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  • The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

    In today's tempestuous job market, most Americans think that the only danger they face is being laid off and joining the legions of the unemployed. But for some professionals, heading to the office for the day actually comes with mortal danger...

  • Appropriate Attire for the Office – What Not to Wear

    by Jenna Ghosheh

    I have worked with many women across all industries, and there are some basic fundamentals of office attire that women frequently have questions about. Here are 5 basic tips of what not to wear to the office.

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  • Computer Repairs: DIY or Hire a Pro?

    If your computer flashes that gray screen and won't boot up, chances are your first response is absolute panic. Hopefully you've backed everything up, so even if the situation is dire you won't lose all your precious files, photos and music....

  • Essential Tech Products for the Modern Business Woman

    The modern business woman needs technology that works quick and intuitively, without costly glitches. Luckily, technology companies are more than up to the challenge. The information age has transformed the way we conduct business, from how...

  • 5 Ways to Design a More Productive Work Environment at Home

    One benefit of the down economy and miserable hiring climate is more and more people taking the opportunity to go out on their own as an entrepreneur. Sure, it's difficult getting any business off the ground, but managing your own schedule and...

  • 5 Ways to Prevent Hiring Catastrophes

    Everyone knows that hiring is the pits. It can be extremely disheartening to sift through stacks of applications with nary a qualified candidate among them. And even if you do find someone who looks great on paper, you may find yourself...

  • The Benefits of Having a Toll Free Number for Your Business

    If you run a small business, you probably understand you're fighting an uphill battle. Not only are you going up against the big boys in your industry and the hundreds of other small businesses clamoring for customers, but you're also working...

  • Top 5 Ways to Repair Your Reputation Online

    In some cases a bad reputation is deserved. Perhaps in the course of doing business you made a poor decision or had a major flub. Hey, we're only human; these things can happen no matter how professional you try to be. It may be the result of a...

  • Are You Tracking Your Social Media Performance?

    The term "social media" is a broad one that may refer to any number of internet applications that are used as tools for communication. So while you might instantly think of Facebook and Twitter when you hear the term, it could also be used in...

  • How secure are your online passwords?

    The hacking of over 6 million passwords from LinkedIn should have all of us worried. I checked my LinkedIn password using a free tool from LastPass.  And yes it was hacked and published....

  • Declutter your to-do list and become more productive

    Sometimes you just have to admit you can’t do it all.  It happens especially when our to-do list creeps onto a second page and continually nags us about all the undone things in our lives. 

    The outcome:  we can feel paralyzed; nothing...

  • The Most Common Accounting Mistakes Made by Independent Contractors

    The wonderful thing about working for yourself is that you get to be the boss. You don't have to deal with nosy supervisors constantly looking over your shoulder and micromanaging, you can set your own schedule, manage your workflow, and take...

  • How to get yourself to the top of the list on your next job search

    If it’s time find a new job, the age of the internet has made it a lot easier.  But that doesn’t mean you can just jump into your job search without laying the proper foundation.

    First, even before you update your resume, do a self-...

  • How Small Businesses Can Utilize Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding

    Never before have the resources been available to start your own business, or to expand your business, as they are today. With the Internet, we have the ability to connect with people from all over the world with the click of a single button....

  • Learning to Delegate More Effectively in the Workplace

    If you're in a management position, then you probably already know that a part of your responsibility is to properly delegate assignments to the people that you manage. However, if you're a good manager, then you also know that this sounds a...

  • Using project management to achieve your goals

    Starting a new project can be daunting but using project management tools to plan, organize, manage and lead a project can help you meet your goals.

    At its heart, project management uses many of the same techniques we use in everyday...

  • Major Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Web Host for Your Business

    If you want to compete in the workplace, there's no way (even legitimate reason) to get around the fact that you'll need a website. It's highly-effective when it comes to showcasing what your business has to offer, networking with other...

  • Moving to a big city: 7 tips to smooth the way

    Whether it’s New York, San Francisco, LA or Chicago, many young women are drawn to a big city as they pursue their careers or decide to advance their education. The opportunities in our nation’s largest cities are fabulous. To make your...

