ALOM Named to 2021 Top Workplaces for 8th Year by Bay Area News Group

Global supply chain leader recognized for commitment to corporate social responsibility ALOM, a global leader in supply chain management, has been selected for the eighth consecutive year as one of The Bay Area News Group’s Top 100 Workplaces. The honor, based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party researcher, recognizes the company’s commitment to staff safety, job security and flexibility throughout the pandemic. The company was also rated very [...]

2021-09-02T13:40:14-07:00Sep 2, 2021|

Business Sale Blunders

Submitted by Wendy Roberts, CFO & CVO NorthStar Strategic Partners, Inc. Have you ever gone through the process of selling your own car? If you have, then you know you must get your ducks in a row before you sell. There are many questions you will consider before advertising the sale of the vehicle. For instance: Does it run properly? Is it the clean, well-oiled machine that you are ready to advertise to potential buyers? Will someone help me sell my car? How do I value it? Do I [...]

2021-09-02T13:42:17-07:00Sep 2, 2021|

Fraught with Fraud

Submitted by Wendy Roberts, NorthStar Strategic Partners, Inc. Suspicious of an email you received asking for private business information? Alarmed when someone calls you claiming to be your local bank, but you are unsure? Receive a pop up claiming your computer has been hacked? All of these are questions that you should think about as a business owner before you provide any confidential information to a third party. Now [...]

2021-06-17T12:18:35-07:00Jun 17, 2021|

Let Go So Your Company Can Grow

Submitted by Anne Marie McGraw An excerpt from Women in Business: Breaking Through Anne Marie McGraw, President of Insignia Environmental, was recently published in Women in Business: Breaking Through, a collection from 13 women leaders who share their professional insights on overcoming challenges in various business industries. An excerpt from her contribution, “Let Go So Your Company Can Grow,” can be found below. Please visit Insignia’s website for more [...]

2021-03-04T12:21:40-08:00Mar 4, 2021|

Management Tips & Tricks: Client Expectations

Submitted by Kathryn Fortin, MCCT President & Founder, Lead Solutions Architect, EdTech and technology project management are similar. Sometimes the biggest issues are reigning in the client and keeping them educated about the process. It’s easier to do so up front to avoid this situation of having to get them back on track if you have set their expectations early. What I mean with expectation setting is: 1. Don’t [...]

2021-03-04T12:15:15-08:00Mar 4, 2021|

Once You Retire, Will You No Longer Be a “Professional Woman?”

Submitted by Sara B. Hart, PhD President, Hartcom The moment when you are no longer considered a “professional woman” can be a troubling change in your life. What does this even mean? It is a designation by our society for the day after we stop working outside the home. Does that happen to a man? I don’t think in the same way. I don’t think we ever refer to a man who has stopped [...]

2021-02-04T13:00:48-08:00Feb 4, 2021|

Google’s Mobile-First Indexing – Coming March 2021

Submitted by Roberta Kiphuth, President Detati Digital Marketing Google announced in 2016 that they were changing the index algorithm to be more focused on mobile users. Well, the shift is officially happening in March 2021. If your site is not mobile-first ready, it runs the risk of not being indexed or blocked. What does being mobile-first really mean? The mobile version of your site needs to be as content rich [...]

2021-01-07T20:44:44-08:00Jan 7, 2021|

Virtual Holiday Celebrations

Submitted by Kathryn Fortin, Fortech We’re all more dependent on virtual video communication these days with the pandemic. Not only for business, but to connect with friends and family too. At Fortech, we have been hosting virtual happy hours for years, as we’re a geographically dispersed team. Here are some tools we recommend. ZOOM: If you do not have Zoom, you can create a free account. With the free account, you [...]

2021-01-07T20:45:31-08:00Dec 11, 2020|

Buon Natale—Italian Arts for Future Generations

Submitted by Kathy Winkelman of Gioia Company Since the mid 1400’s pottery has been made in Deruta and throughout Italy where the art has flourished, painted by hand using patterns that have been designed by family members hundreds of years ago as well as new designs and using a special tin glaze to bring out the finest colors. The only closure was during the two World Wars and now due [...]

2020-12-11T14:05:10-08:00Dec 11, 2020|

Sales Tax and Online Sales During The Pandemic

Submitted by Monika Miles of Miles Consulting Group In the last 10 months, daily life has been turned upside down because of the pandemic. One of the many consequences of COVID-19 is less in-person shopping, so many consumers have turned to online shopping as their default. This has offered many retailers the lifeline they needed to stay afloat, but it has also creating problems for those who were unprepared for [...]

2020-11-05T09:09:28-08:00Nov 5, 2020|