FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Telecommuting is Trending, But is it Right for You?

While telecommuting is a trend that may be gaining more acceptance in the workplace, there are still many employers who are opposed to making this style of work commonplace. Yet according to a recent article by Forbes, a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management in June 2016 showed that telecommuting benefits (flex work plans) have increased threefold … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Innovate from Within, Provide Incentives and Reward Solutions

How do you promote innovation while trying to manage the day-to-day operations necessary to run your business? There are many ways to create a culture of innovation, including building diverse teams, not punishing failure, promoting collaboration and leading the charge. You need a diverse team in terms of traits you are born with and traits acquired through experience. You should … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: When Should You Seek the Services of an Attorney?

There are times where you question the need of a lawyer. Although you may not think you need to enroll our services, there are times when it is absolutely necessary and in your best interest. For instance, if you are involved in an accident where there is significant damage to persons or property, when your family status is about to … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Helping Others, Helping the Community

As a single mother of three daughters, I have to admit my energy and enthusiasm for taking on any more responsibilities is at absolute zero. But, there’s a core of nonprofits in Brevard County doing important work who are dependent on overworked people like yourselves to pitch in every once in awhile. I know this, because I run one of … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: The Power of Collaboration

“Two heads are better than one.” I know the old maxims are cliche, but they stick with us for hundreds of years for a reason; because they tend to be true. But not always in the the way we’re expecting. One of the unexpected benefits of collaborating with others is self awareness. Collaboration brings to light what each team member’s … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE Blog: Lemons to Lemonade

There’s an old adage we’ve all heard countless times, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”  The lesson generally intended here being that you have to take the bitter life sends your way and turn it into something sweet. And what’s a great word to describe a person who’s able to take what challenges life throws at them and turn … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Workplace Gender Gap & How to Communicate

It’s not uncommon these days that CEOs and leadership are of the millennial generation. As we know and continue to read, millennials communicate with each other and the world in a completely different way than the rest of us, and they are quite particular about the type of communication used. This should not be a hurdle that stands in either party’s way, … Read More

FLORIDA TODAY EDGE BLOG: Competition Prepares You For Business

There are many things in life that can prepare you for future business endeavors. You don’t necessarily have to be sitting in a classroom or taking a seminar to learn about being a successful, well-rounded entrepreneur. Pay attention to experiences throughout your life, as they will shape you. In this week’s weVENTURE FLORIDA TODAY EDGE column I discuss how participating in sports … Read More

Guest Blog: Encouraging Women to Run for Office is a First, Important Step

By Kathryn Rudloff I recently wrote a weVENTURE EDGE column on the importance of women being engaged in the political process. In that, I noted that women remain underrepresented in percentage of campaign donations, in the professional lobbying corps, and at all levels of elected office. Since that column ran, I have been asked, “How are we doing here in Brevard?” … Read More