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Rescue Your Company

The headlines are hard to miss. Just last week the nation was stunned by a workplace shooting in Illinois where a disgruntled former employee stormed in to the Aurora warehouse where he’d just been fired and killed five people. That’s why Asfalis and Punch Alert are teaming up next month to bring you a can’t miss panel called Rescue Your Company From Unsafe Behaviors: Preventing Workplace Violence and Vulnerabilities through Leadership Training, Strategies and Effective Hiring Processes. Vanessa Vaughn runs Asfalis, an agency that works with companies to come up with business continuity and crisis management programs. Before coming to corporate America, Vaughn did terrorism mitigation in the fields

March 18th, 2019|

Part 8 – #TeamCharlottes Gratitude for China

This video is the 8th part of a blog series throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to capture the opportunities and experiences in Shenzhen China in 2017. Check out the previous video blogs: Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find Out About Shenzhen, China?; Part 2 - Communication and VPN's in China; Part 3 - Unique Industries and Relationships in China; Part 4 - Public Security and Chinese and American Risk Management; Part 5 - The Silicon Valley of China and it's Comparison to Charlotte from a Millennials Perspective; Part 6 - Charlotte Entrepreneurs Diversity of Business in China; and Part 7- What Experiences Took You by Surprise in

August 28th, 2018|

Part 7 – What Experiences Took You by Surprise in China?

This video is the 7th part of a blog series throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to capture the opportunities and experiences in Shenzhen China in 2017. Check out the previous video blogs: Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find Out About Shenzhen, China?; Part 2 - Communication and VPN's in China; Part 3 - Unique Industries and Relationships in China; Part 4 - Public Security and Chinese and American Risk Management; Part 5 - The Silicon Valley of China and it's Comparison to Charlotte from a Millennials Perspective; and Part 6 - Charlotte Entrepreneurs Diversity of Business in China. The video series are very informal, and a lot

August 7th, 2018|

Part 6 – Charlotte Entrepreneurs Diversity of Business in China

This video is the 6th part of a blog series throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to capture the opportunities and experiences in Shenzhen China in 2017. Check out the previous video blogs: Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find Out About Shenzhen, China?; Part 2 - Communication and VPN's in China; Part 3 - Unique Industries and Relationships in China; Part 4 - Public Security and Chinese and American Risk Management; and Part 5 - The Silicon Valley of China and it's Comparison to Charlotte from a Millennials Perspective. The video series are very informal, and a lot of joking is probably going to happen so be prepared

June 26th, 2018|

The Age of Resilience is Here

Two Crisis Experts Share Tips to Prompt More Active Crisis/Risk Readiness Many organizations take careful steps to prepare for, and deal with, sudden crises. They devote significant resources to attaining, and maintaining, regulatory and industry-specific compliance. They build risk management systems with protocol checklists and current contacts and backups.  Some even conduct recurrent trainings to build strength in response and to build. But how many can claim that they are resilient?  That they have what it takes to make the business and the brand/corporate reputation bounce back after a crisis? What separates a resilient company from one that is just prepared? Business resiliency requires that companies go a step beyond with active engagement

May 5th, 2018|

Part 4 – Public Security and Chinese and American Risk Management

This video is the 4th part of a blog series throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to capture the opportunities and experiences in Shenzhen China in 2017. Check out the previous video blogs: Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find Out About Shenzhen, China?; Part 2 - Communication and VPN's in China; and Part 3 - Unique Industries and Relationships in China. The video series are very informal, and a lot of joking is probably going to happen so be prepared to laugh! Justin Witz: During lunch you mentioned more about business, eluding to there focus is business all the time. Vanessa Vaughn: Yes. Justin: So can you just share .... you had a meeting

April 3rd, 2018|

Part 3 – Unique Industries and Relationships in China

This video is the 3rd part of a blog series throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to capture the opportunities and experiences in Shenzhen China in 2017. Check out the previous video blogs: Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find Out About Shenzhen, China? and Part 2 - Communication and VPN's in China. The video series are very informal, and a lot of joking is probably going to happen so be prepared to laugh! Amanda Zullo: A lot of our industries, a lot of the work we do at home doesn't exist in China. Whether it's Crisis Management, or even social good, or corporate social responsibility. A lot of these concepts are completely foreign

March 10th, 2018|

Part 2 – Communication and VPN’s in China

This video is the 2nd part of a blog series throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to capture the opportunities and experiences in Shenzhen China in 2017. Check out the 1st video, Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find Out About Shenzhen, China?  The video series are very informal, and a lot of joking is probably going to happen so be prepared to laugh! Vanessa: We talked about food, we talked about clothes, and business cards. Justin: WeChat. Vanessa: Mandarin. Amanda: Just what to expect. A lot of us are new to the concept of business and work in China, so what did we expect from the counterparts on the Chinese side? As Vanessa alluded

March 8th, 2018|

Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find out About Shenzhen, China?

In December 2017 the launch of an inaugural US-China Youth Forum on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was sponsored by the US Department of State and All-Youth China Federation. As part of the Forum, 50 American and 50 Chinese emerging leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation convened in Shenzhen, China with the goal of developing international partnerships, securing venture capital, and expanding deal flow and economic opportunities between the two countries. Stay tuned to our blog for a series of videos throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to learn more about the opportunities in Shenzhen. Justin: So we are in Shenzhen China with as part of the U.S.-China Entrepreneurship Forum for the youth. We

March 8th, 2018|

Part 5 – The Silicon Valley of China and it’s Comparison to Charlotte from a Millennials Perspective

This video is the 5th part of a blog series throughout 2018, with the pioneers of #TeamCharlotte to capture the opportunities and experiences in Shenzhen China in 2017. Check out the previous video blogs: Who is #TeamCharlotte and How Did They Find Out About Shenzhen, China?; Part 2 - Communication and VPN's in China; Part 3 - Unique Industries and Relationships in China; and Part 4 - Public Security and Chinese and American Risk Management. The video series are very informal, and a lot of joking is probably going to happen so be prepared to laugh! Justin Witz: You said something about employees and we talked about this earlier, Shenzhen is a lot like Charlotte in

March 8th, 2018|