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The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.
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Posted: Feb 25, 12:06 p.m.
Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.
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Posted: Feb 25, 10:56 a.m.
Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.
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Posted: Feb 25, 10:26 a.m.
Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?
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Posted: Feb 25, 1:16 a.m.
Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.
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Posted: Feb 24, 4:47 a.m.
Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.
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Posted: Feb 24, 3:56 a.m.
Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.
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Posted: Feb 22, 1:16 p.m.
Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.
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Posted: Feb 20, 12:47 p.m.
Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.
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Posted: Feb 19, 10:17 a.m.
New RH plant already adding workers

New RH plant already adding workers

Caesarstone, a manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill and create 130 additional jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office. The plan for expansion, which quietly has been in the works under code name “Project Honey,” comes before the opening of Caesarstone’s new plant at Belfast Commerce Centre.

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Posted: Feb 19, 10:20 a.m.
Allstate honors local agency

Allstate honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently received Allstate’s distinguished agency award for outstanding performance in 2014. The Holtzmans received an expense-paid trip to Hawaii in June 2015.

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Posted: Feb 17, 11:35 a.m. | Updated: Feb 18, 7:00 p.m.
New ad agency offers digital options

New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in the Hinesville area now have a new digital agency to help increase their customer base.  

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Posted: Feb 18, 10:19 a.m.
Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.
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Posted: Feb 13, 12:29 a.m.
6 tips for standing out in job interviews

6 tips for standing out in job interviews

If you’ve been out of the job interview game for a while, jumping back in is intimidating. Should you emphasize your title? What relevant skills matter most? Where do you start? Whether you’re an accomplished job applicant or a newbie, here are tips for standing out from the crowd:
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Posted: Feb 11, 11:30 p.m.
Emotional labor: Getting paid for good work attitude

Emotional labor: Getting paid for good work attitude

Every job has requirements. Factory workers are required to do specific tasks every day. Doctors have to abide by certain health and ethical codes in caring for patients. Cooks have to prepare food according to the menu.
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Posted: Feb 11, 12:10 p.m.
Marketing workshop set for Hinesville

Marketing workshop set for Hinesville

Mike Blinder is a small-business owner and multimedia consultant, and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

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Posted: Feb 11, 11:02 a.m.


What's best: tax software or a tax pro?

The first three months of the year mean many things to many people. Snow. Super Bowl. Groundhog Day. Valentine's Day. President's Day weekend. Mardi Gras. Lent. And the promise of pleasant spring to come.
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Posted: Feb 10, 1:50 p.m.


Is a messy desk a sign of creativity, or a cry for organizational help?

If you're reading this at work — or, because you've taken my advice and have a flexible schedule, your home office — take a quick look at your desk.
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Posted: Feb 10, 12:40 p.m.
Property transfers Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Property transfers Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts From Jan. 30-Feb. 5 show the following property transfers:

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Posted: Feb 9, 9:38 a.m. | Updated: Feb 9, 2:30 p.m.
Ludowici council hears of new eatery

Ludowici council hears of new eatery

A recent purchase of land brought Ludowici close to becoming home for a new McDonald’s restaurant.

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Posted: Feb 9, 11:02 a.m.

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