Young Professionals


September Event for Orlando Business Owners

Join me and other Orange County business owners at the The Advisory Board Council’s Reception for Business Owners on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:30 – 7 PM.  Details below. From the ABC site: “By connecting Orange County businesses with area professionals, the Advisory Board Council offers a powerful management tool to provide expert advice at no cost for your business.” Important Info: Tuesday, September 23rd...

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Central Florida Small Business Summit – September 26

Spend a day with the business experts and give your business a boost!  The Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with local and state-wide sponsors to bring business counselors, “learning labs,” presentations and headline speakers such as Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. As a member of the Central Florida Small...

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Young Professionals’ 30-second Tip – Networking 101

Do NOT be a card collector.  Business card collectors have big books or binders of neatly organized business cards.  Those books are usually worthless because the relationships aren’t nurtured properly, if at all. If you are still in school, whether high school or college, and someone you look up to or who could be a future mentor gives you his or her business card, follow-up the...

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We Used to Save

Below is an April 28th, 2008 article from NPR (National Public Radio):   In 1982, Americans saved more than 11 percent of their disposable income. The personal savings rate dropped to just 0.4 percent last year. An economist blames easy credit — and how we think about money. Twenty to 40 years ago, economist and Financial Timescolumnist Tim Harford says, “a lot of people were denied...

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Don’t let frugality poison your workplace

One of my weekly activities to keep me in the loop of my local community is to read the Orlando Business Journal.  I catch up on events, get reminders of my colleagues’ birthdays (if they’re not already in my diary!) and glean a few words of common sense. Below is an article written by Dr. Linnda Durre of Winter Park.  In this increasingly “interesting” marketplace,...

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