Author Archives: laurencerumming

The Network – Part Two

After seeing last weeks post, I know you’re wondering if this old guy has heard of Social Media?  Yes, in today’s world it is an important part of networking.  But, bar none, there is nothing that can match face-to-face, personal … Continue reading

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The Network

Whether you are in business, starting a business, or looking for employment, you need a network. If you are in business, you need a network that will tell you what competitors have emerged from the woodwork and what they are … Continue reading

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Resumes – Truth or Fiction?

The resume has been around forever, a dossier of skills, aptitudes, and experience.  It has changed little although it now is presented in videos, on CD’s as well as the ever-popular buff, 24-pound paper. But what is the relevance? For … Continue reading

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It’s Just a Matter of Time

We all have it.  Many of us waste it.  But each day, we all have the same amount of it.  I hear people complain that they don’t have time to do something, but in reality, we have to make choices … Continue reading

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Practice

I saw an acapella group the other evening called Countermeasure.  Absolutely amazing what the human voice can master, sounding like a full orchestral accompaniment!  What the audience saw was the result of 10 years work and constant practice. While they … Continue reading

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Health in the Business

There are always lots of books, articles and blogs about ‘Health of the Business’.  But for the entrepreneur who works alone a major concern is ‘Health in the Business’.  If the entrepreneur gets sick or injured, how does the business … Continue reading

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Words and Titles

Do words, expressions, or the way things are referenced bug you sometimes? One of the ones that I detest is the reference in business to ‘Human Capital’.  I get it.  It is an accountant’s way of justifying people on the … Continue reading

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