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The start of 2018 is underway and it’s that time to have the annual discussion about the forthcoming year’s marketing and branding trends. This popular program (in its 6th year) will discuss at a high level the industry forecast, provide expert predictions and key trends to look for to adapt into your business. Join us… Read more »
Alexandria SBDC AMPLIFY – A Success!
Do you ever wish that you had the time to work ON your business rather than IN your business? Eight local entrepreneurs have been doing just that for the last several months, as the initial cohort in the Alexandria SBDC’s AMPLIFY program. The group met for six 90-minute sessions over a three month period that… Read more »
Employee Handbooks: From Legal Risk to Useful!
When do I need an employee handbook? What should I put in my employee handbook? Can I get a free handbook online? These are common questions during HR Consults, and too often followed by an admission that what the client currently has was taken from a past employer. Employee handbooks can be very smart additions to your management… Read more »
Cybersecurity for Small Business: It Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night? It Should!
If you want a pleasant Sunday morning read, check out this list of data breaches of major companies, organizations and government agencies. These are entities with IT departments, security professionals monitoring their networks, cybersecurity policies, and a budget to support their cybersecurity efforts. At least one of these data breaches included data about you. And,… Read more »
Giving Presentations People Will Pay Attention To
Whether in the conference room or conference hall, everyone has at some point in their career had to sit through a bad presentation. There’s nothing more painful than watching a presenter drone on and on as they read a novel’s worth of bullet points to you off of their PowerPoint slides. Join Belmonster Creative Monster-in-Charge… Read more »
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Small Business
We’re all used to the practice of making resolutions at the start of the year about things that we wish to do in our personal lives, whether it is losing a few extra pounds, finishing a degree or obtaining additional training or education, working out on a regular basis, or spending more quality time with family… Read more »