INDUSTRY TRENDS The ban-the-box movement continued to gain traction in more cities and states, and 2014 saw Washington D.C., New Jersey and Delaware pass their own versions of state-wide ban-the-box laws. Now, more than 30 states have some type of laws to protect those with criminal backgrounds and help them to find employment without being…

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Hendersonville, N.C., December 17, 2014 — Mind Your Business CEO Karen Caruso has graduated from the “10,000 Small Businesses” course, an exclusive business-management program hosted by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She was accepted into the program this fall, and completed the curriculum at Babson College, MA. During her time in the program, Caruso attended 100…

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Mind Your Business headed out to Denver last week for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners’ 2014 annual conference. The conference included breakout educational sessions, an exhibition with more than 40 companies presenting on the tradeshow floor, and a keynote speech by Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller. Education sessions included information on legal issues…

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Asheville business development seminar, hosted by the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center. Over the past month, the SBTDC has hosted several of these seminars for female small business owners, with a variety of topics covered. Each of the seminars included discussions about marketing your company as a woman-owned small business and how…

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Hendersonville, N.C., September 1, 2014 — Mind Your Business recently became the proud recipient of a North Carolina Incumbent Workforce Development Program (IWDP) grant. This honor allows MYB to add value to the company by focusing on closing the skill gaps for employees, through improving education via training and certifications. Employees that are “incumbent workers”…

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Hendersonville, NC, August 13, 2014 — Mind Your Business is thrilled to announce that its CEO, Karen Caruso, has been accepted into Goldman Sachs’ exclusive 10,000 Small Businesses program. The purpose of the 10,000 Small Businesses program is to foster the creation of jobs and economic growth by providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with business…

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Hendersonville, NC, August 11, 2014 — Mind Your Business has recently been awarded its General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, which will allow MYB to take its first steps toward serving the government sector. The GSA Schedules program provides an easy method for vendors to form long-term contracts with the government, and accounts for $50 billion a…

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Last week was the WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) 2014 Annual Leadership Meeting in Washington D.C., and it was a great event filled with informational sessions, meet-and-greets with legislators, and networking opportunities. Mind Your Business CEO Karen Caruso made a trip to the nation’s capital for the three-day meeting, in order to participate in the…

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Hendersonville, NC, August 4, 2014 — MYB is pleased to announce that its customer relationship management system has been integrated for use with the National Catholic Risk Retention Group’s VIRTUS programs. Many religious organizations utilize VIRTUS programs to reduce risk and protect congregants, members, volunteers and employees alike. With this integration, MYB will be able to…

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accredited by the NAPBS. Conference attendees will hear from speakers such as Jacqueline Berrien, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. They will also have the opportunity to join panel sessions on topics related to the background screening industry, including recent developments and challenges in employment screening, FTC regulations…

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