Stress got you down? Harvard panel says you’re not alone

Seinfeld fans may recall George Costanza’s stress reduction mantra Serenity, now! This outburst momentarily relieved him of stress caused by his interfering and embarrassing parents. While we can laugh at the hijinks that cause frustration for the popular sitcom’s character, stress isn’t much fun in real life.     Apparently, speakers during Wednesday’s Harvard School of Public Health forum, The Health Burden of Stress: What … Continue reading Stress got you down? Harvard panel says you’re not alone

Your Competition Isn’t Who You Think It Is

In developing a SWOT analysis, business owners are taught to identify and evaluate the venture’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Often, these entrepreneurs detail what they know about the competitors, and devise plans to upstage, or eliminate, the threat to the company. But, what if your competition isn’t who you think it is? I am not trying to diminish the importance of knowing which companies … Continue reading Your Competition Isn’t Who You Think It Is

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Ready, Set, Compete: American Express OPEN Forum Shares Tips on Doing Business with the Federal Government

A new year often brings resolutions that are triggered by the desire to improve oneself. Businesses are not immune to the resolve to improve, expand, and grow, including going after government contracting opportunities. However, companies are often stifled in their pursuits because they don’t have an effective strategy to scope out federal government contracting prospects and conduct the prep work that goes along with applying … Continue reading Ready, Set, Compete: American Express OPEN Forum Shares Tips on Doing Business with the Federal Government