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  • 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...

  • Making it Easier for Nurses to Change Jobs

    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 from one nurse who found...

  • How to Create Your Personal Brand

     

    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 know...

  • New Business for Spring

    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 you’re doing.  As we approach spring, it’s prime time to begin creating something of...

  • Business Ideas to Pursue This Spring

    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 own businesses or buy a opportunities and...

  • How to Reconcile Technology and Sustainable Living through Social Entrepreneurship and Networking

    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, it's...

  • How to Prepare Yourself for Going Back to School

     

    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 article...

  • Putting a Woman's Name On It

    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 not...

  • Want to Reach the Big Spenders? Speak to the Woman of the House

    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 certainly changed. Now women...

  • Tips for Finding the Right Life Insurance

    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...

  • Selling online? Understand What Your 1099-K IRS Form Reports

    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-employed, you have...

  • How to Create an Effective Email Newsletter

    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
    • Obey...

    • Mayer Dictates End of Work-from-Home Policy for Yahoo: Your Thoughts?

      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 outrage since...

    • Tips to Rebuild Your Precious Credit

      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...

    • Marketing Tactics You Can Use

      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. 

      ...

    • How Your Fashion Choices Can Help or Hinder Your Career Success

      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...

    • How A SWOT Analysis Helps You Plan More Effectively

      When it’s time to develop a plan whether it’s for business or your personal life one technique that can help in planning next steps is a SWOT analysis.

      SWOT is the acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.  Many...

    • Making your goals short-term boosts likelihood of success

      I remember when I was younger I promised myself I was going to learn to speak Spanish by the time I was 30.  I made this promise when I was in my mid-twenties.  Guess what, by the time I hit 30, I still hadn’t learned Spanish, even though being...

    • Advice For Women Looking Into Legal Careers

      The legal profession, all jokes aside, is a noble one. It is also a highly competitive field, one in which it is difficult to make a name for yourself. It is not, however, impossible to get in there and really shine. Here are some tips to help...

    • Beware of Brainstorming: It May Not Be the Best Way to Unleash Creativity

      Brainstorming is one of the most popular method companies use to try to unleash creativity. Companies use brainstorming to generate new products, gear up marketing campaigns, or solve problems to name just a few applications.

      The rules...

    • 5 Huge Mistakes Made By First-Time Entrepreneurs

      (and the principles that will help you avoid them)

       

      Being an entrepreneur is fraught with challenges, but with the right mindset and a keen eye for the pitfalls, you’ll be better suited to turn your business, product, or...

    • The basics of email marketing

      Email marketing continues to be a profitable way for businesses to reach prospects.  But as inboxes become more and more crowded it’s important for marketers to remember the basic concepts that lead to a successful campaign.

      Here are...

    • Why Do You Want to Work There?

      When it comes to choosing your place of work, there are a variety of things that need to be taken into consideration. Many people are quick to jump to the conclusion that money is what matters most, but often times there are plenty of other...

    • Don't Let Fear Keep You from Reaching Your Goals

      Often, we set goals but something happens and we never reach the goals we set. Why is that?

      The easy part is setting the goals—whether they’re personal (I’ll get more exercise) or professional (I’ll move up the next...

    • Why Your Online Reputation is Vital

      Whether you’re an individual or a company, your online reputation says a lot about who you are and what you represent. Due to the web becoming more personalized, there are high chances of your information being accessible online, but you may be...

    • The Benefits of Call Center Training

      There is nothing worse than to be put on hold when you call a company. The longer I have to wait the more negative my feelings become. We all have horror stories about calling a company and either being thrown into an automated loop or being...

    • Risk Assessment in the New Workplace

      There is no way to get around how expensive insurance can be. Insurance carriers often understand that their clients are stuck paying whatever rates they demand, and it can be tough to keep up. While there are many ways that you can lose a lot...

    • The best small business credit cards for 2013

      This post was submitted by Michelle Gregory.

       Entrepreneurs looking for a financial boost are in luck. Experts at Moneytalksnews.com predict that credit card companies will continue to lure consumers with...

    • The benefits of volunteering: you can receive as much as you give

      This Saturday, Jan. 16, is the National Day of Service, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. And while it’s great to have one day dedicated to volunteering, it would be great if volunteering became a routine part of all our...

    • Finding the Balance between Work and Home

      After several years of trying to do everything perfectly, I finally adopted this mantra:

      “If it worth doing, it’s worth doing imperfectly.”

      By acknowledging I couldn't be perfect in everything I was doing, I...

    • How to Get the Most from a Conference

      It’s that time of year again when conferences are starting to populate the business calendar.  Conferences can be great educational and networking tools but to get the most from them requires planning.

      Before you leave for the...

    • Avoid Negative Self-Talk and Build Self-Esteem

      Do you sometimes have a tape playing in your head when you make a mistake?  The tape goes something like this:

      • “How can you be so stupid?”
      • “What an idiot you are.”
      • “You are such a failure.”

      ...

    • Business Preparation Tips for the New Year

      The first day of the New Year, you may still be at home recovering from the stress of the 2012 holiday season. Most kids are still home from school, and the decorations need to be packed away. This time of year it can be very easy to get...

    • Making Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

      It’s the New Year and it’s time to once again to dust off those resolutions and try one more time to:

      • exercise more
      • stop smoking
      • eat better
      • give up caffeine, alcohol or chocolate
      • or...

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