Entrepreneurs

How to Be a Stronger Leader

Hillary Clinton. Ursula Burns. Mary Barra. Indra Nooyi. What makes some leaders so successful they reach guru-like status, while others never gain traction? Is it a wicked high IQ? Amazing charisma? Killer contacts? Maybe. But there’s also a set...

How to Host a Conference — With No Money

Events have been the core of my career — and have saved my butt more than once. When I was running my first company, an Internet marketing firm, I spent a lot of time sitting in my office losing money. It was cute that I was sending out press...

10 Fast Facts on Mary Barra, the First Female CEO of a Major Automaker

In 2013, Mary Barra became the first female CEO of General Motors — and thereby the first female CEO of a major automaker. Previously the executive vice president of product design, purchasing, and logistics, Mary ascended to the role at the...

7 Steps to Turning Your Personal Brand Into a Business

I remember the day I decided to leave my position as the Miami editor of Refinery29. If you’re an on-the-rise online editor, you don’t just leave a job with Refinery29 — especially just a few months after accepting the gig. Some young women would...

6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs

Do you ever open your least favorite client’s email, think about punching him, close the email, and then stew about it the rest of the day (without ever responding)? Do you wonder if you’re being too direct? Or not direct enough? You didn’t start...

10 Fast Facts About Elizabeth Holmes, America’s Youngest Female Billionaire

Elizabeth Holmes is rich. Super rich. As the founder and CEO of Theranos, a biotech blood-testing company, 31-year-old Holmes is the youngest self-made female billionaire in America. In 2003, she founded her company with the notion that you could...

How Credit Card Debt Is Helping Grow My Business

I’m usually debt resistant for all the obvious reasons: Too much ill-managed debt kills your credit score, which costs you in high interest rates and is a sign of poor money management and living beyond one’s means. The perils of that last bit...

How and When to Work for Free

Should you ever work for free? NO! ….Except sometimes for nonprofits. And your friends. And when you’re just starting out. And when you’re building your portfolio. So maybe you should work for free a little, right? If you’re even considering...

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