Photographers annual wage – Knight Bilham http://knightbilham.com/ Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:24:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://knightbilham.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-02T220243.831.png Photographers annual wage – Knight Bilham http://knightbilham.com/ 32 32 Art, performance, history and community at the reopening of a Minneapolis pedestrian bridge https://knightbilham.com/art-performance-history-and-community-at-the-reopening-of-a-minneapolis-pedestrian-bridge/ https://knightbilham.com/art-performance-history-and-community-at-the-reopening-of-a-minneapolis-pedestrian-bridge/#respond Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:48:13 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/art-performance-history-and-community-at-the-reopening-of-a-minneapolis-pedestrian-bridge/ If you’ve seen photos of the Minneapolis skyline from a freeway with streaking headlights and taillights continuously to and from downtown, there’s a good chance those photos were taken from the 24th Street pedestrian bridge on 35W. A narrow eight-foot bridge that hovered about 20 feet above the highway, it was such a popular photography […]]]>

If you’ve seen photos of the Minneapolis skyline from a freeway with streaking headlights and taillights continuously to and from downtown, there’s a good chance those photos were taken from the 24th Street pedestrian bridge on 35W. A narrow eight-foot bridge that hovered about 20 feet above the highway, it was such a popular photography spot that holes the size of a camera lens were cut into the chain-link fence that enveloped him.

When the bridge was removed in 2018 as part of the larger 34W-I94 reconstruction project, the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosted a day-long event for photographers to come to the bridge one last time to capture the view. iconic. “We saved part of the link in the chain where people cut holes to save that part of the story,” said Aaron Tag, engineer for the western area of ​​MNDOT. A replacement pedestrian bridge was completed last month and MNDOT hosted a big reopening event on August 19 that featured some of the photos taken on the last day of the old bridge.

Dubbed Bridgefest, the event, which also featured music, art gifts, and theatrical performances, was a collaboration between MNDOT and community groups and organizations designed to kick off what Bridge Constriction was: Connections community.

“The old bridge was very narrow, about eight feet wide,” says Tag. “There were stairs on one side and a small ramp on the other. It was not at all accessible to the ADA. The disconnect created by the pedestrian bridge was an extension of the disconnect and disruption that the highway itself brought to communities – largely communities of color – as its construction passed through the heart of the city in the years. 1950.

“If you go back in history, when 35W was built, it divided the community. Hopefully the new bridge can reconnect it at least a bit, ”Tag says.

In 2018 and 2019, the MNDOT hosted dinners at important bridges and crossroads related to the project, which Tag describes as having been a huge success. MNDOT has learned that “the more we can involve the community, the more we invest in not making it an MNDOT event, but a community event that MNDOT is a part of makes it more successful,” says Tag. Considering that between 300 and 400 people eventually attended the event, Bridgefest was a victory for the MNDOT.

“It’s about celebrating a new connection that was there before but was not very accessible, and then it was gone for several years. We wanted to celebrate the new connection across the highway and still help people and communities on either side explore and connect with things on the other side.

Thanks to an ongoing community engagement grant that allowed MNDOT to outsource community engagement to experts, the event was ultimately a partnership between two neighborhood groups and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Hennepin History Museum. , the Open Eye Theater, and the American Swedish Institute, all of which are nearby.

Tag said the MNDOT worked with its partners to determine what would be the best mutually beneficial option for them to participate, one that would draw crowds to them and be attractive enough to get people to cross the bridge in the service of the global event.

In addition to scheduling an event around a construction schedule, Tag also worried about making it worthwhile for the community groups involved. “When you involve community partners who don’t have to, I hope they get a lot of benefits,” he says. “You hope they don’t put all that effort into it and that five people show up.”

For the Hennepin History Museum at least, the effort of involvement was worth it.

“The obvious reason to engage with Bridgefest was that [the bridge] is right next to our building, ”said John Crippen, executive director of the Hennepin History Museum. “It not only fits into our content, but it was a great way to reconnect with our neighbors after a year and a half of isolation with COVID.”

Crippen says that for them, Bridgefest was somewhat of a follow-up event as a few weeks before they had worked with MNDOT to bury a time capsule as part of the larger construction project.

On the day of the event, the museum was not only open, but they also set up a sidewalk table a few blocks closer to the bridge to direct people to the location. “We had around 75 people throughout the event so it was a good night for us. This generated a lot more traffic, ”explains Crippen.

The event was “a great example of a Department of Transportation intentionally connecting with the community,” he said. “They put the [community engagement] resources in it. They made sure to hire a company that knew how to do this.

Cinnamon Janzer is a freelance journalist based in Minneapolis. His work has been featured in National Geographic, US News & World Report, Rewire.news, and more. She holds a master’s degree in social design, with a focus in intervention design, from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and fine arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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Cautious approach a win for MLT https://knightbilham.com/cautious-approach-a-win-for-mlt/ https://knightbilham.com/cautious-approach-a-win-for-mlt/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 16:30:22 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/cautious-approach-a-win-for-mlt/ The Mataura Licensing Trust crossed the high seas from Storm Covid of 2020 and emerged in the shape of a ship. The trust’s annual report released last week shows total sales of $ 25,196,779, down $ 362,411 from the previous year. However, net income before taxes and donations was $ 1,048,325, about three times more […]]]>
The Mataura Licensing Trust crossed the high seas from Storm Covid of 2020 and emerged in the shape of a ship.

The trust’s annual report released last week shows total sales of $ 25,196,779, down $ 362,411 from the previous year.

However, net income before taxes and donations was $ 1,048,325, about three times more than in 2019-2020, when it was $ 300,094.

