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5 Secrets to Work From Home Successfully

You’ve taken the plunge and decided to start your own business and work from home. Congratulations, you are among a very fast growing trend of American small business owners that are working from home.

Bianca B. King5 Secrets to Work From Home Successfully
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Great V-Day Gifts from Women-Owned Businesses

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re still wondering what to get your loved one, we can help. We searched through the businesses on Your Story Exchange and found a bunch of great gift ideas from women business owners. Have a look and if you know of women-owned businesses with great gifts for Valentine’s Day, let us know.

The Story ExchangeGreat V-Day Gifts from Women-Owned Businesses
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Women and Ambitions

Forbes Contributor Kathy Caprino sets the record straight about the claim that women are less ambitious than men. Women are as ambitious, if not more ambitious than most men, but is there something else holding them back?

The Story ExchangeWomen and Ambitions
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A Lesson on VC & Asking for Money

One of the hardest things for women entrepreneurs is asking for money. This widespread weakness among women entrepreneurs is one of the main reasons why women-owned businesses face such a challenge joining the big league.

The Story ExchangeA Lesson on VC & Asking for Money
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“Simple Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property” by Ali Brown

With the online masses crying out against the PIPA/SOPA bills this week, it couldn’t be a better time to do an assessment of your business, and make sure you are protecting your intellectual property, and not infringing on anyone else’s!

Ali Brown“Simple Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property” by Ali Brown
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Spirit Junkie Tips: Top 12 in 2012 – Make this a HAPPY New Year

Now is the perfect time to make powerful change—your willingness is at an all-time high. Check out my top twelve happiness tips for 2012. Apply these principles and you’ll kick off the New Year with a happier approach to life.

Gabrielle BernsteinSpirit Junkie Tips: Top 12 in 2012 – Make this a HAPPY New Year
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The 24 Hour Rule

Lately I’ve been rocking the 24 hour rule. This is the mindful practice of waiting 24 hours before taking action on something that’s important. Whenever I sense myself trying to control an outcome it’s a sure sign I need to throw down the 24 hour rule.

Gabrielle BernsteinThe 24 Hour Rule
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Why Women Leaders Need Self-Confidence

Active coping, which I consider as a style of personality functioning, predicts leadership effectiveness. This is true based on laboratory research I headed at the University of Chicago and in my 14 years of ongoing research in the field.

Leslie PratchWhy Women Leaders Need Self-Confidence
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The Humility of Sacrifice

You may know intellectually that you cannot have everything you want. I think, to some degree, we all do. But, it’s another thing altogether to know on a cellular level that sacrifice is part and parcel of running a successful, growing business.

Lena L. WestThe Humility of Sacrifice
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Resources for Women Startups, Where You Live

The National Women’s Business Council, which provides advice to the President, Congress and the SBA about women’s business issues, has a new website with some handy links for women looking for help starting and expanding their businesses.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeResources for Women Startups, Where You Live
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Women Entrepreneurs and Finance: Don’t Be Shy

Times have been hard recently – especially for start-up businesses trying to get funded. Whether trying to find investors in your company or secure a loan from a bank, these days, just getting through the front door can be a challenge.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeWomen Entrepreneurs and Finance: Don’t Be Shy
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Women Business Owners: The Gov’t Wants You

The U.S. government’s new program to bring in more women-owned business as federal contractors has begun awarding contracts and is looking for more women.

Karin Kamp at The Story ExchangeWomen Business Owners: The Gov’t Wants You