When people become one, some people still maintain their independence and identity while others lose themselves in the process. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman is a funny novel about the life of, you guessed it, Britt-Marie. At one point she felt that her life was nothing without her husband, Kent. Kent was her world, until one day she had had enough and left him.
Britt-Marie did not realize that her quirky, unusual character would be difficult for her to function and navigate in her new life. While being a wife, to Kent, she was able to hide in the house, cook and clean while living through her husband and his friends. Now without him, she would have to create a life of her own.
One would have to wonder how did Britt-Marie get to this point of losing herself. She too had dreams but instead, she focused on the dreams that Kent possessed. She too wanted children but instead, she became a stepmother.
It is through an unusual twist of fate in the town of Borg, that Britt-Marie discovers that really deep down inside there is still hope, love and that maybe she would be able to live out some of those dreams. If you enjoy reading Fredrick Backman’s work from And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry to A Man Called Ove or new to his work, you will truly love this book.
Vernita Naylor (JEGroup) has been selected along with 49 other prominent business owners nationwide to speak in Washington, D.C. on policy issues pertaining to business owners. In today’s climate, it is important that business owners have a voice and that those voices are being heard. We have been invited to attend a Small Business Policy Forum where we will be sitting down with subject matter policy experts and legislative staff to engage in a conversation on policies surrounding tax reforms, Affordable Health Care (ACA), access to capital, hiring and other small business pain points. We need your financial support within the next two weeks to assure that our expenses for the Forum are met. Please visit our GoFundMe campaign and provide your support today.
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Recently, I was sworn in as a Park, Historical, and Recreation Commissioner. Anyone that knows me understands that I have always not only advocated for the needs and the rights of others but have made a difference in a variety of arenas from the foster care system and public lands to education. Join me in keeping our parks safe, maintaining the historical value of our buildings, sites, and structures and assuring that funding is available for our parks, historical and recreational integrity.
I wanted to save Google for last because their presence was felt and known throughout our three days in Washington, D.C. so welcome to Series 7. I was shocked to learn that they had a Google Washington, D.C. office and it was beautifully set up. On Day 2 we ended the day with a Google hosted Awards Program and Reception. This was such a great treat because not only were we able to get a chance to visit one of their many offices but we got a chance to celebrate the success of three businesses as they received the 2015 Small Business Award. Please join us in celebrating with Virginia McAllister, Iron Horse Architects who received the Technological Innovation Award; Chancee Lundy and Veronica Davis, Nspiregreen who received the Community Development Award and Beverly Hanstrom, Colorado Medical Waste who received the Sustainability Award. Congratulations ladies for helping to make this world a better, greener and sustainable place to live. If you want to read more about these ladies click here. Afterwards the party was on with great networking, music and excellent food. What a great way to end a business day.
At the end of Day 3 we attended a Google Technology Training. The training “Let’s Put Our Cities On The Map” is designed to help business owners maximize their online presence with insider tips and best practices for online marketing. Here’s an overview about the training and how the program works visit https://www.gybo.com/business. On the business page you will see either “Check My Business” or see a search box with “Does Your Business Info Show Up On Google?” enter your business name and city. Your entry will determine if you already have a business presence on Google Maps. If so your information will populate quickly like Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup) did then you will have the ability to edit the information if needed.
If your business does not currently exist on Google Maps you will see “Your Business Isn’t On The Map” then you will have the ability to add your business name and city. Once you have taken these steps you are on your way to enhancing your online presence using Google. In some cities you may have the opportunity to attend a Google Hosted Event designed to help you leverage your business online, create a free website and much more. If you are a business owner and interested in learning how Google can help you grow your business there are a wide array of tools and/or resources available visit Google Apps for Work.
If you are one of the Business Capacity Building Partners such as SCORE, SBDC or one of the Chambers of Commerce there is a program designed for you visit https://www.gybo.com/partners. As a part of this effort your organization will be considered a Google Official City Partner where you will have the ability to help businesses within your area to scale up and maximize their online presence with free resources and hosted workshops using Google tools. As business owners there are a lot of tools and resources available to help us in our businesses ask for a referral in your network or social group.
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