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By Eren Simpson From a kitchen table to three locations across the Charlotte region, the Language Academy of the Carolinas — led by Craig Snyder — is taking a nontraditional approach to teaching adults how to speak a foreign language. Snyder, who studied Spanish in school and thought maybe he’d work as a Spanish professor after working in Spain for a few years, started the language school in 2004 after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with his master’s degree.…

Create Your Business Plan with These Great Tips

By Eren Simpson Charlotte has become a city of entrepreneurs, and if you’re one of the many out there waiting to capitalize on your great idea, there are some things you need to know before pitching your idea to investors. “The biggest problems I see with people is really understanding that you’re turning this idea into a business,” said Beth Zeuch Schneider, doctor of business administration, assistant professor of strategy at Queen University’s McColl School of Business.…

You are the choices you make

By Elizabeth Colen Elizabeth Colen A friend of mine shared a statement with me that she heard at a funeral. It was so profound to me that I would like to share it with you. “When you are born, you look like your Mom and Dad, but when you die you look like the choices you’ve made.” Take a minute and let that sink in.…

How To Improve Your Job Search

By Iris Hunter Iris Hunter Are you currently looking for a job? If so, how has your job search experience been so far? Good? Bad? Okay? Well, if you are struggling to obtain a position then you are not alone since there are a vast amount of individuals who are also currently struggling with their job search.…