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  • Three Alternative Methods for Financing Your Start-Up

    Credit just isn't available the way it used to be. It's amazing to think that only ten years ago, any man or woman off the street could get a little start up cash from a commercial bank with a half-baked business plan and a warm smile. Before the credit crunch caused by the 2008 financial crisis...

  • 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 introducing another element into your work/life equation...

  • Challenge: 40 Things to Accomplish by Age 40

    I'm inspired to create a list of 40 things to do by age 40. Some of these items are from my existing visionboard, and some are specific items I'd like to complete.

    If on the day of my 40th birthday, all these items are crossed off, I'll be pleased. I'll dream big in the hopes of...

  • 5 Reasons you Should Reward Yourself When you Reach Your Business Goals

    Today’s woman goes into business for a variety of reasons: the desire to control her financial destiny, the need for autonomy, or perhaps the belief that her service or product will potentially enhance the current marketplace or make the world a better place.

    For some, it took many years...

  • Is Your Idea of Success Unattainable?

    At some point in your career, you probably made a decision about what success looked like for you and how you were going to reach it. This is quite possibly one of the most important decisions affecting your future, however, if you are having issues reaching your goal, you may want to take a...

  • Why Women Should Consider Careers in Criminal Justice

    Where a criminal justice degree was once off limits to women, members of this formerly exclusive brotherhood are feeling the nudge of determined elbows as more women insist their way through doors that formerly read, “men only.” At New York’s University at Albany School for Criminal Justice,...

  • Getting out of your own Way

    As women, sometimes we put our own roadblocks in front of us. The more we become successful, the greater the challenges that face us. And, incredibly, the larger the obstacle in our path, the more life-affirming, creative, and energizing is the solution -- if we are...

  • Starting up a Business: Just do it!

    For many women who are interested in going into business, the biggest obstacle to getting started is simply getting started. If we get bogged down in doing market research, perfecting a business plan, doing surveys, questionnaires, and focus groups, and tinkering with the item in question, we...

  • How to Draft and Refine a Business Plan

    The key to starting your business off on the right foot is a smart and savvy business plan, as any business-school graduate will tell you.  You’ll need it to determine your immediate and short-term course of action, decide if you need investors or partners, and secure the bank loans to get...

  • Five Characteristics of Successful Women

     

    You see them all around you; women succeeding in every avenue of life.  They seem to have direction and know what they’re doing.  They seem busy, satisfied, and put together while you can barely coordinate an outfit.  You wonder how they manage to look so calm and collected when you...

  • Top Ten Steps to Building your Business

    My partner and I started our web design company with two Mac laptops, a burning drive and passion for connecting people to the Web, and our personal address books.

    We were determined to focus on our core skills, which were...

  • The Importance of Telling your Story

     

    We are far, far more interested in stories then we are interested in your sales talk.

    We're excited to hear the story of how you got into business.

    We're inspiried by the obstacles you face and how you overcome them.

     

    What is your story...

  • There is no Hidden Secret to Success

    One thing that I've found, time and time again, is that there is no hidden "secret" to achieving what you want. The path is simple and it is plain to see. Directly in front of you, maybe underneath the piles of clutter and junk, is your destiny, the one in which you rise up and reach all of...

  • Succeed by Breaking Your Big Goal into Smaller Chunks

    If I told you that you needed to make a million dollars, could you do it? Why or why not?

    .... while you're working on the ideas of why or why not, here are some brainstorm ideas to get you started on the "how" --

    What if I told you to come up with 20...

  • How I Quit my Job to Follow my Dream, by Reg Silva

    Editor's note: The following is about someone who recently quit a profitable job to pursue her dream. I know many of you have this in mind but here are the specific steps she took. Notice her advice that "I just knew if you do something you love, everything else follows." Don't believe in...

  • Lessons in Success: #20 Creating Extraordinary Meaning out of the Ordinary

    As human beings, we tend to forget our memories, victories, or happy times unless they are physically present in some form.

    For example, when we place photos of our loved ones in prominent places, we are constantly reminded of our relationships with them. When we look at a ring or other...

  • Lessons in Success: #16 Practice Being Selective

    Today, I’d like you to start being selective. This means making choices: you have a choice from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep.

    Select an option that makes sense to you and supports you in your overall purpose in life.

    • This might mean selecting...

  • Staying Comfortable? Not if you want to achieve your dreams!!!!

    No one ever achieved greatness by staying comfortable. We all have a comfort zone we love being in. It's nice and safe and we reign supreme. The only problem with it is that to grow and learn and achieve our potential and all that we can become, we have to step outside that...

  • Lessons in Success: #12 Measure what you want to Improve

    Measuring a benchmark always improves it. This is *always* true if you’re focused on attaining your goals. Whatever you measure is going to improve: so, if you want to improve, measure the correct number!

    What is your correct number to measure? This depends on what matters to you.

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  • Budgeting for Success

    I'm a big fan of monitoring your success "by the numbers," meaning finding a number and tracking that over time, to get a sense of how your project is going.

    For example, in a business, you could track income and expenses per month (your profit and loss statement) as well as your...

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