The net surplus of the trust was $ 750,546, up from $ 544,941 the previous year.

Managing Director Mark Paterson said the board has taken a cautious approach to keep the deal going and it has paid off.

“What we wanted to do at Covid last year with all the uncertainty, was preserve the trust so that we could live to fight another day,” Mr. Paterson said.

We did it and we did it well.

“We are in no risk of sinking or being compromised. “

The suspension of all non-essential maintenance and repair work saved $ 858,000.

“We just closed the shop and walked out.”

In addition to seven of the 11 bottle stores that were open due to the essential service designation, the trust’s accommodations and hospitality were closed for more than a month.

While accommodation revenues fell 27%, bar turnover by 15% and catering by 9%, bottle store sales increased by 5%. The Covid-19 government wage subsidy contributed $ 780,000 to the payroll.

The amount the trust gave in grants increased from $ 451,000 in 2019-2020 to $ 252,000.

This was due to the cancellation of many events, he said.

Donations also decreased, from $ 85,298 in 2019-2020 to $ 46,259.

The year 2021-22 had started positively before the last lockdown, he said.

At the end of the first quarter (June 30), the trust posted earnings before tax of $ 113,000.

As a precaution against further blockages and because of Covid, the board of directors decided to invest $ 500,000 in a relatively conservative “rainy day” fund.

Trust chairman Horace McAuley said the outcome was satisfactory during a difficult year.

All taken into account, this is a very good result.

“I think this is a testament to the support we continue to receive from our trusted friends and also the work of all of our staff,” said McAuley.

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HAL’S TITLES: Manitoba’s labor shortage continues https://knightbilham.com/hals-titles-manitobas-labor-shortage-continues/ https://knightbilham.com/hals-titles-manitobas-labor-shortage-continues/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 21:00:23 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/hals-titles-manitobas-labor-shortage-continues/ Content of the article The demand for workers across the province is currently huge and it’s not just in the hospitality industry either. Yes, restaurants are struggling to find and keep good employees, but there is currently a shortage of staff in all areas. Kevin Gill is the President of Staffmax, a national staffing and […]]]>

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The demand for workers across the province is currently huge and it’s not just in the hospitality industry either. Yes, restaurants are struggling to find and keep good employees, but there is currently a shortage of staff in all areas. Kevin Gill is the President of Staffmax, a national staffing and recruiting agency with offices in Winnipeg. He says there have never been so many employers looking for people to fill positions and it has never been so difficult to find employees. And even if they find people willing to work, they ask for things that they wouldn’t normally ask and they quit that job sooner than usual because there is always a better opportunity that pays more and offers more money. advantages. Signing bonuses, attendance bonuses and sponsorship bonuses are commonplace. Gill says the real minimum wage is more like $ 15 an hour and even then people look elsewhere for more money. He adds that many job seekers are also only interested in a work from home opportunity.

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READY FOR FOOTBALL!

I don’t know about you, but these are my favorite two weeks of Bomber Football. In Regina this weekend for the Labor Day Classic, then back here for the Banjo Bowl rematch at IG Field next Saturday. We have only lost one game so far but the Riders are undefeated. By the way, Coors Light will be handing out free Banjo Bowl tickets starting at 12:30 p.m. that day in the Coors Light Fanatic Fan Zone, also known as Sections 140 and 141. Tickets will be awarded to the first 107 fans who with an empty can of Coors Light. Why? Because the Bombers will have been Gray Cup champions for 107 weeks when they start again in 2021.

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RETURNS FROM THE WAVE TOUR

If you’re looking for something cool to do this weekend, the Wave Interlake Artists Studio Tour is back for another year. Twenty-seven different artists open their workshops to the public free of charge. The 20th annual event showcases everything from paper makers and woodcarvers to ceramists and photographers. Just watch for blue and white signs on highways 8 and 9 north of Winnipeg or visit WatchTheWave.ca.

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START GOOD HABITS

I asked my therapist friend Carolyn Klassen from Conexus Counseling for advice on how to develop good habits and she was once again amazing. She told me to focus on the benefits rather than the tasks. In the meantime, a new CDC study on our activity level indicates that most of us aren’t as active as we should be. He recommends planning your training and sticking to the time. The CDC says morning workouts are also better because you’ll have fewer snack foods throughout the day.

PRIORITY TO SELF-CARE

A new poll says nearly a third of us haven’t had a day alone to relax in more than three months. The survey also asked 2,000 people how they practiced personal care. 54 percent listen to music. 48% take a bubble bath. And 37% take a nap at the end of a long day. A whopping 85 percent think self-care is important to putting your mental health first. 76 percent think all employers should offer mental health days to their employees.

TURN THE CAMERA OFF

Like I told you before, I hate virtual meetings. But unfortunately, they were needed during the pandemic. Researchers at the University of Arizona say the best way to deal with what they call “zoom fatigue” is to turn off the camera. Their study says employers should let their workers decide whether they want to be filmed.

– Hal has been writing columns for years. He is also the afternoon host on 680 CJOB. You can email him at Hal@HalAnderson.ca.

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The long hunt has had a short but enduring history https://knightbilham.com/the-long-hunt-has-had-a-short-but-enduring-history/ https://knightbilham.com/the-long-hunt-has-had-a-short-but-enduring-history/#respond Mon, 30 Aug 2021 12:04:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/the-long-hunt-has-had-a-short-but-enduring-history/ March 29, 2021 Surry County will officially celebrate its 250th anniversary on Thursday, the anniversary of the Legislative Act and Royal Decree that created the county from the vast Rowan County. North Carolina was still a British colony at the time, but the unrest that would break that tie was already in full swing. People […]]]>

Surry County will officially celebrate its 250th anniversary on Thursday, the anniversary of the Legislative Act and Royal Decree that created the county from the vast Rowan County. North Carolina was still a British colony at the time, but the unrest that would break that tie was already in full swing.

