Using partnerships to grow your business is smart business. Partnering drives market awareness, aligns your brand with other credible brands, opens doors to new customers and can even provide value-added products and services to increase your average sale....more
Investors, and partners, come in many forms...hands on, arms length and cash only: which means...they want to be In (make decisions for their percentage), they want to influence (limited decision making but active monitoring of their investment) or hands off (they are a bank..no more no less). Unless you really know what they are bringing to the table that will help fuel your company forward with an anticipated limited ownership period for their investment with an expected payoff date..in every case, you are also running the risk of losing more than you might think you are gaining....more
Did you know that domestic abuse cuts across all socio-economic lines? Are you trapped in an abusive situation with your partner? Domestic abuse can be mental, physical, verbal and emotional. Here are a few red flags to watch for.
1. Jealous, possessive, suspicious. Abusers are into control. They want to know where you are every minute of the day, who you talk to, who you text, who you call. They may monitor your phone conversations and demand to see messages on your cell phone and check the mileage on your car.
I attended a fascinating online relationship teleclass a few nights ago.
A woman who referred to herself more than once as an expert gave the class. When she spoke of dating, she laid out quite a few rules for attracting a partner....more