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WORKING: Good Buddies, Good Business Partners?

Lots of professionals are now supplementing their income as freelancers or striking out on their own altogether. No doubt some of those people are running businesses with their friends, even though that can be fraught with challenges, according to workplace expert Brandon Smith. He says building a business relationship with a friend requires a ton of conversation up front to set roles, expectations and ways to handle conflict.

WORKING: Leaving Too Soon?

Accepting a great career opportunity sometimes means workers have to leave a position they’ve had for only a short time. Workplace and career expert Brandon Smith says such a short stint in a job has the potential to raise red flags with future employers, but he says workers can minimize such damage.

WORKING: The Limits Of Online Connections

When Cleveland marketing professional Kelly Blazek got a LinkedIn invitation from a young woman she didn’t know, she didn’t just ignore it. She sent Diana Mekota a blistering response calling her “entitled,” “inappropriate” and “tacky.” Brandon Smith says Mekota wasn’t wrong to reach out; likewise, Blazek wasn’t necessarily wrong to decline the invitation.

WORKING: When Your Boss Doesn't Like You, What Do You Do?

Last week with our Working guy, we looked at some of the signals bosses may send when they dislike an employee. This week, Brandon Smith is back to talk about how to improve that relationship.

Architect's Photos Capture Savannah Riverfront's History

The photos are now archived at Savannah's city hall.

Toronto Businessman Buys Vacant Downtown Macon Hotel Tower

The purchase means new life is coming to a signature property that opened as a Hilton Hotel in the 1960s, designed by legendary Miami architect Morris Lapidus.

Expert: No Way Movie Crew Had Permission To Shoot On Railroad Tracks

Memorial services will be held Wednesday for 27-year-old Sarah Jones, who died last Thursday during a movie shoot outside Savannah. Jones was a second camera assistant on the film “Midnight Rider,” a biopic about Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band.

WORKING: Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like You

It’s one of the questions our Working guy, Brandon Smith, gets most often: “I think my boss doesn’t like me. How can I tell?” He says, bluntly, that’s because bosses are usually terrible communicators, though they often offer some significant signals when they don’t like people.

To Dismay Of Craft Brewers, Georgia Sticking With 'Three-Tier' System

Microbrewers have been lobbying state legislators to loosen regulations that some say are stifling their industry, but it seems lawmakers aren’t interested in changing rules that have been around since the end of Prohibition.

Cold Hard Cash: Entrepreneurs Brave Winter Weather

As the snow and ice started to melt away Thursday, Georgians began venturing back outside. Wesley McConnell owns Thumb’s Up, a Decatur diner that serves breakfast all day. He and several of his employees stayed in a nearby hotel so that he could keep the restaurant open throughout the storm.

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