It’s graduation season. Graduations do not guarantee success. At some level graduation is a completed checklist, accomplishment and a new stage of life for the graduates. Moving on to the next level, marking progress. Continue reading →
National Small Business Week is April 30 through May 6 this year. It really gets rolling on Monday, May 1, with the NSBW Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C., when SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announces SBA’s National Small Business Person of the Year. However, don’t feel left out if you can’t make lunch with Linda. On the following days, live events will be broadcast online. Here’s a listing of those events:
Monday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET: NSBW Awards Luncheon. Streams on SBA website.
Tuesday, May 2, 11:30 a.m. to noon ET: Facebook Live with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. Streams on Facebook.
Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET: National Small Business Week Road Tour Kicks Off in Indianapolis, IN. Streams on Facebook and SBA website.
Thursday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET: National Small Business Week Road Tour Stops in Arlington, TX. Streams on Facebook and SBA website.
Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT: National Small Business Week Road Tour Ends in Fresno, CA. Streams on Facebook and SBA website.
Finally, you can join or monitor the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.
The Roane State Community College (RSCC) Center for Lifelong Learning has been selected as a Screening Site for Hospice Foundation of America’s Being Mortal project funded by the John and Wauna Harman Foundation. Continue reading →
Roane State Community College is accepting applications for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes that will be offered on the Crossville campus this fall. They have not been offered in Cumberland County for quite some time. The EMT certificate program is a one semester program. Applicants to the EMT program will be selected in a cohort of 24 students. Continue reading →
If entrepreneurs have mixed feelings about selling, that’s nothing compared to what the employees go through during a change of ownership. If you are selling, the new buyer expects the knowledge and expertise of your employees to come in the purchase. If you are the buyer, you based the purchase price on a going concern. Losing trained employees costs money. Continue reading →
Many businesses have been in business 3, 8, 12, or more years, yet each year is a repeat of any other prior year. Why? Because everyone is so caught up in the day to day work of the business (working IN the business) that they don’t take the time to step back and take an assessment of where the business is and intentionally do things differently to move forward toward the vision for their business (working ON the business). Continue reading →
Many businesses have been in business 3, 8, 12, or more years, yet each year is a repeat of any other prior year. Why? Because everyone is so caught up in the day to day work of the business (working IN the business) that they don’t take the time to step back and take an assessment of where the business is (working ON the business) and intentionally do things differently to move forward toward the vision for their business. Continue reading →
The first industrial revolution spanned from about 1760 to around 1840, triggered by the construction of railroads and the invention of the steam engine and ushered in mechanical production. The second industrial revolution, starting in the late 19th century made mass production possible, fostered by the advent of electricity and the assembly line. The third industrial revolution began in 1960’s, with the digital revolution and the development of semiconductors, mainframe computing, personal computing and the internet. Continue reading →