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Must-Knows When Hiring a VA

Virtual assistants (VAs) are no longer considered off-site secretaries. Today’s VAs do everything from event planning and graphic design to managing blogs and websites.   Here, four things to do before you hire one:   1. Meet (or do a video chat)...

How She Rose to the Top

Whether you've started your own business or you’re part of a larger company, climbing the executive ladder requires both team spirit and certain entrepreneurial backbone. That’s what Anna Stern discovered when she decided to join Tri-North...

Change Your Relationship to “Failure”

A couple of years ago, I had the worst day of my entrepreneurial life. DailyWorth was two years old, I’d been trying to raise investment capital for nine months, and I had two toddlers and a marriage on thin ice. A group of investors had verbally...

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...

Do You Really Need That Tough Customer?

So how can you avoid unrewarding clients and projects in the first place? I asked my brilliant Twitter friends for their personal red flags: @sarahjbray knows it's time to run when a potential client says, "It should take no time at all!" You're...

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...

A (Two) Case Study of SBA Loans

If you can’t get a bank loan, is an SBA (Small Business Administration) loan the answer? Five years ago, Kristin Heaton Peabody needed $236,000 to start Hiatus Spa, while Lauren Milligan needed $25,000 to boost her eight-year-old business,...

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