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Housekeeping – Not Just at Home
Entrepreneurship, Management, Patricia Frame
Housekeeping - Not Just at Home
12 July 2011

One of the advantages of consulting is that you get to see others’ mistakes. And learn from them. I have made more than my fair share of mistakes; yet, I am surprised by some common ones’ ubiquity. Read more…

    THE INTERVIEW: Susan Ireland on Change and Success
    Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Patricia Frame
    THE INTERVIEW: Susan Ireland on Change and Success
    1 July 2011

    Susan Ireland’s paths to success speak to many women entrepreneurs, although she never would say that. We “met” through her blog and later IRL. Hearing her story made much of the research I have read come alive. Read more…

      Women and Aging: Unprepared and Unaware
      Capacity Building, Empowerment, Patricia Frame
      Women and Aging: Unprepared and Unaware
      15 June 2011

      I recently attended a Volunteers of America (VOA) panel on the release of their study Boomer Bust 2011: Still Unprepared and Unaware that focused on women. VOA is one of the largest providers of aging care in the US. Maybe this doesn’t seem interesting or important to you now. Read more…

        May, Memorial Day, Military: Lessons for Now
        Entrepreneurship, Launching a business, Leadership
        May, Memorial Day, Military: Lessons for Now
        3 May 2011

        Ideas and words whirl as I think and write this column time and again. Memorial Day, the critics charge, has become nothing more than the start of summer and summer sales. Armed Forces Day (May 21) recognizes those currently in service. Read more…

          What Are You Doing For Take Our Kids to Work Day?
          Entrepreneurship, Events, Patricia Frame
          What Are You Doing For Take Our Kids to Work Day?
          20 April 2011

          This year, April 28th is Take Our Children to Work Day. When Gloria Steinem and the MS Foundation for Women established Take Our Daughters to Work Day in 1993, it was designed to help girls understand the world of work and improve their self-esteem. By 2003, it expanded to include boys – in part so more schools would participate. Read more…

            Build Forward
            Capacity Building, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship
            Build Forward
            18 April 2011

            For many of us, the last few years have been very difficult. Work slowed or stopped. Our network changed as great contacts became unemployed. Read more…

              Community, Culture, and Reality
              Capacity Building, Patricia Frame, Women In Business
              Community, Culture, and Reality
              24 March 2011

              The news was shocking to wake up to: a huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The images have filled my days since. I am amazed by the strength of the survivors. Read more…

                What’s Her Story Got to Do with Me?
                Empowerment, Patricia Frame, Women In Business
                What's Her Story Got to Do with Me?
                16 March 2011

                A key ingredient in being a successful entrepreneur is resilience. Folks who grow a successful business do not do it in a nice, upward curving seamless success pathway. They have to adapt, overcome obstacles, revise their plans, and keep on going. Read more…

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