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  • Getting Through Holiday Travel

     

    For most people, the nostalgia built around the family togetherness of the holiday season is enough to bring a smile to the face and a warm flush of joy to the heart; but the prospect of spending hours or even days trapped in a car...

  • 6 Keys to Making a Masterful Deal: Negotiation Know-How

    The art of making a deal is a craft that requires a skillful, visionary and inspired application of key principles and methods to create the desirable end result: one where all parties win.

    Arthur Wylie,...

  • How to Improve Your Brand Perception

    The idea of creating a brand image is not as nebulous and uncertain as it may seem.  In truth, you probably have a pretty good notion of what your company is about and what you want the public to know about you.  So creating an identity that...

  • Women Working from Home: What are Your Options?

     

    These days, it’s easier than ever for women to leave the corporate world behind and still make some money while they focus on starting a family.  Even if you’ve lost your job in the recession or you’re simply looking to make a little...

  • Why Relationships with Coworkers are an Office Don’t

     

    We all know that entering into romantic relationships with coworkers is a bad idea.  We know this because most companies have policies against such out-of-office fraternization (that will usually result in one or both people getting...

  • Female Fashion Dos and Don’ts for a Job Interview

    When you finally get that callback about an application you put in weeks ago, you may start jumping for joy; any job opportunity during a recession is a reason for celebration.  But your shouts of elation may quickly turn to moans of dread as...

  • Laws That Every Small Business Owner Should Know

    Most small business owners start a company thinking about how great it is to live in a country where a person with a professional dream can turn it into a reality through hard work and perseverance, and eventually realize a level of financial...

  • Crossing The Digital Divide

                Technology's integration into the modern classroom shows huge promise for education. But there are a few stumbling blocks on the path toward universal technology implementation in every classroom. If teachers and administrators are...

  • Basic Branding Principles for Your Small Business

    If you own a small business, you may not think that branding is a major consideration; it’s not like you’re Coca Cola or Apple, after all.  But every business can benefit from attention to building a brand, whether it operates in a small...

  • Starting a Business? Top 5 Must-Haves

    Most people would love to start and manage their own business.  The thought of working for oneself is a dream for many adults.  But not everyone has what it takes to get a business venture off the ground.  There are a lot of pieces that have to...

  • The Success of Women Executives

    The making of a successful woman executive in business or government isn't a unique thing. What makes such women noticeable is that they've learned to master a career game that's been dominated by men for decades. Since the 1980s, such women...

  • Seven Biggest Mistakes in Raising Startup Capital

    While startup capital can be a tremendous benefit in helping new companies get off the ground and gain a footing in their respective markets, too many small business firms go under because their owners failed to understand how best to “pitch”...

  • Blogging – Long Term Investment, Potentially Amazing Pay-Off

    Blogging – Long Term Investment, Potentially Amazing Pay-Off

    It’s no secret that countless business entrepreneurs, men and women alike, have either started a business through blogging or used blogging to catapult their...

  • Planning an Event to Promote Your Business

    When it comes to promoting your business, it may behoove you to wine and dine clients, prospective clients, and even the press if you want to get your name out there and increase your earning potential.  But you probably have a couple of...

  • Time is Money: Tips for Getting Your Business Organized Fast

     As the owner of a business you are no doubt aware of the delicate balancing act that goes into squeezing out a small margin of profit. When your every decision could mean the difference between ending up in the happily in the...

  • Google+: Reaching for the right tool

    Professional carpenters are distinguished from inept nail benders by their knowledge of what tools best match certain tasks. Unlike the person whose only tool is a hammer, social media users should view Google+ for what it is,...

  • Are You Networking By The Rules?

    In the current social media revolution, it’s getting much easier to be kicked out of social media networking if you neglect the rules. At present, two of my favorite social media crimes are “SEO spammer and Link Dropper...

  • Tax Incentives to Help Your Business Go Green

    You probably have a lot of personal incentives to make your business eco-friendly.  Likely you live and work in a beautiful community that you would like to preserve, not only for yourself and the customers that support you, but also for future...

