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  • Securing a Trademark for Your Company Name

    When you start a business, there are several things you must do.  First, you need to come up with a business plan that will set you on a path to success.  Then you will likely have to secure financing to get your operation up and running.  You...

  • How to Plan a Wedding While Working Long Hours

    For most women, planning a wedding is both a stressful and enjoyable time in their lives. But how, in a 9-5 world, can you keep your wedding from taking over your life? For those of us with a full time job, other than wedding planning, the task...

  • 6 Steps to Start a Life Coaching Career

    Starting a life coaching career can be difficult. Most coaches have a hard time figuring out where to start and how to do so. Some are afraid to make the necessary investments because of the uncertainties they face. Both new...

  • It's Time to Update your Résumé

    Have you noticed that the more senior the position or the more established the person, the less lines in their résumé? In my situation, I just add a "summary" to any proposals we create, because my...

  • Why You Need to Start Planning for Your Future Now

    You’ve probably heard plenty of people say that you’re not getting any younger.  When you’re 20 or 30 it is easy to ignore this warning; you’ve got all the time in the world!  But once you hit 40 or 50 and begin to realize that retirement isn’t...

  • Workplace Health Risks and How to Avoid Them

    Unless your job involves caring for kids (who tend to spread germs like wildfire), you’re probably not terribly concerned about health risks in the workplace.  But there are a lot more potential health issues at play than the possibility of...

  • The Dos and Don’ts of Starting Your Own Business

    Starting a business isn’t as simple as setting up a lemonade stand; although Togo’s, for example, really did start with a college student serving sandwiches out of his house.  There are a lot of steps to be taken if you want to go from a light...

  • Working with People from Other Cultures

    Any time you find yourself working with new colleagues there are likely to be pros and cons associated with the situation.  Even if you speak the same language you may not be able to communicate effectively.  But when it comes to succeeding in...

  • Know Your Rights: Telling Your Boss You’re Pregnant

    Becoming pregnant can be both a blessing and a curse for the working woman.  On the one hand, you may be beyond excited at the prospect of bringing a new life into the world.  But the other side of that coin is that you will almost certainly...

  • Savings and Investments for the Savvy Modern Woman

    Finding the right kind of work-life balance isn't always a question of effective time management, for many of us it might also be a question of money. If, in light of Britain's current economic circumstances, you are among the thousands of women...

  • Challenge: 40 Things to Accomplish by Age 40

    I'm inspired to create a list of 40 things to do by age 40. Some of these items are from my existing visionboard, and some are specific items I'd like to complete.

    If on the day of my 40th birthday, all these items are crossed off, I'll...

  • How to Find Work Life Balance during a Recession

    The path to personal health and wellness isn’t always clear.  And there are going to be plenty of obstacles in your way, most of which you will only spot in the rearview mirror.  The major problem faced by most professional women these days is...

  • Successful Time Management, in 7 Steps

    These are my recommended steps toward successful time management:

    1) Keep yourself on time
    Use a watch and calendar to schedule your day!

    2) Prioritize
    Priority A items go first...

  • Five Must-Have Work Wardrobe Essentials

    A lot of people entering the professional workforce find themselves at a loss when it comes to what to wear.  Appropriate work attire may vary by company, with some demanding top-notch office apparel (full suits) while others are content with...

  • Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Marriage

    When your marriage is on the rocks, there are many ways to save it; you can try to talk through your problems on your own, take a vacation or couples retreat, and even engage the services of a licensed therapist (or save some time and money...

  • Don’t Let Bad Hygiene Cause Career Suicide

    We’ve all had those mornings where we just can’t seem to drag ourselves out of bed in time to take a shower before work.  So what do you do?  Just brush out yesterday’s ‘do, put on some extra perfume and deodorant, and hope that nobody notices...

  • 5 Reasons you Should Reward Yourself When you Reach Your Business Goals

    Today’s woman goes into business for a variety of reasons: the desire to control her financial destiny, the need for autonomy, or perhaps the belief that her service or product will potentially enhance the current marketplace or make the world a...

