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My Toughest Business Decision Yet

As I sat there and listened to my mentor, I felt like she was asking me to cut off one of my own arms. She suggested that my business had grown to a point where I could no longer afford to offer two things I was passionate about. If I wanted to...

Why New Businesses Fail (and How to Beat the Odds)

Have you ever met a new entrepreneur? Passion and determination just oozes out of them, along with a “no one can stop me” attitude.  I love their energy and excitement, but I enjoy their giddiness with a grain of salt. I’ve worked with new...

The Secrets to Successful Delegation

Got a workload that just won’t quit? Feeling buried under deadlines and meetings? It’s probably time to dole out some of your work. But don’t think of it as passing the buck or cutting corners. The delegation of authority is the cornerstone of...

Graceful Exits: The Right Way to Leave Your Business

As much as planning for retirement can be a complex and confusing process for working Americans, it’s a whole other ballgame for those who are small-business owners. Not only do they have to manage their company’s day-to-day operations, develop...

A Legal Guide for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur you know you need something to protect yourself and your company, but what exactly is that something?  When I started my legal consulting business, the most common comment I received from clients was “I have no idea what I...

How I Went From Unemployed to Running a 6-Figure Business

In early 2009, I had just begun a new job at a digital agency. Just seven short weeks after starting, I was called in to a conference room and laid off. As I sat listening to the CEO explain the situation, I looked around the room and noticed...

Are You Playing Full Out Financially?

Are You Playing Full Out? It’s an important question. It’s what makes the difference between creating the life of your dreams or settling for mediocrity.  From my interviews with financially successful women, I learned there are two games to play:...

How Slowing Down Can Speed Up Your Success

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”—Ovid I love it when a successful, self-described workaholic admits the error of her ways!  Arianna Huffington comes clean in her new book: Thrive. “I wish I could go back,” she writes,...

Help! My Employee is Flirting With Me

I was promoted to management in a small business fairly recently. I'm female in my early twenties and most of my staff are males in their thirties. Most of the guys have gone through a phase where they casually flirt with me then move on.   One...

5 Common Habits That Can Hold Your Career Back

After my former co-worker Kaley had worked in the business world awhile, something funny happened. She started to become complacent. Then, without even realizing it, Kaley lapsed back into her younger self’s way of managing stress, which was to...

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