September 4, 2013
I’m a strong believer that exercise and eating well have a huge impact on the success of your career. Sally Bergesen agrees – running changed her life. Her passion for the sport led to the creation of her company Oiselle, a women’s running apparel line. Under her leadership, Oiselle has grown 100% each year since it was founded in 2007, which is highly impressive!
She humbly says Oiselle’s incredible growth has been more about the product and less about her, but Sally’s passion and commitment are at the crux of her success, too. Read more about Sally’s inspiring journey, her top tips for starting a business and more in this 1:1 interview. Read the rest of this entry »
June 5, 2013
Any entrepreneur knows starting a business is no easy task. Founder and CEO of Tradesy is very candid about the hard work and dedication it took to get her company off the ground. She often worked 18-hour days and rented out her bedroom while sleeping on the couch to pay bills!
Due to living on a tight budget through the start of her company, Tracy recognizes the importance of being able to build a great wardrobe on a tight budget. This is exactly what Tradesy does for its customers. Similar to a fancy online consignment shop, Tradesy makes it easy for women to buy and sell used clothing by handling all of the possible headaches like payment, shipping and returns. Read the rest of this entry »
May 16, 2012
Back in December 2011, I wrote a blog about an American Management (AMA) survey in which executives said the typical knowledge and skills in the areas of reading, writing, and arithmetic (the three Rs) are no longer sufficient for workers.
The survey results suggested that success in the future will require four additional skills: 1) critical thinking and problem-solving skills, 2) communication skills, 3) collaboration skills, and, 4) creativity and innovation skills. How can companies ensure their workforce has these skills? Some companies, such as Deloitte LLP, are taking a proactive approach by investing in employee training programs. Read the rest of this entry »
July 20, 2011
You hear entrepreneurs discussing business incubators or accelerators as means to aid startup businesses with administrative, financial, technical, legal, and structural dilemmas all the time. But what exactly are these resources and are they helping females, in particular? Read the rest of this entry »
July 13, 2011
According to the latest survey conducted every five years by the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2007 women owned 7.8 million businesses in the United States and accounted for 28.7 percent of all businesses nationwide. These businesses employed 7.6 million workers and generated over $1.2 trillion in receipts (2010, p. 1). While the number of women owned businesses is on the rise, it can sometimes be tricky figuring out how to fund a new venture. Read the rest of this entry »
October 14, 2009
You’ve worked hard to build your small business. Are you prepared to protect it from the H1N1 influenza? In September, the Department of Homeland Security urged small businesses to come up with a plan that will allow them to operate when a number of their employees become infected with the H1N1 virus – so that their business operations will not be interrupted. Is your plan ready? Read the rest of this entry »
Take Time to Stop Running Your Business: Don’t neglect maintenance of your computers as your business “grows up”
August 8, 2007
When many of my readers first start their businesses, they buy brand new computers, servers, software and other things to get up and running. Yet, as their business grows, they get caught up in the day to day operations and neglect to upkeep their technology. Read the rest of this entry »
May 9, 2007
Many of my readers are either self-employed or in the process of switching from a corporate career to running their own companies. If this is you, take a look at a great online guide I discovered with resources designed just for you! From Inc.com, here’s the How-to Set Up a Home Office Guide. Read the rest of this entry »
February 21, 2007
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