Finding Purpose in Work

There is a huge myth out there that one should find meaning in the work that s/he does.  While I agree that enjoying work is important I think we have forgotten that for many years people did pretty ordinary things like farm land, cut down trees, build houses and dig wells.  In fact, I believe…

Defy Your Niche: Why Diversification Matters

While it’s true that you want to hone what you’re good at, it’s an incontrovertible fact that companies that didn’t just stick to their first product offering excelled most.  You have to be able to see new avenues in your field and other fields to stay competitive. There is a great book by an Entrepreneur…

Why Africa Needs African-Americans

Yes.  While it may seem like a proud thing to say, it’s simply an observation based on evidence and history.   It is an incontrovertible fact that most developing economies in modern history gained massive strength through its Diaspora. One area African Americans (U.S., Caribbean, South America) can be of greatest help is in the fair…

You Are a Trailblazer: Get Back In the Game!

One of your greatest assets in life is the ability to find opportunity.  Anyone in business understands that looking for opportunity is a constant effort; it is something that never stops, day or night. A lot of us get into the familiar routine of clocking in at work, having a chat around the water cooler,…

Broken Innovation

Recently the iPhone X was released and Apple fans went scurrying to throw their money at Apple CEO Tim Cook.  Not to be outdone, a rival smartphone company announced it would soon be rolling out a bendable phone.  It was at that moment, I knew . . .  Wait, a bendable phone?  What, why? Wait,…

New Horizons: Career and Employee Opportunities that Grow Business

There’s been a ton of studies done on employees and employers.  Everyone is trying to find that magic sweet spot.  This can be especially difficult for small businesses who really don’t have to time and resources to make meaningful employee searches.  Many businesses, large and small fall into the dreaded category of hiring people on…

Telling Your Story: Connecting

Have you ever visited a website curious about their services and searched high and low to find out more about, “The About?” It’s a very common scenario I see a lot!  Many businesses are so happy to finally get a website up, that they do not take the time to create a story that tells…

The Entrepreneur Age

It’s been said that everyone has a “side-hustle” or a “side-gig.”  And that really has become the norm in many quadrants of American society.  While it may be that many seek to follow a dream, many people do so to create extra or additional income for themselves.  While I totally believe in following your dreams,…

Getting Grants that Matter

Lot’s of small businesses and fledgling nonprofit organizations overlook the possibility that public and private grants can afford.   Many do not know that grants can be acquired by for-profit businesses and even non-affiliated groups.  Often I’ve seen that smaller nonprofits, social justice enterprises and groups grapple with writing grants alone.  Many do not even a…

Writing Tips that Matter

If you are a blogger or even a fledgling writer, sometimes finding the right words or even hitting your stride can be a challenge.  Writing requires some reflection and the aggregation of words that paint a clear picture of what you are hoping to share with your reader.   I’ve literally been writing since I was…

If Content is King, Planning is Queen

One of your greatest assets as a businesses or entrepreneur is targeted content.  Not just any content, but targeted, deliberate content.  If you are an entrepreneur, even a small business you can create a small to large following by writing a great blog or offering tips, advice and really relevant information to your clientele or…