  • Why Your Business Needs a Solid Email Marketing List

    As social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter continue to grow, some people wonder if having (and needing) an email address will soon be a thing of the past. That's not something that we should be too concerned about. Matter of fact,...

  • Effects of Poor Lighting on Employee Productivity

    Perhaps you've heard of a little phenomenon called the Hawthorne effect. Based on a series of studies conducted at the Hawthorne Works factory in the 1920s and '30s, it was initially concluded that levels of lighting had the ability to affect...

  • 5 Common Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    At one point or another, we all have considered making some sort of investment. Correction: At some point in our lives, all of us_ do_ make investments, whether it's of our time, our efforts or our resources. The thing is, when it comes to...

  • How the Cloud Migration Process Works for Business

    When it comes to topics like how to make cloud migrations work for business, don't feel bad if the first thing that comes to your mind is, "OK, how about someone explain to me what 'cloud migration' is first?"

    It's a fair question...

  • Top 5 Social Media Monitoring Tips for Your Small Business

    Whether you're new to the idea of using social networking on behalf of your small business or you've spent the last couple of years busily learning the ins and outs of search engine optimization while doing all you can to beef up your Facebook...

  • The Pros and Cons of Having a Virtual Office

    Modern technology has made it possible to have a lucrative career without being tethered to a traditional office. With the prevalence of smartphone technology, video and tele-conferencing, networking and cloud computing, professionals can...

  • The pitfalls of seeking revenge

    We’ve all experienced that desire to get even with someone who’s hurt us or treated us badly.  But I’m mindful of an old Chinese proverb:            

                    "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

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  • How to Manage Personality Conflicts When You Lead a Team

    You received that promotion because you're really good at your work, and at managing a team. While you probably went through a honeymoon period during which everyone got along, good work was delivered and your bosses were happy, it is...

  • How to Improve Your Communication Skills in the Office

    We all know that guy at the office who mumbles and stumbles over every word (you could have sworn you heard him say he would burn down the building when you swiped his red stapler). Or there's the lady that talks too loud at the water cooler,...

  • What You Should Know Before Starting a Career in Education

    It used to be the case that obtaining an education was considered a privilege, something that only the wealthy elite could aspire to. It has only been within the last century that the public masses have benefited from ongoing education. And...

  • Details vs. Intentions - Don't Confuse the Two

    As a website designer, we often work with clients who have ideas about what they want to do with their site, but who may want some additional help in "clarifying" what a functional specifications list may look like, or what may be a good...

  • Defining Yourself on your Own Terms

    Have you ever found yourself doing something, feeling a certain way, or behaving Pavlovian-style in a prescribed way, almost unconsciously?

    Just because you learned something in a certain way does not mean that it has to be that...

  • Learning to Delegate Effectively and Prevent Work Overload

    These days we're expected to be superwomen. There's work, family and friends that all require attention, and every once in awhile you're supposed to be able to squeeze out a few minutes for yourself. But there are only so many hours in a day,...

  • Top 5 Life and Time Management Tips for Busy Women

    As women we tend to believe that we can have it all; kids, career, a beautiful house, healthy and fulfilling relationships, and a perfect life all around. Right? Unfortunately, it rarely works out that way. No matter how good your intentions...

  • 5 Ways to Prepare for a Career Change

    If there's one thing in life that we're not always prepared for, but will inevitably happen, it is change. And while there are some rare people that you may meet that have stayed in the same position with the same company for many years,...

  • Productive Things to Do During Your Daily Commute

    There's no shortage of tasks to be completed in a given day, at least not for most working adults. So when you have to spend hours each week cursing your way through morning and evening commutes, it's only reasonable that you would become...

  • 9 New Places to Seek Professional Talent

    There are some top places where I'd recommend recruiters find top talent. These job board and professional profile sites are a good starting "launchpad" to find savvy and well-trained staff. That said, a more in-depth understanding of your...

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