#SmallBusiness Advice & #HurricanePrep

In a weird confluence of events, it's both National Small Business Week and Hurricane Preparedness Week. And it just so happens we've got lots of content to help you observe both! Tips from a Veteran Small Business Owner Growing up in my parents' small business, I...

Why I’m an activist CEO

Each month, I take some time off for CEO activism and advocacy. Activities have included representing at a judicial redistricting hearing, attending a gun reform rally, delivering workshops on advocacy writing, and lobbying. Last month, I went to the N.C. Legislature...

5 things to do before you quit your job

26 years ago today was my last as a full-time employee for someone else. I left the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC to start my own business, what is now The Word Factory. A few tips for those of you considering a similar move: Do the math. Before you cut the...

Resolutions for 2019

Most of us are tempted to engage in the time-honored ritual of setting some New Year's resolutions. According to our friends over at Wikipedia, A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in...