People across the county had planned a one-year celebration for the half-fiftieth anniversary, but COVID-19 has delayed those plans until this summer, something to be hoped for.

But today I want to celebrate the impressive journey that has taken this region from a beautiful isolated piece of Piedmont to the communities, industries and, most importantly, the people who live here today.

Farms, roads and war – 1771 – 1821

1771 – After more than a year of petitions, Royal Governor William Tryon creates County Surry. It encompassed all of the current counties of Surry, Stokes, Forsyth and Yadkin, as well as parts of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany. Rich in raw materials such as lumber and iron ore, perhaps the area’s greatest value has been the trails connecting Greensboro and Salem to Cumberland Gap in Virginia.

At the same time, some farmers in Surry are joining groups of regulators, informal militias, to take charge of resolving grievances, real and perceived.

1776-1789 – Citizens of the region are deeply divided during the Revolution with material support and fighters go to loyalist and patriotic companies.

1789 – The County of Stokes is separated from the eastern part of the county; in 1849 it was again divided to form Forsyth County; 1790 – Surry is home to just over 7,000 souls

1801 – Congress established an official US Post Road from Salem to Mount Airy to Wythe County, Virginia, roughly parallel to US 52 and Mount Airy Main Street.

Catalan ironworks and flour mills operate along Big Elk Creek and the Fisher, Yadkin, and Ararat rivers; Stagecoach Stops Attract Other Businesses Laying Groundwork for the Towns of Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Elkin

Industry takes root – 1821-1871

1830 – The population of the county is 14,504

1840 – Brower Cotton Mill (one of only 25 in the state at the time) is established on Ararat in the community of Hamburg with a shoe factory and other businesses

1851 – Yadkin County is cut off from the southern half of Surry, leaving current boundaries; the county seat changes from Rockford to the new town of Dobson

1857 – Establishment of the Pilot Mountain post office

1860 – The county’s population was 10,380, down 44% after Yadkin’s formation. 1,200 other slaves live in the county; During the Civil War, 750 men from Surry fought, including more than 100 on the Union side.

The modern world – 1871-1921

1877 – Alexander Chatham opens a woolen mill which becomes Chatham Manufacturing and produces, among other things, blankets for the US military. From 1919 to 1955, Chatham was the largest blanket manufacturer in the world, employing more than 3,500 people. After the war, companies take off and stimulate the modernization and improvement of living conditions in the region.

1885 – Mount Airy incorporates

1888 – Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad arrives at Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy

1889 – The towns of Pilot Mountain and Elkin are incorporated; Mount Airy granite quarry begins operation

1899 – Chestnut Ridge Settlement. One of the county’s many predominantly African-American farming communities, residents founded a school and church within a decade. Farmers, black and white, work together to plant and harvest tobacco crops.

1890 – Northwestern North Carolina Railroad arrives at Elkin

1892-1895 – Electricity, telephone and public water service arrive in cities

1896-1920 – The Mount Airy Furniture Company, the National Furniture Company, the Mount Airy Mantel and Table, and the Mount Airy Chair Company are formed

1916 – The United States enters World War I; The Surry Rifles mobilize as part of the 30th Division of the United States Army

1920 – Surry County Health Department is created in direct response to the 1918 influenza pandemic; public schools open throughout the county

The county flourishes with industries – 1921 – 1971

1930s – Factories had a five-and-a-half, 10-hour workweek, paying $ 30 / week on average

1939 – Many textile factories open, including Amos & Smith Hosiery Mill built at Pilot Mountain; Armtex Manufacturing Company, 1945; and Pilot Hosiery Mill, 1949.

1948 – WPAQ begins broadcasting

1950s-60s – Opening of several manufacturing plants: Insteel Industries, 1955; Proctor Electric Company toaster factory, 1957

1963 – Mount Airy / Surry County Airport opens and Surry County Community College is founded in Dobson

1968 – Pilot Mountain becomes the 14th state park in the state

Hard Timesm Rising Up – 1971-2021

More recent history has been turbulent. Regional manufacturing was strong until the turn of the century, but longtime regional employers began to shut down in the mid-1990s: the Chatham family lost control of the business to a hostile takeover of a Danish company, 1995; Hamilton Beach / Procter Silex, 1998; Bassett Furniture Co., 2005; and Spencer’s Inc, 2007.

But Surry is still home to strong companies such as Insteel Industries, NCFI Polyurethanes, Leonards Buildings and Altec Industries. The county is home to a growing car shelter industry, a quirky tourist clientele, a thriving wine tradition and unique cultural treasures with a core of dedicated citizens who work to build the community. I hope you take the time this year to learn more about the history but, more importantly, to join these people who will work for the next 250 years.

