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Entrepreneurs: Every Day is Independence Day
Entrepreneurship, Marissa Levin, Women In Business
Entrepreneurs: Every Day is Independence Day
4 July 2010

Entrepreneurship is as American as apple pie, baseball, and SpongeBob Squarepants. The essence behind entrepreneurship is the freedom to live a professional life that has the most meaning to you – to not be defined by someone else’s value system, personal vision & goals, and decisions. But with that freedom comes tremendous accountability, responsibility, and risk. Read more…

Learning Entrepreneurship: Something School Doesn’t Teach
Entrepreneurship, Thursday Bram, Women In Business
Learning Entrepreneurship: Something School Doesn't Teach
30 June 2010

Plague, meet Consumer Economics. In my senior year of high school, I had to take Consumer Economics — a class devoted to teaching me how to handle my checkbook, make a budget and generally be a good consumer. This type of class is mandatory in most states (despite incredible efforts on the part of students such as myself to avoid it like the plague). 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…

A Tale Of Business Infrastructure
Entrepreneurship, Patricia Frame, Women In Business
A Tale Of Business Infrastructure
20 May 2010

Once Upon A Time… The new Executive Director realized she had some HR problems (which is how I came in). But neither she nor her Board Chair had any ideas of the extent of the mess. Read more…

5 Tips To Help You Solidify Business Prospects
Entrepreneurship, Francie Dalton, Women In Business
5 Tips To Help You Solidify Business Prospects
8 February 2010

Editor’s note: It’s been a while, so let me refresh your memory. This is the third part of guest contributor Francie Dalton’s three part series on what can help small business owners do well in a down economy. The first looked at six disciplines to build revenue for your business. Read more…

4 Bloggers and Their Business: Why This Year Rocked!
Community Building, Entrepreneurship, Liz Scherer
4 Bloggers and Their Business: Why This Year Rocked!
4 December 2009

This year has brought great impact and change to many of the blogger community here (and it’s the launch year of Women Grow Business to boot!). Many bloggers have shared recently what they’re most grateful for in their businesses in 2009. I’m thankful for a wonderful team of consultants who challenge, stimulate and create; an amazing local community that has allowed me to develop and grow; an evolving interest in women’s health that frequently provides fodder for my blogging efforts. Read more…

5 Launch Lessons on Business Partners, Time, and Teams
Balancing Act, Jen Consalvo, Launching Product
5 Launch Lessons on Business Partners, Time, and Teams
4 December 2009

Recently my partner was out of town and mostly out of pocket due to a personal matter. At the same time, my body decided to go on strike. With illness keeping me isolated in the nest (my name for my live/work space) I spent a lot of time motivating myself to keep things moving forward (Image Solitude by Aleera, Creative Commons). Read more…

5 Measures to Use for Meeting Qualified Prospects
Entrepreneurship, Francie Dalton, Women In Business
5 Measures to Use for Meeting Qualified Prospects
24 November 2009

What did you think of my initial 6 tips for generating revenue for your business? Those disciplines ranged from how to invite useful scrutiny to improve operations to prioritizing publicity to creating multiple lines of business. I hope you’ll let me know what you think on those (and these below!) plus what has worked in generating revenue while running your own company. It’s on tracking the not so intuitive metrics that will give you more control over the outcomes of your efforts. Read more…

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