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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,...

Does Your Business Model Make Cents?

Can you explain how your business makes money? Not just what you sell, and how much money you could make, but how your revenue minus expenses can create a meaningful margin. If you're scratching your head, here are two sample Excel financial...

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