Feeling that you have a purpose and a passion is what moves us to create our own businesses. There is something that we are here to do; something bigger than ourselves. So, off we go. Right, I’m going to create my own business, change the world and be successful! Hmm, not so easy? There are [...]

Did you know that there are more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States in 2014? According to the National Association of Women-Owned Businesses (NAWBO), those companies employed nearly 7.9 million people in 2014. In short, the number of women-owned businesses is on the rise and while the reasons why women start their [...]

Developing a Career in Information and Communication Technologies

July 27, 2014 • by Sponsor Contributor 0 comments
Technology

Sponsored by Chandler Macleod: Research has shown again and again that there are not enough women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. While women make up half of the workforce, they only make up a quarter of STEM workers. The problem starts long before women get to the workforce. The number of women [...]

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Women on Business Welcomes Mary Isabale as a Contributing Writer

July 26, 2014 • by Susan Gunelius 0 comments
Women On Business News

Please join me in welcoming Mary Isabale to the Women on Business contributing writer team. Mary is an HR professional who specifically writes for working women.  She’ll be sharing her unique insights, advice, and more in her articles, so stay tuned! You can learn more about Mary in her bio below. About Mary Isabale Mary [...]

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3 Ways Board Directors Can Keep up with Governance Issues

July 25, 2014 • by Tracy Houston 0 comments
Board of Directors

How does a director stay abreast of a variety of corporate governance issues in a time of change? Directors and director candidates tell me they want to achieve impact in the boardroom, enhance their director-level education and competencies, and create competitive advantage at the board level. The challenge is how to do this in a [...]

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Why a Business Plan is a Waste Of Time

July 24, 2014 • by Monika Beck 0 comments
Small Business

Anyone who has ever mentioned starting their own company has been told that they need to start with a solid business plan. These plans, we are taught by business sages who spend more time in the classroom than in the boardroom, are essential. They help investors see why your idea is sound, how it will [...]

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Essential Habits of Successful Women

July 24, 2014 • by Sponsor Contributor 1 comment
Personal Development

Sponsored by Jobtonic: Everyone knows the saying, “Fake it until you make it,” but to become a successful business woman who is able to combine your personal and professional life, you should never pretend. Instead, become the woman you’ve always wanted to be. Looking like you’ve already achieved the level of success that you want [...]

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Why Your Trademark Registration Might Be Useless – Infographic

July 23, 2014 • by Susan Gunelius 2 comments
Infographics

Did you know that registering a trademark doesn’t always mean you can protect your brand name, product name, logo, or other marks? Believe it or not, you can obtain a trademark registration but in the future, if someone infringes on your trademark rights, you might not actually be able to do anything to stop them. [...]

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Apprenticeship: A Positive Solution for America’s Future

July 22, 2014 • by Sponsor Contributor 1 comment
Career Development

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 [...]

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Are Staff Meetings a Waste of Time?

July 21, 2014 • by Virginia Ginsburg 3 comments
Leadership

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 [...]

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