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Alaskan Brewing Company – IT Help Desk Specialist – Come work with a dynamic team that sees technology as a driver, not a cost center! – Job Listing for Craft Beer Brewbound.com https://knightbilham.com/alaskan-brewing-company-it-help-desk-specialist-come-work-with-a-dynamic-team-that-sees-technology-as-a-driver-not-a-cost-center-job-listing-for-craft-beer-brewbound-com/ https://knightbilham.com/alaskan-brewing-company-it-help-desk-specialist-come-work-with-a-dynamic-team-that-sees-technology-as-a-driver-not-a-cost-center-job-listing-for-craft-beer-brewbound-com/#respond Fri, 27 Aug 2021 22:00:49 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/alaskan-brewing-company-it-help-desk-specialist-come-work-with-a-dynamic-team-that-sees-technology-as-a-driver-not-a-cost-center-job-listing-for-craft-beer-brewbound-com/ Alaskan Brewing Company is looking for an IT Help Desk Specialist to join the Brew team! Work in a dynamic IT environment using the latest technology solutions such as Cisco Meraki, VMWare vSphere, VMWare Horizon, all in a tough production environment with a forward-thinking company that sees technology as a driver, not a cost center […]]]>

Alaskan Brewing Company is looking for an IT Help Desk Specialist to join the Brew team!

Work in a dynamic IT environment using the latest technology solutions such as Cisco Meraki, VMWare vSphere, VMWare Horizon, all in a tough production environment with a forward-thinking company that sees technology as a driver, not a cost center !

Position: IT help desk specialist

Starting salary: Employee, exempt, DOE

Hours: Full time, 40h / week, occasional overtime

Advantages: Medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation, employee share ownership, AD&D, life insurance, identity theft protection, employee assistance, group rate pet insurance, employment benefits, and Moreover !

To apply: alakanbeer.com/careers

Contact: hr@alaskanbeer.com

A little about us:

Alaskan Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery located in Juneau, Alaska. At Alaskan Brewing, our vision is to be a leader in the craft brewing industry, focused on quality, community and innovation. Alaskan Brewing Company remains locally owned and operated with the same original group of investors, as well as employee-investors and an employee stock ownership plan. Our core values ​​are ethics, excellence, rooted in Alaska; with a continued priority to make our workplace safe, fun, stimulating, innovative and environmentally proactive.

The position:

The IT Helpdesk Specialist works to support, execute and execute internal company information technology operations including hardware, software, networks and telephone systems in a predominantly Microsoft Windows environment / Active Directory. That implies:

  • Helpdesk calls and resolution, including ticket creation and follow-up
  • User training on products and best practices
  • Account creation and management
  • Printer deployment, administration and support
  • VoIP phone system administration
  • Imaging, configuration and deployment of workstations

Reporting to the IT Director, this person is an integral part of a dynamic team and works in a collaborative team environment. General knowledge and skills include:

  • Associate in Computer Science, Diploma in Computer Information Systems or equivalent years of experience
  • System administration skills such as troubleshooting focused on determining hardware versus software, hardware versus firmware, software versus operating system, network versus applications / systems, and recurring issues by in relation to non-repeatable problems
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage competing demands
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality of sensitive company information
  • Ability to make formal written and in-person presentations

The lifestyle:

Live. Life. Alaskan. Our team of brewers are passionate about the outdoors and the Alaskan way of life; we are hikers, bikers, wildlife watchers, boaters, anglers, photographers, skiers, snowboarders, climbers, pickers, beach goers, dog walkers and enthusiasts who like to take our beers on a fortunate adventure. Juneau is located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest and many of the ingredients we use like spruce tips and glacial water can be found in our garden. While Juneau is the state capital, the population is only about 30,000; you can meet new faces while enjoying the ambiance of a small town. Juneau has its fair share of rainy days, but they rarely dampen the pioneering spirit we all share. From our vibrant summer filled with daylight and tourists, to our slower winters countless cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities, Juneau offers a wide variety of ways to experience life in Alaska. At Alaskan Brewing Company, we are deeply rooted in our community. Our employee events, volunteer opportunities and annual fundraisers keep us actively involved locally, nationally and in our exciting industry.

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Do you know what a solopreneur is? Discover the pros and cons of going it alone – the clare people https://knightbilham.com/do-you-know-what-a-solopreneur-is-discover-the-pros-and-cons-of-going-it-alone-the-clare-people/ https://knightbilham.com/do-you-know-what-a-solopreneur-is-discover-the-pros-and-cons-of-going-it-alone-the-clare-people/#respond Tue, 24 Aug 2021 17:20:15 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/do-you-know-what-a-solopreneur-is-discover-the-pros-and-cons-of-going-it-alone-the-clare-people/ Today’s world no longer requires companies to be collective units. Solopreneurs, or solo entrepreneurs, have been a growing trend in recent years, but a few factors – cloud computing, rising unemployment, employee dissatisfaction, and the COVID pandemic – have accelerated this. Brazilian data on the subject is outdated, but the general impression is that more […]]]>

Today’s world no longer requires companies to be collective units. Solopreneurs, or solo entrepreneurs, have been a growing trend in recent years, but a few factors – cloud computing, rising unemployment, employee dissatisfaction, and the COVID pandemic – have accelerated this. Brazilian data on the subject is outdated, but the general impression is that more and more people are not only trying to be their own boss, but also to be the whole team.

A 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey, conducted with data from 49 countries, said more than half of Brazilian entrepreneurs (53%) conduct solo flights. Another DataSebrae study from the same year reported a much higher rate: 85%, in a universe of over 24.9 million entrepreneurs. With unemployment growing in the country, with just 48.8% of its working-age population employed in 2020, going it alone has become more of a necessity than an option.

What is a solopreneur?

He is a professional trying to start a business on his own and does not intend to hire medium or long term employees. “We call it ‘team’,” jokes Eder Max, business consultant at Sebrae-SP (Brazilian Service for Micro and Small Businesses). If you found this concept very close to that of an MEI (individual microentrepreneur), an ME (microenterprise) or an independent, it is understandable; after all, the differences are minimal.

