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Today, I Start My Business Plan

You have your business idea, the motivation, the energy and the wherewithal to launch a successful company. The only thing left is your business plan. Here are some good questions to help you craft your business plan.

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How to Grow Your Small Business

Judi Townsend, founder of Mannequin Madness offers insightful tips for helping small business owners grow their businesses. Try it out, take a risk for you never know what serendipitous circumstance you may find yourself in.

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How to Communicate Effectively

Effective communication is the most important skill in life. But it’s a two-part skill. The first is the ability to clearly articulate our own thoughts and feelings. The second (and more difficult) part is the ability to listen while others do the same. To truly understand what the other is saying. According to some experts, about 50 percent of what is said in the workplace is not what is actually heard. Like the prison guard said to Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke: “What we have here, is a failure to communicate.”

Ann MehlHow to Communicate Effectively
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12 Tips for Effective Time Management

Recently, I was asked to give a presentation at a company offsite on the subject of “productivity and time management.” In order to prepare for this, I polled a number of friends and colleagues on their individual work habits: ordinary people whose work styles I admired. Nobody I spoke to felt like they had enough time. It’s as if we’ve all become the proverbial “plate spinners,” those talented jugglers rushing from plate to plate in order to keep each one spinning in the air.

Ann Mehl12 Tips for Effective Time Management
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Book Excerpt: How Great Women Lead

In this excerpt from How Great Women Lead: a Mother-Daughter Adventure Into the Lives of Women Shaping the World authors Bonnie St. John and her teenage daughter recall the conversation that started their journey.

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How to Avoid A Tech Nightmare

Nelly Yusupova is the CTO of Webgrrls, a networking organization that helps keep professional women connected to one another and leverage technology.

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Women and Wine: It’s in Your Bones

A new study out today has found that moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss in women. I can’t imagine receiving better news – although I’m still hoping that the definition of moderate will expand to more than one or two drinks daily. Since wine is good for my bones, I need to drink more of it, so I called on wine expert Lysanne Tusar

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Trust Your Opinion

In this vlog Gabby talks about the importance of releasing the need for other people’s opinions and accepting that you are your greatest adviser. The more you listen to your inner guide the stronger your intuition will be.

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7 Secrets to Work-Life Sanity

Do you ever feel like Wonder Woman? I have. As a woman juggling a ton of things I’ve wondered “what the heck happened to my life?” In fact, there have been times when I wondered if I had much of a “life” at all.

Mary Foley7 Secrets to Work-Life Sanity
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Summer Reading: Spark & Hustle by Tory Johnson

In her newest book, Spark & Hustle, Tory Johnson offers practical advice for women who have that spark to develop their own business and they just need is a little hustle to make it all happen.

Christina Wu at The Story ExchangeSummer Reading: Spark & Hustle by Tory Johnson