October is American Pharmacists Month and what better way to celebrate than to recognize your favorite pharmacy technicians on October 18. Now is the time to spotlight the people who make valuable contributions to the practice of pharmacy day in and day out.
Innovation is a big word. It probably conjures up ideas about expansive R&D departments at corporate powerhouses like Apple and Google, but the truth is that innovation is imperative to businesses of all sizes in the 21st Century. The terms “innovation” and “small business” are no longer independent of each other.
Michelle Harreld, MScN is an instructor with PCC's Institute for Health Professionals. She teaches the Nutritional Counseling Skills module in Functional Nutrition.
Tammera J. Karr teaches the Holistic Nutritional Therapy module in the Functional Nutrition program at the Institute for Health Professionals.
Established by the U.S. Small Business Administration, October marks National Women’s Small Business Month and while the glass ceiling might still be prevalent, women are steadily coming toward the forefront of small business ownership.
Persuasion is perhaps one of the most misunderstood word in today’s culture. People think of “Persuaders” as phoney people in suits, trying to convince people to do or buy something that only benefits the persuader themselves.
In 2013, President Obama raised minimum wage to $9/hour, as previous wages were so low that families were unable to afford living costs. Today, states are raising wages even higher, with California being the first state to adopt the legislation that will gradually raise minimum wage to $15/hour. This increase is a positive one for workers, but what does this mean for small business owners like you? Well, it could mean that jobs might need to be cut if employers are expected to pay higher rates. We could also see an increase in prices (up to 4.3%) as well, as employers will need to make more money to pay a higher wage.
George Knox is an instructor for PCC CLIMB's Professional Development and Training Center who specializes in writing. He teaches such courses as Business Writing, Business Grammar, Writing On-line Content, and Note Taking & Minutes.
Christopher Dennis is a professional development instructor at PCC CLIMB. His classes include Project Management, Process Mapping, Change Management and custom topics.