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Amanda Steinberg

A Letter to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer

Marissa, At 37, you've opted to become CEO of struggling tech giant Yahoo. And you’re seven months pregnant. With a Master's degree in computer science from Stanford, you don’t need anyone's advice on efficiency planning or systems engineering....

Vacation Makes Your Biz Better

Confession: As a career-preneur, I rarely take a vacation. I travel constantly, but I'm always working. And it's bad—for me and for my business. I'm writing this as much for you as a declaration for myself. In the few times I've successfully left...

A Message of Freedom from DailyWorth

Happy July 4th. Happy Independence Day. Happy freedom day. Happy I started my emergency fund! Bring on the "emergencies" because I can handle anything day. Happy liberty to work, mother, work-mother, not-be-a-mother, mother-not-work day. Happy go...

Navigating the New Economy

The new normal. The new economy. Whatever you want to call it, business ain't what it used to be.  Life as an entrepreneur in 2012 has little resemblance to the "order-taking" flood of opportunity of the late 90s. We're hustling, closing deals...

The Price of Being a Princess

In this recent post for The Grindstone, I asked women some hard questions—questions that challenge notions of "feminine ideals,"e.g., surrendering investing responsibilities to someone else and idealizing full-time motherhood over...

Marie Forleo’s Digital B-School for Startups

Ever tried to build an online business? Not as straightforward as you thought it was going to be, eh? Before starting DailyWorth, I launched multiple Web properties. Some never made a dime, and others generated a few thousand dollars a month—but...

Socializing with CEOs Pays Off

When I was 21, I had the good fortune to attend the Social Venture Network conference, a membership group of hundreds of CEOs committed to building socially-oriented businesses that value social change alongside profits. The cost of SVN seemed...

Are You Listening to Prospective Customers?

Here's my sales tip rant for the day: Respond to your sales prospects in the way they've requested. If they ask for more information, email it. If they ask for a reference, send it. If they say, "Please email me, don't call me," don't call! It’s...

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