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How’s Your Hearing? It’s Never Too Late to Sharpen Your Listening Skills

Active listening is a skill we all can use. Whether we’re interacting with family members or attending a career development meeting, we should be well engaged to get the most out of the situation. What is needed of us? How can we improve a situation? What are the subtle clues another is giving that we should be perceiving? Strong listening skills aid in our communication and problem-solving capabilities.

Yet our mind sometimes wanders, taking our hearing with it. Focus becomes difficult, and suddenly we look back and realize […]

By | 2017-07-13T19:25:29+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Where Have All the Millennial Entrepreneurs Gone?

Statistics show that millennials are reluctant to become their own boss. College student loan debt is one  big reason. This piece from CNBC looks at the struggles millennials face to become entrepreneurs and how some people are rising above them.

By | 2017-06-30T02:25:10+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Researchers Have Determined Entrepreneurs Possess a Distinct Personality Type – But You Already Knew That

As an entrepreneur-minded individual, it should come as no shock: You’ve got a distinct personality type. Just to bring home that idea, though, consider a recent study from Myers Briggs, the personality-determining institution. The study found that entrepreneurs are heavy in the intuition and perceiving areas, while those folks who lean toward sensing and judging have less of an entrepreneurial spirit.

Creativity, risk-taking, impulsivity and autonomy were found to be strong characteristics of an entrepreneurial personality, according to the […]

By | 2017-06-20T14:58:10+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Researchers Have Determined Entrepreneurs Possess a Distinct Personality Type – But You Already Knew That

How Many of These Entrepreneur-Related Books Have You Read?

It’s summer: time to grab a good book to read by the pool or on the porch. As an entrepreneur, you’ll want to forego the typically beachy novels and reach for one of these business-minded page-turners.

By | 2017-06-16T12:58:11+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Many of These Entrepreneur-Related Books Have You Read?

BAC’s On the Road to Success Winner Is Really Cooking

A trip to Pisa got Bob and Sharon Rybak leaning toward opening a one-of-a-kind pizza place. “We ordered pizza at a restaurant in Pisa and it came in 90 seconds,” Bob recalls. “Sharon said, ‘That’s drive-thru time.’”

The Rybaks were looking at retirement from teaching in a few years, but Sharon was already investigating the possibility of opening the first — and as of now, the only — custom-made, drive-thru pizzeria in the United States. Thanks to Sharon’s thorough research, upon their retirement the […]

By | 2017-06-06T14:11:20+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BAC’s On the Road to Success Winner Is Really Cooking

‘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?

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