Integrity: Honoring Your Word

Integrity

As we start 2018, it’s a great time to reflect on our triumphs and failures of 2017.  In everything there is a lesson to be learned that makes us wiser for the journey ahead.   My own path in 2017 came with both highs and lows which made me take a serious look at my strengths and weaknesses.  In 2018, I resolve to be better not just in word, but in deed. Last August, I had the privilege of attending the Landmark Forum.  Landmark is an educational company that focuses on transformational learning.  What stands out for me from the Landmark Forum and the seminar series I attended was a new definition of the word Integrity.  If you look up the definition of Integrity, you will often see it defined as “Adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, honesty.”  Through Landmark, I learned that Integrity also means honoring your word. read more

Time To Start Planning for Retirement

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Where do I begin?

By Guest Blogger:  Michelle Quay

Although most of us recognize the importance of sound retirement planning, few of us embrace the nitty-gritty work involved. With thousands of investment possibilities, complex rules governing retirement plans, and so on, most people don’t even know where to begin. Here are some suggestions to help you get started. read more

Protect Your Business With An Incident Response Plan

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Don’t Let It Be You

Regardless of the type or size of your business, sooner or later a cyber incident is going to occur, and it’s not a matter of if it will happen but when will it happen! How prepared you are to handle an incident, whether it’s the result of a natural disaster or a security breach, all depends on how much you’ve planned for it. If you have never put any thought behind the question “What would I do if my computers are destroyed by a fire?” or “Am I prepared if my business is hit today with ransomware?” you are doing yourself, your customers, and your employees a disservice. Addressing questions like these can spare you from a damaged reputation, a loss of revenue, and even the demise of your business. read more