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Take the stress out of performance evaluations

It’s that time of the year again! Get ready to conduct year end performance evaluations for employees and prepare goals for your team. It can seem like a daunting task, but if you’re well prepared the process shouldn’t be tough. Performing employee evaluations aren’t always fun, however there are ways to help this meeting run…

2015 November WBE Spotlight: Duncan-Williams, Inc.

Duncan-Williams, Inc. is a family and employee-owned investment firm that has grown into a nationally recognized, full-service financial services provider, serving clients in all 50 states from offices across the country. duncanwilliams.com/ Carolyn Williams helped found Duncan-Williams with her husband in 1969. Since then, it has become one of the largest privately-owned investment firms in…

2015 October WBE Spotlight: Abform, Inc.

Abform, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and work clothing, serving the oil and gas industry worldwide. abform.com For over three decades, Abform has created top of line products to serve a variety of industries. Elizabeth Abdalla has been involved with this company for many years and has grown it tremendously. “I…

Demo Diva Talks at TEDxNapaValley

WBE Simone Bruni shares the idea behind the creation of the Demo Diva as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2015 “Redefining Success: changing direction mid-stream” event.

After losing her Louisiana home in the Katrina floods, Simone Bruni took on the daunting task of rebuilding. She quickly recognized that demolition was the first step to helping her neighbors start over in the devastated region and founded the Demo Diva Demolition Company. With a strong background in marketing, Simone positioned the Demo Diva for success in a male-dominated industry and reinvented the recipe for construction marketing, public relations, social media and customer service to create strong brand identity and raving “fans” instead of customers. Starting with one hot pink Volvo excavator and five hot pink dumpsters, the Demo Diva has grown into an inspirational business success story.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Find out more about Simone and her work at Demo Diva here – http://demodiva.com/

2015 September WBE Spotlight: McPherson|Berry & Associates, Inc.

McPherson|Berry & Associates, Inc. is a human capital management firm. Their services and products help improve leadership effectiveness, bring productivity to new heights, and assists in building capable teams through HR consulting services and organizational development for small businesses and corporations. mcphersonberry.com McPherson|Berry & Associates, Inc. provides HR for small businesses, programs, and specialized training to help strengthen…

2015 August WBE Spotlight: NuAngel, Inc.

NuAngel, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of quality products for mothers and infants. The NuAngel product line has grown to include many products for nursing mothers, infants, and beyond. nuangel-made-in-usa.com/ Since its start more than two decades ago, NuAngel has always ensured that they provide quality products to meet the needs of their customers. “A…

2015 February WBE Spotlight: Personalized Payroll Services

Personalized Payroll Services, Inc. allows a company to streamline the payroll process, avoid costly penalties for untimely tax remittance, and focus time increasing the profitability of the company. personalizedpayroll.com Kathleen Hunt, President of Personalized Payroll Services, Inc., has over 30 years of experience in her industry and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. She…

2013 December WBE Spotlight

Dedicated…Professional…Determined…Inspirational… Each month, WBEC South takes an insider’s look at a leading woman-owned business, its formula for success, and how it is making a difference. Noble Plastics is a custom injection molder of plastics, and provides design services as well.  This means we develop and make things for industries such as defense, energy, automotive, and…