By Angel Djambazov
A year ago, I had the privilege of speaking with Liz Strauss as she began her cancer treatment journey.
We wanted to update you on the challenges, triumphs, and surprises she’s encountered over the last year and to let you know how much she appreciates all the support she’s received.
Liz told me she felt like she had been through a crucible with the treatment. Unexpected health and personal complications made the journey even tougher than she imagined. But with the help of family, friends, and the SOBCon community, Liz has Read More…
By Angel Djambazov
As an entrepreneur you can’t anticipate every obstacle business or life throws your way. And sometimes the curveball thrown impacts both. Which is how I found myself, on the tail end of one of the most beautiful Fall seasons I had experienced in the Pacific Northwest, on a call with the fabulous Liz Strauss. Liz and her son had just finished visiting me in Seattle after completing a successful SOBCon Portland, so I was hardly expecting serious news.
The news Liz had to share was not light. She had been diagnosed with a serious health issue late Read More…
Stop, however, and look at your hiring processes. Are they really where they need to be?
For too many companies, there are cracks in the armor when it comes to hiring the right employees.
As a small business owner, do you follow a formal process when it comes to bringing on new talent or have you been winging it for some time now?
In the event it is the Read More…
For many workers, the pink slip has come in an unceremonious way all too often, leading them down a trip to the unemployment line. Whether it was due to bad performance, an issue with a co-worker, or just not seeing eye-to-eye with the boss, they were dismissed.
In the event you find yourself in this position now as you search for a new job, there are some important factors to keep in Read More…
With that being said, should an individualâ€™s credit report be fair game for employers, who are looking for the best and brightest to fill their ranks? Or, should how a person handles their personal money be off limits during the hiring search?
Following the Money Trail
In general, there are two schools of thought on this issue.
The first is that what a person does outside of their employment with their money is none of an employerâ€™s Read More…
It More Than What Naturally Occurs
I sat at Brogan’s Roast earlier this month and the thought struck me how much we depend on each other. No one would question that our friend, Chris, enjoys the friendship of thousands of folks who would stand by him and help whenever he needs it. All you had to do was be there to feel the expanse of love in the room coming from the countless people who are in his massive network of colleagues, friends, coworkers, family and people who consider him their teacher.
Numbers like that can provide a huge Read More…keep looking »