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Being Your Own Boss

How to Perform a Successful Employee Background Check

Hire Smart Now So You Don’t Have to Fire Later One of the best things you can do for your company is hire quality employees — and don’t take their word for it. Whether you are a businessman or a businesswoman, you want to create the best possible staff for your company. There are several […]

Run Your Small Business From Anywhere: 3 Sites That Connect You to Co-Working Spaces

Given the current economic climate, flexible and “alternative” staffing arrangements have – in many cases – proliferated. Rather than looking for full-time, permanent employment, many people are looking instead at multiple temporary jobs. These jobs have acquired new currency in this recession, especially among white-collar job seekers, as they cast about for work of any […]

Branding Your Business for Online Success

In my last article I discussed the importance of developing a personal brand. Today I am going to be covering the method of branding for your business and how it all fits together. A number of years ago now some educators from the MLM industry started promoting “self branding” as a way to position […]

What Can You Do in 15 Minutes?

Short on time? No problem! It’s rare to have a whole day to devote to your passion projects, so make the most of the time you do have. Last month, I explained how you can use short increments of time to make a difference in productivity. Now, we’ll figure out what to do with that […]

How to Avoid the Top 5 Entrepreneurial Mistakes Made By Women

*This is a guest post by bestselling author and woman extraordinaire, Dr. Lois Frankel* As an entrepreneur who has operated her own business for over two decades, I’ve made – and learned from – my fair share of mistakes. The traits needed to start a business, aren’t the same ones needed to maintain and grow […]

Dining With Your Briefcase: Business Dinner Etiquette

Going out to a nice restaurant for a first or second date has its own set of politics to keep in line with. What to wear, how much to dominate the conversation, who pays for the meal?  The dynamic of dating is changing and has been for years now—largely due to feminism ideals and partially […]

Making Your Business Legit: How to Choose Your Business Entity

So you’re taking on the world. Perhaps you’ve fled from the corporate box to stretch your arms as an entrepreneur that can change things; you’re going to be the change you want to see in the world.  Maybe you’re fresh out of college and have known your entrepreneurial destiny since you discovered your true passion […]

Four Very Cool Business Card Ideas

Four Very Cool Business Card Ideas for Inspiration The days of remembering which business card belongs to which face is outwardly dwindling; these days cards are made with colors that pop, pictures that are worth a thousand words, QR Codes and even follow up check lists. Here, for your inspiration are four very cool business […]

4 Quick Tips to Effectively Handle Change

Image courtesy of Shutterstock As an entrepreneur, you should be willing to embrace change. Effectively handling change can be sometime difficult, especially if you weren’t expecting it. How well do you handle change? The most successful entrepreneurs not only embrace change, they actively seek it out knowing that greater fulfillment, success and growth is obtained […]

How to Hire the Right Web Designer for You

Whether you own a brick-and-mortar store, an ecommerce company, or use the web to promote other services, your website speaks volumes about your business. A poorly designed website with cheap-looking clip art and confusing navigation can turn off potential customers, because it gives the impression that you don’t care enough to create a high-quality site.The right web designer can help you create a website that gets noticed for all the right reasons, so here are some tips to help you navigate the process.

Cull Unprofitable Clients to Help Your Business Thrive

An important part of being a savvy business owner is knowing which business connections are worth your time and energy. Unfortunately, in the rush to stay competitive and maintain strong connections to clients, many business owners don’t take the time to prune dead-end clients, which can cost them substantial amounts of time and money as a result.

How to Provide Exceptional Customer Service

Hi Natalie! Can you share with us how to provide better customer service when you own a larger business? I’m a one person show right now, but like to grow to serve 5000 customers a year – eventually. What would you do to ensure “top of the pops” customer service at all times? Curious about […]

WONDER WOMEN: She Takes on the World’s Women of the Year 2010

*For those reading via an RSS reader or email, this post is best viewed at* Image courtesy of Shutterstock The year is quickly coming to an end and what a year it has been for She Takes on the World! Over the past three years we have been on a mission to promote the […]

New Goals for a New Year: Taking on 2011

As 2011 approaches the need to reflect on both the goals accomplished in 2010 and those which have not yet been accomplished is here. Here is one illustration of how to not just make goals, but plan for completion and execute using a plan and an accountability partner.

6 Simple Tips to Prepare for a Business Conference

Attending a conference can be as productive as you plan it to be.  You will gain opportunities to communicate with many people, be inspired by great ideas, excited about future of your business and empowered to move your business forward.  To have the most successful experience, here are “6 Simple Tips to Prepare for a Business Conference.”

She Takes on the World Wins Blog of the Year at the Stevies!

I wanted to share this good news with readers of She Takes on the World: On Friday night, She Takes on the World won the Stevie Award for Blog of the Year. The event took place in the Astor Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The photo to the right is me being […]

Creativity is Just a Coffee Shop Away

Image courtesy of Shutterstock As much as I love working from my home office (working in your pajamas has its perks), there are times when I simply can’t do it. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I can see our backyard pool from my office window, but there are just times when I […]

Growing Pains: Four Ways to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Is your business experiencing growing pains?  Like many business owners, it’s easy to become stagnant.  But you must find solutions to continue to grow and reach the level of success that you’ve envisioned.  Don’t get discouraged; here are 4 ways to take your business to the next level. Certify Your Business […]

Five Reasons Why a Mentor is Vital for Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Successful women entrepreneurs understand the importance of having a mentor.  In fact, developing a portfolio of mentors to meet different aspects of your life, both personally and professionally, is paramount! Choosing a mentor is one of the most important decisions you can make as a professional.  Mentors should be those whose […]

5 Super Easy Ways to Position Your Small Business for Success!

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Starting a new business is always risky and the chance of success can be slim without proper planning. As a small business consultant and coach, one of many things I tell my clients is that passion about a business idea is just the beginning of what it takes for success; add […]

Does Your Business Need Pruning?

Image courtesy of Shutterstock I’m ready for Spring and since I’m looking ahead to the new season, I made an appointment to prune the trees that line my long driveway. As usual, an activity that on the surface seems unrelated, gets me thinking about my business. It is important to prune trees when they’re young […]

Winning Strategies for Starting a Business Part 1 of 3

This is a guest series by Jane Wesman. Jane is the president of Jane Wesman Public Relations, Inc., a firm that creates high impact book publicity campaigns for publishers and writers. She is also the author of Dive Right In -The Sharks Won’t Bite: The Entrepreneurial Woman’s Guide to Success. Do you dream about starting […]

Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs on Twitter

Twitter has been an incredible tool for connecting with like-minded people from around the world. I am always on the lookout for women entrepreneurs and women in business to follow, connect with, and learn from. The following 30 women entrepreneurs have excellent twitter feeds to follow: @JackieBiz -Jackie is a business owner and blogger who […]