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Benay Informer 10/28/2021

5 Ways emotional intelligence will make you a better leader

Many of us still focus on strengthening the traditional skills associated with leadership, such as effective decision-making, strategic thinking and managing others. But one of the most vital skill sets a leader can have is often the least understood. Read more.

Small Business Resources

Online Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise certification workshop Nov. 4

The workshop helps New York State entrepreneurs certify their business as a Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), which opens several new revenue opportunities, as well as increases their ability to qualify for low-interest loans. Read more.

Bank of America launches way to help women entrepreneurs find funding

The Bank of America Access to Capital Directory provides resources and education for starting and funding your own business, as well as news and features spotlighting successful women entrepreneurs. The comprehensive, searchable database allows women seeking capital to sort potential funding by type - including seed, Series A, or late-stage equity, as well as grants and debt capital – depending on their business stage and needs. Read more.

Small business grant opportunities for women and minority entrepreneurs

Annie Pilon collects useful grant opportunities aimed at addressing entrepreneurship opportunities inequality. Some are open to businesses nationwide and others are focused on specific communities or educational initiatives. Read more.

Leadership and Management

How to evolve your leadership skills to help mitigate business-related risk

Michael Useem, Professor, at the Wharton University of Pennsylvania has identified four key mission-critical rules leaders in every business in every industry need today. Keep in mind as you work to incorporate these skills that, in the years ahead, others will surface. Identifying, acquiring, and applying these updates is an ongoing process. Read more.

How to create a lasting culture using the three C's of credibility

Marc Nickell explains that since the skills required to become a great leader are things that can be learned and improved upon, it’s natural that engaging in proactive education and training strengthens and sharpens those skills. Read more.

Help employees continually develop their skills with these 16 strategies

As a leader, it's important to keep this spark for additional knowledge alive with some extra encouragement. To do this, 16 members of Forbes Human Resources Council share some strategies for helping employees develop their skill sets. Read more.

The 5 stages of business growth

Along the way, many business owners will face challenges as they reach different levels of success. These are the development, start-up, growth, expansion, and maturity stage. Read more.

Experts talk the economics of diversity at Kennedy School conference

Economists and race relations experts convened to discuss the economic repercussions of structural racism in America and the need for continued workplace diversity Friday at the Kennedy School’s Ash Center. Read more.

Technology in Finance and Management

Deep dive: How virtual cards can help firms control the expenses of a remote workforce

A recent survey indicates that companies are losing more than $80,000 every year — some more than $200,000 — on purchases made outside of company policy. Here is one way to fix this. Read more.

Corporate Finance and Accounting

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Market Outlook 2022: Big things are happening

The report is intended to provide market intelligence and strategic insights to help decision makers take sound investment decisions and identify potential gaps and growth opportunities. Read more.

Returning to Work

Return to office stress: 5 ways to mentally prepare, from a therapist

Whether you've loved watching true crime shows from the couch while you work or you've been more productive by avoiding hallway conversations with your colleagues, you're not alone in wanting to skip returning to the office. Read more.

Don’t let hybrid work set back your diversity and inclusion efforts

Hybrid work is likely to exacerbate diversity and equity challenges — and gains — that we saw during the era of remote work. So how do you make sure your company keeps moving in the right direction — and doesn’t move backward? Read more.

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