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Don’t Ask, Don’t Get – Tips on Negotiating for Yourself

by Nicole Page April 16, 2014

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April 8th was Equal Pay Day – the Internet was buzzing with statistics, tips (and rants!) regarding the gender pay gap. There are so many galvanizing reasons why women need to take the proverbial bull by the horns when it comes to advocating for fair pay however, one that really stands out is that by […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – March 29, 2014

by Sarah Chang March 29, 2014

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Saturday is here and we’re thinking Spring! It’s been a rough winter for so many of us, but this weekend we’re looking forward – and thinking about ways we can get this season started off right. From budgeting, to cooking, to getting your side hustle going, here’s what inspired us this week. Having trouble with […]

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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk March 28, 2014

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Generation Y, or the Millennial generation, has been known for its struggles with a weak job market. Only one out of two Millennials had a full-time job that required at least a Bachelor’s degree in 2012, which meant a full 50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Being underemployed means you […]

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3 Thoughts Holding You Back From Negotiation Success

by Melody Wilding March 24, 2014

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If you’ve successfully started your own business, decided to go freelance, or work at a startup, you’re used to rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and doing whatever it takes to get things done. But when it comes to negotiating, do you still freeze up or freak out? If you find it hard to approach […]

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How To Start A Business This Weekend

by Meredith Lepore March 20, 2014

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Starting a business – much less doing so over a 48-hour period – sounds extremely daunting. But Rachel Hofstetter says it is, in fact, quite possible. She should know, considering her longtime job was to talk to and study successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, then write about her findings for magazines including O, The […]

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5 Things You Should Never Do At The Office

by Chloe Sorvino March 19, 2014

5 Things You Should Never Do At the Office

 Everyone has slip-ups at work, but there are some things you should just never do at the office. These may not be firing offenses, but it’s important to have common courtesy. Remember: You were hired to do a job well — so do it. Leave the bad behavior at the door. Here are five bad […]

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Adda Birnir, Founder of Skillcrush, Wants To Help Women Rule Tech

by Meredith Lepore March 17, 2014

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Like many great entrepreneurs, Adda Birnir saw a problem that needed to be fixed. While working on the editorial side at a digital agency she and a few other women in her group were laid off. After the fact, she realized it was because she was professionally vulnerable – the people whose jobs were secure […]

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Side Hustle Series: How to Become a Mystery Shopper

by Alice S March 12, 2014

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GoGirl Finance is introducing a new series called “The Side Hustle,” showcasing different ways people make money in addition to their day jobs in order to pay down debt or save money. Have a side hustle? Share your story with us: info@gogirlfinance.com.  Don’t you wish you could shop for free? Do you hate bad customer […]

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FundWell: The Startup Solution For Small Business Funding

by Rebecca Jackson March 4, 2014

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If you’re the founder of a startup, you’ll know that while the Internet is awash with congratulatory stories of companies obtaining millions in financing, the reality is much less like a party. Seeking and securing funding for your business is more like an endurance sport. It’s an especially arduous journey for those seeking funding for […]

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How Freelancers Can Prepare for Tax Season

by Carrie Smith March 4, 2014

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The biggest fear many freelancers face each year is when tax season rolls around. There are so many unanswered questions regarding taxes, spreadsheets and income statements. And since this responsibility falls solely on our shoulders, it’s a scary thing. But not to worry, here are 4 tips to help you quickly and easily prep for […]

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Taxes for Freelancers: 3 Steps to Getting Started (plus a free checklist)

by Carrie Smith February 27, 2014

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So you finally quit your day job and are now your own boss. You call the shots and have complete control over your time. Things are going great! And then tax time rolls around. Eeeek! But before you panic and freak out, we’ve got 3 simple steps to help you as a freelancer conquer your […]

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How to Negotiate What You’re Worth

by Ashley Feinstein January 22, 2014

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Do you know you deserve that raise or promotion this year but aren’t sure where to start? If you aren’t sure, consider it. Women often wait too long for hard work to be recognized rather than asking for a raise. Here are some steps and ideas on how to negotiate what you’re worth. Negotiating 101: […]

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Career Expert Nicole Williams On How To Be More Confident at Work (And Less Sweaty)

by Meredith Lepore January 17, 2014

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A recent study by Secret with the Monell Chemical Senses Center found that the smell of stressed women makes them come off as incompetent and untrustworthy. Researchers discovered that the smell of sweat from stress- which is completely different than the scent of sweat released during exercise or while in a hot place – can change others’ […]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Career in 2014

by Kali Hawlk January 8, 2014

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It’s a new year, which for many of us means a fresh start with many aspects of our lives that we’d like to improve. Take advantage of the clean slate and use this tips to give your career a boost in 2014: Clean Up – and Update – Your Online Presence It’s common knowledge that […]

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5 Things You Should Do Before Going Freelance

by Carrie Smith January 7, 2014

Freelance

Are you getting ready to quit your job and freelance full-time? It’s a dream goal that many of us have, but it’s all too easy to get swept up in the dream and not focus on the reality. While going freelance has its perks, there are some vital things you must do if you want […]

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10 Ways to Become More Motivated at Work

by Sarah Kaufman December 27, 2013

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Looking for a little extra motivation at the office? Try these 10 easy tips. 1. Get rid of distractions. Potted plants and photos may be pretty, but they can also distract you and keep you from getting your work done. You don’t necessarily have to get rid of them, but keep them out of your […]

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How to Achieve Success in a Few Easy Steps

by Liliana Olszewski December 17, 2013

How to Achieve Success

I’m kidding, of course. There is no set roadmap to success, especially in easy steps.  When my 17-year-old niece Chloe, soon-to-be a high school senior, declared she wanted to follow in my footsteps and become a television director, I couldn’t have been more proud.  I love what I do, so how could I not encourage […]

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10 Ways to Be More Confident At Work

by Joyce Roche December 4, 2013

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Not feeling confident at work? Many successful women suffer from impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you’re a fraud—that you’re somehow less qualified than your peers, less deserving of success, and that you’ll be “found out” if you don’t work longer and harder than everyone else. Despite the fact that I’ve been a […]

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