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Growing Big Means Thinking Small

Growing Big Means Thinking Small

Many of us have big dreams about running a multimillion-dollar company. But getting there requires taking small, patient steps.

Below are the stories — and lessons learned — of women entrepreneurs who paid attention to the littlest details, paving the way…

Why Your Small Business’s Name is Important

Why Your Small Business’s Name is Important

Even if you’re the very best at what you do, without a solid brand strategy your business faces a significant disadvantage. The competition will eat you alive if you can’t find that one thing that separates you from…

6 Important Business Email Templates

6 Important Business Email Templates

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…

How to Work for Free

How 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…

Using Credit Card Debt to Invest in a Business

Using Credit Card Debt to Invest in a 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&rsquo…

Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

The only good thing about working for a boss who doesn’t compensate you fairly is that you can leave. If you’ve made a convincing case for why you should be promoted or given a raise, and…

Why I’m Starting a Second Business

Why I’m Starting a Second Business

“Focus.”
“Get one thing right.”
“You can be a serial entrepreneur — after you sell your first company.”

All good advice, and mantras of many a startup scene. The fast-paced worlds of tech…

How to Balance Business Travel as a Mom

How to Balance Business Travel as a Mom

“Just wait until you become a mom.”

Critics thought it premature for me to have and voice opinions about stay-at-home parenting before becoming a mother. Indeed, midway through my pregnancy I shared several reasons why, in…

(L)Earning What I’m Worth

(L)Earning What I’m Worth

I told myself, “If other women can figure out how to make money working from home, then surely I can too.”

It was the summer of 2008. Two days before this realization, I received a phone call that…

Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

Making extra money is always a bonus. No contest.

Here are 6 simple side gigs to get you started:
 

1. Start Consulting
The Second Shift, founded in 2014, addresses the needs of highly skilled professional women seeking flexible…

Why Every Woman Should Know How to Freelance

Why Every Woman Should Know How to Freelance

Laurie Lewis ran Patagonia’s SoHo shop, the brand’s highest grossing store, for six years. She then built the retail operations for Organic Avenue, described as “the only organic plant-based grab-and-go brand in…

6 Women Revamping Their Family Businesses

6 Women Revamping Their Family Businesses

If you grew up spending afternoons helping out with the family business, you may have sworn never to return. But for some, the opportunity to lead one offers a chance to breathe fresh life into an enterprise that’s so…

How to Make Extra Money From Home

How to Make Extra Money From Home

When I speak with candidates who are looking into business ownership, sometimes their goal is to keep their day jobs (or be home with the kids) and find something they can do part-time to generate additional income. Those businesses…

10 Women Who Made a Lot of Money in 2015

10 Women Who Made a Lot of Money in 2015

As we close out the year, let’s take a look back at women making serious moves: Misty Copeland was named the first black female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre and Sarah Thomas became the first female…

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Holidays

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Holidays

Balance. It’s a buzzy word. But for many entrepreneurs, the mere thought of balance during the holiday season is stressful in and of itself. Running a business is crazy enough without also striving to see family, cook treats, wrangle…