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  • Finding Success... and Staying Single

    Throughout Asia, there is a growing trend among women to hold off marriage until later in life or even to completely forgo the act. In doing so, women are having less children and doing so at later ages, resulting in a significant drop in the birthrate in many Asian countries. The inequity...

  • Is the Economic Recovery Gender Biased?

     

    Let’s just start by making it perfectly clear that the recession isn’t over, regardless of what the government keeps trying to tell us.  Although some companies are hiring, others are still enacting layoffs, so while we may be clawing our way back from a job deficit, it’s not quite...

  • Was your business beaten by the recession or did your business beat the recession?

    With the world economy being one of the major points of focus in 2011 and without a doubt it will continue to be in 2012, businesses were faced with challenging times and had to make difficult business decisions to survive.


    From the book “Lessons learned from the...

  • How a Good Night's Sleep Makes You Happier, Healthier, and More Productive

     

    The dawn of the twenty-first century has shown an increase in fast-paced, technologically-impacted lifestyles that often leave people open to more stress than ever before.  There is so much more to do and places to go, more to find surfing the internet, more to watch on television...

  • Top Tips to “Break the Tax Code” And Stretch Your Do-It-Yourself Dollar

     

    With the current state of our shrinking economy, financially squeezed consumers are turning more toward “Do-It-Yourself” projects on everything from landscaping, to car maintenance, and even taxes – all to save more and hang on to their hard earned money.

    With...

  • 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 extra money on the side, the internet has created...

  • 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 community, on a global scale, or entirely online.  And...

  • 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 come together in order to turn an idea for a...

  • 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” their business to potential lenders and/or...

  • 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 mediocre business into something both spectacular...

  • 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 competing goals in mind.  While you certainly want to...

  • 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 & cooling company, looking for something new and...

  • Diversifying your Income Streams

    When I hear the tales of so many people who are laid-off from their jobs, I feel that, as women and as wives, mothers, friends, and sisters, we have an absolute responsibility to increase our abilities, to give ourselves permission to take risks, and to give ourselves more and more freedom...

  • 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 husband, a CPA Monday through Friday, cuts the...

  • 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 significant force in the economy, a number of factors...

  • 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 development? You cannot give anything if you have...

  • Gramercy & Co. - A Luxury Online Boutique

    Dear friends,

    I'm happy to announce the launch of one of my favorite projects: Gramercy & Co.

    Over the years,  I've had the chance to travel and meet people in places like Rome, Burkina Faso, Egypt, and Peru. I love the ability to connect with others, and this, combined...

  • 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 DNA hails from Scandinavia! My current relatives...

  • 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 don’t have to be Einstein to cut your taxes. You...

  • 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 women began entering the teaching profession but were...

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