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A solopreneur can choose to enroll in the MEI or ME category. But while the former has an annual income limit of R $ 81,000, the latter can earn more: up to R $ 360,000. These categories allow by law to hire employees; the MEI can only have one who receives the minimum wage or the minimum wage for the category, and the ME can have a team. But of course: if the entrepreneur chooses to be hired, he will no longer be a solopreneur.

Self-employed professionals who own legal persons are also, in essence, sole traders, but generally act as service providers. But there are also isolated entrepreneurs who sell products.

Okay, what about startups? According to Bruno Rondani, CEO and founder of the open innovation platform 100 Open Startups, this type of company by definition presupposes the existence of teams. “A micro-entrepreneur who grows a lot can start to operate as a business. To grow in the company, it will need partners. But there are a lot of freelancers who can participate in startups, ”he says. However, Max warns, “Many companies have used MEIs as employees, which is prohibited by law, with the exception of construction contractors.

Image: Playback / Startup StockPhotos / Pixabay

What characterizes a solopreneur?

In short, he must be good on the three fronts of a successful business: operational (knowing how to control all flows), managerial (having the head of a manager) and behavioral (attitude to persist in the company). According to Sebrae, the 10 commandments of a solo entrepreneur are:

Take initiatives and seek opportunities Be persistent Know how to calculate risks Require quality of your service or product Be committed Study hard Set goals Create surveillance systems Have a large network of contacts Have self-confidence

In Brazil, many enter this field out of necessity and without prior planning or capital. Thus, they end up getting frustrated with the life of a lonely entrepreneur. Cases of work overload due to the accumulation of functions or business management problems are frequent. Others have a good command of the technical part of the business, but not the administrative part, and vice versa.

With the right preparation, however, stepping into this life can bring good results, such as the freedom to be your own boss and autonomy in decisions. “They (the solopreneur) have a very independent nature, but not all business owners are entrepreneurs. About 12 million of the 19 million CNPJs are MEIs. Statistically speaking, most of them are on their own due to the lack of infrastructure in the company, ”explains Sebrae’s national director of customer service, Enio Pinto.

This activity is usually short-lived in many cases for one simple reason: When the business begins to prepare, the entrepreneur sees the need to hire more people to move forward. The exceptions are liberal professionals, such as language teachers, photographers, painters, electricians, etc. who, in good condition, earn the money they need to both live and maintain the business, without needing more professionals to help them.

The role of technology in the solopreneur

An important factor in this scenario is that more people are working today without the need for large offices, equipment or physical structures. They can do everything remotely and on time, as is the case with digital nomads.

Thus, current technology allows the existence of different types of solopreneurs, such as:

Small online store via marketplaces Consultant via videoconference Online course creator Airbnb homeowner Youtuber web page design agency Personal trainer Writer Podcaster Application developer Video editor

Almost all of the above professions require individual equipment, a good laptop, and internet access. But without all the professional requirements, the entrepreneur could be wrong. “You have to set up a business model and calculate all the scenarios,” suggests Eder Max, from Sebrae-SP.

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Postcards from the past | News from Mount Airy https://knightbilham.com/postcards-from-the-past-news-from-mount-airy/ https://knightbilham.com/postcards-from-the-past-news-from-mount-airy/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 12:04:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/postcards-from-the-past-news-from-mount-airy/ March 29, 2021 Surry County will officially celebrate its 250th anniversary on Thursday, the anniversary of the Legislative Act and Royal Decree that created the county from the vast Rowan County. North Carolina was still a British colony at the time, but the unrest that would break that tie was already in full swing. People […]]]>

Surry County will officially celebrate its 250th anniversary on Thursday, the anniversary of the Legislative Act and Royal Decree that created the county from the vast Rowan County. North Carolina was still a British colony at the time, but the unrest that would break that tie was already in full swing.

People across the county had planned a one-year celebration for the half-fiftieth anniversary, but COVID-19 has delayed those plans until this summer, something to be hoped for.

But today I want to celebrate the awe-inspiring journey that took this region from a beautiful piece of Piedmont, albeit isolated, to the communities, industries and, most importantly, the people who live here today. .

Farms, roads and war – 1771 – 1821

1771 – After more than a year of petitions, Royal Governor William Tryon creates County Surry. It encompassed all of the present-day counties of Surry, Stokes, Forsyth and Yadkin, as well as parts of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany. Rich in raw materials such as lumber and iron ore, perhaps the area’s greatest value has been the trails connecting Greensboro and Salem to Cumberland Gap in Virginia.

At the same time, some farmers in Surry are joining bands of regulators, informal militias, to take charge of resolving grievances, real and perceived.

1776-1789 – Citizens of the region are deeply divided during the Revolution with material support and fighters go to loyalist and patriotic companies.

1789 – The County of Stokes is separated from the eastern part of the county; in 1849 it was again divided to form Forsyth County; 1790 – Surry is home to just over 7,000 souls

1801 – Congress establishes an official United States postal route from Salem to Mount Airy to Wythe County, Virginia, roughly parallel to US 52 and Mount Airy Main Street.

Catalan ironworks and flour mills operate along Big Elk Creek and the Fisher, Yadkin, and Ararat rivers; Stagecoach Stops Attract Other Businesses Laying Groundwork for the Towns of Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Elkin

Industry takes root – 1821-1871

1830 – The population of the county is 14,504

1840 – Brower Cotton Mill (one of only 25 statewide at the time) is established on Ararat in the community of Hamburg with a shoe factory and other businesses

1851 – Yadkin County is cut off from the southern half of Surry, leaving current boundaries; the county seat changes from Rockford to the new town of Dobson

1857 – Establishment of the Pilot Mountain post office

1860 – The county’s population was 10,380, down 44% after Yadkin’s formation. 1,200 other slaves live in the county; During the Civil War, 750 men from Surry fought, including more than 100 on the Union side.

