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Nutritional Consultant Entrepreneur

By Kris Powers | March 25th 2020

Food choices - unhealthier options versus healthier ones

Nutritional consultants, according to Ziprecruiter, provide sound nutritional and health advice to clients. Their clients could include private companies, individuals or public health organizations. Some of their responsibilities consist of:

  • Planning well balanced meals
  • Advising on best nutrition practices
  • Suggesting lifestyle changes
  • Preparing food for clients
  • Setting up food programs and services within the community
  • Shaping wellness in the community
  • Participating in health fairs

AFPA lists these five careers that you may hold with a certification as a nutritional consultant:


Certain Things in Uncertain Times

By Kris Powers | March 21st 2020

Balloon lifting paper boat out of water

COVID-19 has everyone’s attention. Communities are pulling together to help try to control the spread of the virus. Elected officials are making the best decisions they feel they can make at this time to protect their communities. Schools are closing to try to squelch the virus’s spread. Neighbors are offering a lending hand with childcare or a hot meal.

In light of businesses, schools and organizations temporarily shutting their doors, many people are facing job uncertainty. Theme parks, restaurants, bars, hotels, convention centers, travel – there will be no industry left untouched by current events.

Companies that are able to set up work remotely are doing so. Unfortunately, other companies are having to suspend or lay off employees until the economy takes an upward turn.


Become an Animal Grooming Specialist

By Kris Powers | March 11th 2020

Vet assistant with cute dog in her arms

Animal groomers are responsible for making client’s pets look their best. They work mostly with dogs, but some clients will bring in cats and other animals to be groomed. Groomers must be familiar with the different breeds of dogs they are grooming as there are different ways that specific breads of dog need to be styled.

Study.com lists the following as the most common daily duties of an animal groomer:


Become a Child Daycare Manager Professional

By Kris Powers | February 26th 2020

Smiling woman playing with two children in a daycare setting

Child care directors or managers supervise the staff, oversee budgets, design program plans and oversee daily activities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also lists the following as common daily tasks of a daycare manager:



Caregiver with older couple out in nature

Home health care aides are medical personnel who work within the home of patients with chronic illnesses, disabilities or cognitive impairment and help them complete their daily living activities. According to BLS.gov, home health aides do the following in their daily work:


Cyber Security Professional Program

By Kris Powers | February 5th 2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a cyber security professional, or information security analyst, as someone who plans and carries out security measures to protect networks and systems within an organization. As the number of cyber attacks continues to increase, their job and responsibilities are continually expanding. Some daily tasks include:


Reinventing Yourself - One Step at a Time

By Kris Powers | January 29th 2020

Time to Reinvent Yourself

Reinvention. The word hints at limitless possibility. Although I am always looking for ways to grow and learn; there are times when I start really noodling the word “reinvention” around and looking to see what areas of my life I feel need improvement.

A few years ago, I realized that I’d get the itch to reinvent during two specific times every year – Spring and Fall. And I began to wonder why. Living in Florida, it’s not as if we have distinct seasons that might signify change. We are hot, then go slightly cooler, then get hot again. So, for me, it’s not a seasonal change that brings these stirrings to the surface. I began to wonder if it was because, while in school, the start of new semesters occurred around that time. If that’s true, then perhaps I’ve been conditioned to anticipate exciting new things at those times. Much like Pavlov’s dog, the ringing in of the Spring and Fall seasons leads me to anticipate something exciting coming my way.



Professional Florist surrounded by blooms

Floral designers arrange flowers into decorative displays. They use a variety of live, dried and silk flowers as well as ribbon and other decorative features to make a beautiful arrangement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the most common task for a floral designer:



Event planning

Do you love to host parties or decorate for events? Are you organized and work well with a deadline? Do you love to plan dinner parties or help with wedding planning? Maybe birthday parties? Would you believe that you can make a career out of these very things?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states event planners are involved in organizing a variety of events.  They plan weddings, business conventions and educational conferences to name a few.  They may also be involved in planning reunions, anniversaries, award ceremonies, charity events and much more! Some of their responsibilities, according to BLS, include the following:



Physical Fitness Trainer

Personal fitness instructors, or personal trainers, work with clients of all ages and skill levels. They instruct individuals or groups with cardiovascular and strength training exercises. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the following are common duties of a personal trainer: