More than $3.1 billion! That’s how much is being spent by businesses
annually on remedial writing training. According to a study from CollegeBoard, a panel
established by the National Commission on Writing, blue chip businesses
are spending as much as $3.1 billion on remedial writing training each
year for their employees. Today, in a business world driven by online content, this is especially true. But poor writing skills can be improved.
There's nothing like a woman's touch, especially when it comes to
running a business. Recent reports from American Express have shown that
women-owned businesses are growing 1 ½ times faster and adding 11% more
jobs than businesses owned by men. So how exactly are women continuing to grow their businesses at such a remarkable rate? And how will they continue to do so?
Artie Thompson has worn a number of hats in his chosen careers
throughout the years, but the one that stuck and has brought him the
most success as an entrepreneur is his event planning business- Artie’s
Events. By establishing a reputation for exceptional service, Thompson
has built and cultivated a business that has even earned him the
patronage of the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama.
Ironically, it was career switch that prompted Jackie Jones to launch
her own career transformation business, Jones Coaching, based in
Washington, D.C. There are many professional coaches out there, so Jones knew she had to offer something different. Here, she shares her story with TNJ.com.
Skilled people tend to get promoted to the corner offices or deluxe cubicles of management—yet management requires a special set of skills that are often different from the skills that earned the promotion in the first place.