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  • Use the Power of Storytelling to Get People to Do What You Want

    We see all kinds of warnings about bad consequences unless we change behavior.

    Here’s a sampling:

    • Wear your seatbelt
    • Don’t drink if you’re pregnant
    • Don’t drink and drive
    • Quit smoking...

    • How to Develop Your Home Business

      In the past , people have relied on several elements to start their own business. Some of these have included a college education (Master’s Degree minimum), substantial investments and a brick and mortar office in which to operate.

      ...

    • Learn From Mistakes to Avoid Mistakes

      Corporate America - and many other types of institutions - are migrating away from the age-old flow charts that show responsibilities and supervision traveling from the top to the bottom.

      Instead in recent years, there has been a move...

    • Ergonomics for a More Efficient Office

       When it comes to organizing and decorating your office space,everything from color schemes, furniture design and the location of the space all come into play when designing your space. But, in addition to the aesthetics, you should also...

    • Five Essentials Before You Get Pregnant

      Before taking the plunge into pregnancy and parenthood, wait a second — or month or two, at least — to plan and prepare for a happy, healthy experience. Life will never be the same once you're a parent, so knock these items off your list before...

    • Career options: paralegals and legal assistants

      Considering a career change?  Why not think about becoming a paralegal.  Paralegals, or legal assistants, paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal...

    • Limiting The Cost and Burden Of Your Brush With the Law

      Being arrested is a huge wake-up call. And, contrary to popular belief, it really can happen to anyone. It might be a small—or big—mistake or bad decision like an injury-causing driving infraction or DUI that’s gotten you or your child mixed up...

    • Offline Success: Four Ways to Be Battle-Ready In The Real World

      The lovably neurotic Woody Allen says that “80 percent of success is showing up.” But anyone who is struggling toward the top knows that’s not true. Being there is merely the first step in the becoming the reigning victor in your industry. You...

    • Who's Got Swag? Promotional Gifts That Impress

      When's the last time you got a promotional gift that truly left a good impression? Smartphones have made the pocket calendar passé and you...

    • 6 Phone Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job You Want

      In this economy, it’s an employer’s market, because there are so many applicants per job. With an abundance of applicants, employers have their pick of the litter, so it’s up to you to stand out and be chosen. It’s no easy feat, especially when...

    • Save Money on Gifts: Money-Saving Strategies to Make Shopping a Breeze

      The average person spends over $700 per year on holiday shopping, according to statistics compiled by Statistic Brain. This is just for the holiday season; it doesn't include birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings. Even though giving gifts is a...

    • 4 Ways to Spend Less on Postage

      Most businesses know it’s convenient to buy stamps online, but they don’t really think about how much they’re spending on postage.Shipping products, shipping contracts and shipping correspondence is part of most any business....

    • Design Tips to Revamp and Revitalize Your Home Office

      A business is only as organized as its owner. Therefore, wherever you work, it’s absolutely essential to work in a clean, open, professional-looking and organized space. If you’re looking to revamp your home office with creative, colorful decor...

    • Swallowing Your Pride To Improve Your Business

      As a savvy (and potentially type A) business woman, you probably have a hard time relinquishing control when it comes to your business. Your business is, after all, your baby. You came up with the idea, nurtured it, built a business...

    • Marketing Is All About Building Relationships

      When you drill down to basics marketing is a lot like dating.  First you have to find the right person.  Once you’ve found them you start a conversation, get to know them and build the relationship.

      So let’s translate this metaphor to...

    • Great Summer Work Dresses For Your Shape

      Great Summer Work Dresses For Your Shape

      by Jenna Ghosheh

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    • Tips for More Effective Networking

       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 the top on their own but if we took a close look we’d...

    • Confidentiality in the Work Place: Ethical and Legal Obligations

      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...

    • Making Your Business More Efficient

      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 access, fast connections,...

    • This Is Real Life: How to Connect Offline with Your Online Contacts

      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 percent...

    • Car Buying Tips

      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 more...

    • The Ups and Downs of the Minimum Wage

      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 states have minimum wages above...

    • Lower Your Utility Bills with these Energy-Savers

      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 providers are few...

    • Mastering a Balance: Life, Work, and Pursuit of Happiness

      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, but with the...

    • Time Tracking Software: Good-bye time cards, hello time tracking

      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...

    • How to Monitor Your Credit Reports

      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. 

      First, if a company...

    • Lessons from Success: What Can We Learn from the New Jackie Robinson Bio-Pic

      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 last weekend’s top grossing...

    • Products Every Super Mom Needs to Make Life Easier

      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.

      The...

    • 10 Essentials of Project Management

       

      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 and...

    • Reduce Clutter and Organize Your Office to Increase Productivity

      Whether you’re setting up a home office or reorganizing your cubicle, you owe it to yourself to create a functional workspace. Experts suggest that reducing clutter actually increases productivity. Imagine all the time...

    • Travel Tips for Business Women

      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,...

    • Managing a Work-at-Home Business as a Single Mom

      Working from home is an option that many people, especially single mothers, are taking advantage of in this day and age. Working from home has become a way for mothers to find a way to earn an income from home while still being able to spend...

    • Stress Management for Workers in Helping Professions

       

      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 jobs...

    • Lesson in Success: Ursula Burns--From Projects to Penthouse

      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...

    • Time Management Solutions to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

      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’re more likely...

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