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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Starting an Online Retail Business

By Dean Burgess 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Starting an Online Retail Business   If you’ve been looking for the perfect side hustle or small business, you should consider opening an online store. Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar retail setups, getting started with an eCommerce business is super simple, and super affordable. You don’t have to worry about rent and you don’t have to work set hours when you run your own online business. All you need to worry about are the following decisions and tips to help that business run smoothly. Use Self-Serve Products to Set Up a Basic
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Cultural Competence: Inability or Unwillingness?

By Dr. Ronald Harris Parker Cultural Competence: Inability or Unwillingness?   Management has two sets of workforce problems, those of today and those of tomorrow. Today’s problems stem from having a management group, the “old boy” network, overseeing a group of people (the other group) who are racially, ethnically and culturally different. Tomorrow’s problem is that the workforce will become more racially, ethnically and culturally diverse than it is today. With a growing LGBT community, the issue becomes even more profound. This phenomenon is a problem because successful management today and tomorrow will require that managers possess cultural competence. Cultural competence
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Bias, Transparency, Accountability: Recognizing the Ingredients of “Old Boy” Networks

  By Ronald Harris Parker Bias, Transparency, Accountability: Recognizing the Ingredients of  “Old Boy” Networks A granddaughter recently joined our family and my wife quilted a wall hanging for her with a phrase from Dr. Seuss, which read, “Oh the places she will go!”  My first comment after seeing the quilt was, “I love the quilt but I don’t know whether she will ever have the opportunity to go the places she could go.” My skepticism comes from the fact that frequently in today’s workplace women are evaluated on performance and men on potential. Men are more comfortable hiring, mentoring and
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Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent

By  Arlene Donovan Workforce Evolution & Untapped Top Talent   The missing link in today’s workplace reflects a significant exclusion of individuals age 45 and older and is present across all industries. This deficiency or some would say exclusion is seen in sectors from universities to hospitals, service providers to practitioners, and faith-based to non-profits. Mature workers are having a difficult time getting hired. The U.S. Department of Labor has taken all of the data into account in its latest projections of labor force participation and according to these estimates, there will even be slight declines in participation among those aged
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