20 Steps to Setting Up Your Own Small Business

On September 6, 2016 I officially decided to start my own executive search firm. I can’t say BAP EXECUTIVE SEARCH LLC has had the impact of Facebook or Google. But similar to Facebook and Google my company is legally set up. Now that my firms has been around for a couple of years maybe this article can help you start your own company.When Peter Bell [...]

On The 2nd Anniversary of BAP EXECUTIVE SEARCH LLC

A few months ago I said to a wise person, “I hope I’m not overdoing it” and they responded “never miss a chance to promote your company.” So here I go again.I haven’t changed the world. I can’t retire yet. I don’t have the formula to franchise my company. I’m not credible enough to write books and give speeches on “if I can do it, so can [...]

It Was 21 Years Ago Today (A Short Story About Working for Peter Bell)

After 18 years in Accounting, going back to school, a long job search and one short job stint, I started working for Peter Bell, (with his partner at the time, Elaine Goldman), at Goldman+Bell and The Goldman Group exactly 21 years ago today on October 27, 1997. I became a Public Relations & Communications Executive Recruiter. That position lasted more [...]

Labor Day Songs for the Working Men and Working Women of the World

Anybody else hauling 16 Tons at work these days?We spend so much time of our lives at work and school. Hopefully we can all look back at what we have accomplished, goals we have met and feel proud. However, there are often times we wish we could be somewhere else. Shocking to say it on a business-related article but that’s the way I sometimes feel. Nobody [...]

48 of my Favorite Quotes for Work and Other Purposes

Photo by Ben White on UnsplashWhen I originally heard about fake news my reaction was, “I knew something was up. I never believed those social media quotes about everybody feeling “super” on Monday morning and people feeling “blessed” at every family get-together.While political posts and sometimes sports posts can make our blood boil, we tend [...]

Thinking of Taking A Break From Work and Going On Vacation?

(Cassis is in the South of France, about a 30 minute drive from Marseille)Today, when I woke up on a hot, humid, summer morning in New York, I wished I had taken my vacation now!Vacations are needed. A break to become reinvigorated is a must and it gives you something to look forward to. What you do on your vacation should be your own business. But I’ve [...]

You’ll Never Know Unless You Ask

(Photo by Henri Pham on Unsplash)I’m going to ask for your help.Since I started my Executive Search Firm on November 1, 2016 people have been terrific about referring job-seekers to me. I’m flattered many of you ask if I can help you find your next job. However, there's one area where I am falling a bit short.It’s normal when you hear someone is [...]

Another Social Media Milestone-My 11th Anniversary on LinkedIn

In the spring of 2007 a handful of people, were telling me to join LinkedIn. Some were very insistent. It felt like they were demanding I join LinkedIn. I barely knew them! My reaction at the time was; I get a billion emails a day, I don’t need another billion emails a day. I asked my boss at the time, Peter Bell, what he thought and he said, if I wanted [...]
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