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 lurches toward the Gulf Coast, we should take the time to go over our disaster plan with our family. Even though this storm is only predicted toRead 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

Mentoring Entrepreneurs for Success

As we make our way through life, we tend to gather a group of individuals that we feel we can rely on, be them our pastor, an influential professor, or even our grandmother. All of these types of people offer us guidance along our journey. They have wisdom, experience, and age, that if we giveRead More

If There is Threat of a Hurricane

Natural disasters happen all the time. This time of year the threat of a hurricane is the greatest. There isn’t much time to prepare once one is predicted to hit your area. Have you considered what would happen if a major hurricane hit your area and affected your business? The outcome could be catastrophic toRead More

Do You Have the Post-Vacation Blues?

After basking in the sun on a tropical island or having a fun-filled family adventure, the last thing you want to worry about is the post-vacation blues. Sadly, there is no way to avoid what is waiting for you at work when the vacation is over. Making the transition back to your normal work routine doesn’tRead More

Great Leaders Often Do These 7 Rare Things

Leadership doesn’t come with success but success does come with leadership. Are you a stand out leader? Don’t wait for someone else to show you the way. Acknowledge what you need to be great, but set your sights higher to be a stand-out leader. Here is a great article from Inc. magazine highlighting seven rare thingsRead More

Suffering From Morning Mayhem?

Do you start your day with the standard morning ritual from the 1950’s? A cup of coffee with your newspaper, a shower, kiss the spouse and before you head off to work? Or, is your house filled with morning mayhem – kids arguing, hurried conversation with your spouse, and finally, you find yourself running outRead More

Sharpen Your Focus

Do you feel you have missed opportunities because you lack focus? Maybe your concentration is short and your distractions are great? Hiring extra help to fill these skill gaps is merely a band-aid. You are not alone if you need some coping strategies when you HAVE to focus. I have found a few helpful tips fromRead More

Unique Job Perks

We all probably desire to work for a company with a positive and alluring work environment. If you are one of those people who are consistently posting social media gifs about “having a case of the Monday’s” maybe you don’t ENJOY going to work. What are some of the attributes that would give you theRead More

Sleep Well

Business owners and even workaholics often feel that sleep is just a waste of time and we all know that time is money! Sleep is a crazy thing. It helps regulate our bodies in so many different ways. Having an adequate amount of sleep every night helps manage our appetites, allows our immune system toRead More

Are You Ready To Be A Paperless Office?

I recently had an email discussion with a colleague who regularly reads Cathy’s Tuesday Tip. I asked for recommendations on topics he would like to read about in my weekly tip. He suggested he would like to read about going paperless or not, as to independent claim adjusters and their operations. His claims operation dealsRead More

Marketing Gimmicks

Using brand or marketing gimmicks are a “make or break” scenario. Some brands do well, go viral, and create a whole new persona for themselves. Other brands make themselves look silly and simply crash and burn. Using the Royal Wedding as an example, many companies chose to use this union to promote their brand. SomeRead More

Mompreneur

Being a mother is challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Who else but your children could drive you crazy and make you the happiest all at the same time? Being a mom teaches us so much. As women, we can use the skills learned by being a mother, fine tune them and applyRead More

Coping with Working Away from Home

From time to time, traveling away from home is a must. It could be as seldom as an annual conference or as frequent as a long haul trucker. The similarities between all of those who travel for work is that they will most definitely miss their families during their stent away from home. Finding waysRead More

Is It Time for a Company Rebrand?

Every brand has to redefine itself at some point. Are you cringing when you hand out your business card or send someone to your website? What seemed like a great name 15 years ago, does it still reflect your brand vision today? Do you think your business is less visible to your target audience? TheseRead More

Telecommuting Pros and Cons

There once was a time, given the choice, most of us would give up shampoo, chocolate, or maybe even our first born to work from home. I remember thinking “how much more work could I get done if I could just roll out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, and jump straight into work.”Read More