Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch in 2019

Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch in 2019

During the cold months, we tend to stay indoors to escape the harsh winter weather. It’s the perfect time to binge watch TV shows or movies! Entrepreneurs will find several intriguing films focused on business that are set to hit theaters and streaming services in 2019. Here are eight movies every entrepreneur should watch in 2019.Read More

Tips for Going into Business with Friends or Family

Tips for Going into Business with Friends or Family

If you’ve ever considered going into business with a friend or family member, you were probably advised against it. Nevertheless, some people do it, and for some, it works out well. It doesn’t matter who you are starting a company with — it could be your best friend, a family member or a complete strangerRead More

Happier New You in the New Year

Happier New You in the New Year

Some believe that the start of a new year is the perfect time to reinvent ourselves. You may want to become more organized and reduce the stress causing clutter in your life or you may want to work less and focus more on your family. Both of these are amazing resolutions but what will createRead More

CJ Hester Inc 2019 Holiday Schedule

We will be closed on the following dates: New Year’s 01/01/2019 Mardi Gras 03/05/2019 Mobile Office Memorial Day 05/27/2019 4th of July 07/04/2019 Labor Day 09/02/2019 Thanksgiving 11/28/2019 and 11/29/2019 Christmas 12/24/2019 and 12/25/2019 New Year’s 01/01/2020

Boredom Busters for the Holidays

Boredom Busters for the Holidays

The holiday break is upon us so the “I’m bored” will soon be the phrase all parents and grandparents will be all too familiar. All parents cringe every time we hear those words. How do we engage our children in doing productive activities while out of school? Do we give in when the whines start,Read More

Creating Facebook Video Ads for Your Small Business

Facebook started out as a way for college kids to stay connected but has changed our world forever. Not only is it the largest social network, but an amazingly strong marketing tool. Around the world, Facebook has more than 2 billion daily active users from all demographics. Most users are from the ages of 18Read More

Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

Many Americans travel and take vacation during the holidays. We stress about packing and making sure we have everything that we may need including all the of the wonderful gifts we have sought to find for our loved ones. We stress about leaving work behind, even if it is a slower time of year, dueRead More

Be Thankful for Business Relationships

It’s that time of year when the leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and the calendar is filling up with family gatherings and holiday parties. Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, the time of year when we reflect on the relationships we have with family, friends, customers, and co-workers. Thanksgiving can beRead More

Making Your Brand Stand Out

It is becoming increasingly difficult to make your brand stand out above the rest. How do the “Big Dogs” do it? It could be that they have an amazing product or that their service is top notch, but customers today need more to keep their interest. Creating an excellent and unique customer experience may beRead More

To Store or Not to Store… In the Attic

Our attics can be quite helpful with housing the overflow from our main living spaces. Children grow up and keepsakes need to be stored. Where do we put these treasures? Often times there is not enough room in our daily living spaces. Last week, we talked about “What to Avoid Storing in the Garage,” but whatRead More

What to Avoid Storing in the Garage

What to Avoid Storing in the Garage

There are two types of people in this world: those who keep an immaculate, well-organized garage and those who use their garage as a catch-all storage space which may or may not include a vehicle. Either way, our garage is bound to have household goods that shouldn’t be stored there. It may be hazardous toRead More


What does the future hold for us as we age? It is a scary thought what the next generation will provide (or not provide) for us as they begin to take over and make decisions for our country and the world. Would it behoove us to mold the youngsters of today to be productive andRead More

Save or Shred: How Long Should You Keep Documents?

Are you a “paper hoarder?” Paper clutter can be a huge issue in our homes and businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. There are digital filing software programs on the market to elevate our overload of papers that are in need of organizing. If you categorize yourself as an extreme paper hoarder, you mayRead More

Feats of Strength: How to Deal with a Complaint

When you realize that an unhappy customer is dragging your company’s name through the mud via social media, your initial response may be to fire right back at them. Stop. Think. Respond. It definitely takes great strength and self-control not to reciprocate the hate. One angry, bad tweet could send your company into a downwardRead More

Is Your Family Prepared for a Hurricane?

Hurricane season officially runs from June to November, but the major hurricanes do not typically pose a threat until the later part of the season. As a hurricane lurchestoward the Gulf Coast, we should take the time to go over our disaster plan with our family. Even though this storm is only predicted to becomeRead More

Airing Your Grievances Through Social Media

Every once and awhile we experience inconveniences or poor customer service that send us into a rage. How do we complain or air our grievances? How do we receive justice for being wronged? We live in the age of technology. Instead of “going to the mattresses” to handle issues we go to social media. ShouldRead More

Small Business Road Map to Success

Small businesses continue to trend up and for a good reason – nothing quite compares to the challenge and feeling of running your own business. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses account for the employment of 58.9 million employees in the US which is around half of the workforce (47.5%). Additionally, small business accountsRead More

Does Mom Put Her Career on Hold or Go Back to Work?

Before having children, many families have an important decision to make. Does mom put her career on hold or will she go back to work after starting a family? If it is decided that mom will stay at home, there will come a time when all the children will be in school. That leaves momRead More

Get Moving!

In the past few years, a fad has developed in the workplace – the standing desk. Sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause an increased risk of obesity, heart disease, and early death. But can standing counteract the risks of sitting all day or does it come with its own set of risks? StudiesRead More

Is Identity Theft Protection Worth It?

I am sure you have seen the commercials that depict identity theft scenarios. Identity theft protection is a $3 billion a year business. In 2015, 13 million Americans were affected by identity theft at the cost of $15 billion. Their services offer a range of coverage and can cost as little as $5 a monthRead More