Business and Careers

Don’t Be That Guy (In the Workplace)

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DontBeThatGuy By Aileen Luppert Good idea or bad idea? You show up at your first day of work in an office wearing shabby cargo shorts and Old Navy flip-flops. You hate your job and decide to quit. Rather than give notice, you just stop going. Hopefully, the answers are obvious. These are bad ideas. They are […]

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The Search For Rejuvenation

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Search for Rejuvenation. Taking care of yourself when life is good, so you have the reserves to make it through the bad. by Aileen Luppert I attended a job training a few weeks ago. After three days of intense conversations and reflections, I was exhausted, but optimistic about how to apply all the lessons learned. Many of the people in the room (including me) seemed to sense the enormity of what might be ahead and we went […]

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What To Do With an English Major

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_EnglishMajor By Cara Strickland When I was an English major in college, I was often faced with that question. The one that is rarely posed to business majors, but almost always asked of those studying the liberal arts. “What are you going to do with that?” This happened at family gatherings, occasionally in the supermarket, and […]

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Business Incubation Spokane – The Chicken or the Egg?

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BusinessIncubation by Michelle Booth Do you have a great idea for a business but don’t know how to go from idea to reality? Welcome to business incubation Spokane style. There are several resources in the area ready to help you get your new company funded and open for business, and several more business resources ready to […]

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The Open Road: Truck Driving Jobs are in Demand

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_OpenRoad by Vanessa S. Have you ever thought about taking to the open road? Truck drivers are in high demand and you can make a good living, around $40,000 a year. Forget the old trucker stereotype. An empty nest couple can team drive, a young woman can see the country on her own, and a new […]

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Creating an Effective Resume in 4 Easy Steps

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_Resume by Julianne T. Creating an effective resume to enhance your chances of getting that interview can be a daunting experience. So how do you ensure your resume will climb to the top of the pile? Here are four tips to help you create a solid and impressive resume: 1. Use effective titles Like it or […]

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Dividend Paying Stocks: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_BarGraph by Carlie Hoffman In a previous post, I told you about a series of online events hosted by the Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠. In March, Christine Benz discussed retirement portfolios. If you missed it, view the recorded presentation. Next up in the series is Josh Peters, editor of the DividendInvestor newsletter, who will be provi […]

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Nonprofit in the Cloud

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_NonprofitCloud by Kandy Brandt The nonprofit organization I am active in was looking for ways to provide valuable and efficient services on a tight budget. We had just enough income to make ends meet and nothing left over for renting expensive office space, investing in costly computer software, or hiring lots of staff. We found the […]

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No Small Change: Bitcoin for Beginners

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Bitcoin Guest blog by Doug Slaton, workshop presenter My co-presenter, Zach Doty, and I have been long time computer techs and continually explore any new innovations in technology. We have an unbridled fascination with all the amazing things happening with and on the Internet. We’ve followed Bitcoin for about 2 years and when we started seeing […]

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Get a Leg Up on Retirement: Free Online Events from Morningstar

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

hourglass by Carlie Hoffman Planning for retirement can feel overwhelming. Learning the importance of sound financial strategies today can help you feel prepared for the future. That’s why Morningstar® Investment Research Center℠ is offering the opportunity to take part in a complimentary, live online event with Christine Benz, Morningstar’s director […]

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