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What Can We Do Better as Entrepreneurs? as Neighbors?
Community Building, Entrepreneurship, Leadership
What Can We Do Better as Entrepreneurs? as Neighbors?
25 November 2009

With the fall season in full swing, nearing winter – many of us think of the wonderful gifts that the season brings us: the beautiful changing foliage, the opportunity to wear our favorite sweaters & jackets, evenings with friends & family as we share warm meals and blazing fires. But for too many in our society, the changing season brings a sense of dread because of plunging temperatures, lack of substantive food to warm our bodies, and a warm, safe place to sleep. Homelessness is happening everywhere we turn. Read more…

Value of Face Time as Entrepreneurs: Top Women’s Networking Groups in the DC Metro Area
Entrepreneurship, Events, Leadership
Value of Face Time as Entrepreneurs: Top Women’s Networking Groups in the DC Metro Area
17 November 2009

Ladies, I’m back. -with more of the top 10 women’s networking groups in the DC area. I hope you found the first five of this list useful. Read more…

16 Strategies for Cash-Strapped Businesses
Entrepreneurship, Launching a business, Marissa Levin
16 Strategies for Cash-Strapped Businesses
12 November 2009

As someone who has bootstrapped her firm for the last 14 years with no help from friends, family, or investors, I have a lot riding on my company’s bottom line. If the company goes down, basically I go down. And frankly losing it all after I’ve built up so much just isn’t an option. Read more…

Raising Capital for Your Business: Strategies and Resources
Entrepreneurship, Launching a business, Leadership
Raising Capital for Your Business:  Strategies and Resources
4 November 2009

Love-hate relationships can tear you apart. If you’re a business owner, one of the most important love-hate relationships you will ever have is with your bank. Businesses are at the mercy of their banks from the day they open their doors until the day they shut them – for whatever reason that may be. Read more…

Entrepreneurs and Outdated Ideas: How to Make Room for Your Future
Entrepreneurship,Marissa Levin
Entrepreneurs and Outdated Ideas:  How to Make Room for Your Future
6 October 2009

I took a mental health day recently. It was unplanned, but the early morning’s events forced my hand, and it was exactly what I needed. I canceled meetings, disconnected, and lost myself… Read more…

Growing Into the Title of CEO: It Starts Today
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marissa Levin
Growing Into the Title of CEO:  It Starts Today
2 October 2009

As a small business owner, nothing communicates confidence to prospective customers, employees, and partners more than your title as CEO. In just three letters, the title communicates self-confidence, leadership, vision, strategy, and credibility. And yet, so many small business owners struggle with this title. Read more…

How Do You Stay Strong? Core Strengthening Navigates Your Company’s Growth and Economic Center
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marissa Levin
How Do You Stay Strong?  Core Strengthening Navigates Your Company's Growth and Economic Center
14 September 2009

When people think of core strengthening, they naturally think of the human physique – their abdominal area and surrounding core muscles. But core strengthening extends far beyond the human body. “Core” is defined as the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything. Read more…

As an Entrepreneur, Imagination Is a Cornerstone of My Success
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marissa Levin
As an Entrepreneur, Imagination Is a Cornerstone of My Success
25 August 2009

Today’s society leaves us little time to indulge in the beautiful pastime of daydreaming…of imagining. We’re connected and online 24/7, our days are overscheduled, and downtime for many people seems non-existent. While productivity has increased in many ways, there have been several casualties of today’s unprecedented pace. Read more…

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