Essential Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs

:: Entrepreneurs need lots of support to be successful, and it can take many forms. For example, it’s important to have sources for trusted advice, like the Small Business Administration. It’s also key to have practical tools to get established and maintain your workflow. Here are a few valuable use cases and my go-to technology tools: Keep track of the interwebs. You probably have a number of websites and blogs you visit to get your daily dose of news about your industry. It’s a waste of … [Read more...]

Hitting the High Ground in 2017

As women business owners, many of us were eagerly looking forward to seeing our country’s first woman president elected in November. Unfortunately, as we all know, that didn’t happen. The aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory has been a country deeply divided, with anger and aggression erupting on both sides. Regardless of which candidate you supported, you’ll need to deal with a changed business climate in 2017.  Here are 5 factors to consider in your upcoming business dealings: Beware … [Read more...]

The 2016 WIC Speed Mentoring Event in Review

:: When I proposed launching a WIC Mentorship Program in 2014, none of us knew where it would lead. WIC has an incredibly vibrant community, with a culture of supporting one another’s success; a mentorship program seemed a natural fit for the organization. Fast forward two years: we’ve launched six Mastermind groups and two Speed Mentoring events, with demand for more. We’ve had bumps along the way. Still, with great member suggestions – and a little patience – WIC continues to evolve the … [Read more...]

Success on Your Terms

When I started my corporate career at the Quaker Oats Company, now part of the Pepsico portfolio of global brands, I didn’t really have a plan. However, I knew that I wanted to work hard enough, be good enough, and be acknowledged at all the right times to reach the highest ranks of marketers in corporate America. It didn’t occur to me that this might not happen. I had achieved academic success, earned my MBA with highest honors, had some years of work already behind me, and held leadership … [Read more...]

Honoring Your Values Is The Key To Success

:: Why are your values so important to job satisfaction? You’ve probably seen the “corporate values” posted on the wall somewhere of the headquarters of an organization, or on their website perhaps. You might actually read them and think to yourself, those are nice. It might even give you a bit of a warm-n-fuzzy feel about the work that company is doing in the world. That’s great for the customers. But what does that actually mean to the employees? How do those values actually … [Read more...]

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