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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…

Destination Failure: Why It’s Not Always The Worst
Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson
Destination Failure: Why It's Not Always The Worst
26 May 2010

On any given day, no matter what you think, perceive or know about me, one thing I’m sure you don’t know – at least until now – is that I’m afraid. Well, it’s many things, really. I actually don’t know where to start because the list is so long. Read more…

From Me to We: Growing a Solopreneur Business
Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Solopreneurship, Women In Business
From Me to We: Growing a Solopreneur Business
19 March 2010

Since 2007, life as a marketing practitioner has been all about me, myself and I. No we’re not talking conceit — we’re talking running a business as a one (wo)man army. This “solopreneur” structure actually worked quite well in the beginning. Read more…

Retreat, Status Quo, Or Forge Ahead? A Blogger Reflects
Mayra Ruiz-McPherson,Women In Business
Retreat, Status Quo, Or Forge Ahead? A Blogger Reflects
11 February 2010

The last time I contributed to this blog was several months ago. Sorry about that … it wasn’t a purposeful act; simply that the time between then and now has been full of not just work but unexpected opportunities and unbridled growth. As a result, yours truly has been in perpetual sweat equity mode, sleeping less than four hours a night (sometimes, even much less than that). Read more…

“TV News Reporter Called in One Hour”: Brainstorms and Benefits of Content Sharing – 5 Minute Video Chat
Grow Smart Business, Interviews, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson
4 September 2009

Great news for one Women Grow Business blogger, one apple pie baker, and tons of small business owners seeking more about content sharing (… more in this fun conversation below). I met Mayra at DC’s local Channel 8 studio for her live interview with the Washington Business Report (just search for Mayra Ruiz to find her archived interview!). Read more…

SocStardom3 (see you tonight!): Whether Joining Us In-Person or Virtually, We’ve Got Your Coverage
Events, Grow Smart Business, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson
SocStardom3 (see you tonight!):  Whether Joining Us In-Person or Virtually, We've Got Your Coverage
1 June 2009

Guest post from Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, regular guest contributor to Women Grow Business. Mayra works as an independent marketing strategist and social media enthusiast. With over 14 years of marketing and communications experience, Mayra helps businesses and non-profits with all aspects of their brand identity, outreach communications, and competitive positioning. Read more…

Growing Your Business: 6 Factors to Consider Before Renting Office Space
Entrepreneurship, Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, Women In Business
Growing Your Business:  6 Factors to Consider Before Renting Office Space
3 April 2009

Guest post from Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, regular guest contributor to Women Grow Business. Mayra works as an independent marketing strategist and social media enthusiast. With over 14 years of marketing and communications experience, Mayra helps businesses and non-profits with all aspects of their brand identity, outreach communications, and competitive positioning. Read more…

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