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Disconnect from Technology and Reconnect to The Real World

Disconnect from Technology and Reconnect to The Real World

I am constantly distracted by text messages and Facebook and Twitter posts which pop up on my phone.  I stop to look as soon as I see that there is a new message, often looking away from an actual “live” conversation in favor of a virtual one. Even my dogs growl at me when I pick up my phone, they know ...

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Creating New Sales Through Joint Ventures

Creating New Sales Through Joint Ventures

One of the least expensive solutions I’ve discovered to increase sales is by creating Joint Venture projects with fellow entrepreneurial sisters. The reason I prefer working with women is because we appreciate the strength in collaborating versus competing. And even though we work hard individually, we work harder as a team. And we know it. Find your JV Partners in ...

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Feel Like a Fraud? You Are Not Alone.

Feel Like a Fraud? You Are Not Alone.

Do you ever get the feeling that everyone around you gets what is going on and you are the only one confused? When I was studying accounting, I remember being in class and thinking that I was the only one who didn’t understand what was going on. I was too embarrassed to ask the other students or the professor so ...

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Find Your “First Impression” Image and Nail It!

Find Your “First Impression” Image and Nail It!

We’re twelve hours into 2014 as I write this blog from my father’s lounge in Florida after holiday festivities. I have a sparkle in my eye (so excited for the future) and sparkles in my glass thanks to the fifty million bubbles in a bottle of Veuve Clicquot yellow label!  Brigitte Bardot is one of my heroines and was quoted ...

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Chicago

Finding The Right Small Business Group For You

Finding The Right Small Business Group For You

In the 13 years that I’ve been in business, I’ve attended and hosted many networking events, as well as been involved in several types of small business and creative groups. Since I’m a working mom and my “spare time” (I use the term loosely) is limited, I choose my business groups wisely, focusing on those that provide value to my ...

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Tips for First-Time Trade Show Success

Tips for First-Time Trade Show Success

I just participated in my first large show: a holiday show in Chicago where I had a booth for my baby and kids apparel line: Typebaby. Because this show draws tens of thousands of visitors, I prepared for months in advance. However, I still learned much through the 4-day experience. Though this was a retail show, the tips I gathered ...

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7 Inspiring Topics to Blog About

7 Inspiring Topics to Blog About

One of the complaints I often hear about blogging is, “I don’t know what to write about.” I look at blogging like any other practice: the more you do it, the better you become, or in this case, the more you blog, the easier it will be—and the more post ideas you will have. If you’re feeling stuck, here are ...

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10 Ways Small Businesses Find and Keep New Clients

10 Ways Small Businesses Find and Keep New Clients

You have your new business cards, a website, and a sign on the door. You are officially a small business owner! Now what? How do you find the work? Where are the clients? This is the million-dollar question and it’s not a simple answer. It involves creating a daily system of marketing, networking, and promotion for your small business. Here ...

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Seattle

Making Time to Relax Doesn’t Make You Lazy

Making Time to Relax Doesn’t Make You Lazy

As a coach for high-achieving women, I often encounter the mindset that constant action is the requirement to achieve success.  We’ve been taught to believe that the harder we work, the better off we’ll be and the more satisfied we’ll feel. This mentality of over-achieving without rest can definitely lead to results and accomplishment, however, often at the expense of ...

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S.A.D. in Seattle – 4 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

S.A.D. in Seattle – 4 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

With the sun showing less of itself every day as winter edges closer, it can be difficult to maintain a positive, productive attitude. The cold and dark can be a drain on energy, and come February, we might be feeling the weight of it all, as we beg for summer to arrive a few months early. The Pacific Northwest is ...

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4 Time Saving Eating Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

4 Time Saving Eating Habits of a Healthy Entrepreneur

Have you noticed that when your schedule gets packed, your healthy eating habits get thrown out the window?  You’re not alone.  Maintaining an eating routine that fits into a vision of wellness is something that requires some conscious effort and can be easily abandoned when the calendar gets hectic. With the abundance of unhealthy “convenience food” and restaurant options, getting ...

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Find Flourishing Success in a Social Life

Find Flourishing Success in a Social Life

In the beginning, running a business or working for yourself can be an all-consuming endeavor. The excitement and drive to succeed can lead to long hours, little or no time off, and a subsequent distance between us and our friends. This disconnect, while sometimes only temporary, may not be helping us succeed with our entrepreneurial dreams. Taking breaks from Friday ...

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Boston

Edtech Women of Boston Make Donations for Today’s Tech-y Kids

Edtech Women of Boston Make Donations for Today’s Tech-y Kids

This past holiday season, EdTech Women of Boston donated educational apps and toys for kids undergoing treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. EdTech Women of Boston is an organization of founding teams based in Exponential Techspace and, with the Office of Child Life at MGH, wishes not only to brighten the holidays for kids during treatment, but also throughout their education. ...

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Playrific.com’s CEO and Founder, Beth Marcus

Playrific.com’s CEO and Founder, Beth Marcus

Global Entrepreneurship Week was in full swing last week, with universities throughout the area hosting workshops, classes, conferences, and other events that celebrate and educate both aspiring and seasoned business people. In the spirit of the event, we’re celebrating Beth Marcus, one of the most experienced speakers, successful inventors, and entrepreneurs we know. Founder and CEO of Playrific, Inc., Ms. Marcus is a ...

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The Subconscious Key to Success

The Subconscious Key to Success

Did you know that the average person subconsciously hears 1,200 words per minute of self-talk? And that 1,100 of those words are negative in most people? How astounding is that?! Most of us have heard that in order to be success, we must possess a positive mindset. And yet most people still speak 1,100 negative words a minute to themselves. ...

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Love vs. Judgement

Love vs. Judgement

We have a choice – each and every one of us – every day to decide if we are going to love or judge those around us. You cannot do both at the same time; so whether you realize it or not, you are constantly and consistently either loving or judging your spouse, your kids, your boss, your business partners, ...

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Miami

Using LinkedIn as Part of Your Networking Strategy

Using LinkedIn as Part of Your Networking Strategy

We have all heard time and again that you need to NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK! Of course that is true, but not all networking is the same. There is the traditional networking, such as attending association events (which I give a big thumbs up), happy hours, etc. Or you could use your home court advantage with a non-traditional way, such as ...

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Thinking of Joining an Association? It Can Really Benefit Your Business

Thinking of Joining an Association? It Can Really Benefit Your Business

One day I received a LinkedIn message from someone  – a complete stranger at the time – who said I should join their association if I really wanted to network and grow. I had nothing to lose except a few bucks, and everything to gain, so I took the shot. I joined the association and took the advice to jump ...

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