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Never Negotiate A Contract Without Lipstick
Empowerment, Joanna Pineda, Women In Business
Never Negotiate A Contract Without Lipstick
7 March 2011

A couple Sundays ago, I was negotiating a real estate deal. My realtor, who has really only seen me in jeans and a t-shirt, suddenly looked at me and said, “Joanna, you look nice. I said, “I’m negotiating a deal. Read more…

    Make Your Accounting System Do More Than Count Your Pennies
    Entrepreneurship, Finance, Joanna Pineda
    Make Your Accounting System Do More Than Count Your Pennies
    1 March 2011

    I was having lunch with a fellow woman business owner when we got to talking about our 2010 revenues. She said business was up. When I asked here which parts of her business were up, she looked at me quizzically. Read more…

      Why Having a Baby Will Be Good For My Business
      Entrepreneurship, Joanna Pineda, Women In Business
      Why Having a Baby Will Be Good For My Business
      15 September 2010

      Editor’s Note: We are thrilled to welcome a new addition to the Women Grow Business family: Chief Troublemaker aka Joanna Pineda brought Marcus John into the world last week. What follows are her thoughts, with minor edits and cross-posted with permission from The Matrix Files, on why growing her family will also grow her business. and now I’ll be home with baby Marcus John (that’s not him, by the way, that’s another cute baby). Read more…

        What’s So Fun About FourSquare?
        Joanna Pineda, Networking, social media
        What's So Fun About FourSquare?
        9 July 2010

        In my quest to try out new social networks, I signed up for FourSquare last year (image: Richard Schatzberger, Creative Commons). I didn’t start using the service until a couple of months ago, when I got my new Palm Pre and I felt ready to dive into another social network. FourSquare is a location-based social network. Read more…

          Is It Easy To Do Business With Your Company?
          Customer Service, Joanna Pineda, Women In Business
          Is It Easy To Do Business With Your Company?
          22 April 2010

          I was arranging lunch with a vendor and suggested Kora, the hip, new Italian restaurant in Crystal City.   I wanted to e-mail my contact Kora’s address, phone number and a link to a Google map.   Alas, the entire Kora site is in Flash, which is beautiful, but it’s not very user-friendly. Read more…

            Chief Troublemaker: In Business, I Get the Chance to Win Gold Every Week
            Joanna Pineda,Women In Business
            Chief Troublemaker: In Business, I Get the Chance to Win Gold Every Week
            20 February 2010

            I watched the Women’s Downhill competition during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics a few evenings ago.  I saw several women crash on the course, their Olympics dreams and year of preparation, go up in smoke. Business books are full of sports analogies, but for my part, I’m glad that the world of business is not really like the Olympics. Read more…

              Does The Social Web Mean The End of Privacy?
              Joanna Pineda, social media, Women In Business
              Does The Social Web Mean The End of Privacy?
              1 February 2010

              Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has gotten a lot of flack lately for his pronouncement (during an interview with TechCrunch) that privacy norms have evolved over the years and privacy is essentially dead.   I watched the interview myself and think the criticism is overdone.   I think that Zuckerberg has correctly described the times and his company is taking advantage of our voyeuristic culture. Read more…

                Chief Troublemaker and Top Tips for a Great Facebook Fan Page
                Joanna Pineda, Resources, social media
                Chief Troublemaker and Top Tips for a Great Facebook Fan Page
                21 December 2009

                Over the past year or so, I’ve seen more and more non-profits and companies create Facebook fan pages for their organizations. Facebook calls fan pages “a customizable presence for an organization, product, or public personality to join the conversation with Facebook users. ” Fan pages are great because they are designed for organizations, but they work a lot like personal pages. Read more…

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