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The Scoop on Marketing… 6 Tips for a Successful Business!

In business, marketing is the key to survival. Marketing takes a lot of planning, organizational skills, budget measures and timing. Proper planning and accountability measures will enable you to position your business for success.  To ensure maximum ROI (Return on Investment) of your marketing plan, these are 6 tips for a successful business:   1.   Update […]

The Week That Changed Everything

Call me biased, it is true I am Natalie MacNeil’s little sister, but if Stephen Colbert can shamelessly promote his sister for Congress on national television, then I can write this honest blog post. How I Ended Up On Destiny Since moving to Vancouver the finding a job situation has been tough. After month 6 […]

6 Simple Tips to Boost Your Business in 2013

With the New Year making its grand entry into our lives, we make plans and resolutions that go stale as early as the end of the first month. Most business owners shy away even from a new business plan or an effort to bring a positive change in the New Year. They fear that these […]

How To Beat Cabin Fever When Working From Home

The majority of entrepreneurs are the sole employee at their company, and work from a home office. Sound familiar? If it does you may have experience with what I talk about in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV —feeling trapped or “cabin feverish” from living and working in the same place. She […]

5 Top Reasons Why a Good Website Is Crucial for Business

If you are a small business and have not yet established an online presence —it’s amazing how many small businesses still don’t have a good website! –then you are missing out on a great opportunity to generate more revenue and profit for your company. As of early 2012, reports have shown that there were 2.4 […]

Want to Be A Productivity Queen? How To Be More Productive

Guess what? Today is our birthday! She Takes on the World Inc. is one year old today, as a corporation that is. A year ago I was I was sitting in my lawyer’s office saying, “Is this the right decision?!” I can look back and see that it was just the fear talking, and that […]

What Comes First: Digital Product or Service?

You’re on the verge of starting your online business and are toying with the idea of launching a digital product but not quite sure if that’s the best place to start. A digital product could be an ebook, ecourse, telesummit, membership site, software-basically anything where you do the work up front but are able to sell […]

Self-Love for the Busy Entrepreneur

When you’re busy, love what you do and immerse yourself in work 24/7, it’s super easy to forget to take care of yourself. You order in pizza, fried rice or Indian curry while working late, which you do, well, almost every night. You book a meeting on top of your scheduled yoga class more often […]

You’ve Been Shopped Virtual Assistant, Now What?

When a client takes your proposal, your great ideas, and shops them around for a better price that hurts. Certainly it hurts in the pocketbook because you were counting on that income.  Absolutely, it hurts your pride and brings up confusing thoughts like I’m good enough to steal from but not to hire??  It stinks […]

Top 5 Challenges Faced By Women In Business…and The Solutions!

Both career women and those in business have faced many obstacles in past decades and unfortunately, still today.  Women in the workforce have battled glass ceilings, unequal pay for equal production and undeserved stereotypical barriers. As business prototypes have changed with the advent and growth of the internet, so have the unique issues encountered by […]

For Future Business Growth: 5 Super Imperative Steps to Succeed!

Business owners must be constantly renewing and refreshing their methods of doing business.  To avoid potential failure, consider taking these 5 imperative steps to succeed.  Super Imperative Step #1: Understand Your Finances This is extremely important for the health of your business.  As a growing and mature business, your #1 priority is to be diligent […]

This is Why You’re Broke

Women entrepreneurs, who work so incredibly hard with gusto and passion, are not living the dream.  Here are my reasons why you’re broke.  Love ’em or hate, I challenge you to make inspired changes around pricing in your business. 1. You Charge Like a Girl You charge based on what you need, not the value […]

7 Simple Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read

Many of us have had to write an article at one time or another, be it for a blog or a newsletter. But no matter the purpose, it’s your responsibility to make it interesting—otherwise no one will read it. (Except you.) So how can you make your article interesting and engage your reader? It’s all about the […]

How to Start a Pricing Conversation

So, how do you get to a point where you’re not scared of clients or saying your price? Excellent question! Best way  is to start slow. 1st stop and prepare your mind. I LOVED the Olympics. Next summer games I’ll be in Brazil- heavens willing! I love studying success and Olympians are great role models. […]

How to Use Social Media to Deliver Stellar Customer Service

You’re probably familiar with this scenario: You log onto Facebook, post a cool factoid of the day for your community to process during their morning coffee break. And, by 3pm, among the dozens of comments and likes your post has generated, there it is—a random comment along the lines of: “I ordered my product last […]

5 Proven Strategies to Accelerate Business Growth

If you are like most women in business, you are looking for new strategies to stimulate growth. Whether solutions to better communicate or how to best manage employees, here are 5 Proven Strategies to Accelerate Business Growth: Expand thru Alliance Partnership An extremely effective strategy for expanding your business is by forming an alliance with […]

Taking On The World With A Little Help!

Remember when you first thought about starting your business? You envisioned working on the things you loved, spending your days honing your craft. The thought of escaping your soul-crushing cubicle job was thrilling; at last you would be your own boss! You took the leap and started getting your first real clients. Things were looking […]

Why You Should NOT Wait for a Clear Vision Before You Move Forward

Whenever I’m speaking to entrepreneurs—whether they are around the country or around the world—I’m always asked to share my now famous “ATM Story”. It’s one I kept close to the vest for years, because I was too embarrassed to reveal it. But today, I know it’s important to share. And why. You see, we always […]

How to Work a Half Day Like a Boss

Every now and then in the office, the workday will be cut in half for a half day of work which is both a blessing and curse in disguise. It’s always great to be able to leave work a little early to enjoy the rest of the day but at the same time all of […]

How To Pitch It Like You Mean It

Whether you’re down to the wire in a 30 seconds or less elevator pitch or emailing media contacts from a PR firm looking to snag one to feature your client in a story, pitching has never been on a time constraint now more than ever. Don’t let the clock scare you – I like to […]

3 Must Haves For a Business Conference

“Wow, what an incredible business conference that was!” is a phrase that we don’t often find ourselves saying after leaving a conference event for the day for multiple reasons. Maybe the WiFi was spotty, the sessions started late, the topics got off the subject, the room was cold… and the list goes on. In fact, […]

Entrepreneurship is the New Women’s Movement

Back in January I started working on a little piece about the growing movement of women starting businesses. That “little” piece kept growing as I gathered more stats and quotes and listened to women entrepreneurs from all over the place tell me their stories following the release of my book. Forbes published the piece on […]

3 Tips to Grow Your Business by Outsourcing

Here is the most important thing that I learned while setting up a copy writing business on the side: I need to hire someone if I want to transition this from being a mere side hustle into a profitable full time enterprise. Like most bootstrapping newbie entrepreneurs, I fell into the trap of do-it-yourself  mentality. […]

3 Resolutions Your Small Business Needs to Keep

The hoopla of a New Year is fading out, we’re a few weeks into 2012, how are those new business resolutions going? According to an article on examiner.com, four out of five people will not keep up their New Year’s resolutions; not very promising odds. Though statistically hope looks quite bleak, here are the three […]

Tools and Tips to Effectively Manage Your Online Reputation

Recently, a friend told me about a negative incident she had while dining at a large restaurant chain. Her waitress was very rude and inattentive. By the time her meal arrived, her colleague had finished eating. The last straw was realizing her steak was prepared wrong. Angrily, she took out her iPhone and sent out […]

Tips From a Journalist: How to Improve Your Written Web Presence

In a digitized professional world, vital communication often takes place via e-mail and social media. The effect of said technology on the written word has been paradoxical: the internet has at once elevated the importance of written communication while loosening our writing standards. When it comes to business writing, fluid prose and grammar are nonetheless […]