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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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2 Big Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is the New Normal

by Kali Hawlk August 7, 2014

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For the last few years, entrepreneurship around the world has been steadily rising. Members of Generation Y in particular seem to be more wired for making the leap and forging their own career and business paths. The economy is changing, and older business models are slowly dying out as more and more people leave corporate […]

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How I Started Freelancing After I Was Laid Off

by Tonya Stumphauzer August 6, 2014

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One thing I get to witness as a personal finance blogger is seeing someone on occasion decide to quit the full time 9-5 rat race and dive head first into the uncertain waters of freelancing. I silently bless them as they make that bold move, because it isn’t easy, but then again, I learned the hard […]

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Financial Wellness: Build a Healthy Business to Access Low-Cost Loans

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 24, 2014

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We all know the importance of health and wellness when it comes to our bodies and our minds. We take daily, monthly, and annual steps to prevent major health issues and maintain a good quality of life – from regular physician check-ups, to regular exercise, to taking vitamins, to getting rest and eating healthily. And, […]

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Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 18, 2014

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This is part two of a two-part series by Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO of FundWell. In our last post, we talked about strategies for running a successful crowdfunding campaign, as told by Nikhil Arora of Back to the Roots. Back to the Roots is a sustainable foods business in the Bay Area that in 2012 raised […]

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5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 12, 2014

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We’re Pinterest fanatics – and you should be too. Whether you’re looking to make money, save money (or both!) Pinterest has some of the most inspiring and innovative ideas on the web. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From side hustle to DIY, here’s the best of Pinterest this […]

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