The modern world – 1871-1921

1877 – Alexander Chatham opens a woolen mill which becomes Chatham Manufacturing and produces, among other things, blankets for the US military. From 1919 to 1955, Chatham was the largest blanket manufacturer in the world, employing more than 3,500 people. After the war, companies take off and stimulate the modernization and improvement of living conditions in the region.

1885 – Mount Airy incorporates

1888 – Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad arrives at Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy

1889 – The towns of Pilot Mountain and Elkin are incorporated; Mount Airy granite quarry begins operation

1899 – Chestnut Ridge Settlement. One of the county’s many predominantly African-American farming communities, residents founded a school and church within a decade. Farmers, black and white, work together to plant and harvest tobacco crops.

1890 – Northwestern North Carolina Railroad arrives at Elkin

1892-1895 – Electricity, telephone and public water service arrive in cities

1896-1920 – The Mount Airy Furniture Company, the National Furniture Company, the Mount Airy Mantel and Table and the Mount Airy Chair Company are formed

1916 – The United States enters World War I; The Surry Rifles mobilize as part of the 30th Division of the United States Army

1920 – Surry County Health Department is created in direct response to the 1918 influenza pandemic; public schools open throughout the county

The county flourishes with industries – 1921 – 1971

1930s – Factories had a five-and-a-half and 10-hour workweek, paying an average of $ 30 / week

1939 – Many textile factories open, including Amos & Smith Hosiery Mill built at Pilot Mountain; Armtex Manufacturing Company, 1945; and Pilot Hosiery Mill, 1949.

1948 – WPAQ begins broadcasting

1950s-60s – Opening of several manufacturing plants: Insteel Industries, 1955; Proctor Electric Company toaster factory, 1957

1963 – Mount Airy / Surry County Airport opens and Surry County Community College is founded in Dobson

1968 – Pilot Mountain becomes the 14th state park in the state

Hard Timesm Rising Up – 1971-2021

More recent history has been turbulent. Regional manufacturing was strong until the turn of the century, but longtime regional employers began to shut down in the mid-1990s: the Chatham family lost control of the business to a hostile takeover of a Danish company, 1995; Hamilton Beach / Procter Silex, 1998; Bassett Furniture Co., 2005; and Spencer’s Inc, 2007.

But Surry is still home to strong companies such as Insteel Industries, NCFI Polyurethanes, Leonards Buildings and Altec Industries. The county is home to a growing car shelter industry, a quirky tourist clientele, a thriving wine tradition and unique cultural treasures with a core of dedicated citizens who work to build the community. I hope you take the time this year to learn more about the history, but more importantly to join these people who are working for the next 250 years.

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Evolve to new heights! How to get cloud leadership talking https://knightbilham.com/evolve-to-new-heights-how-to-get-cloud-leadership-talking/ https://knightbilham.com/evolve-to-new-heights-how-to-get-cloud-leadership-talking/#respond Fri, 13 Aug 2021 21:54:24 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/evolve-to-new-heights-how-to-get-cloud-leadership-talking/ The strategic alignment of IT and the business has always been essential. But I never believe it again with the acceleration of digital transformation over the past 12 months, meeting the need for remote / hybrid work capabilities, secure connectivity and advanced analytics to unlock real-time insights. and exploitable from the data. But achieving that […]]]>

The strategic alignment of IT and the business has always been essential.

But I never believe it again with the acceleration of digital transformation over the past 12 months, meeting the need for remote / hybrid work capabilities, secure connectivity and advanced analytics to unlock real-time insights. and exploitable from the data. But achieving that alignment has also always been a difficult area, supported by recent research from IDG establishing that CIOs and CEOs don’t “talk enough” to each other about IT, and the cloud in particular. What are the main issues and why is it so important?

For me, as I reflect on the difference between organizations that have thrived during this time of uncertainty and those that have struggled, a key differentiator is having an underlying and unifying strategic alignment and shared vision that provides the bases for being resilient and agile in the face of change. Think about Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” for organizational change. In these thriving organizations, IT is seen as a strategic partner and with this empowerment they have pivoted where necessary and moved forward – because essential business needs have been met. Likewise, the CIO sees digital as a business and not as a technological strategy.

But for other organizations, technology needs and business priorities remain or at least feel at odds, especially when faced with the duality of ‘doing more with less’, for example, balancing both Cloud migration plans and on-premise IT investments amidst cost and resource pressure. Or, conversely, secure membership to migrate to the cloud in the first place. To resolve this issue, it is essential that IT managers ensure that the C suite understands IT priorities by identifying challenges and trends and responding with tangible solutions, including identifying opportunities that could help the business do things differently and create new value.

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This reflects a shift in the role of the CIO and senior IT practitioners beyond a traditional focus on IT operations and service delivery to a role of strategic leadership and a proactive change agency – something I am observing. also in the evolution of the role of CFO. Indeed, I think this extended collaboration is absolutely essential – a digitally driven approach is one that needs to be adopted and encouraged throughout the C-suite. CIOs today have a higher level of visibility than ever before, so whatever your organizational context and the current state of your cloud journey, you have the platform to make an impact and co-create the desired outcome. of the state “to be”.

Investing in a culture conducive to learning, demonstrating tangible measures and return on investment on transformation projects, articulating responsibilities and overall clarity of communication is essential, especially by removing unnecessary jargon and translating “the complex »To guarantee accessibility to all stakeholders. But more than that, presenting your vision is as much about winning hearts and minds as it is aligning with company strategy, which means today’s CIO must have a holistic skill set, including emotional intelligence and creativity to motivate, inspire, build trust – and ultimately, achieve shared understanding and secure membership.

