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National Association of Black Accounts, Inc. presents Generational Wealth workshop

March 14, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, The Milwaukee chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., hosted a workshop on “Generational Wealth,” at the WWBIC Center, 1533 N. River Center Dr. The workshop was presented by NABA Milwaukee Chapter founder Mark Purnell (seated front row, 2nd from right), a financial advisor with 33 years of… [Read More]

Don’t underestimate the power of optimism

March 7, 2019

Optimistic people fare better in interviews all other things being equal. That is the simple truth. Most people like people who have optimism, so long as it isn’t exaggerated and overblown simply for effect. Optimism and smiles tend to go together. So there is a double-whammy in the package of a person interviewing for a… [Read More]

Three major benefits of updated bookkeeping and accounting records

February 21, 2019

Last week in a discussion with a business coaching client, I asked if she had updated bookkeeping and accounting records that would help her make the best business decision for a big question about her business. “No,” she replied, she didn’t have updated books. Without them, any decision regarding product lines, pricing or customer capacity… [Read More]

Finding a job is like running a marathon

February 14, 2019

By WFA Staffing Group We received a call last week from a great candidate, Jim, who had just completed an interview. The candidate said it went great and he expected a job offer. Sounds great, we thought. So, we called the client and asked how it went. The client said great and they would be… [Read More]

Reflecting on firm roots in Black History

February 7, 2019

This Black History Month lands on the cusp of Hupy and Abraham’s 50th anniversary. This event allows for a moment to reflect on important black history is to this country, state and the city of Milwaukee. Hupy and Abraham, S.C., the law firm, has existed with this name since 2006, but the roots of this… [Read More]

Authenticity- be yourself !

January 24, 2019

By: WFA Staffing Authenticity is important. Authenticity in interviews is very important. What is authenticity? How can we be authentic in interviews? It is actually quite easy to define. We define interview authenticity as you being you in the interview. You are who you are. You have hair of a certain color; you are so… [Read More]

Ten networking tips to help you make a great first impression

January 24, 2019

Having the right professional contacts can help you expand your business and open the door to new opportunities. One of the best ways to meet those contacts is by attending networking events. Whether you’re at an industry-specific conference or a general entrepreneur meetup, you’re sure to connect with people who can help you grow. The… [Read More]

Don’t break the bank with your holiday spending

November 22, 2018

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful time, but shopping for gifts and decorations can cause unnecessary financial stress. However, with a good budget and thoughtful planning, your holidays can be a little less stressful. Use the tips and tools below to enjoy the season without letting holiday spending blow your budget. 1…. [Read More]

Should you rent or buy a home?

September 13, 2018

Homeownership was once the cornerstone of the American Dream, but times are changing. More U.S. households are renting today than at any point in the last 50 years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis. For many people, the comforts of home include a well-funded bank account — and in some circumstances, renting can be… [Read More]

Ten tips for making summer travel more affordable

July 12, 2018

It’s easy to get carried away when traveling, buying souvenirs, eating at restaurants and upgrading your flights and accommodations. But the last thing you want is to face a big bill when you get home. Summer travel Here are some tips for budgeting accordingly, no matter what type of vacation you’re planning. 1. Be realistic… [Read More]