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Targeting National Media: a Local Success Story Featuring Local Business Owner Leah Fried Sedwick
Marketing and PR,Mayra Ruiz-McPherson
Targeting National Media: a Local Success Story Featuring Local Business Owner Leah Fried Sedwick
27 June 2012

Like most of the women who contribute and enjoy the many wonderful posts on this blog, I have an affinity for women in business and find great pleasure in reading about their professional development, important milestones, achievements and successes. It is in this very spirit I share with you the recent media success of a local business woman, Ms. Leah Fried Sedwick of Olde Towne Pet Resort. Read more…

    The Secrets of Your Second Brain
    Leadership,Mayra Ruiz-McPherson
    The Secrets of Your Second Brain
    9 December 2011

    I recently attended a self-empowerment workshop session, hosted by The Women’s Network (affiliated with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce) and led by licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Michael McCarty, PhD, CCAC-S of Heartspace Enterprises, LLC. The session, entitled “Power Up: Aligning Your Heart and Brain for Optimal Performance,” was a topic of interest for me and clearly for many of the other professional women attending the seminar. Read more…

      “PINK” + Women Entrepreneurs = ?
      Events, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Women In Business

      I recently stumbled across a news item that caught my interest: “Little PINK Book Announces its 2nd Annual Spring Into Ownership Event Series. ” Clearly, the headline alone piqued my #wgbiz bone because any event where women entrepreneurs can come together to discuss business ownership challenges and seek mentoring, education and networking opportunities, is one that absolutely must be shared and highlighted here. Little PINK Book is an online community for professional women and women in business that was birthed from what used to be an actual print magazine, PINK Magazine. Read more…

        Survey Finds Women “Always ‘On’ ”
        Empowerment, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Women In Business

        A recent survey by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW FOUNDATION) in Washington DC announced the results of their 2011 women and broadband survey at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity’s 20th Annual National Microenterprise Conference. The survey results, based on answers from 1,400 online participants, found that women continue to use high-speed technology as a critical component of building their businesses and advancing their careers. I think I can safely say that many, many of my fellow women peers, friends and colleagues (and they know who they are, wink wink!) are women who are frequently online, checking emails, blogs, social networks, web sites and the like on a regular, multiple-times-a-day basis. Read more…

          Family-owned Businesses: Recollections, Memoirs and Lessons Learned (Part 2)
          Entrepreneurship, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Women In Business
          Family-owned Businesses: Recollections, Memoirs and Lessons Learned (Part 2)
          17 February 2011

          In my last blog post, I shared my own personal story about my experience in sharing a business with an immediate family member: my husband. I’ve personally known several husband-wife business owners who have been quite successful. I guess I thought my husband and I could co-manage and co-own a business jointly as well. Read more…

            Family-owned Businesses: Recollections, Memoirs and Lessons Learned
            Entrepreneurship, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Women In Business
            Family-owned Businesses: Recollections, Memoirs and Lessons Learned
            10 November 2010

            This is Part I of a two-part series. For many years, I pondered the idea of collaborating with a family member in business. I remember my mom always telling my siblings and I how we should all pull together, combine our collective resources and talents under one roof and launch a family-owned business. Read more…

              Time And Tide Wait For No One
              Balancing Act, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Women In Business
              Time And Tide Wait For No One
              3 August 2010

              As some of you may have heard on my personal Facebook feed or on my personal blog, my family and I recently lost a beloved family member: my just-turned 16-year old nephew who passed suddenly and quite tragically in a terrible car accident on July 9, 2010. The entire week of July 12-16 was one big blur for me. I can’t remember ever having cried as intensely and as often as I did during those 5 days of sheer hell and sorrow. Read more…

                Were You Born To Be An Entrepreneur?
                Entrepreneurship, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Women In Business
                Were You Born To Be An Entrepreneur?
                8 June 2010

                I have long wondered what makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur. Beyond the sense of adventure, the desire to break out on one’s own and build something meaningful and prosperous, I’ve wondered if entrepreneurialism is something you are born with or you actually become over time. Sometimes, I think it’s both. Read more…

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