  • Is Your Appearance Holding You Back in the Workplace?

    • Have you been passed over for promotion more than once despite the fact that you are doing an adequate (or better) job? 
       
    • Do you sometimes feel as though you are invisible to your bosses, no matter how much...

    • Who Says your Life has to be a Certain Way?

      There are many who tell you that your life has to fulfill a certain path, namely:

      1) Graduate from high school.

      2) Earn a college degree.

      3) Get a good job.

      4) Get married.

      5) Get a house.

      6...

    • Computer Science: Females Included

      When you think of female-dominated college majors, computer science isn’t likely to be at the top of your list.  This is largely because associated fields like IT, engineering, programming, and so forth are populated with men.  But the tide may...

    • Recruiting the Best and Brightest Women for Your Organization

      These days there are more women than men entering colleges and universities, which means that businesses that want to move into the future need to start thinking about how they can recruit these qualified candidates.  In addition to filling a...

    • Make your Brand "Pop" with Promotional Products

      When we first started out in business, we created pens to give to trusted associates, friends, and referral partners - and we listed our website and phone number on the side of the pen -- they were rainbow stripes.

      However, in the...

    • Shed Your Financial Fears: How Your Beliefs About Money May Be Holding You Back

      Did you inherit your parents' financial fears?

      For instance, if one or both of your parents constantly complained about money and worried that they would not have enough, you may have developed a belief system that...

    • Best Careers for Women in Math and Science

      Women seeking jobs in math and science are finding high success rates for specialty occupations requiring technical and analytical skills. The fields of math and science are attracting more women each year as the number of female candidates...

    • Getting Your Employer to Chip In for a Costly Commute

      With the employment line stretching around the proverbial block, more and more people are resorting to taking jobs far from home in order to make ends meet.  Unfortunately, this could make for a pretty hefty fuel expenditure when all is said...

    • The Importance of Being on Time and Meeting Deadlines in Business

      As a working woman you need to set yourself ahead of the curve in terms of professionalism. Having employers and clients taking you seriously is the first step to moving up the corporate ladder and achieving the success you desire. Getting your...

    • Effective Leadership Traits

      What are some ways you can be a better leader?

      This is a question many business owners and managers should take time to ask themselves. You may have heard that some individuals are “born leaders,” but most good leaders are molded by...

    • 5 Facts of the History of Women’s Rights

      The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that, “no state shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.  This first section protected individuals’...

    • Why You Should Carry Business Cards with You Wherever You Go

      In the business world very little carries more weight than a well known name. A name that retains clout is priceless when it comes to acquiring licenses and retaining contracts. People always feel for comfortable around established names with...

    • Talk Money for Relationship Success

      Money is an important tool to survive in America, and it is one of the top reasons for divorce and/or separation of couples. Money is a support system, and indeed can be seen as a form of trust, respect, and responsibility. It's well known that...

    • Women and Money: The Top Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

      Women and men are not so terribly different when it comes to the things they want out of life: love, comfort, food on the table and a roof over their heads.  But when it comes to spending money, the sexes seem to have vastly different...

    • Joining Clubs for Career Women: A Great Way to Network

      Have you ever noticed that as an adult you have a much harder time meeting new people (especially other women)?  For one thing, you simply aren’t exposed to as many new people in your daily life as you were during your school days.  But even...

    • How to Ensure Your Job Security

      These days, hanging onto a good job can be a dicey proposition.  Layoffs are ongoing, unemployment is on the rise, and despite assurances by the government that things are turning around, the job market does not seem to be improving.  Because...

    • What to do if You’re Injured on the Job

      The working world isn’t a dangerous place for most of us, especially with safety procedures in place to ensure that accidents are avoided.  And yet, there may come a time when you are injured on the job (whether in the course of your work or...

    • Is Your Idea of Success Unattainable?

      At some point in your career, you probably made a decision about what success looked like for you and how you were going to reach it. This is quite possibly one of the most important decisions affecting your future, however, if you are having...

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