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10 Things She Learned After 10 years in Business
Business, Guest Posts, Women In Business
10 Things She Learned After 10 years in Business
31 October 2011

Congratulations to today’s guest contributor, Virginia Champoux-Sokoloff. This month, she celebrates 10 years as co-owner, with her husband Jay Sokoloff, of Mortimer Snodgrass, a funky and unique gift store in Montreal Canada, (interior pictured to the right). When they opened their first 500 sq ft shop they had no idea what they were doing. Read more…

    Take Your Leadership to the Next Level With a Self-Assessment
    Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts
    Take Your Leadership to the Next Level With a Self-Assessment
    12 September 2011

    “The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual. So much advice about leadership and management is based on generalities about what is involved and how you should do better in relation to such external considerations. Though useful, I think focusing first on your particular possibilities and preferences, as well as your situation, is a more productive place to start. Read more…

      4 Ways Podcast Ads Are Like Speed Dating
      Guest Posts, Marketing and PR, Podcasts
      4 Ways Podcast Ads Are Like Speed Dating
      8 September 2011

      Think of advertising on a podcast like speed dating – you want to hear what they have to say and then get out as fast as possible. In many ways, viewers of a podcast are not interested in watching little advertisements, so keeping them engaged is difficult. The biggest mistake companies can make when trying to jump into podcast advertising is to treat them like commercials, and this makes sense because the description sounds much like a commercial. Read more…

        Should You Turn to Credit Cards for Capital?
        Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Finance
        Should You Turn to Credit Cards for Capital?
        1 September 2011

        Small business loans were never easy to come by, and political and economic uncertainty are pushing approval rates are even lower. Even though venture capitalists are practically throwing money at startups, at least 91% of that funding goes to men. Though grants for female entrepreneurs do exist, competition is fierce, and a one-time grant of $20,000 may not be enough to finance your business. Read more…

          How to Best Work at Home With Your Spouse
          Balancing Act, Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts
          How to Best Work at Home With Your Spouse
          30 August 2011

          Working with your spouse is certainly not for everyone, but for those who do – I’m sure we’ve got lots of stories to share. I’ve worked side by side next to my husband with our home based business for over seven years. We first started working together long distance 3 years before we got married. Read more…

            The Risk of Not Planning for Living a Long Life
            Empowerment, Finance, Guest Posts
            The Risk of Not Planning for Living a Long Life
            22 August 2011

            No one wants to think (or talk) about retirement. But women entrepreneurs need to face up to this fact: women are at a higher risk of outliving their assets. In the past, a woman’s financial status or security depended largely on her husband or father’s earning power. Read more…

              Video for You, Video for Your Business [Redux]
              Communication Skills, Guest Posts, Marketing/Branding
              Video for You, Video for Your Business [Redux]
              18 August 2011

              [With a few updates, we republish a relevant post we ran last year on using video both for yourself as well as your business. Videos don’t lie. And if you use it wisely, it can be an excellent way to showcase, and promote, your business... Read more…

                Writing Important Points Wisely
                Communication Skills, Guest Posts, Management
                Writing Important Points Wisely
                15 August 2011

                Day-to-day emails. Powerpoint presentations. Annual reports and proposals. Read more…

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