At the base of this, value your team and your relationships at all levels and in all departments of the organization. Because alongside technological advancements such as the cloud with its many variations, it is always the people and the culture “behind the technology” that will allow the vision and the capacity of shared skills to master an evolutionary and lasting change – and long-term agility to continually and proactively adapt.

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Galax Fiddlers Convention has a long history https://knightbilham.com/galax-fiddlers-convention-has-a-long-history/ https://knightbilham.com/galax-fiddlers-convention-has-a-long-history/#respond Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/galax-fiddlers-convention-has-a-long-history/ March 29, 2021 Surry County will officially celebrate its 250th anniversary on Thursday, the anniversary of the Legislative Act and Royal Decree that created the county from the vast Rowan County. North Carolina was still a British colony at the time, but the unrest that would break that tie was already in full swing. People […]]]>

Surry County will officially celebrate its 250th anniversary on Thursday, the anniversary of the Legislative Act and Royal Decree that created the county from the vast Rowan County. North Carolina was still a British colony at the time, but the unrest that would break that tie was already in full swing.

People across the county had planned a one-year celebration for the half-fiftieth anniversary, but COVID-19 has delayed those plans until this summer, something to be hoped for.

But today I want to celebrate the awe-inspiring journey that took this region from a beautiful piece of Piedmont, albeit isolated, to the communities, industries and, most importantly, the people who live here today. .

Farms, roads and war – 1771 – 1821

1771 – After more than a year of petitions, Royal Governor William Tryon creates County Surry. It encompassed all of the current counties of Surry, Stokes, Forsyth and Yadkin, as well as parts of Wilkes, Ashe and Alleghany. Rich in raw materials such as lumber and iron ore, perhaps the area’s greatest value has been the trails connecting Greensboro and Salem to Cumberland Gap in Virginia.

At the same time, some farmers in Surry are joining groups of regulators, informal militias, to take charge of resolving grievances, real and perceived.

1776-1789 – Citizens of the region are deeply divided during the Revolution with material support and fighters go to loyalist and patriotic companies.

1789 – The County of Stokes is separated from the eastern part of the county; in 1849 it was again divided to form Forsyth County; 1790 – Surry is home to just over 7,000 souls

1801 – Congress establishes an official United States postal route from Salem to Mount Airy to Wythe County, Virginia, roughly parallel to US 52 and Mount Airy Main Street.

Catalan ironworks and flour mills operate along Big Elk Creek and the Fisher, Yadkin, and Ararat rivers; Stagecoach Stops Attract Other Businesses Laying Groundwork for the Towns of Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Elkin

Industry takes root – 1821-1871

1830 – The population of the county is 14,504

1840 – Brower Cotton Mill (one of only 25 in the state at the time) is established on Ararat in the community of Hamburg with a shoe factory and other businesses

1851 – Yadkin County is cut off from the southern half of Surry, leaving current boundaries; the county seat changes from Rockford to the new town of Dobson

1857 – Creation of the Pilot Mountain post office

1860 – The county’s population was 10,380, down 44% after Yadkin’s formation. 1,200 other slaves live in the county; During the Civil War, 750 men from Surry fought, including more than 100 on the Union side.

The modern world – 1871-1921

1877 – Alexander Chatham opens a woolen mill which becomes Chatham Manufacturing and produces, among other things, blankets for the US military. From 1919 to 1955, Chatham was the largest blanket manufacturer in the world, employing more than 3,500 people. After the war, companies take off and stimulate the modernization and improvement of living conditions in the region.

1885 – Mount Airy incorporates

1888 – Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad arrives at Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy

1889 – The towns of Pilot Mountain and Elkin are incorporated; Mount Airy granite quarry begins operation

1899 – Chestnut Ridge Settlement. One of the county’s many predominantly African-American farming communities, residents founded a school and church within a decade. Farmers, black and white, work together to plant and harvest tobacco crops.

1890 – Northwestern North Carolina Railroad arrives at Elkin

1892-1895 – Electricity, telephone and public water service arrive in cities

1896-1920 – The Mount Airy Furniture Company, the National Furniture Company, the Mount Airy Mantel and Table, and the Mount Airy Chair Company are formed

1916 – The United States enters World War I; The Surry Rifles mobilize as part of the 30th Division of the United States Army

1920 – Surry County Health Department is created in direct response to the 1918 influenza pandemic; public schools open throughout the county

The county flourishes with industries – 1921 – 1971

1930s – Factories had a five-and-a-half, 10-hour workweek, paying $ 30 / week on average

1939 – Many textile factories open, including Amos & Smith Hosiery Mill built at Pilot Mountain; Armtex Manufacturing Company, 1945; and Pilot Hosiery Mill, 1949.

1948 – WPAQ begins broadcasting

1950s-60s – Opening of several manufacturing plants: Insteel Industries, 1955; Proctor Electric Company toaster factory, 1957

1963 – Mount Airy / Surry County Airport opens and Surry County Community College is founded in Dobson

1968 – Pilot Mountain becomes the 14th state park in the state

Hard Timesm Rising Up – 1971-2021

More recent history has been turbulent. Regional manufacturing was strong until the turn of the century, but longtime regional employers began to shut down in the mid-1990s: the Chatham family lost control of the business due to a hostile takeover of a Danish company, 1995; Hamilton Beach / Procter Silex, 1998; Bassett Furniture Co., 2005; and Spencer’s Inc, 2007.

