Category Archives: Startup & Grow

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

Miley Cyrus

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

Before hiring a business coach

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…

The One Tool Every Women Needs by @toninelsonbiz

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by Toni Nelson We live in a world of technology.  There are so many tools available to us to help make our lives better, get things done faster. One of the things women face when running a business is balance.  They want to make sure they are not only being a success in their business…

10 Tips To Improve Your Cashflow For Your Business by @MyOfficeBooks

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by Amanda Hoffmann | Featured Contributor You have heard the term that “Cash is King” and it is especially so in business. The best approach to cash flow is to implement “systems” that work. I am going to share with you ten ways that have worked for myself and those of my clients to keep…

5 Reasons to Outsource Graphic Design Work by: @bekdavis


by Bek Davis | Featured Contributor Get a Designer’s Perspective You may not know exactly what you want, but any notes you give, can lead a good graphic designer in the right direction. This is what they do for a living, and even with minimal information to go on, they can create something fabulous for…