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Women Entrepreneurs: How to Dress to Impress

First impressions are crucial, especially when you’re trying to get potential investors on your side. And the first thing everyone sees, before you even open your mouth, is the way you’re dressed.

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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.

Christina Wu at The Story ExchangeHow to Grow Your Small Business
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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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You’re Not Doing What You Love. Here’s why.

There’s something you’d much rather be doing, than whatever you’ll do today. As kids, our future aspirations (which changed frequently) seemed so possible. Is it because we were naïve adolescents?

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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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