Running a Business

The Downsides of Freelancing

The Downsides of Freelancing

Being a freelancer comes with a lot of perks. You get to decide your own schedule (which is almost always flexible), how much or how little you want to work, and what kind of projects you want to take on…

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…

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 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…

The Best Resources for Women Business Owners

The Best Resources for Women Business Owners

Facing constant challenges comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur. But if you’re a woman in business, you likely come across obstacles that your male counterparts don’t necessarily have to deal with, from raising VC…

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…

6 Successful Women on Work-Life Balance

6 Successful Women on Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance sounds ideal in theory. But figuring out how to finagle it all is always a challenge, especially when the system is stacked against us. A demanding career makes things even more difficult: Between the deluge of emails…

6 Myths About Working From Home

6 Myths About Working From Home

I’ve spent three years working from home. Despite making a living from the desk in my living room (or, very occasionally, my bed), I encounter a slew of misconceptions every time I discuss my work arrangements. Here are…

How to Use Credit Cards for Small Business

How to Use Credit Cards for Small Business

Credit cards can be an important source of company financing — they can provide capital on demand and help manage cash flow. Plus, “using a credit card with cash-back rewards can help you grow your business in the long run…

How to Get More Customers or Clients

How to Get More Customers or Clients

Chances are you’re always looking for ways to market your services to bring in more clients. What business owner isn’t? As a freelance writer, I’m constantly marketing my skills and seeking more connections that can lead to…