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Chinese online payments giant Ant Financial raises $14 billion for global expansion

VentureBeat has so many interesting articles, this one is true to form. Virtual payments are worth studying…. there are so many flavors and so many surprise$. Learn, train, be ready for this … it is more than a trend and more than just money in the clouds!

(Reuters) — Ant Financial Services Group, operator […]

THRIVE in your LIFE – Women’s History Month

Valuable Strategies To Help Women Thrive

March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s great contributions to society. Just like the NASA women celebrated in the film Hidden Figures– there are women that are not acknowledged. Everyone suffers for this oversight.

Here is some advice from Women that took the NEXT STEP! Although […]

March 8 – International Women’s Day

On this day we celebrate our achievements. Everyone can celebrate, because everyone benefits when women are superstars in their work and communities. I cannot think of a better way to get engaged and build skills than to join a non-profit board. This work boosts your leadership, community understanding and showcases your abilities. In […]

Good Time to Update your LinkedIn Profile

Two Reasons to update LI:

Jobs are being added a very fast rate – highest in the last 8 years (msn.com). Boomers are retiring. The economy is booming. LinkedIn just updated its look, the biggest redesign in years. What are you waiting for? Let’s do some spring cleaning! Get rid of the old stuff, boring […]

Traits of Bad Bosses

I spent many months defending my boss. Hoping he was a good boss. Thinking I could ignore some foul-ups. My husband stepped in and said, finally, after a year…..

“I don’t care how much you wish and hope…. he is a bad boss.” I came into his office for my weekly 1-1. After an introduction […]

Where is the Exit?

People leaving? in droves? or just a Trickle?

Why leave? not engaged, not having fun, not challenged, disrespected, bored, new industry calls, no innovation, more money, next step, who needs THIS job?

I once worked in a job which made the goal very clear! In the hiring contract said…. “IF you are not having fun, […]

“Workcation” increases Productivity?

This concept made me curious!

A “Workcation” is about fully immersing yourself in your work while also building in ways to get creative, relax, set goals, get a new perspective, and/or unwind.

Kari DePhillips, founder of the PR agency The Content Factory, planned a workcation with one of her employees, Kelly Chase, a digital strategist, […]

Invent your own Small Business

You have a burning passion to have your own little biz, to sell shower curtains, but that could put some crucial extra funding in your pocket.

Excerpts below from an article:

How (And Why) To Launch Your Own Product Line, No Startup Required By Arianna O’Dell

This week, I’m working on my own line […]

Reputation is EVERYTHING

Wells Fargo holds place 100, almost falling off the list in Barron’s magazine’s 2017 ranking of the world’s “100 Most Respected Companies,” which was published June 3. Alphabet (parent company Google) came in first.

Building trust and delivering great customer service are company tenets, but good intentions are not enough in the eyes of the […]

Remote Workers!

There have been a lot of discussions about remote work lately, due to IBM’s recent decision to reverse its flexible work policy. Its CEO Ginny Rometty claimed that the move was done to “improve collaboration” and “accelerate innovation.” oh sure.

Whether you work remotely, or not, there are advantages to both policies. Several executives are […]