Seven Types Of Interview Questions That You Could Get Into Trouble For Asking

Seven Types Of Interview Questions That You Could Get Into Trouble For Asking

Seven Types Of Interview Questions That You Could Get Into Trouble For Asking But there’s a big difference between a hiring manager asking a candidate: “If a coworker had an annoying habit, and it hindered your quality of work, how would you resolve it?” and asking whether the candidate is a runner or hiker. The latter can land the company in legal hot...
Are You on Track With Your Business Critical Path?

Are You on Track With Your Business Critical Path?

With the many resources available to entrepreneurs (classes, incubators, mentors, etc.), it’s never been easier to create a business. Yet, as the business grows, the entrepreneur’s innate ability and talent have less and less impact on the company’s results. Exceeding the competition, finding new clients and keeping your business profitable are challenges that you have to face, regardless of how experienced you are as an entrepreneur or how many years you have been in business. With fires to put out in every corner, the day-to-day hustle of business can easily send your plan and intentions to oblivion! Before you know it, you are nowhere near where you thought you’d be. For more than 15 years, Altima Business Solutions has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, from startup to small/mid-sized businesses, in a wide range of industries, leverage their powers by developing and executing winning critical path strategies. Critical Path is a project management method first developed in the late 1950s to schedule projects. The US Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile (Polaris) Program was behind schedule and needed help resolving the problem. The solution was to divide the project into tasks, organized in the proper sequence of importance and dependencies, estimate the completion time of each task to obtain a clear picture of the entire project. At the same time, the chemical company EI DuPont de Nemours was experiencing delays in its plant turnarounds and came up with an answer similar to the Polaris Program. Applied to entrepreneurship, Critical Path is a comprehensive process for determining a business future and how it can best achieve that goal. It audits the business powers and...
Meet Lloyd Hopkins, One of the 6 ASU Venture’s Founders in the API2X Summer Accelerator

Meet Lloyd Hopkins, One of the 6 ASU Venture’s Founders in the API2X Summer Accelerator

For five weeks now, six ASU startups have been going through an intense entrepreneurial training. In joining the 8-week summer accelerator program, Arizona Prosperity Initiative 2X, API2X for short, at Skysong, they are taking a deep dive into their business and financial modeling, applying their learning as they go, and walking step-by-step their critical path. It will be a fierce Pitch Day on July 5! Throughout the summer, we will feature one of the ventures we are proud to collaborate with. This week, let’s meet Lloyd Hopkins, founder of Million Dollar Teacher Project, a not-for-profit organization. Million Dollar Teacher Project is making a difference in every classroom.  Their community based solutions create a positive environment within the school to inspire, motivate and attract amazing teachers committed to helping every student reach their potential. Lloyd, what is your background? I have been in the Phoenix area for over 20 years by way of Dallas/Fort Worth Texas.  I attended Maryvale High School on the West Side of Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management May 2016.   Why did you start a non-profit organization? I have been working in the nonprofit sector for 17 years.  The majority of my work has revolved around education in different capacities.  I have spent time in the classroom as a teacher’s assistant, I have worked with organizations trying to reduce the dropout rate and combat the crisis of disconnected youth in the valley.  My desire to branch out on my own and create a nonprofit organization stemmed from my frustration with the education system as first a...