  • Inspiration and Success: Meet Rachael

     

    It’s not often (if ever) that I have encountered someone online who inspired me as quickly, readily and thoroughly as Rachael McCracken.  When I first found her not long ago, I was simply a content writer for an online heating &...

  • Full-Time Employee Plus Freelancer - The New American Career Path

    Those who are currently employed full-time are adding second jobs as additional streams of income and safeguards against potential layoffs.

    In addition to her full-time job, your co-worker is a beauty consultant in the evenings. Your...

  • Women Starting Businesses Have An Edge

              The presence of women-owned businesses in the United States is substantial, but they still continue to represent a minority. Though the 7.2 million majority-women-owned businesses – 1.2 million of those women of color – are a...

  • A Successful Woman Starts with a Successful Education

    You probably have a woman (or women) in your life that is practically perfect.  She is smart, funny, put-together, and a super-achiever.  No matter what she’s doing, from planning an ad campaign to taking a product to market, or helping the...

  • Tips on How to Become a Career Coach- Career Coaching Tools to Help You on Your Coaching Job

    If your problem is how to become a career coach with the ability to satisfy clients then you must find a way to develop yourself into one. How can you teach your clients about personal development if you yourself haven’t gone through personal...

  • 7 Pieces of Advice my Genes Gave Me

    About 6 weeks ago, I spent $100 on a DNA kit.

    I had already embarked on my hereditary heritage with National Geographic's Genographic Project. Great to know my...

  • What New Women Business Owners Need to Know about Tax Planning

    "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." 
    - Albert Einstein

    The bad news is, the tax code is so complicated Albert Einstein can’t understand it. The good news is you...

  • Why You Should Run Background Checks on Potential Employers

    These days, with so many people desperate for work, it is tempting to say that beggars can’t be choosers when it comes to a company that is offering employment.  And yet, nobody wants to uncover illegal activity at their place of work after the...

  • Make Yourself Through the Use of Online Social Media Networks

    In today’s computer-technology dominated world it can be difficult to make a name for yourself in your field of business, especially if you are a freelance entrepreneur. It’s crucial for all freelancers to understand and utilize the web and all...

  • Teach your Business Coaching or Personal Business Coach Clients How to Optimize Their Time

    Teach all of business or personal coach clients how to control their time.

    One of the most effective ways for your business coaching clients to achieve this is to employ associates or specialists on an as-...

  • Social media policies for teachers? That old feeling, again.

               Most of us don’t remember when teachers had draconian restrictions on their personal lives as a condition for employment. However, a nationwide barrage of legislative activity has revived the specter of those generations in which...

  • Is a Long Commute to Work a Deal Breaker?

    Many successful women are feeling the pinch of America’s prolonged economic slump more than their male counterparts simply because of the nation’s outmoded corporate culture. As such, today’s modern businesswoman is continually confronted with...

  • Finding a Better Balance

    Keeping a healthy balance in your life can be hard.  And if you're contemplating going back to school as an adult, maintaining some kind of equilibrium in your life can appear nearly impossible.  But remaining at the top of your game while...

  • How to Earn Money by Working at Home

    All of us have hit road blocks on the career front.  Sometimes it’s just a small stumble, soon remedied by a new offer of employment.  But with the economy in its current state, a hiccup can easily turn into a hiatus (whether you want it to or...

  • The Best Bets to Invest Your Money Safely

    The current investment market does not exactly put the average consumer at ease.  With the global economy still wading through the recession and stocks on a perpetual roller coaster, those looking to make their money work for them are doubtless...

  • Women in Business

    Women are leading men when it comes to enrolling in college. The gender gap in higher education flipped a few years ago. As of 2010, 57% of college students are...

  • Making a Difference through STEM Education

    There's a huge need for science and math teachers in America.

    Research shows that the most effective way to promote high-levels of student success is to have excellent educators in every classroom, but the demand for teachers in the STEM...

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