Want to follow your passion? Know your talents and gifts first

There’s a prevailing notion that if you follow your passion, you’ll succeed in business. This might be an oversimplification. Others say to be a rock star business builder you have to add perseverance to passion. No matter that you think, in order to follow your heart, you must take a step back and examine your […]

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How to Win Friends and Influence People (Online)

In 1936, Dale Carnegie published an incredibly valuable and influential best selling self-help book, How to Win Friends and Influence People and an adaptation book of the same title focused on the digital age to capitalize on creating a vibrant digital and connected network. If there’s one marketing trend that’s had a good run in […]

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Valuable Lessons to Carry Forward from The NIIC

At the beginning of my internship at The NIIC, I wrote a blog about a few of the different projects and activities I was planning for my new role. Now that my college graduation is nearing and my internship is coming to an end, I figured it would be a good time to add to […]


Avoiding Auto Renew Gotcha

What to do with a bad experience? Learn from it, share it and resolve to do better. I am a self-proclaimed positive realist. My rose-colored glasses are tempered with a healthy coating of reality. I do not air dirty laundry. It doesn’t align with how I choose to live. Yet, when I experienced auto renewal […]

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Launching a Venture? Some Potential Pitfalls

Many dream of starting a business—few actually do. And even those who do don’t necessarily get it right, initially. Here are a few of the most common missteps we see in general with new startups. Failure to get plugged in to the “right” method to commercialize your idea The best way to gauge what might […]

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