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What’s the purpose of attending holiday parties?

It’s that time of the year when every night, weekend, and day is filled with Christmas parties, company holiday parties, and gift giving galore! If you’re an introvert like most financial types, it can be exhausting to put yourself out there socially. I always ask every year, “what’s the purpose of attending holiday parties?” Trust

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10 Reasons Why You Should Bother With Networking

When I was a young accountant, I always wondered to myself… “Why should I bother with networking?” It seemed like a waste of time and money.  As I grew from an accountant into a business owner/CFO, I learned that networking is a vital function of doing business. But for some, networking can be a daunting

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Networking Lessons from a Green Beret

Many of us struggle with the notion of networking.  We know we should do it, but how do you fit it in with everything else going on?  Given that the benefits of networking are often not seen until months or years later, it’s easy to put it at the bottom of the “to-do” list. Networking

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WFE Duck Hunt

Recently, I attended the Women’s Finanance Exchange Duck Hunt at the Junior League of Houston.  The event benefits Dress for Success. Dress for Success is a wonderful organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women

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Business Driver Example

See Also: Business Drivers Planning Your Exit Strategy Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group Leadership Action Plan Business Driver Example Look at the following business driver example. Dan is the owner of a startup web development firm. He has done his initial research, written a business plan, and is prepared for the operations

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The Power of Connections

We had a great time catching up with our friends at Stibbs & Co. at lunch last week. The power of connections is huge, and it is amazing how many ways you can help one another. Just by having a quick lunch, Courtney Sheaffer and I reconnected and shared connections that might help the other. In business,

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Should You Pay Your Interns?

Have you ever wondered if you should pay your interns? You have probably heard others praising the benefits of hiring low-cost, energetic, and eager-to-learn interns. But the question on your mind is, should you pay your interns? Should You Pay Your Interns? As an entrepreneur and CEO, I often feel like I have too many

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Death By Networking

With so many people looking for work or trying to generate sales, networking has taken on a frenzy that I haven’t seen in over ten years! Everyone is trying to reconnect or meet new people. I try to meet with as many people as possible but I am caught in a predicament. Death By Networking

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