HR Business Weekly Episode 66: Air date – August 20, 2017
Watch the entire video here.
*Sarah Pishko of Prince Books.
The bookstore has been in business for about 35 years in Norfolk.
“I’ve been doing this so long, a lot of my customers are now friends.”
“Bookstore customers, you catch them at their best. They don’t have to buy the book. So they are already in a good mood.”
Connect with Prince Books here.
*Joel Rubin, Chairman of the Board for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
The museum opened in 2005. But the subsidy that supported it is going away. So changes are happening.
The museum building is going away. The exhibits will be broken up and moved to places around the area, like the Virginia Beach Town Center.
The new programming they will create will then come from private sponsorships and from local businesses.
“It’s a lot of heavy lifting. It’s a lot of work.”
Learn more about the changes with the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame here.
*Jeri Prophet of IntellecTechs.
Jeri had a tech background in the military and started a business after leaving service.
This is the third company that she’s started. It has more than 200 employees over 28 states.
“Treat your employees well. I wouldn’t always say I was the best CEO, but I have learned over time one of the most important things the CEO has is its employees.”
“Being a woman in the tech field, there is that pressure, too, of having to stay on the cutting edge. When you go in the room, you’re already at a slight disadvantage. So it’s not that I have to be the smartest person in the room, but I certainly have to know my stuff because the hard questions are always going to come my way.”
Connect with IntellecTechs here.
*Michael Schwarting of Knockerball Hampton Roads and an alum of Regent Uninversity on balancing work and life.
Entrepreneurs need to make time to take a break. Schwarting believes in being very specific with his time, putting all his events and appointments in the calendar.
“I’m a firm believer of paper calendars.”
You can be busy, but you have check in with your spouse to make sure everything fits into life with the family as well.
Connect with Knockerball Hampton Roads here.