By: GrowthWheel International Inc. and David Madié
When you start a business, it is often because you want to do something that has not been done in quite the same way before. Perhaps you hope to develop a product or a service that has not been seen before, or maybe design a brand with a new expression and distinct values. Perhaps you are even aiming to be unique. In reality, very few ideas and products are actually unique. More often, new products and services solve the same problems or fulfill the same needs as others, but in a slightly different way or with a twist.
The good news is that an idea does not have to be unique or completely new to be a good business idea. It is enough for a startup to be distinctive or just be better than the competition at what it does. So how do you accomplish that? Click here for link to full story
Four modules in twelve hours. Take the first step towards your entrepreneurial success.
You will be learning how to motivate yourself, how your internal mindset must be consistent with your external mindset. In other words, we’ll be doing a deep dive into what is blocking you from being the most successful entrepreneur you can be. You will be uncovering your brilliance by discovering the secret energy of your thoughts, beliefs, decisions and actions.
You will also be learning how to become the CEO and Leader of your business and you’ll identify your Leadership Archetype. In addition, you will be learning how to guard your high energy time and become a minimum of three times more productive. And lastly, you will learn your value and how to charge accordingly for a financially successful business.
A Zócalo/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Event Series
Women have made Los Angeles one of the nation’s most progressive cities, fighting for their own rights as well as those of children, laborers, immigrants, and other underrepresented groups since well before they gained the right to vote over 100 years ago. The city, which has the lowest gender pay gap of any American metropolis, has been a leader in creating policies designed to create wealth for working-class women in particular, from passing legislation to create the country’s first public bank to raising the minimum wage. But women in Los Angeles—particularly lower-income and Black and brown women—still face a number of challenges, including health disparities, housing struggles, and human trafficking. What battles are the women of Los Angeles fighting today, and what are the plans to win them?
California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, artist and Social and Public Art Resource Center co-founder Judy Baca, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles executive director Christine Margiotta, and civil rights activist and lawyer Connie Rice, co-director of the Advancement Project, visit Zócalo to discuss what all the women of Los Angeles need to truly thrive.
With an increasing need for software by non-tech companies, a developer drought is growing outside of Silicon Valley.
Turns out there’s a major need for software developers outside of the traditional geo-center of Silicon Valley. Despite COVID-19, states in the US heartland are actively hiring developers. Plus, professionals on the West Coast are reassessing work-life opportunities and exploring start-up prospects outside the Valley and other tech hotspots.
This isn’t a shift to remote workers. In July and August, 92% of software developer job ads on three leading employment sites were for work-on-premises jobs. Apparently, employers are slow to embrace remote working.
The data comes from Mendix, a Siemens business involved in low-code application development. The company recently launched the Mendix 2020 Software Developer Drought Index, an effort to track hiring shortages for developers on the US county and state levels. click here for full article . . .
NEW Women’s Business Center offers this webinar. They will go over the platforms available and what is the difference among them. Will cover all the main e-commerce platforms: Shopify, BigCommerce, Volusion, MagentoGo, Yahoo Small Business, Yola and ebay.
The NEW Women’s Business Center provides resources and tools to ensure women entrepreneurs are on the right track for economic independence through small business ownership.
What are government bids and how you can take advantage of the opportunities out there for women owned, minority or disadvantage owned businesses. We will walk you through all the process. Bring your questions we will help you answer them. Thursday, July 16, 20200, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Click to Register Here
Engineering employment may have taken a hit during the pandemic, but many of those in engineering are just shifting to home-based work. Companies that employ engineers have adjusted to home-based work, even in their hiring practices.
Typically, mechanical, electrical, and design engineers need to be hands-on and practical. Yet there are some areas which can be tackled from home with good internet connection and technology.
Many companies are now advertising specifically for work-from-home engineers. Here’s a list of companies that are specifying remote engineers. This is just a handful of opportunities. The organizations seeking remote workers ranges from Volvo and Eaton to Zoom and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to provide “employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” Known as the general duty clause, this includes COVID-19 exposure in hospitals and other health care facilities.
PPE for COVID-19 must include, at minimum, N95 respirators or higher, isolation gowns, eye protection, and gloves. Surgical and non-respirator face masks do not protect persons from airborne infectious diseases and cannot be relied upon for novel pathogens such as COVID-19. A Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) with high efficiency particulate air filters must be worn during aerosol generating procedures on suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Protections hospitals/health care employers must implement for COVID-19:
Open and continuous communication about any potential exposure to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case(s).
Screening protocols to identify patients who may have COVID-19 infections.
Plans to ensure prompt isolation of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections in airborne infection isolation rooms.
Protective PPE for nurses and other health care workers providing care to patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections including airborne and contact precautions. PPE for COVID-19 must include, at minimum, N95 respirators or higher, isolation gowns, eye protection, and gloves. OSHA recommends that if N95 respirators are not available, employers should use higher levels of respiratory protection such as N/P/R100s, elastomeric respirators, powered-air purifying respirators, and others.*
A Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) with high efficiency particulate air filters must be worn during aerosol generating procedures on suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
All donning and doffing should be performed in a separate room, with a buddy system to ensure efficacy and hands on training.
14 days paid precautionary leave for a nurse or other health care worker who is exposed to COVID-19.
Exposure incident procedures. Employers must identify, evaluate, and investigate potential worker exposures. Medical follow-up services must be provided, free of charge, to all exposed employees.