Monthly Archives: May 2017

‘Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others’

HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington offers some sage advice for newbie entrepreneurs: Take care of yourself so you can take care of everyone else. “It’s like what they say on airplanes — put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others,” she says. In an interview with Business Insider, Huffington says that neglecting other aspects of your life can negatively impact your effectiveness as an innovator and potentially damage your business relationships.

By | 2017-05-31T15:10:01+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others’

BAC’s 2017 Pinnacle Award Winner Seeks to Put a Book in Every Child’s Hands

Did you know that some children in Northeast Ohio have no immediate access to books? It’s a sobering thought, one that concerned Judi Kovach and Judy Payne enough that they decided to do something about it.

The effort began with Little Free Libraries — the fancifully decorated boxes in Cleveland neighborhoods that encourage visitors to take a book and, if possible, leave one in return. In 2015, a unique partnership with Discover Books, an online bookseller, presented the chance to make a much larger […]

By | 2017-05-27T01:45:27+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BAC’s 2017 Pinnacle Award Winner Seeks to Put a Book in Every Child’s Hands

Are You Making These Common Mistakes as a Second-time Entrepreneur?

Relying on past success sounds like a winning concept, but are you considering current conditions that would require different solutions? This is just one of the common mistakes that return entrepreneurs make, according to an article in Inc.

By | 2017-05-18T16:26:51+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Making These Common Mistakes as a Second-time Entrepreneur?

The Absolute, Must-Have Skill for Business Mentors

Google the phrase “skills needed to be a business mentor,” and you’re sure to find about a dozen “top 10” lists of traits and talents. Some are obvious; for example, a mentor should have experience in business, and a mentor should take a keen interest in the mentee’s ideas and goals. These are no doubt important. But if a business mentor is truly going to be effective, he or she must share one very important qualification with the mentee: drive. It’s the drive to succeed, […]

By | 2017-05-08T18:21:28+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Absolute, Must-Have Skill for Business Mentors

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