Sunday, October 24th, 2021

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  • Balancing Your Freelance Career and Your Job

    Tips for balancing your freelance career with your day job.  (Photo: Lioness65)Sometimes even the most entrepreneurial person has to keep a nine-to-five job as well. If your startup isn’t bringing in enough money to live off of or if your family needs to keep your health insurance, you might have to figure out a way to balance your two careers. Having a freelance career along with a “regular” job can be a great way to have the best of both worlds. Not only does it add to your list of skills, but it also gives you the chance to build your new business without as much worry. Balancing your freelance work with your current job can allow you to chase your entrepreneurial dreams while maintaining your finances and benefits.

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  • Women of Distinction Awards 2012

    Cathy Watters was one of 71 people nominated for a prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2012 (Metro Vancouver chapter.) She relates her first-hand experience of this amazing event, and includes a list of winners and photos of some of the people she met.

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  • When Failure Is Not An Option

    Very successful entrepreneurs and business leaders have two key habits in common that increase their focus, commitment and the results they achieve. Catherine Rocheleau reveals what they are.

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  • Putting the “Fun” in Dysfunctional Family Biz

    When a family business doesn’t work, it’s awful. Unresolved family issues (“Dad always liked you best!”) sabotage communication and production. Unqualified offspring are hired and are given a pass when it comes to policies and procedures. Ellen Rohr gives tips on how to put the “fun” back into a dysfunctional family business.

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  • Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

    If you’ve ever written a business plan, you probably know how daunting/stressful/overwhelming the writing process can get. Sometimes writing a plan seems like a futile exercise; you may feel like you’re just guessing at the numbers, or that you’re making too many assumptions about the market. Jessica Oman, owner of Write Ahead, explains why writing a business plan is a good thing.

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  • Spring Cleaning For Your Small Business

    Rigdha Acharya, owner of “Actionable Business Training,” gives tips on how to Spring Clean your small business. She covers everything from rearranging the furniture and sprucing up your marketing plan to doing employee reviews.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/21/12 ]
  • Start Up Your Career With a Startup

    If you want to start your own business but don’t know how, Erin Palmer suggests getting work experience working for another entrepreneur first. What you learn working for a startup can help you get a better idea of how to run your future business.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/17/12 ]
  • “So, what do you do?” – Networking for Biz and Friendship

    Working at home can be lonely. One way of making new friends is by networking. You can tell your boss or your spouse that you are going to a cocktail party to network and it sounds like you’re really working, not playing. One of the advantages of branching out and creating new relationships is that you might drum up some business. Ellen Rohr gives tips on how to meet people and build relationships through business networking events.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/14/12 ]
  • 3 Ways You Are Losing Money (and how to fix it)

    Veronica Drake, International Women’s Business Coach, reveals three key areas where you may be losing money, and explains how you can fix the problem and create better profits for your business. She gives hands-on exercises you can do to ‘plug the holes’ in your entrepreneurial bucket.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/03/12 ]
  • 5 Reasons Your Existing Company Needs a Business Plan

    Writing a business plan is tough and time consuming. If you’re already running a business, do you really need to write a business plan? If you already have a business plan, do you need to revise it? Jessica Oman, owner of Write Ahead Consulting, explains why having an up-to-date business plan is essential for any business, big or small.

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  • Leadership: Should You Reveal the “Real” You?

    What makes a great leader? Should you put on an alternate “identity” or present yourself as you really are, authentically? What’s the best way to approach leadership and be respected? Catherine Rocheleau presents three main things you can do to be the best leader you can be.

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  • What to do on a Day of Doubt

    Do you ever feel like you hate absolutely everything and everyone involved with your business? Do you wonder why you even show up in the morning? Do you doubt your ability to make the business a success? Ellen Rohr gives tips on how to tell if your desire to quit is a passing phase, or the real deal.

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  • Sometimes All We Need to do is…Nothing

    When you have a challenge in your business that needs to be solved and the answer isn’t clear, you can brainstorm solutions, do some mind mapping, even bounce ideas off your colleagues or mastermind group. Or, you may want to try this surprising approach that Carmen Jubinville stumbled across when faced with a tough problem that caused her much frustration.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/21/12 ]
  • Conflict Resolution: Compromise and Negotiate

    Dr. Patty Ann reveals the fifth, and final, conflict resolution skill that will help you create successful relationships at home and in business. Practicing respect and understanding while using these skills will increase your effectiveness when it comes to dealing with, and resolving, conflict.

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  • When Should You Outsource Help?

    Is it better to do it all yourself and save your pennies? Or should you outsource your work to someone else? Abbey Fatica provides a list of services she prefers to outsource, and gives tips on how you can decide which tasks to do yourself, and which ones to delegate to hired professionals.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/14/12 ]