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Jul 11 2016

5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Being A Solopreneur

This is the second in a series from guest blogger, Jessica Fox, on the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship.

When I started out as a freelance writer, it was partially by accident.Growing up and all through college (where I majored in communication), I’d written stories and journaled regularly.

 

Jun 30 2016

My Life as a Solo-preneur

This is the first in a series from guest blogger, Jessica Fox, on the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship.

There are pros and cons to just about every job, but being self-employed is pretty awesome.  I’ve been a freelance writer for several years (and before that a boutique owner), so I’m accustomed to the constant fear of being without income. 

 

Jun 20 2016

What if Your Company has a Tenure System?

Would you stay, or would you go? Tenure is a century old system that was initially designed to protect teachers from arbitrary dismissal, like getting pregnant, getting married or even wearing slacks.

 

May 09 2016

It's Time to Get Rid of the Stigma

May is National Mental Health Awareness month.  In August of 2012, I wrote a blog about reducing the stigma around mental health in the workplace. Then again in 2013, I wrote about mental health training in the workplace. I’d love to tell you that since that time, stigma has been reduced and suicide rates are down.

Apr 19 2016

Why Aren’t You Taking Your Vacation?

It’s almost summer and hopefully you’re planning to get away. But so many of you fail to take advantage of one of the best benefits your company offers. What part of paid time off are you missing? By not taking ALL of the vacation afforded to you, you are literally leaving money on the table.

 

Mar 09 2016

“Well, That Escalated Quickly”

Yelp! may be underpaying some of their employees, but there are better ways of making your voice heard than writing an open letter to your CEO. If you haven’t heard about Talia Jane and the now viral open letter she wrote ..

 

Feb 09 2016

Love and Work at the Office

A torrid office love affair…sounds like a good beach read, right?  That is, up until it becomes a reality you have to deal with at the office. Several years ago, a friend of mine began dating a peer on another team at her company.  

Jan 19 2016

The Biggest Component to Making Resolutions Stick

This time of year, everyone’s joining gyms, taking up yoga, walking the dog more, eating empty calories less.  But, here’s the thing: we spend most of our time at work, so doesn’t it make sense that companies should get on the healthy train, too?  

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