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  • 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."

    ...

  • 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...

  • Expanding Your Manufacturing Base

    Producing your products in your own workshop is dependent upon your management abilities, your time constraints, and your facilities. At some point your product line will simply outgrow those dynamics, and that’s a good thing. You can expand,...

  • The Pros and Cons of Working Abroad

    Sometimes, when you're watching a commercial for the military, it might be a bit tempting to you. OK, perhaps not the military position itself, but all of the traveling that comes with it. The truth is, there are a lot of opportunities for and...

  • Illegal Questions in the Interview Process

    It seems like you hardly need to interview people anymore, what with everyone's dirty little secrets on full display thanks to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Why do people fail to realize that a public profile may be seen by...

  • How to Stay Focused at Work When You Are Going Through a Divorce

    One of the absolute hardest things for anyone to go through is heartbreak, and if it's by way of a divorce, that makes it just that much more difficult.

    One day, you're standing before a minister (or a judge) to pledge your undying...

  • What to Consider When Between Jobs

    When you’re between jobs, the last thing you want to hear is some motivational speech about how "when one door closes another one opens." The average platitudes we hear from well-meaning family and friends can become more than a little annoying...

  • Top 5 Ways That Money Problems Lead to Divorce

    Among the top contenders of divorce-causing problems is money. Money stress can drastically change the dynamics of even the happiest marriage. Though it's rarely the only reason a couple divorces, stressing over finances often seeps into all...

  • Know Your Rights: Breast Cancer and the Workplace

    So, you've recently found out that you have breast cancer and, as if you don't already have a ton that's on your mind and plate, you've still got to muster up the energy (and sometimes even the motivation) to go to work every day and deal with...

  • Five Tips for Taking Care of your Health

    Women approaching middle age have challenges in terms of staying fit, strong, and healthy, taking care of nutrition, and having a wellness-focused lifestyle. Common stressors at this age (35 to 55)...

  • Developing Authentic Confidence

    I have a difficult time with how many people talk about confidence, especially for speakers, and vaguely advocate you find it, yet they don't tell you how. This drives me crazy - and it's so important!

    Here's a quick way to know you...

  • Top Health Issues for Aging Women

    They say that wine only gets better with time and honestly, when it comes to the maturity of a woman, this resolve also applies. While women are naturally beautiful in their own right at any age, there's nothing like the confidence and peace of...

  • The Importance of Taking Risks in Your Career

    Some people are content to let their careers develop in a meandering fashion, receiving promotions when they are due rather than asking for them, or even silently accepting that they may simply be stuck in the same dead-end job until the day...

  • 5 Ways to Make your Weekends Productive

    The sun assaults your eyes as it makes its way into the room through the tiny slits in your horizontal blinds. You roll over in your oh-so-soft bed and look at the clock. It reads noon. You roll back over and pull a pillow atop your face to...

  • A Successful Woman in My City

    We're rolling out a city features section where you'll be able to post stories, business resources, or your own listing for your specific city.

    We invite you to join us as a new member and contribute your...

  • How to Make Your Commute to Work Less Stressful

    If you're lucky enough to have a job you love that also pays you well, you're already better off than most other people. If only that meant your day was stress free! Regrettably, stress doesn't disappear when your job is taken care of, and...

  • Top 5 Ways to Cut Banking Costs

    Technology is swiftly changing the way we handle our banking. Banks have figured out how to use the internet to make their customers' experience easier and cheaper. And smartphone technology has created the opportunity to handle our banking...

  • Options for Securing a Small Business Loan Even If You Don't Have Collateral

    Small businesses are what make our country work. But if you're a small business owner, times are tough. Consumer spending is down, and cost of living continues to rise. Sometimes the difference between closing your doors and a long, productive...

  • Productive Ways to Spend Your Time When You're Unemployed

    Just because you're one of the many suffering from a layoff (or other form of job loss) these days doesn't mean you should take this as a sign from the cosmos that it's vacation time and spend your unemployment lounging around collecting checks...

  • Dealing With Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

    Workplace ethics are an often discussed topic in the business world largely because they are, to some degree, open to interpretation. In many cases the law covers the basic do's and don'ts of workplace behavior. For example, criminal acts like...

  • Writing Off Your Vehicle for Business

    Tax season is not exactly the most welcome time of year for most people, especially those with businesses to run. And one of the more pressing demands is trying to determine how much of your annual vehicle usage can be successfully claimed as a...

  • 5 Things to Consider Before You Get an Office

    As your home-based business starts to grow, it could take on a life of its own. Soon you may find that your once-manageable operation has ballooned beyond your ability to effectively contain it to your personal property. In short, you may need...

  • Tips to Balancing a Family, Full Time Career and School

    You’ve decided to pursue your dream of earning a bachelor’s or advanced college degree. The research is going well, but the reality of balancing your home life, work and school is quickly becoming a vivid fear. Keeping that many balls...

  • Four Tips for Managing Your Money

    In an ever-changing financial world, your finances are a major factor regarding the quality of your life. At times money matters are taken for granted, but realistically, they should be on the forefront of all of your decision-making. Here are...

  • Best Ways to Market Your New Business With Little to No Budget

    If there's one thing new business owners usually don't have in spades, it's cash. And yet, you have to spend money to make money, especially where marketing is concerned. After all, if nobody knows that you exist you're probably not going to...

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