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Networking Women

 We’ve all heard about the “old boys’ network.”  How well are you using your “successful women’s network?” 

Sure we all admire the person who got to...

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In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. When we are given confidential information from our...

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Businesses don’t  always run smoothly. If yours isn't taking off or is in a rut, maybe it's time to take a look at the way you've been running it and see what you can improve..

Today's world is one of fast...

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Technology has played an interesting role in our lives: It's provided tools to help us get connected and closer to each other, but often we just end up hiding behind them.

Time Magazine recently reported stated that nearly 40...

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The first car I bought I think I drank an entire water cooler of water while I was at the dealership.  I was sooooo nervous. It doesn’t have to be that way. Today car buying is much easier because you have so many options to become...

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The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour—above the poverty level but barely—if you’re single. If you have a family, you’d be well below the poverty level if you are earning the minimum wage.

Nineteen...

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Some business costs are easily lowered by increasing productivity, moving into a smaller space, using less paper/toner and cutting down on unnecessary meetings. Other expenses aren’t so simple to cut back on. 

Utility...

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Do you feel like you’re doing the same the humdrum tasks day in and day out? If you do it, may be time to consider your options including getting an advanced degree,. Today, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree is good to have...

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One of the biggest expenses any employer faces is the cost of lost productivity, whether employees are absent or equipment breaks. Exacerbating the situation is that, unfortunately, not all employees are honest. Did you know that up to 19...

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Have you been turned down for a loan or a credit card?  If that’s happened to you, it’s time to take action to repair your credit.  Here’s what you need to know about your rights when it comes to credit reporting....

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The new Jackie Robinson bio-pic,”42”, which opened this past weekend, has attracted a large cross-section of folks—men and  women, young and old folks.  The movie, by highly respected filmmaker Brian Helgeland, was...

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Between kids and work it's easy for moms to get caught-up in the demands of everyday life and forget to take care of themselves. Although there is no easy-button in life, there are some products that make like easier and happier.

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Workers

 

Managing multiple projects, inter-company projects, or national or international projects is tough, no matter how capable project managers may believe themselves to be. Managing these projects can take a lot of your time...

Whether you’re setting up a home office or reorganizing your cubicle, you owe it to yourself to create...

At the Beach

Traveling regularly as a business women can be difficult without the right tools. As you travel around the country or the world, it is important to have things with you that will help you along your journey. Electronics,...

A roadmap to success

Working from home is an option that many people, especially single mothers, are taking advantage of in this day and age. Working from...

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CareerCast.com lists several helping professions among its Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs. For example, in 2013 public service jobs like military member, firefighter and police officer were mentioned in the list. Other stressful...

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If you're looking for inspiration or a role model than consider Ursula Burns. Burns is an inspiration for those looking to climb the corporate ladder, and a...

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One of the hardest parts of running your own business isn’t getting it up and going (though that is tough); it’s keeping it running smoothly. Running a business often means juggling tasks and, unfortunately, when you juggle you...

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We're all aware that this country suffers from a critical shortage of nurses.  That's why it's important to help nurses find new jobs quickly when their life situations change and they have to move.  Here's a write-up...

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Creating a personal brand is a wise first step in building a career path that will be both enjoyable and a good fit for your interests, skills and personality. The concept behind building a personal brand is simple: When you...

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While it’s true that starting your own business can make employment verification a little more difficult, it can really be worth your while if you know what...

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Women in areas all across the country are looking to get their feet wet within the world of owning and operating business. Many women become successful entrepreneurs after starting their...

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Hearing the terms technology and sustainable living often makes people think of two mutually exclusive ideas. However, these terms don't have to be completely foreign to one another. In fact, through social entrepreneurship and networking,...

 

Are you ready to be a mature student? Whether you started working straight out of high school or you joined the military, it may be difficult to gear yourself up to go back to school after having been out for a while. This...

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Do you ever feel like you are a faceless person in a corporation, even though you might have a high-visibility job in that company?

Many successful women don’t do enough to pat themselves on the back for a job well done. They may...

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Back in 1963, the song by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome, "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," was a No. 1 hit on the R&B billboard chart at the time. Fast forward 50 years later, it's clear that times have...

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One of the most important responsibilities of adulthood is to determine where your assets will go when you are gone. If you have dependents that rely on you to be the breadwinner, you owe it to them as well as to yourself to double down on the...

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Tax season is here.  For those of us who have our own businesses, it may well be the time we’re scrambling to pull all the paperwork together so that we can make sure we’re reporting accurately.

If you’re self-...

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Here are the steps that will help you create an effective email newsletter:

  • Know your audience
  • Create great content
  • Write compelling subject lines 
  • Make it visually appealing
  • ...
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Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, has stirred the media, blogosphere and tech worlds with her edict that employees may no longer work remotely.  Her message: either work from the Yahoo offices or quit. Many have expressed surprise and...

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Obtaining loans and credit with a low interest rate requires a strong credit history. However, when financial challenges arise that make it hard to maintain high personal credit scores it is important to begin rebuilding as fast as possible. By...

A roadmap to success

When it comes to marketing, things can change dramatically from one year to another. Traditional techniques such as print mail advertising no longer dominate the industry. Instead online marketing is the go-to choice for many marketers. Since...

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If you are interested in finance, math, and business; an accounting degree might be for you. However, without a degree it can be nearly impossible to move up in the accounting industry. There are many laws as well as math classes that are...

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Your personal fashion makes a statement and how you dress can contribute to your success. Your style can reflect the way you handle your responsibilities at work and how you build your relationship with your clients or colleagues. If you think...