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What’s a Startup Accelerator and How to Join One

by Sue Heilbronner December 8, 2014

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I am asked as often as the next gal about what I do in the world, and now my answer rolls right off my tongue: “My astonishing business partner Elizabeth Kraus and I are launching MergeLane, a startup accelerator focused on women-led companies.” Sometimes when I’m talking to someone who is, say, a sculptor, or […]

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Five Healthy Financial Habits for the Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug November 20, 2014

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When I started my freelance writing business, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I had to learn as I went: how to find clients, how market my work… even how to keep myself on a schedule while working from home was a challenge! One thing I had going for me, though, was good […]

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How to Turn Your Struggling Business Around in 24 Hours

by Carrie Smith November 18, 2014

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Are you stuck in a business rut? Is your career struggling to stay afloat and you’re not sure why? At the beginning of 2014 I found myself in a phase of business depression. Everything I did seemed like I was just spinning my wheels. I worked day and night but never made any real progress, […]

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Three Ways to Get Off the Freelance Financial Roller Coaster

by Carrie Smith November 11, 2014

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As a freelancer it may seem impossible to stick to a regular monthly savings or debt payoff plan. Some months you’ll have extra money after paying all your bills, and other months you won’t have enough to even buy the necessities. It’s a monthly financial roller coaster when you work for yourself. I speak from […]

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How 4 Women Entrepreneurs Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

by Kali Hawlk November 6, 2014

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Employees and entrepreneurs alike have long struggled with finding success in striking the perfect work-life balance. But in our modern world that is constantly mobile and plugged in, achieving work-life balance becomes significantly more difficult. Gen Y women may have a unique experience in seeking balance, because we’re members of the first demographic to have […]

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Leadership: Would You Rather Be Loved, or Feared?

by Lydia Loizides October 14, 2014

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There is a point in everyone’s career where you choose a style of leadership that falls into one of two larges buckets: lovable or feared. Interestingly, the two most important traits that we use to judge others by (especially our leaders) is “lovable” or “fearsome” they are. Thankfully research is now available that shows us […]

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore October 1, 2014

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In case you haven’t heard, more people are freelancing today than ever before. According to a new study called “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” more than one in three workers — 53 million Americans — are now freelancing.  “Freelancing is the new normal — and this survey shows that America’s new […]

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Why You Shouldn’t Cash in Your 401k

by Carrie Smith September 29, 2014

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Taking cash out of your 401k is all too tempting when you’re trying to fund a business idea as an entrepreneur. It’s probably one of the largest assets you own that can be leveraged to start a business. Still, you have to resist the urge to do so. Cashing out your 401k is dangerous and […]

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10 Unique Side Hustles You Should Consider

by Meredith Lepore September 27, 2014

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The side hustle is everything these days. Even with a steady job that pays the rent, your side hustle can help you chip away at debt (or even just have a little bit of fun!). It may be a passion that will eventually become your career, or it may just be a way to make […]

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Why Quitting My Job Was the Best Thing For My Career

by Carrie Smith September 17, 2014

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“Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.” — Seth Godin The word “quit” can have such negative connotations. We all know the phrase, “quitters never win, and winners never quit,” after all. I don’t agree with this. From personal experience, I see quitting as having the opposite […]

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The Best Tips for Time Management From Smart Businesswomen

by Kali Hawlk September 15, 2014

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When’s the last time you heard someone say, “I’m just so busy!” or “I wish I had more time in a day”? Probably five minutes ago, right? Whether we’re truly busier today than we ever have been before – or there’s just more to distract us – time management has become a critical skill for […]

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Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti Turned Helping Their Fellow Redheads Into a Business

by Meredith Lepore September 5, 2014

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Blondes may have to deal with the ditzy stereotypes, and brunettes get accused of being too serious if they don’t smile, but redheads may actually have it the toughest. That sensitive skin paired with sometimes high-maintenance hair can be quite a lot of work for even the most vivacious of redheads. That’s why sisters Stephanie […]

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5 Fun Ways to Make More Money This Fall

by Carrie Smith September 3, 2014

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Fall is a time when the seasons change, children head back to school and the holiday season is quickly approaching. So how can you bring in more money during this busy season, or find extra cash for the holidays? Here are five fun ways to make more money this fall — even when you don’t […]

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How To Save Money When Launching a Startup: Advice from Real Entrepreneurs

by Meredith Lepore September 2, 2014

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I can barely imagine being so brave as to venture out on my own and start a business. In addition to the overwhelming amount of work required to create something successful, it can be a risky venture. Still, women are increasingly taking the chance, and making it work. The proof is in the numbers: there […]

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4 Women Who Made Their Blog Their Business

by Kali Hawlk August 28, 2014

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For many, blogging is a fun hobby or a creative outlet. You can showcase your photography, art, and, and writing while connecting with likeminded people and readers. It’s another way for us to be social and grow our sense of community. A blog can also be a great way to promote a personal brand for […]

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Personal Branding: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 23, 2014

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Your personal brand is one of the most important things you create. GoGirl Expert Pamela Weinberg says “having a unique, well-defined brand is one of the keys to landing the job you want and having career success at the job you have. A strong personal brand will differentiate you from competitors; ultimately making you more […]

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How I Manage a Business as a Stay at Home Mom

by Catherine Alford August 21, 2014

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Before I had my twins in March of this year, I thought I had it all figured out. After several months of working so hard my hands ached when I typed, I took the scary step to become completely self-employed as a blogger and freelance writer. As a planner, I did not make the decision […]

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7 Female Self-Made Millionaires (and a Few Billionaires) We Love

by Meredith Lepore August 17, 2014

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It’s easy to sit around envying people with amazing career success stories and enormous fortunes (as a result of their success). But what we should really do is learn from them. We came up with a list of our favorite self-made millionaires (and a few billionaires) who worked their asses off (often starting with nothing […]

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