Running a Business

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…

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…

Starting a Business With a Friend

Starting a Business With a Friend

It is an all too familiar story, and one that you or someone you know may have experienced in some iteration. Two best friends graduate with grand plans to start a business together. They have worked with one another throughout…

6 Signs It’s Time to Close Your Business

6 Signs It’s Time to Close Your Business

Starting a business is tough. But, as some owners have experienced, closing up shop can be even tougher. While you may hate to admit it — I know I did — it’s emotional.

Cody McLain, the founder of SupportNinja and digital…

5 Apps for Bookkeeping on a Budget

5 Apps for Bookkeeping on a Budget

When I started my own freelance business, the most common advice I received was, “Hire a bookkeeper.” My formal education included exactly zero accounting training, and managing the money side of my business was initially out of my comfort zone…

10 Small Business Owners on Getting Investors

10 Small Business Owners on Getting Investors

Unless you’re willing to bootstrap your business and fund it yourself, any entrepreneur looking to start a new venture will be on the lookout for investors. You’ll need to find investors who trust you, believe in your vision…

The Easy Guide to DIY PR

The Easy Guide to DIY PR

When I left my full-time magazine editing career to launch a business, there was one thing that came surprisingly easy to me: getting press. And that was because after years as an editor, I know how editors really think…

Business Strategy Quiet Power Strategy

Business Strategy Quiet Power Strategy

Excerpt from the book Quiet Power Strategy:

I met my partner on OKCupid. It might have been love at first sight, although, because I was skeptical of falling in love with an online dating profile, I certainly didn’t…

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Why Mentors Are Important to Your Career

Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor. The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you…