Privacy and Security Using Zoom During the Pandemic

By Sharyn Fitzpatrick at Marcom Gurus When virtual communication platforms like Zoom were developed, they probably didn’t think of how to safely use their platforms during a pandemic. Because of Zoom’s growing popularity with all of us, they have opened themselves up to intense scrutiny about privacy from the FBI and state Attorney Generals. Welcome to “Zoombombing,” where an uninvited attendee crashes your meeting and disrupts from its intended purpose. Now, this is a PR nightmare … [Read more...]

Learning From Each Other

:: Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? A few years ago, the Women In Consulting Annual Best Practices Survey unveiled some tricks by top consultants that helped improved my business’ profitability and my work/life balance. Here’s one: I learned top consultants out-source the administration of their company so they can maximize their time on generating revenue. I added a bookkeeper and a virtual assistant to the Stage2 network and could not be happier. My clients are happier too since I … [Read more...]

Pearls of Wisdom from the South Bay WIC’s Holiday Party

:: In December, we had a delightful holiday party where we exchanged gifts and lessons learned in 2018. We enjoyed the food, laughter and getting to know everyone a little deeper. It is a great group that offers so many valuable insights and perspectives!  Here a few of the shared pearls: I need to remember it is not what I tell them but what questions I ask themWorking with partners can add a whole new dimension to your businessThose who do the talking does the buyingShare and listen … [Read more...]

We’re Facing Disruption, Too

:: Consultants are not immune to the forces of disruption. It’s ironic: even as we help our clients innovate and stay competitive, we can fail to notice how much is changing in our own business model. Consultants, like most businesses, are working within a context that changes constantly. And in a world that is increasingly connected and empowered, we can no longer measure our value as consultants by what we know. The new intellectual capital is about how quickly we can learn. Critical … [Read more...]

Bid Before 7 p.m. October 18 for WIC Online Auction

::  We have 44 items from these generous donors to tempt you. Don't miss out. Easy bidding online or via text. Bid Here Thank You to Our Donors Jennifer Abrams, Cinnabar Hills Golf Course Winnie Anderson, Winnie Anderson Chako Ando, Cando Advisors Jonathan Baer, Decode Publishers Jen Berkley Jackson, The Insight Advantage, All Vista Travel Ellen Brook, Ellen Brook Gina Covello, Habla Language Services Victoria Bidez, David Crenshaw Judy Dang, Avid At Work … [Read more...]

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