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Do What Comes Naturally with Lynn Oldshue

Cheers To Business

Release Date: 10/28/2020

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On this episode, Karen talks with Ashley Smith, the Vice President of Wholesale Pharmacy at DocRX, about how she and her company took control of the COVID-19 business chaos, their processes, and their services and products to serve their existing and new clients better. Their pivot to PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) products and fulfillment has led to new revenue streams, saved jobs at DocRX, and has helped many companies get back open quickly and safely. This a true COVID-19 business success story!

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Karen and Dr. Gia Wiggins of Morale Resource, LLC, have a serious talk about what they know, as of today, about the FRCA (Family First Corona Response Act), PPP forgiveness, and creating an official company telecommuting policy for your employees and staff. Karen shares some accounting and tax wisdom to navigate these tricky federal acts and Dr. Gia explains the HR and employment issues of these ever-changing federal programs.

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According to American Songwriter Magazine, "Abe Partridge has established himself as one of the most respected songwriters and visual folk artists in the southeast." Karen talks with this rising creative artist about how he has turned his passion for songwriting, painting, and storytelling into a career, a brand, and a way of life. On this episode, Abe will tell us his journey from the Baptist preacher to the Air Force and the music stages and art gallery walls all over the Southern USA.

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Meet Lynn Oldshue. After 1000's of interviews and building 31 thousand followers on her Our Southern Souls Facebook page, this journey has led her to write hard-hitting investigative articles for print media like The Lagniappe, and now you can hear her on Alabama Public Radio. Lynn will give us some tips on the steps she is taking to keep doing what she loves to do, use her voice to share the stories of diversity and the extraordinary lives of people from all over the South.

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Lynn Oldshue on Cheers To Business with Karen Simmons

On this episode, Karen talks with the writer, storyteller, and voice of the many with Our Southern Souls, Lynn Oldshue. Lynn has turned her passion for writing, art, and storytelling into a life of publishing and investigative journalism. After starting her magazine, The Southern Rambler, to write about her love of local arts and artists, she found her real writing purpose and her big "why, " sharing everyday people's hidden stories. After 1000's of interviews and building 31 thousand followers on her Our Southern Souls Facebook page, this journey has led her to write hard hitting investigative articles for print media like The Lagniappe, and now you can hear her on Alabama Public Radio. Lynn will give us some tips on the steps she is taking to keep doing what she loves to do, use her voice to share the stories of diversity and the extraordinary lives of people from all over the South.

 

Key Takeaways

> Don't wait around to get the job or project you want; start doing it now even if that means doing it all yourself.
> Get started, be patient with your work, and give yourself time to improve.
> Validate yourself: make the work that satisfies your expectations.
> Always be practicing until you have an audience and skills that you want.

 

Resources:

Lynn Oldshue
Our Southern Souls   |   Facebook

 

Cheers To:

To understand the role of what a CFO is or any "chief" position. When you put a "C" in front of the title, it should be a strategic position. - Dr. Gia Wiggins

Putting your ear to the ground is the best way to make sure that your business is viable. - Dr. Gia Wiggins

Make sure that your product and services offering matches the need and demands of your market and industry. Be able to give up an offering if it is not profitable or is problematic. - Dr. Gia Wiggins

I have to beg you for what I deserve; then you don't deserve me. - Dr. Gia Wiggins

Give the people what they need, not what you were trying to force them to have. - Dr. Gia Wiggins

 

Learn More About DocRX

DocRx is a family-oriented company dedicated to tailor operational solutions for patient health and compliance programs that increases the quality and efficiency of patient-centered care and always with the mission of the patient's health 1st. With over ten years of experience helping doctors and their patients with diagnostic testing, patient monitoring, medical supplies, compliance, wholesale pharmacy, physician dispensing billing, and more.

DocRx is your patient and health compliance solution, both under one roof. To find out how DocRx can help your hospital, pharmacy, or physicians office see all their services at docrx.com.


Learn More About Karen Simmons & CFO Consulting

Karen C. Simmons, P.C.

CFO Consulting Services