Entries by Beth Stewart

Don’t Be a Lonely Freelancer

Sleeping in, avoiding the rush-hour commute, working in your pajamas, cuddling with the family pet – there are lots of reasons that working from home as a freelancer can create envy amongst those who are tied to a 9-5 schedule and terrible traffic. And there are many positives related to the ability to work remotely […]

A Great Place to Work

Last month my husband and I experienced an ongoing saga with our washer and dryer that boiled down to one thing in particular – terrible communication. In a nutshell, the company we bought it from outsourced everything – from delivery to customer service – so it took many different irritated phone calls and almost an […]

Benefit of the Doubt

Last Friday I went to the post office to get a passport. While the person helping us was efficient, I felt she wasn’t courteous and I found myself ranting to my husband in the car about the lack of customer service. His response was that perhaps we’ve been too conditioned to expect everyone to smile […]

Take the Leap

As entrepreneurs and small business owners, we are often more responsible for impeding our own success than we might think. I’ve been reading a lot about resistance – resisting change, resisting the unknown, resisting doing something difficult or something that we don’t ‘like’. Ultimately, these all point to the resistance of one particular thing that […]

Triangle Events: Rock, Paper, Scissors; Carolina Rollergirls; Raleigh Arts Plan

This weekend really highlights some of the more unusual things that Raleigh has to offer – including a Rock, Paper, Scissors Showdown and the Carolina Rollergirls season opener. And if you want to have a say in the types of events that continue to define the culture within the City of Raleigh, make sure you attend one of the many Community Engagement events happening this weekend and next week for the City of Raleigh Arts Plan.