaly. The unemployment figures have risen in the past quarter. Howard A. Goodman has a wonderful eBook entitled (2009) Rx for finding Work Again.

“The state of today’s professional job market screams for thinking outside the box of Permanent Employment.” As quoted from his book, Goodman, H. (2009). Rx for finding work again. Raleigh, NC:

Howard shares his secrets, and his wit – all of which you need to keep you laughing and rolling with the best of them as you hit the …

Bullying is a Leadership issue!

News Release 

Bullying is a Leadership issue!

The buck stops here. When we hear that the buck stops here, it truly means taking responsibility for the decisions and how the organizational leadership makes decisions as to how the earned money is spent and what leadership consider important to their overall business goals and objectives.

At least one assumes. After nearly an hour of dutiful speechifying and deflection, it was uncertain what the commissioner was after, or accomplished. It felt that way in the ballroom of the midtown Manhattan Hilton, and judging from the blowback on social media, it felt that way on television”.

Jason Gay, Sports writer, WSJ, 9/19/14, from the article entitled, “Roger Goodell’s Immaculate Deflection.

When the leadership focuses on self-protection and the NFL Leagues’ primary interest, Roger …

Lean-in – Will that help women be strategic in their roles?

Lean-in – Will that help women be strategic in their roles?

Will leaning in at the decision table help women be more strategic in their roles? In other words, we can lean in – yet will that solve our problem sitting at the decision table? I think not or at least not quite as simply put. We need to look at the roles of both genders in the workplace today as well as the multiple generations that occupy these roles.

Why do I think that?

Let’s look at what we know today…

We have had a calling most recently due to catastrophic change in our economy that has brought the ever-brewing separation of those who are well off, the middle-class and the increased poor and poverty-laden citizens living in this …

How to be helpful to your friend or colleague looking for work, practical tips

How to be helpful to your friend or colleague looking for work, practical tips

September 30 2012

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate has exceeded 8% since early 2009. The unemployment figure dropped from 8.3% in July to 8.1 % in August. The United States population is approximately 315 million and adjusted based on the definition of the BLS civilian workforce and the latest August unemployed figures is around 8.1% nationwide down from July. “The unemployment rate edged down in August to 8.1 percent. Since the beginning of this year, the rate has held in a narrow range of 8.1 to 8.3 percent. The number of unemployed persons, at 12.5 million, was little changed in August. (See table A-1.)”

“ The Employment Situation for September …