Innovator: R U 1?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Aug 1, 2012 in , , | No Comments


Innovators see a better way to do something–creating an income for themselves–and others.

Look around you, what do you see that could be done or designed differently to be more efficient, effective and profitable? This is what many innovators will do. In turn, they open up new areas for others and that’s innovation., recently featured 10 female innovators in a series highlighting what people are doing across the nation. They asked readers to vote for the one innovator who impresses them the most and the winner will receive $20,000! Take a moment to see what these incredible innovators have done, or are in the process of doing. Their success stories are remarkable and inspirational.

Generations of Entrepreneurs as Mentors

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jun 19, 2012 in , , | No Comments


The bloggers will be giving you a glimpse into their personal mentor/mentee experiences. Some spotlighted relationships may have grown into deep personal friendships, while others might be purely business in nature–mentees observing their mentor at work. No matter the depth of the relationship, mentees will testify to the importance of their mentors. Guest blog posts will appear, sporadically, but always on a Tuesday.

Aaron L. Robinson is a Junior at the University of South Carolina, graduating in May of 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Finance. Aaron has thirteen years of work and business experience through Tega Hills Farm. He takes special interest in consultation work for the family farm as well as face to face sales.

Tips for Future Entrepreneurs

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 18, 2011 in , , | No Comments


Is your dream to be your own boss?

Since you’ll be in charge, there are a few things to establish in order to keep your business running smoothly:

  • Find Help-You may want to do it all, but stick with your expertise. Money tight? Find a willing (and smart) classmate to do what you can’t, or won’t.
  • Unproductive-Pick a task that can be done in 15 minutes, or less. Deadline approaching? Manage your time by estimating how long each job might take to finish–then record how long it actually did take to complete. Use this information to gauge other project deadlines. Don’t procrastinate until you are down to the wire–begin a project as soon as you get it. Sometimes outlining it from the beginning can assist in establishing a daily “to-do” list.

Should You Freelance?

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 24, 2011 in , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Contract, freelance or independent work has been on the rise for years.

The economic downturn nudged it further along. Companies prefer a “non-permanent” workforce they may utilize when needed.

According to Money Magazine, “Today about 30% of the U.S. job market–roughly 42 million workers–is made up of independent contractors, part-time or temporary staffers, and the self-employed.” This number is projected to grow to nearly half the workforce within the next decade. The trend expands beyond the usual freelance professions of writers and consultants.

BYOB: Be Your Own Boss

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 30, 2010 in , , | No Comments

Create That Job!

Do you know someone who has an adventurous spirit? The type that ventured out on their own and created a successful business?

It seemed as if they did this effortlessly, yet if the truth be told, they worked 18 hour days, 7 days a week in order to bring their business into the winners arena. Is this the norm for all independents? Certainly not, there are many who began businesses while keeping their 9-5 job, or during a time when they opted to stay home and raise children. In those instances, choices were made by them to limit the time and energy devoted to their vision.  Some may have waited until they were laid off (or retired) to bring their business to fruition. Others were students, newly graduated from college, who struck out on their own to begin a business.