The Gifts from Crossroads Career: Hope and Encouragement

It was 2020, the pandemic was in full swing and unemployment had hit its all-time high in years. Unfortunately my husband and I experienced this when we both lost our jobs. After months and months of searching, struggling and praying, we came across a posting for an unemployment group offered through our church. Without hesitation, we both signed up. Little …

Independent Contractor: How Do I Make It All Work?

When I started on my journey as an independent contractor a few years ago, I had no idea how my time management should work. I had only ever worked full-time, salaried positions that didn’t require me to track hours and part-time positions that worked exclusively on a punch-in/punch out. As I waded into the world of contracting out my services …

Entrepreneurship: Is It for You?

More people are turning to self-employment to achieve their financial and career goals. Following are some interesting statistics: The fastest-growing category of new jobs is gig work – self-employment, contract, part-time, temp work, and freelance. At least 90% of Americans are open to the idea of self-employment or gig work. Job satisfaction among self-employed workers is high, with 80 percent …

3 Women-Owned Businesses Succeed

Today, my wife Kristy and I went to another McKenzie Homes “house blessing.”  Just over a year ago, our friend Stacy McKenzie remodeled a house into a home – her first flip after leaving a corporate position for an entrepreneurial venture. Now she celebrates taking a broken down dwelling and transforming it into live-in art.  What a difference…           Last …