Half of Adults Worldwide Report Having a Formal Bank Account

According to Gallup: Fifty percent of adults worldwide have a bank account at a formal financial institution, according to a new Gallup/World Bank study. Account penetration is 89% in high-income economies, versus 41% in developing economies. Read more here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/154040/Half-Adults-Worldwide-Report-Having-Formal-Bank-Account.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All%20Gallup%20Headlines

12 Leadership Traits You Need To Thrive in Tough Times

Trying to grow your business in this sluggish economy is a little like trying to swim through Jell-O. Ineffective or uncertain leaders definitely need not apply. So what does it take to lead a small business through this ongoing economic mess? The blogosphere is humming with ideas lately. Here's a roundup of the important traits … Continue reading 12 Leadership Traits You Need To Thrive in Tough Times

17th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Today is the 17th anniversary for the Oklahoma City Bombing. Please join me and us in praying for peace around the world. Thanks Valerie for making sure that we never forget!

Vision Quote of the Day

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build another door" -Milton Berle Foreman & Associates, LLC.

Survey of Organizations’ Most Pressing HR Challenge in 2012

According to a study conducted by Right Management with more than 600 organizations, survey respondents were asked to list what they expect to be their organization's most pressing HR challenge this year. Findings show: Lack of high-potential leaders in the organization: 31% Low engagement and lagging productivity: 26% Shortage of talent on all levels: 23% … Continue reading Survey of Organizations’ Most Pressing HR Challenge in 2012

Black Enterprise’s Carolyn M. Brown’s Tip of the Month for Business Startups

In the April 2012 issue of Black Enterprise magazine, Carolyn M. Brown published a Tip of the Month for startups. Ms. Brown wrote that if startups are looking for potential seed money, reduction of risk, reduced rent, shared office equipment and services, and/or professional services, then consider taking part in a business incubator. Of the … Continue reading Black Enterprise’s Carolyn M. Brown’s Tip of the Month for Business Startups

Market Research Firm Highlights 5 Fastest Rising Industries for Startups

According to market research firm IBISWorld, they have identified five industries for startups that are expected to take off in 2012 and continue to excel for years to come; those sectors include: 1. Corporate Wellness Services: the average annual growth rate is projected to reach 8.7% and annual revenue growth rate will reach 9.8% by … Continue reading Market Research Firm Highlights 5 Fastest Rising Industries for Startups