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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:10

Q&A: Author Hope Alcocer

Entrepreneur Hope Alcocer recently published her debut novel, Where Hope Lies—a story that follows the journey of Chloe Repaco, a 20-something college graduate in love with a soldier stationed overseas. It's a story of love, heartache and pain. And it's inspired by Alcocer's own emotional journey.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:07

Let's Talk About the Capstone Wardrobe

A take on the capsule wardrobe of coordinating staple pieces that every woman should own, the capstone wardrobe takes the same approach—but is geared toward the recent college graduate, with the interview process in mind.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:14

2017 Dolphin Tank: Call for Papers

It's that time of year again—time to apply for the Michigan Women's Foundation Dolphin Tank Business Plan and Pitch Competitions. Established in 2012 as a gentler version of the hit TV show Shark Tank, Dolphink Tank showcases the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southeast and Western Michigan.

Published in Career

Anyone can run a business, but only few are successful. Over 10 years ago Amy Ritsema and Mary Kline joined and founded OnSite Wellness, a workplace wellness company in Grand Rapids. At a time when employers became more conscientious about their employees health, Amy and Mary saw an opportunity and acted upon it.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:00

Working with ADHD

When it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), jokes abound. Take, for instance, Dug, the talking dog in Disney Pixar's Up:

My master made me this collar. He is a good and smart master, and he made me this collar so that I may ta—SQUIRREL!

For humans, ADHD is most often associated with young, energetic boys bouncing off the walls at school. The disorder affects plenty of working adults, however. Employees with ADHD might seem lazy, sloppy and forgetful. Maybe they're the one always arriving late. The one whose desk looks like ruins after an earthquake. The one who never seems to be able to meet a deadline.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:16

Safeguard Your Business Today

In today's fast-paced business world, it can be easy to overlook the importance of operational controls in your small business. Now, however, it is more important than ever to safeguard your business and its assets. Did you know the typical organization loses 5 percent of revenues in a given year as a result of fraud? What would that add up to for your business?

Published in Career
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:08

6 Tips to Survive Work with THAT Person

We all know THAT Person at work—the one whose personality doesn't really click with yours. Or anyone else's, for that matter, which makes spending an entire work day, a portion of the day, or even the 20-minute morning brief with them ... difficult. Instead of suffering through another long day, here are six tips to help you survive working with THAT Person, to ensure you have a good day.

Published in Relationships
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:11

Styling a Better Life

Mireya Correa moved to the United States when she was 17, with dreams of pursuing an education that would be nearly impossible to obtain with her family's lack of money and resources in Mexico.

Published in Profile

I am an extrovert. I like meeting new people and often make a point to do so while traveling, while out to dinner or even in the elevator. Meeting and talking with new people is, honestly, a favorite thing of mine. So gearing up for my first formal networking event, I put on my new black pumps and suit dress, made up my hair and makeup, and felt ready.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 06:11

Stay with Me

All too often, employers are asking questions that could help retain a valued employee after the employee is already out the door.

Published in Career
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