Sponsored by American University: For most people, attending college pays off in big ways: lifelong friendships, invaluable mentorships and better earning potential. However, not everyone wants to go to college, and not all jobs require the completion of a degree. On-the-job training is declining in the U.S., even though people without college degrees could be [...]

With more and more high-tech ways in which to communicate, some business owners are wondering whether face-to-face staff meetings are worth their time and energy. After all, can’t a text, e-chat or email accomplish the same thing in less time? The Value of Face-to-Face Meetings The fact is that many specific actions can be accomplished [...]

70+ Experts Reveal How to Expand Your Business with Social Media

July 19, 2014 • by Susan Gunelius 0 comments
Social Media

Social Media Summit East is coming to the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on November 3-5, 2014. Women on Business readers can register now and get a special 25% discount. Dozens of Sessions Led by Recognized Experts You’ll learn from Brian Solis, Pam Moore, Neil Patel, Heidi Richards Mooney, Patty Farmer, Sally Falkow, and [...]

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Increasing Board Effectiveness in Strategy and Risk Discussions

July 18, 2014 • by Tracy Houston 0 comments
Board of Directors

“How do we increase our board’s effectiveness in strategy and risk discussions?” I am often asked to provide insights and ideas to this question. Here are a few ideas: 1. Identify Training Needs Conduct a review of the board’s risk management skills and relevant industry experience. If deficiencies exist, schedule industry or risk-management training. 2. [...]

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What is Bossy?

July 17, 2014 • by Toni Nelson 1 comment
Leadership

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a networking luncheon titled, “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.” Each panelist talked about the challenges they have had to overcome as women by being called “bossy.” As I sat there, it made me think about the way we perceive things. You can think negatively about any phrase [...]

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6 Traits Of A Successful Salesperson

July 17, 2014 • by Toni Nelson 0 comments
Infographics

Have you ever met someone that you thought was born to be a salesperson? You might longingly look at that person wishing you had that gift. It might look like being a born sales person is what it takes, but becoming a really good salesperson is a skill that anyone can achieve. You just need [...]

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Empowering and Inspiring Women in the Corporate World

July 16, 2014 • by Kimberly Love 0 comments
Female Entrepreneurs

Every time I miss a phone call, it can be stupefying when thoughts of guilt and apprehension hit me. It could be a client call I never knew of, or it could be my key employee planning a vacation that I am going to hate. Ultimately, it could just be an advertorial from the telecom [...]

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Working from Home – How to Maximize Your Productivity

July 14, 2014 • by Sponsor Contributor 0 comments
Productivity

Sponsored by Super A-Mart: It’s becoming more common these days to work from home. We’re either bringing work home with us or running a home business. A cluttered environment can stifle your productivity. Maximizing your productivity when working from home can be possible by simply turning your chosen space into an area that gives you [...]

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Virginia Ginsburg Joins the Women on Business Contributor Team

July 14, 2014 • by Susan Gunelius 0 comments
Women On Business News

I am happy to announce that Virginia Ginsburg has joined the Women on Business team of contributors. Virginia is founder and chief consultant at Swell Strategies where she works side by side with her clients to get their businesses back on track through strategic planning, project management and executive coaching. She will undoubtedly share amazing [...]

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How to Identify and Develop Your Brand Personality for Small Business Success

July 11, 2014 • by Susan Gunelius 0 comments
Marketing

Sponsored by Visa Business: Is your brand fun or serious? Is it friendly or professional? If your brand were a person, what type of person would it be? What is your brand personality? Every brand has a personality that positions it in consumers’ minds in the marketplace. Over time, your brand personality could become so [...]

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