The term “investing” can feel like a daunting thing meant for men in suits with thousands to stash. In reality, people can build wealth by developing good habits of saving up money every month—even if they can only start with a few dollars. And, in today’s world, investing can all be done from the comfort of your home, right on the convenient screen of your nearest online device.
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Deciding to open a bar is a big decision. It’s likely the realization of a life-long dream. As exciting as this time can be, it's important to plan carefully. Your success will depend on it. To make things easier, we've put together a brief tutorial on the steps you need to take when opening a bar from scratch.
Johnson & Wales University is pleased to announce that Chipotle Mexican Grill is the most recent company to offer JWU programs to their employees through Guild Education.
Close your eyes and imagine a leader. Did you think of a general? The president? It’s not unusual to associate leadership with power, but to gauge effective leadership, I’d argue that power will only take you so far on the battlefield, in the Oval Office, and, yes, even in the workplace. In order to achieve sustainable success, managers need to embrace a humanistic model, which emphasizes compassion, the value of each individual, and respect.
Here are five personality traits that I believe are key to humanistic leadership:
In a digital marketing environment dominated by Instagram and Facebook, many companies are reluctant to take on yet another platform. With TikTok, however, the added commitment could prove worthwhile.
Fueled by youth and creativity, this app has caused a whirlwind in the social media sphere, bringing a quirkier, more organic quality to online interactions. Play your cards right, and your TikTok presence could cement your credibility among younger audiences.
The world of work has changed considerably in recent years. Gone are the days of relying solely on your resume to land a job. It's all about building a personal brand in today's marketplace and ensuring you stand out from the crowd.
Your personal brand can play a critical role in your ability to secure a new position. The problem is traditional methods of finding employment leave you lost in the shuffle, with employers receiving hundreds of resumes and cover letters that all look the same.
Many tourism destinations across the globe are known for their natural wonders—beachfront properties, jungle foliage, mountain peaks, and the list goes on. The impact of tourism on these natural areas can have a devastating effect, which creates the demand for tourism professionals who also understand sustainable economic development. In order to protect these natural wonders for future generations, today's tourism industry leaders must use sustainable practices.
The hotel and hospitality industry is constantly changing. Guests' needs and desires are something that change on a regular basis, and staying on top of those changes is essential if you’re going to be successful. In addition to pursuing a hospitality education, one of the best ways to know what is happening in the industry is with podcasts for hospitality professionals.
But with the industry so full of podcast options, how can you decide which one to add to your playlist? Here are some top options to help hospitality professionals expand their expertise and wow their guests.
If you’ve ever lost your luggage, there’s a good chance that it ended up in Scottsboro, Alabama. The small Southern town is home to Unclaimed Baggage, a 40,000-square-foot warehouse stocked with items that airlines failed to reunite with their owners, all for sale to the thousands of yearly visitors who walk its aisles and shop the orphaned goods.