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Why You Need a Business Headshot

Not like this. To riff on an old cliché, a picture can be worth a thousand bucks. Or some significant media exposure. Or an invitation to speak at a major conference. I had no idea how powerful a headshot could be until I launched an online...

Secrets of a Power Mompreneur

Eleven years ago, Erin Condren learned she was pregnant—with twins.  Instead of collapsing after the babies fell asleep, Condren, now 43, devoted her nights to designing and producing a customized stationery line, and eventually a line of...

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Three CreateWorth readers reveal what they pay themselves and why. Joselle Ho, Miso MediaSalary: My two co-founders and I each make $65,000-$70,000. We started when we went from bootstrapped to funded, a year and a half in Take-Home: It's every...

Source Opportunities on the Street

Potential customers are everywhere—are you talking to enough strangers? Make a New Year’s resolution to start now—and keep it up in 2013. You don't just have to go to conferences to network and grow your business.  When I was in web development,...

One Writer's Self-Pub Secrets

In 2007, Karen O’Lone Hahn wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first children’s book, "Millicent and the Faraway Moon.” The book features a cow who learns that she can accomplish great things when she stops listening to the voices inside...

Two Things About Hiring

One key to growing a business is the ability to delegate. If you’re attached to doing everything yourself, you’ll be too stressed out to run the company. You need to play to your strengths—and hire other people to do what you’re not great at. In...

A Recipe for Survival

Before I had breast cancer, I had kidney cancer. They caught it early, removed my right kidney, and I went right back to work as a fashion-industry freelancer.  Three years later, at 56, I was diagnosed with (unrelated) breast cancer. This time I...

When Passion Drives Strategy

Holly Raal never set out to open a shop that would be part boutique, part educational forum for browsing customers to learn about...bees. The 45-year-old artist had spent years working as a graphic designer when she sought another way to work,...

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