Education

A Checklist to Optimize and Manage Your Professional Online Presence

By: Kandia Johnson

Your online presence is just as important as your résumé. If you’re ready to attract next-level opportunities such as expanding into new markets, landing a new job, or getting promoted at work, make sure you’re promoting a positive online presence. (Image: iStock/m-imagephotography)   Here’s a checklist for effectively managing your online...

How to Make an Impact in Your Industry and Boost Career Success

By: Kandia Johnson

If you’re looking to stand out in your industry, a focus on making an impact over income can take your career to unimaginable heights. Here are four steps to getting started: (Image: iStock/bowdenimages)     Identify an Untapped Need or Overlooked Opportunity   Is there something missing from a well-known process in...

How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed as an Entrepreneur

By: Kandia Johnson

Listen, feeling overwhelmed is an inevitable emotion. In fact, it’s an essential part of your growth and economic development as an entrepreneur. So to get through those days when you feel like you just can’t handle one more thing, preparation is key. The key is to identify your lessons learned...

Quick Tips to Plan Your Own “Girls Trip” Away From the Office

By: Claudine Williams

Girl getaways have always been popular, but don’t be surprised if you become inspired to plan your own trip, especially after the release of the movie Girls Trip. Entrepreneurs, and everyone else, sometimes need to get away and chill out with friends. (Image: iStock/tunart)   A lot can go right...

How to Manage Work While Dealing With a Personal Tragedy

By: Kandia Johnson

Here’s a brutal truth about life: Whether you’re trying to climb the corporate ladder or looking to grow your business when tragedy strikes, the demand for work continues. And the fact of the matter is stress in our personal lives such as dealing with family illness, loss of a loved...

This Ecologist Is Not Afraid of Bears—She Traps Them for Research

By: Robin White Goode

A few weeks ago I attended the fourth annual Student Research Colloquium of the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium at the American Museum of Natural History. I wrote about the real scientific research teens from across the city had engaged in under the mentorship of accomplished scientists. I also wrote...

A Journey Into Journalism: 3 Tips For Those Looking to Work in Media

By: Selena Hill

I was recently featured on The Ash Cash Show, which is hosted by Ash Cash, a financial literacy expert and wealth coach, and his co-host Tashima Jones, a PR/brand consulting expert and the author of Being Broke Made Me Rich. During the interview, which originally aired live on WHCR 90.3FM...

4 Ways to Rock Your Business Presentation

By: Kandia Johnson

Preparing to deliver a business presentation and speak in front of a group of people can be overwhelming. In fact, many people find public speaking downright scary. However, with the right mindset and preparation, you can leave your audience feeling enlightened and empowered to take action.   (Image: iStock/monkeybusinessimages)   Here’s...

Want to Become a Better Manager? Make Sure You’re Doing These Things

By: Selena Hill

As a leader of a small business, you are responsible for everything your company does or fails to do. Whether you are making key decisions, managing resources, or motivating subordinates, being a better manager is tough work. Fortunately, the advent of the 21st Century, and the amazing technologies that have changed the way we...

How Productive Are You? Here Are 8 Ways To Find Out

By: Selena Hill

There’s a difference between being busy and being productive. While it’s true that both are able to check items off of their to-do-lists, productive people check off the right items. Instead of just doing things to get them done, productive people focus on the ways that are going to have...

Beware These 5 Types of Workplace Discrimination

By: Nicole K. Webb

Workplace discrimination is real and occurs more often than you would expect.  However, many instances go unreported, because individuals aren’t aware of their legal rights and how to file a formal complaint.  It is imperative that employees learn their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rights, so they do not fall victim...

Four Proven Ways Entrepreneurs Can Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

By: Stephanie Chung

In today’s society, it seems many entrepreneurs feel it has become tougher to balance their work-life—but why? It could be many things, pressure to complete projects and meet deadlines can have you pulling all-nighters in front of your computer or perhaps taking out your phone while you have dinner with family....

Salli Richardson-Whitfield Talks Moving From Acting to the Director’s Chair

By: Mia N. Hall

Alfred Edmond Jr. and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Image: Courtesy of ABFF)   After 30 years of success acting on camera, Salli Richardson-Whitfield is now thriving in the director’s chair, where she has already worked on some of today’s top shows including Scandal, Queen Sugar, Shadowhunters, Underground and more. ‘Forget everything you’ve...