Category Archives: Startup & Grow

Starting A Business Is Just Like Motherhood by @companyofwomen

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by Anne Day | Featured Contributor More and more women are starting their own business, and while their reasons may vary, much is to do with gaining control over their lives, seeking a flexible lifestyle so they are better able to meet the demands of family and work. Actually, in many ways, starting a business…

5 Traits for Entrepreneurial Survival by @SandraDawes

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by Sandra Dawes  | Featured Contributor It’s been a year since I left my full-time job in order to pursue my passion as an entrepreneur.  The journey so far has been quite the ride!  There have been up and downs, but I have no regrets about the decision I made.  There’s nothing that has been…

6 Ways to Add Appeal to Your Website by @bright_smith

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by Kia Howey Dolby | Featured Contributor If you take a stroll through your favorite shopping center or mall, you’ll notice that retailers dress their storefront windows to entice customers  to come in. Windows are merchandised with the newest, hot items or unique finds. Vignettes and mannequins are used to create a mood and to help potential…

Entrepreneurship and Business, Sales & Marketing, Personal Branding by @eleanorbeaton

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by Eleanor Beaton   Five Seconds. That’s about how much time it takes for someone you’ve just met to decide whether or not she can trust you. Which means that by the time you’ve said your name, started your talk, or launched into your presentation, you’ve either won the room over or left it cold….

How to Create a Productive Workforce: The 3 As of Happy Employees by @eMakeitHappen

by Emily Worden | Featured Contributor There’s a difference between managers and leaders.  The two roles are intricately linked and complementary, but they’re not the same.  Managers plan, coordinate, and organize tasks. Leaders inspire, motivate, and influence people.  Managers are about accomplishing short-term goals, leaders are focused on long-term vision. As business owners, we often have…

Oprah Does This and You Should Too! by @toninelsonbiz

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by Toni Nelson Sometimes I wonder if Oprah truly realizes the lives that she touches. She is such an inspiration for so many people. When Oprah had her TV show she had a variety of guests.  Those who watched found her interview style appealing as well as informative. There’s no doubt that Oprah’s audience tuned…

Why you should take notes from the Miley Cyrus Playbook by @StephanieDMedia

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by Stephanie Donegan Unless you’ve been under some sort of rock, Miley Cyrus has been all over the news recently. She’s often talked about for “twerking,” which might I add, is nothing new and is talked about in such a way as to say she isn’t as pure as she was when she was Disney’s…

Own Your Bold and Increase Your Bottom Line by @AnnaLongStokes

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by Anna Long-Stokes When I launched my first business over 5 years ago it blended into a sea of other health and wellness businesses in Portland, OR. Everything from my business name to my business cards screamed “Hey! I’m just ANOTHER wellness business doing what all the other wellness businesses are doing!”. When I look…

Role Modeling Your Way to Success by @jennaubert

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by Jenn Aubert Imagine starting your entrepreneurial journey knowing that you could impact hundreds, thousands, or even millions of other women on this same path, would you do some things differently right now? Would you show up in the world each morning focused, inspired and productive? Would you consistently, almost religiously, align your purpose with…

Beware of Cockroaches Posing as Business Coaches by @hkterry1

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by Heather K. Terry | Featured Contributor You’re about to undergo an invasive operation. The procedure’s being done by a skilled surgeon with an excellent reputation. Her track record’s nearly perfect, and she’s been doing surgeries like this for years. Fortunately for us, doctors aren’t allowed to operate on people before they study medicine for…