Tag: Business

Family Ties

Pros and Cons of Working With Family When I was a teenager, my Realtor mom would ask me to accompany her on weekends to her open houses. In typical teenage fashion, I would reply, “No way, that’s boring!” As fate would have it, I later ended up joining the family business and became a Realtor

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Mixing Business and Politics

5 Tips to Build Important Relationships For Your Business As a new business owner, you may not realize how important politics can be to the development, growth, visibility and opportunities provided to local businesses. Having connections in political circles and good relationships with local elected officials could be a great benefit to your business. To

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Overcome Self Doubt In Your Entrepreneurial Journey

For those living the entrepren-artist, solopreneur or mompreneur life, you know that the lonely hours, the hard work, the less-than-adequate funding can cause and fuel stress, negative thoughts, self-doubt and even complete burnout if you’re not careful. You may lose your motivation and your mojo by succumbing to the “negative bias,” the natural human tendency

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5 Current Social Media Trends to Grow Your Business

If there’s one constant truth about social media, it’s that it’s always changing. New user features, algorithmic updates and increased advertising have expanded the marketing potential for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Depending on your industry, there are many options for social media marketing today. The key is to find your niche platform, identify your target

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Helpful or Harmful: The Dividing Line of Compartmentalizing

What’s the difference between compartmentalizing in relationships and in business, and is it a helpful trait for both areas of life? Back in my twenties, I had a friend who had mastered the art of compartmentalizing his life. He was laser-focused in whatever scenario was presented. At first, I admired his ability, but then realized

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Women Leading the Way in Silicon Valley – Part 2

Silicon Valley is a hot spot for talented individuals and start-ups, and it can take quite a bit to succeed and make your company stand out. We spoke with five notable women who achieved their goals and are thriving in their careers. Their industries are wide-ranging, including politics, manufacturing biodegradable materials, founding a school for

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What You Can Do to Win in Business

Many people believe that to achieve great work, they must focus single-mindedly on their goals, at the expense of their personal lives including family, health, or community engagement. I have found when we harness our passion and power from the various parts of our lives and bring them together, we create a life of harmony,

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