But Surry is still home to strong companies such as Insteel Industries, NCFI Polyurethanes, Leonards Buildings and Altec Industries. The county is home to a growing car shelter industry, a quirky tourist clientele, a thriving wine tradition and unique cultural treasures with a core of dedicated citizens who work to build the community. I hope you take the time this year to learn more about the history but, more importantly, to join these people who will work for the next 250 years.

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Lionel Messi says goodbye to Barcelona but insists Paris Saint-Germain transfer is not over yet | Football news https://knightbilham.com/lionel-messi-says-goodbye-to-barcelona-but-insists-paris-saint-germain-transfer-is-not-over-yet-football-news/ https://knightbilham.com/lionel-messi-says-goodbye-to-barcelona-but-insists-paris-saint-germain-transfer-is-not-over-yet-football-news/#respond Sun, 08 Aug 2021 16:18:45 +0000 https://knightbilham.com/lionel-messi-says-goodbye-to-barcelona-but-insists-paris-saint-germain-transfer-is-not-over-yet-football-news/ An emotional Lionel Messi says he did not want to leave Barcelona but a move to Paris Saint-Germain is not confirmed. Messi was in tears when he received a standing ovation at his last Barcelona press conference to announce the end of his 21 years with the club. Barcelona confirmed the departure of the six-time […]]]>

An emotional Lionel Messi says he did not want to leave Barcelona but a move to Paris Saint-Germain is not confirmed.

Messi was in tears when he received a standing ovation at his last Barcelona press conference to announce the end of his 21 years with the club.

Barcelona confirmed the departure of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner on Thursday evening, the same day he returned to Catalonia after his holiday after the Copa America.

Messi had traveled to Barcelona hoping to agree on the details of announcing his new five-year deal, and he confirmed he had offered to cut his salary by 50%.

“This year my family and I were convinced that we were going to stay home, that’s what we all wanted more than anything,” Messi said.

“We had always made it ours, we were at home. We thought we would stay here in Barcelona. But today we have to say goodbye to it all.”

I heard things about myself that I didn’t want to continue, but about my life we ​​did all we could because I wanted to stay.

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta blamed Messi’s exit on the club’s former regime in addition to La Liga spending rules thwarting any hopes the Argentinian would stay in Catalonia.

“I did everything I could and the club, Laporta, they couldn’t do it because of La Liga,” Messi said.

“I heard things about myself that I didn’t want to continue, but about my life, we did all we could because I wanted to stay.

“Last year I didn’t want to stay and I said it; this year I wanted to stay and we couldn’t.”

He added: “I’m not ready for this. And honestly, with all the nonsense with the burofax, I was pretty sure what I meant.

“We thought we would stay in Barcelona. The time we spent here has been incredible.”

PSG offer two-year contract, Messi: “Nothing is confirmed”

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Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill said Messi spoke to Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino about a move to the French club after leaving Barcelona

PSG are offering Messi a two-year contract worth £ 25million a year after tax with the option of an additional year and are confident the 34-year-old will sign.

Messi has spoken directly with PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino and his lawyers are in Paris to work on a deal.

But when asked if a move to PSG would be his next move, Messi said: “It’s a possibility, to reach these heights.

“I haven’t confirmed anything with anyone. I’ve had a lot of calls, a lot of interested clubs. At the moment nothing is closed, but we are talking about a lot of things.”

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Lionel Messi’s farewell press conference in Barcelona was a moving occasion football fans around the world will never forget, says Gary Cotterill of Sky Sports News

At Messi’s last press conference at Barca: “He looked very lonely”

Gary Cotterill from Sky Sports News in Barcelona:

“It’s one of those things that’s so amazing, you hardly believe it’s happening. To be in that room, and it wasn’t a very big room, half was full of family, friends. and Barcelona past and present players, and the other half with journalists.

“Some 200 journalists weren’t even allowed in, so I had the privilege of being there, and Messi answered question after question. The back of the room was filled with cameramen and photographers.

“When he first went on stage you felt very sorry for him, he looked like a very lonely and sad character. When he started talking he was so upset, so suffocated and very emotional, he could barely pronounce his words.

“He left about 10 minutes ago and there have been a few hugs for the few remaining supporters including Jordi Alba. Hugs are not encouraged in these times of Covid, but who could blame him for an incredible opportunity he didn’t want, an opportunity he and the others will never forget. “

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In Barcelona, ​​Lionel Messi’s exit is extremely sad, although one fan saw it differently and graffiti the words ‘traitor’ on a building near Camp Nou

Analysis: Questions Asked About FFP Compliance

Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol:

Lionel Messi’s move to Paris will raise the profile of French football in the world, but serious questions will be asked about PSG’s ability to operate under Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

French clubs have been extremely hard hit by the pandemic. Leagues 1 and 2 have not completed their seasons after their suspension in March last year and the LFP’s € 800million domestic broadcast deal with Mediapro collapsed four months after the start of its first season.

Despite French football’s problems, PSG, backed by their Qatari owners, are confident they can balance their books by selling players and signing Messi without breaking FFP rules.

PSG’s payroll of € 414m in 2019/20 was more than three times that of the next richest club – Lyon’s annual payroll was € 132m.

PSG have already signed Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan this summer for € 60million and gave big contracts to three players who were free agents – Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum.

They remain in talks with Kylian Mbappe over a contract extension – his current contract will expire next summer.

Signing PSG with Messi would make it extremely difficult for them to be able to afford to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United this summer.

Any deal for Messi would also be a huge boost for Qatar as they prepare to host the World Cup next year.

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