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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…

Toyota Invites You to Opportunity Exchange

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Since 1990, Toyota’s Opportunity Exchange, the annual supplier development conference and trade show, has helped diverse companies build strategic relationships with Toyota Tier I Suppliers. Relationships established through Opportunity Exchange have resulted in more than $250 million dollars of contracts between Tier I Suppliers and diverse entrepreneurs. Companies certified with NMSDC, WBENC, CAMSC and/or WBE-Canada…

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 July WBE Spotlight: Po’ Folks Promos

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Po’ Folks Promos specializes in customized promotional products, allowing you to find the products that you require with little effort. pofolkspromos.com Since its inception in 2009, Jamie Bradford Lopez has been a great example of how to successfully grow a business. “Po Folk’s Promos grew from the very beginning through client referrals and word-of-mouth due to…

Top 8 Tips and Tools to Make Life Simpler: Part 2

I started yesterday with a list of my favorite apps that help me stay sane. Here are the final four. 5. Wunderlist I love Wunderlist! This is a really powerful app and I know it can do way more than what I am using it for right now. You can create multiple checklists for just…

Top 8 Tips and Tools to Make Life Simpler: Part I

I decided that this week I would share some of my favorite apps that help me stay sane. Most of these I have been using for about 2-3 months now. I hope you find them helpful. They are in no particular order: 1. Evernote “For everything you do, Evernote is the workspace to get it…