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A Work at Home Mom’s On-the-Go Tools for Work and Productivity

A Work at Home Mom’s On-the-Go Tools for Work and Productivity

| November 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

When you’re a work at home mom trying to balance a business with family, it is hard to find time to work while taking care of a busy household. One option is to be very flexible and work at every opportunity you can — even if that means working in your car, in a coffee shop, or while the kids are finishing their ballet lessons.

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How Starting a Business Can Affect Marriage and the Family

How Starting a Business Can Affect Marriage and the Family

| November 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Starting a business, in some instances, can be bad for families and relationships. When a family member (say a husband) starts a business, the whole family can be affected — and not always for the better. Here are some risks starting a business can bring to families and marriages:

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Steve Jobs: Career Advice for Tough Times

Steve Jobs: Career Advice for Tough Times

| November 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

The global recession has forced many people to reconsider their careers and life choices. In these turbulent times, where does one turn for career advice? As I was researching the material for my new book, The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs (McGraw Hill) I realized that many of the principles behind Jobs’ breakthrough success at Apple apply equally to the management of one’s career.

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What Inspires Successful Women Entrepreneurs?

What Inspires Successful Women Entrepreneurs?

| November 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

What inspires successful entrepreneurs? What words of wisdom guide their actions and thinking? Paul Thornton in his new book “Leadership – Off the Wall” looks at the quotes leaders and successful women entrepreneurs post on their office walls and keep on their desks.

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Danielle Rayo: Success in the Education Consulting Business

Danielle Rayo: Success in the Education Consulting Business

| October 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

Spurred by her passion for educating young people, Danielle Rayo started her own education consulting and tutorial service. In 2008, she started Competitive Advantage to help kids succeed academically and achieve their full potential. We talked with Rayo on how she started Competitive Advantage and the challenges she faced in this business.

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Lisa Marie Grillos: Bag for Bikers with Hambone Designs

Lisa Marie Grillos: Bag for Bikers with Hambone Designs

| October 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lisa Marie Grillos was one of the casualties of the economic downturn. But she turned that misfortune into an opportunity and started her own business creating specialty bags for bikers. Learn how she got the idea for Hambone Designs.

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Abby Appelt: How to Bring a New Product to Market

Abby Appelt: How to Bring a New Product to Market

| October 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

Abby Appelt shares tips on how she has navigated the often unclear road of product development for her new product, Crutch Skins™ – the self-adhesive ‘skin’ decals that bring personality to crutches and canes. Learn the steps she took to take her innovative idea to market.

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Tory Johnson: Starting a Business on a Shoestring Budget

Tory Johnson: Starting a Business on a Shoestring Budget

| October 19, 2010 | 3 Comments

You can start a business for very little budget — and then see it grow big, as Tory Johnson has done. She started Woman for Hire, an online recruiting site targeted at college-educated women on a shoestring budget. Read about her tips on how to start a business on a shoestring budget.

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Jennifer Dugan: Success in the Travel Business

Jennifer Dugan: Success in the Travel Business

| October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

Success did not come easy for Jennifer Dugan, founder of Dugan’s Travels, but her struggle to find a meaningful business that can support her growing family paid off. Read how a stay at home mom found success in the travel business.

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Starting an Event Management Business

Starting an Event Management Business

| October 6, 2010 | 5 Comments

Daydreaming about starting an event management business? Maybe you have already worked in the events industry and think about working for yourself. Learn the basics you need to start an event management business.

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