Leadership and New Ventures

By Marlene Weaver Faculty Member, Management at American Public UniversityA new business venture idea is discussed with friends and attorneys, documented in business plans, presented to financial backers, and finally, it may become a reality. Employees are hired and the new venture opens for business.  Now what? ...more

How Much Do YOU Think Is TOO Much Social Media?

How much is TOO MUCH social media?by Bonnie FrankIs there such a thing as too much social media? How can you tell if you "suffer" from it?...more

5 things to know when starting a business

 Being a business owner and working for yourself has many rewards… and many risks. While the thought of not having to punch a clock for someone else is exciting to you, competition in the marketplace and inconsistent income streams can be substantial challenges for any new business. If you have been thinking about starting your own business, there are five things that you should consider before taking the plunge....more
It's also a good idea to create a business plan when considering starting a new business. The ...more

Play The Game of Business Communication

How you communicate with your clients will make or break your business. Too often team members are not given adequate, if any, training in the art of successful communication. It’s a simple process that calls for attention to detail and follow through.Think of your business communication as a game - like poker......more

.Special Holiday Message: Live Life to the Fullest

I received an unexpected Christmas gift last year on this date – one I could have never imagined or ever hoped for. A good friend of my husband and I who battled ovarian cancer for five years was admitted to Francis House in Syracuse. Understanding the Francis House provides a beautiful home and an extended family to people with terminal illnesses so they can die with dignity and experience the unconditional love of God, I knew our friend had a week to live....more

What Women In Business Can Learn From Malala Yousafzai

She’s written a book. She’s been on talk shows. Honored by Harvard University for humanitarian of the year for her bravery in speaking out for the rights of girls to go to school and get an education in her native Pakistan and around the world, and oh yea, did I fail to mention that 16 year old Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban and nearly died from her wounds for critizing the radical grioup for refusing to allow girls an education?...more

How to Work with a Copywriter

How to Work with a CopywriterBy Caryn Starr-Gates | Starr-Gates Business Communicationshttp://wobcmagazine.com/6271/40133/a/how-to-work-with-a-copywriter ...more