The term, “no man is an island” is especially true for an entrepreneur. All entrepreneurs can benefit from a mentor, both new and seasoned. Finding the right mentor can be challenging. We all have blind spots, things about ourselves that we do not really see. It is to our benefit as business owners to have someone who is willing to tell us the hard stuff. It might be something like I need to improve my work ethic if I am serious about starting or growing a business, or maybe I do not come off as genuine, or my customer service needs work. As a new entrepreneur in a traditional business (Medical Billing), I sought out help from our local chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives or SCORE. I was looking for some guidance for my new start up. I was a little dismayed when the gentleman that was assigned to me told me I probably would not be successful. I basically told him, with all due respect, I do not agree with you, and that I WOULD do it! I proved him wrong! This is not to say that SCORE is not a good resource, but for me it was a good lesson learned! Finding the right person is like mining for gold!Read More →
Being an executive assistant is more than just being the right hand to the boss you are supporting. The job entails wearing many hats, some at the same time.
The job description varies and covers a wide range of responsibilities, but they essentially all boil down to making sure your executive’s life is on track. From managing e-mails, tracking meetings, to even more complex projects: being an executive assistant is no walk in the park.Read More →
The American Trucking Association reports that there is an acute shortage of truck drivers. Despite a large number of open vacancies for truck drivers, the number of applicants is surprisingly low, according to Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Greg Baumgartner. The primary reason for this unavailability of truck drivers is the hard to manage trucking lifestyle. In this modern age, people are no longer willing to accept the tiring schedule. They think that the job of a driver will not give them enough time to visit their families frequently and their social life will be adversely affected.Read More →