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The Top 5 Questions Our Global Trade Management Course Answers

As the world becomes more connected, your company has increased opportunities to sell your product worldwide. Did you know 75% of the world’s consumers live outside of the US?  U.S. companies that can sell to customers outside the US by exporting their products grow faster and are 8.5 percent less likely to go out of business than companies that do not export.

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Topics: Small Business, Global Trade, Growing a Business

Top Characteristics Needed to be a Happy, Successful Patient Access Specialist

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 01, 2016

Patient access specialists are key members of the care team at hospitals, doctors’ offices, and outpatient centers. They provide outstanding patient service while helping to manage the important financial aspects of patient care.

We talked to Lisa Morrison, Director of Patient Access at Kaiser Permanente and instructor at PCC Institute for Health Professionals, about what characteristics make for a successful career as a patient access specialist. Lisa is passionate about helping students interested in the career achieve their goal of becoming a patient access specialist.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access

The 4 Skills You Need to be an Effective and Memorable Networker

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on November 29, 2016

While it can seem daunting, building a strong network is pivotal to success in your professional life. You need reliable connections that can help you or your business grow. Even if you are not the most outgoing person, you can develop the skills you need to be an effective and memorable networker.

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Topics: Professional Development, Communications

Experience + Expertise, Meet Your Instructor: Julie A. Shivley

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 26, 2016

Julie Shivley is the newest member of the PCC Functional Nutrition team and will be teaching the Childbearing years component of Life Stages module.

 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Business Profile: To The Point

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 22, 2016

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles

Stepping Up: Dos and Don'ts for Transitioning Into a New Manager Role

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on November 21, 2016

After an exciting promotion to a management role, the transition from co-worker to manager needs to be as smooth as possible. Follow these do’s and don’ts to ensure you earn the respect of your team as well as your organization’s leaders.

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Topics: Professional Development, Management

What is Elder Abuse and Neglect, and How We Can Prevent It

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 18, 2016

As America’s population rapidly ages, elder abuse is becoming a growing issue facing our country. The National Incidence Abuse Study found that for every reported incident of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect, approximately five go unreported.

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Topics: Healthcare, Aging Adult

Are You Wasting Valuable Time in Meetings? Learn How to Conduct Effective Meetings

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on November 17, 2016

Do you look around and think your employees or colleagues are bored in your meetings? Are you, perhaps, bored yourself? If this sounds familiar, your meetings are unproductive, and you and your employees would be better off getting work done, rather than meeting. Though meetings ranked as the number one office productivity killer, according to a survey of U.S. professionals by Salary.com, meetings are important in every business and necessary to get tasks accomplished. Learning how to conduct effective meetings will change the way work gets done in your business. Your employees will look forward to their meetings and leave feeling excited about the progress. With a little planning, leadership, and monitoring, meetings can be both effective and enjoyable.

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Topics: Professional Development, Communications

Checklist for Hiring Your First Employee: How to Recruit, Interview, Hire, and More!

When hiring your first employee as a small business owner, it is important that you find someone who fits your business’s culture. Your  employee is the first person you trust to support your mission and the first person who acts as a voice for your company. To continue growing, recruit and retain an employee who has the right talents to help your business succeed.

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Topics: Small Business, HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Growing a Business

It All Starts with a Plan: How to Make the Most of Your Marketing in 2017

2017 is upon us! That means now is the time to develop your marketing plan for the new year, so you can hit the ground running on January 1st. We’ve put together some tips for creating your marketing strategy.

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business, Sales & Marketing

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