The Basics of Money Management Skills…No Matter How Much You Make

Living pay day to pay day?  Wondering if you will ever get ahead or if you have plenty but wasting money? Imagining the day that you have enough to cover all bills and then some or have enough extra but don’t know how to properly save it? We all have money struggles or worries, evenContinue reading “The Basics of Money Management Skills…No Matter How Much You Make”

The Importance of Safety in the Workplace

Making Safety the #1 Priority Whether you are a business owner, human resource manager, safety officer or other business professional tasked with safeguarding your company’s most important assets (human capital), I am sure that you have experienced a great deal of thought and stress over how to protect them, while also preventing unnecessary costs toContinue reading “The Importance of Safety in the Workplace”

Discipline in the Workplace and the Results of Inaction

Discipline in the workplace is a very important tool for correcting negative or unacceptable behavior of employees so that they perform better and show other employees consistency in following company practices (Snell, 2016).  Some of the main reasons why managers should never be inactive when dealing with necessary employee discipline include: Protecting the safety ofContinue reading “Discipline in the Workplace and the Results of Inaction”

Using Emojis in the Workplace and Why You Should Not

Emojis…those little symbolic icons that, during our very busy lives without time to type a bunch of words out, can quickly express our thoughts and feelings to friends, family and other special ones in our lives.  The smiley face telling a friend hello or to have a nice day, the winking face blowing a kissContinue reading “Using Emojis in the Workplace and Why You Should Not”

Dear Business Owner: Your Overhead Employees ARE Just as Important as Your Revenue Generating Employees

Are you a business owner who thinks that your sales team brings the most important value to your organization?  Do you continuously pay your back office/administrative positions much less than your front-line revenue generating positions but can’t figure out why you have so much negative attitude and turnover in all of your overhead departments?  IfContinue reading “Dear Business Owner: Your Overhead Employees ARE Just as Important as Your Revenue Generating Employees”

The Basics of Accounts Payable – For the New Accounting Professional or Business Owner

Are you a fresh graduate with an accounting degree, tasked with managing an accounts payable department at your new job, a new accounts payable employee, excited to dive into your new role as the person who keeps all bills paid in a timely manner, or a small business owner with no idea of where toContinue reading “The Basics of Accounts Payable – For the New Accounting Professional or Business Owner”

Stepping Back in Order to Step Up Your Career

Stepping back or even just laterally in your career may cause anxiety, stress and other severe mental issues with some.  Leaving a job or company that you have been with for years can be as traumatizing as other major life events, such as marriage, divorce and death of a loved one.  Even if a particularContinue reading “Stepping Back in Order to Step Up Your Career”

Stressed Over Unplanned Medical Bills? Here Is A Plan.

In August of 2014, at 39 years old, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer.  Not only had I started a job at a new employer earlier that year making $8 less per hour than at my previous employer of 13 years (see my article called Stepping Back in Order to Step Up Your Career),Continue reading “Stressed Over Unplanned Medical Bills? Here Is A Plan.”

Leadership and How It Taught Me to Let Go

Leadership…what is it exactly? Many say what a leader is not…not a dictating high-strung manager, not a person just sitting on a certain high step of the corporate ladder because they obtained a certain degree or figured out how to manipulate through the hierarchy of nonsense politics, and definitely not one who uses their statusContinue reading “Leadership and How It Taught Me to Let Go”