Altria Continues to Expand Reach in Other Market Areas

Altria Continues to Expand Reach in Other Market Areas

Altria Group Inc., one of the largest tobacco manufacturers in the nation, continues to expand their reach into other markets as the company invests more into noncombustible products. The company has invested in a oral nicotine delivery system with a Canadian developer. Through a subsidiary, Altria has agreed to a deal in research and development […]

Altria Makes Investment in Vaping Company Juul

Altria Makes Investment in Vaping Company Juul

Tobacco company, Altria Group Inc., has agreed to a $12.8 billion investment for a 35% stake of the large vaping company, Juul Labs Inc. Altria will now be participating in the vaping industry only through Juul. Altria made the strategic move for the following reasons: Provides a significant stake in the largest and fastest growing […]

Post Super Bowl: “Super Sick Monday”

Post Super Bowl: “Super Sick Monday”

  Does the number of people in the office seem like less than usual today? That is most likely due to “Super Sick Monday”. While not a national holiday, a decent portion of the population takes part in on this annual event. It has been estimated that 14 million Americans called in sick to work […]

Remaining Productive Throughout the Day

Remaining Productive Throughout the Day

Doesn’t it feel amazing when your able to get so much done in one day? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case whether it be from tiredness, a lack of resources or the fact that there is just too much to get done in a day. How do you fight these variables when trying to be […]

6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

  Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. But when left unaddressed, problems can fester and create more issues in the long run, not just for those directly involved but for the entire organization. That’s why, while not the most appealing aspect of your managerial duties, it’s important to step in and mediate conflict before it spirals out of […]

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

  Fast feedback is all the rage. At tech companies, engineers build and release new products quickly so they can gather user feedback and make swift changes, an approach at the center of Eric Ries’ famed book The Lean Startup. Now companies want to bring the principle of fast feedback to H.R. Rather than checking in only […]

The Craze of the Fidget Spinner

The Craze of the Fidget Spinner

  It is no secret that Fidget Spinners have become wildly popular in pop culture. The product was made to help those who have trouble sitting still and tend to fidget, hence the name. It has been around for longer than you may think – 20 years – and has just become popular this year. […]

How to Improve Your Public Speaking

How to Improve Your Public Speaking

Public speaking anxiety afflicts most everyone. Mark Twain said, “There are two types of speakers: those who are nervous and those who are liars.” If you’re dreading an upcoming speech, you are in good company. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Elvis Presley, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Walters, Johnny Carson and even Aristotle […]

Build Your Brand Through Customer Support

Build Your Brand Through Customer Support

When growing businesses need to compete with incumbents in any industry, they need to bring a secret weapon to the market. Those larger companies have bigger guns, bigger budgets, and serious resources to keep their brands relevant. Some companies stand out through disruption (Uber and Netflix), some through personality (American Badass Beer, Dollar Shave Club), […]

The Best Cities for Business and Careers

The Best Cities for Business and Careers

Millennials became the largest share of the American workforce last year, with adults aged 18 to 34 representing more than one-third of the labor pool. Young workers’ attitudes toward work are a bit different than Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, though. The most important factor when choosing a job for millennials: a good work-life balance, according to a […]