Ronald Jemison Jr. and Family Prepare to Celebrate 100 Years of Entrepreneurship
Ronald Jemison Jr. has a rich heritage of entrepreneurship. For four generations, Jemison’s family has guided Franklin Beauty School, the oldest continuously operated licensed beauty school in Texas. The school, which has graduated more the 100,000 students, is set to celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in 2015. Jemison’s great-grandmother, N.A. Franklin, started the school... Read more
Top Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs
In 2012, I quit my job. My friends and colleagues thought I was crazy. I had worked there for 20 years. I was making a great salary and I was on-track to be an executive at this Fortune 500 company. However, the stress of the job was taking a toll on... Read more
James Colon Advocates More Diversity in Business and Education
Many people talk about diversity, but few companies actually take measures to make diversity a solid part of their corporate culture. James Colon has worked hard to change that reality. As the vice president of African American Business Strategy at Toyota, Colon is committed to making the automobile industry one... Read more
Top 10 U.S. Cities to Find a Job
With the unemployment rate currently hovering around 6% (via Bureau of Labor Statistics), people are more willing to move to where the jobs are. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 100 million people have moved within the past five years, and 48% of unemployed individuals... Read more
How to Prevent Your Job from Ruining Your Life
Do you ever feel as if you’re doing the job of three people? You probably are. Lay-offs, workplace reductions, and budget cuts have increased employees’ responsibilities across the board. Unfortunately, this increased workload is taking a toll on our well-being. For many people, work has become all-consuming. According to... Read more
How to Set Boundaries for Your Family at Work
I worked at a corporation for nearly 20 years. I was expected to carry a pager (in the 90s), a cell phone, and a laptop and respond to work related issues immediately. It didn’t matter if I was watching a movie, having dinner with my family, or riding Space Mountain... Read more
4 Ways Working Too Much Can Harm You
Americans are working more than ever. According to a recent Workforce Management study, 55% of employees have seen their workload increase, and 27% say it’s doubled. For many workers, taking time away from their jobs feels like an untenable luxury. Twenty-five percent of US employees don’t take any vacation at all—either because... Read more