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CLE Presentation by Attorney Nick Dowgul

CLE Presentation by Attorney Nick Dowgul

Attorney Nick Dowgul, from the firm, will be speaking at the National Business Institute’s Continuing Legal Education Seminar titled “Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opiods, and Alcoholic Beverages” on December 7th at the Holiday Inn-Raleigh North Mid-Town. Nick’s topic will be ethics in the legal profession.

*** GUEST BLOG ALERT *** Creating a Website? Avoid These Common Mistakes

*** GUEST BLOG ALERT *** Creating a Website?  Avoid These Common Mistakes

Website templates have become mainstream over the last few years, completely altering the web design landscape. While it may seem easier than ever to create a site for your business, many important aspects are often overlooked. During the course of Danny Shaw’s career, he has experienced both successful site launches and blatant blunders, each following similar patterns. In this Guest Blog, Danny pools together five of the most common business mistakes professionals make when launching their first site.

*** Guest Blog Alert! *** When to Hire HR, and 3 Simple Steps to Take in the Meantime!

*** Guest Blog Alert! *** When to Hire HR, and 3 Simple Steps to Take in the Meantime!

***Guest Blog!***

The question of when to hire HR will vary amongst companies, industries, and business leaders. One answer that will never change, though, is that indeed you DO need someone dedicated to HR and the sooner the better. If you have employees, you need HR (even if it’s just fractional); in today’s highly regulated, highly visible climate, there’s nothing but risk if you’re not paying attention to the basics, at very least. What I would recommend to any business leader, though, is to consider your bigger vision. What do you dream for your company in 5 years? 3 years? 6 months? Whatever it is, utilize your HR support to get there.

Christin Johnson is the founder and leader of iStartupHR, LLC, an HR consulting firm located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information about Christin and/or iStartupHR, check out her website: istartuphr.com 

Meet the NCDOT at Thursday's Drone Meetup!

Meet the NCDOT at Thursday's Drone Meetup!

If drones and UAVs excite you like they do me, you definitely do not want to miss our Drone Meetup on Thursday, March 29th!  Not only will various representatives from the NCDOT be present to talk about their use of UAVs in the field, but they will also be sharing some of their research and development projects making NC a nationwide leader in drones and UAV development.

Guest Blog! "You Don't Know What You Don't Know" by Matt Smith, Executive Director of the Wake Tech Foundation

Guest Blog!  "You Don't Know What You Don't Know" by Matt Smith, Executive Director of the Wake Tech Foundation

Did you know that Wake Technical Community College was recently ranked as the #1 online college in the United States?  What about that 1 in 10 Wake County residents attends Wake Tech for one of their many certificate or associate degrees?  Read more as Guest Blogger Matt Smith, the Executive Director of the Wake Tech Foundation, shares why he's passionate about Wake Tech and why you should be too!

Guest Blog! [How To] Successfully Start Your Own Business by the Founder of BMUR Branding Group

Guest Blog! [How To] Successfully Start Your Own Business by the Founder of BMUR Branding Group

The founder of BMUR Branding Group discusses ten tips and tricks for successfully starting your own business.  

The Argument For and Against Daylight Saving Time

The Argument For and Against Daylight Saving Time

As I awoke Sunday morning I quickly realized that it was no longer 8AM but was instead now 7AM.  After getting up I began to think about the return to standard time and the positives of having daylight saving time be a year round policy.  This inevitably got me thinking about the counter-arguments of daylight saving time being extended year round.

Trick-or-Treat! Our Brand New Drone Guide is Ready to Download!

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Have you ever found yourself sitting around the house wondering how you could ever fly your commercial drone and not get in trouble?  Perhaps you've looked longingly at the sky and wondered why a simple drone guide does not exist in this world.  If you are one of those people, you are in luck because I have finally completed my masterpiece cleverly titled  "How to Fly Your Drone and Not Get in Trouble: A Guide for Commercial UAV Pilots and Wannabes."  

This FREE guidebook not only contains simple rules when it comes to commercial drone piloting but it also includes the FAA's Part 107 Summary AND a (nearly) full set of North Carolina laws pertaining to drones- even the new ones I discuss here!  It's a magical read full of excitement and intrigue that can accompany you virtually anywhere.  Download your free copy today!

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