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Meet Eugene Cornelius Jr, Administrator of the SBA and Evangelist for Diversity in the Workplace

When most business people think of governmental agencies, words like “unwieldy” and “unresponsive” come to mind. However, the actions of the U.S. Small Business Administration has allowed another word to rise to the collective consciousness. That word is “entrepreneurial.”

Since its formation, The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been dedicated to the encouragement of growth for […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Featured|2 Comments

U.S. Soldiers Deserve Independence in Their Benefits

When the most brilliant minds of the thirteen American colonies gathered in the heat and humidity of Philadelphia of 1776 to draft the Declaration of Independence, it was left to the brave group of citizen soldiers to uphold and defend this document. Such has been the case since.

The men and women who serve in […]

What are the Top 4 Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from “Team of Teams?” We Asked NRP’s Dale Tyler.

Summer reading material usually consists of lighter subjects such as popular novels. However, many business leaders are taking a book with a little more substance to the beach with them this year. One of the hottest selling business books is Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, authored by General […]

It Saves Tax-Payer Money and Energy. So Why Can’t Congress Pass This Energy Efficiency Bill?

Whether for financial or philosophical reasons, everyone is in favor of energy efficiency. This includes Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. Even Cowboys and Redskins fans can agree on this issue. The challenge lies in the manner in which this efficiency is realized. Elected officials, perhaps more than any other group, have an appreciation […]

The Misery of the Texas Flood is Just Beginning. Will You Get Sick?

The sentiments of the late blues guitar player/singer Stevie Ray Vaughan in his song “Texas Flood” had special meaning to the water weary residents of Texas.

Well there’s floodin’ down in Texas
All of the telephone lines are down

Yeah flood water keep a rollin’
Man it’s about to drive poor me insane ***

For the past 5 months, […]

Drones: Not Everyone Likes These Eyes in the Skies

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about “Unmanned Aerial Systems,” more popularly known as drones. From hobbyists to cinematographers to hunters to roofers such as National Roofing Partners, the technology, which allows small, unmanned and remotely controlled flying machines to get a bird’s eye view of everything below, is fascinating to users but vexing […]

Why Choosing the Building Trades and Not College is the Best Choice for Many High School Graduates

You’ll pardon the high school seniors who seem to be a bit more anxious this time of year. Spring is the time of year when many of these students begin receiving their acceptance or rejection letters and emails from the colleges to which they applied. With the optimism that can only be described as […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Featured|1 Comment

Immigration Conundrum: What’s Right for Workers and Business?

Another chapter in the book on immigration reform in the United States was written recently. In a 65-page brief, the Justice Department urged the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a hold on President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

According to NBC News, government lawyers challenged a preliminary injunction issued in February by […]

Did You Pay Too Much Income Tax This Year? Probably.

April 15th is America’s day of anxiety. Tax day – when the often voluminous tax forms must be filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – forces individuals and businesses to harness their financial record-keeping skills (or the lack thereof) and tell “Uncle Sam” how they did financially last year!

By now, most have either […]

3 Ways Toyota Rocks The Party: How to Build Loyal Brand Followings

Toyota recently celebrated its ten year reign as the Hispanic market’s favorite automaker by throwing a blowout party and launching a gratitude campaign, “Mas Que Un Auto” (“More Than A Car”), in which customers name their cars (Pepe, for instance), receive personalized car name badges, and upload owner-car selfies to social media. The website […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Featured|0 Comments