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    The importance of authenticity and how to embrace yours

    By The JAG Team | January 24, 2023

    The word “authenticity” seems to be a buzzword in the business world these days. But if you really think about what the word means, it’s actually the antithesis of a buzzword. Simply defined, the word means “genuine” and it’s the furthest thing from business jargon. In fact, it’s incredibly important as a leader for you... Read More

    Buying versus renting in the Triangle in 2023

    By The JAG Team | January 23, 2023

    Are you planning to make a move in the Triangle in 2023? You may already be wondering whether it’s smarter to rent or buy your next home. It’s true that the last few years left many people scrambling to get into their piece of the real estate market, which caused housing costs to rise across... Read More

    5 green home improvements to start taking advantage of in 2023

    By The JAG Team | January 16, 2023

    If you’ve been thinking about making green improvements to your home, 2023 might just be the year to make it all happen. In August of 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, legislation designed to lower energy costs and support a clean energy economy across the United States. Over the next 10 years, increased tax... Read More

    4 insights for developing your leadership skills

    By Jim Allen | January 10, 2023

    Some people are natural born leaders. They tend to have a certain charisma that draws people in. They are outgoing, confident, and decisive. They naturally take charge in situations. You are likely already thinking about people who are described in this way. You may have worked with some, or you may have historic leaders like... Read More

    5 advantages you may have as a first-time home buyer

    By The JAG Team | January 9, 2023

    Is it finally your time to buy a new home in the Triangle? If you’re considering making a first-time purchase on a home, Thomas Eller, Vice President of North State Bank, says you may be in a great position to buy a home. Purchasing a home is a long-term investment that can help you build... Read More

    The power of teamwork and how it can help a business succeed

    By Jim Allen | December 28, 2022

    Just how important is teamwork when you’re building a business? Some leaders believe teams that function well together can lead to massive success for a business. Likewise, a poor functioning team can destroy one. It was the outstanding entrepreneur and innovator Steve Jobs who once said, “Great things in business are never done by one... Read More

    4 last minute tasks to prep for the holidays

    By The JAG Team | December 21, 2022

    Christmas is almost here. As you’re tackling those last-minute gifting needs and prepping for the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take a moment and think about what you can do to make sure you stay healthy and stress-free this season. Whether you’re hosting a dinner or simply staying home to enjoy some peace and... Read More

    Why ‘Missing Middle Housing’ is the future of housing in the Triangle

    By The JAG Team | December 19, 2022

    The Triangle’s growth and current mortgage interest rates have caused first time homebuyers to think twice about whether it’s the right time to invest in real estate. Affordable housing in the Raleigh-Durham area is a need that leaders across the region are committed to developing. In fact, the City of Raleigh itself has committed to... Read More

    Make your holiday unforgettable with these Triangle-area favorites

    By The JAG Team | December 16, 2022

    Learning to be a local Series Whether you’re new to the Triangle or looking for something new to do with your time, one thing to know is that Raleigh-Durham is home to some of the most incredible holiday events you can find. Whether you’re someone young who’s looking for fun nightlife, a family with kids... Read More

    6 steps for dealing with fear as a leader

    By Jim Allen | December 13, 2022

    When you’re running a business, there are two words you may not associate with being a top performer: love and soulfulness. Yet Dr. Pippa Grange, a sports psychologist who has worked with elite athletes across the globe to overcome fear and find success, believes those two words are key to achieving. In her book, “Fear... Read More