Quoted – How to Find a Mentor to Help You Navigate Small Business Ownership – Staples.com

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A Small Business Administration study shows that business owners who had three or more hours of mentoring experienced higher revenues and stronger growth than those who didn’t. So why wouldn’t you consider mentorship for growing your business and yourself? Here’s some important information to consider when it comes to finding a mentor and building a relationship as a small business owner.

Just Look Around

Villanova University’s director of the Entrepreneur and Business Boot Camp, Dr. Scott Testa, says there’s no best place or worst place for finding a mentor than the places you already go. “It’s how you’d meet a spouse or girlfriend — at a bar, convenience store, friend of a friend,” he says. Mentors can be college professors, former bosses and partners. “Find those people you have a common bond with and like to spend time with.”

Mitchell and Testa agree that the best mentors have strengths that are your weaknesses. “The best mentors push us out of our comfort zones and force us to look at things in a different way,” Mitchell says. “You want a mentor who’s the opposite of you so that you learn and fill in some of the gaps.”

When Testa was starting a business, he looked for mentors to provide an entrepreneurial example. “I really needed someone I felt could understand the experience I was going through,” he says. “My mentors helped not just with technical stuff, but also with the psychological.”


Help Wanted – WordPress and Marketing Intern

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I have a project that I am looking for both a WordPress Developer and a Marketing Intern.

If you have any questions or are interested email me at stesta97@gmail.com

Thanks Scott

Wanted Students looking for Sales Position

Hi Dr. Testa,
I hope all is well with you and your students!
I wanted to send you a link to a great new opportunity for students seriously considering a job in sales. (Not marketing or PR, but actual selling.)
The internship reports to the Director of Sales at South Jersey Magazine.  The student selected for this experience will be able to job shadow the director, AND go out on the road with experienced sales reps to learn first hand how sales are done the South Jersey Magazine way.
It’s a fast turn-around time for candidates to apply, so if they’re able to get me a resume by this Wednesday, May 26 – or NO later than this Thursday morning before 1:00pm – I’ll be sure to include them in my reviews.
All the best to you and looking forward to staying in touch over the summer!

If you have any questions, please just let me know.

Sandra Perilli
FolioFLY LLC, Founder
www.foliofly.com (site in progress)
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Quoted – Are performance reviews a waste of time? – New York Post

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Of all the workplace rituals abhorred by employees and management alike — meetings, team-building exercises, meetings — few are as despised as the employee performance review.

Workers resent being picked apart like a frog in a high school biology class, while managers rue the time it takes away from their real jobs. Many look at employee reviews the way middle-aged folks look at their birthdays: grateful it happens only once a year.

Damn the torpedoes, many companies insist on doing them. But some experts are saying “Enough!”

Scott Testa, a professor of business administration at Cabrini College, agrees that “Historically, they’ve been very good in regard to evaluating and keeping workers on the right track.

“Ultimately, the reviews are not only good for the employer, but for the employees to show where they stand,” he says.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/jobs/grade_35x4nH5k3YTDlsXbcr1OiO#ixzz0lp9eTK3y

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Interviewing Skills for Success – Free Seminar at Cabrini

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Interviewing Skills for Success Free Seminar at Cabrini

Dear Cabrini Professors, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is having two seminars this month at Cabrini College, led by students of Cabrini College Chapter of SHRM.  All junior and senior business students are welcomed to attend these events. It would be greatly appreciated if you can make an announcement in your classes to help get the word out.  Below is a brief summary of the seminars. I will also stop by your office tomorrow Tuesday, April 6th in the monring to drop off flyers for any students interested in taking one. SHRM presents “Interviewing Skills for Success” Seminars. The first seminar will be held on Thursday, April 8th at 6:30pm in the Iadarola Center lecture hall . Human Resource Professionals from the Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (GVFHRA) will lead a discussion on the best, most effective interviewing tips that can help you ace an interview. The second seminar will be held on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30pm in the Library Conference Room.  At this time, attendees from the first seminar will be able to practice their interviewing skills by participating in mock interviews led by Cabrini College’s senior HR students. Participants are asked to dress professionally and bring a resume. Interviews will last approximately 20-30 minutes with time for feedback commentary on what the interviewee did well and needs improvement. Thank you for helping in spread the word of these two great seminars!

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