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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Reach Out and Keep the Momentum Going

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Reach Out and Keep the Momentum Going | Business Tips | Scoop.it

Join the Professional Women's Business Network as we share our expertise and experience to strengthen and enlighten women across the United States.

More information at http://pwbn.org - - Join us today - New Members Welcome!

Ask us how you can start a Professional Women's Business Network Chapter in your area.

 

The Professional Women's Business Network would like to thank the many companies and individuals who understand how difficult it is for women to grow and build their own business. The article below explains how many women are branching out and reaching for their own success.  Please share this article.  Share some strength with the women in your business community.

 

There’s a movement underway that is changing the face of workplace culture as more and more women are starting their own businesses. Women are taking control, carving out flexibility and designing their own destiny through entrepreneurship.

 

I’ve spoken with many women who have embarked on this journey and talked with them about building profitable, mission-led companies that they themselves would want to work for. They’re creating the lives they want to live both personally and professionally, developing harmony between the two instead of having them pull at each other in opposition.

 

The benefit to all of us is that female entrepreneurs are bringing new and relevant perspectives to the marketplace, innovative experiences and products, and fresh approaches to conducting business that raise the standards for their competitors and that improve the lives of their customers.

 

Still, with all of this progress, women face concrete challenges, such as finding customers and technical support, and so mentoring and connecting women to the right resources is crucial. All of us can facilitate these connections by reaching out and connecting with the women-owned business in our own communities. If you are an experienced business owner, have coffee with a local entrepreneur and offer insight on how you grew your business. Connect other entrepreneurs with those who can help them—a marketing firm, a payroll service, a new vendor, or another business who has overcome some of the challenges that they might be facing. As a consumer, tout your favorite female-owned business on social media to show your enthusiasm. Share with the owner what you like and what you would like to see more of in terms of their product offerings or customer service. Give detailed feedback and encourage your friends to do the same. A strong business benefits greatly from candid and clear customer input. Every bit of support and mentorship increases the collective clout of women-business owners and emboldens the community to continue launching and running businesses more successfully.

 

 

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Getting in the Right Mindset for Networking Events

Getting in the Right Mindset for Networking Events | Business Tips | Scoop.it
The statistics say it takes less than 7 seconds to make a first impression. It is very important to get into the right mindset before heading out to your next networking event. The first step you s...
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Don't bother going to networking events if you don't want to put your best foot forward.  Great tips from networking guru Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esq.

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Choking on Choices

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Five Steps to Make Effective Decisions Do you feel like you are choking on choices, unable to make effective decisions? Life is full of choices. Research tells us that the average American makes cl...
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Transition Issues in Family Business Succession Planning (IE1)

Family succession planning, better thought of as transition planning, is the most important thing you can do to help your company last through the generation...
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Fixed Project Price vs. Hourly Rate

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Choosing the right project billing model is a big deal as it determines the future development process. Find out about pros & cons of hourly vs fixed prices to make the best decision.
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Creativity Boosting in Business & Life | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Creativity Boosting in Business & Life | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Are you ready to navigate an ever-changing world where creative thinking is no longer an option, it’s a necessity? That’s our reality now, and will only
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Excellent article written by Award-Winning, International Author and Speaker, Dr. Jo Anne White, is a Certified Professional Coach, Business Consultant and Energy Master Teacher. She’s the Executive Producer, TV and Radio Host of the Power Your Life Shows.

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Why Social Media Is NOT Advertising | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Why Social Media Is NOT Advertising | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
At a recent professional networking event, I was chatting with someone who didn't understand why Facebook was not an advertising venue. While Facebook ads are a
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Small Business Owners Must Plan for Long-Term Future | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Small Business Owners Must Plan for Long-Term Future | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
With small businesses hit hard during the recession, a need for long-term financial planning is important for further stabilization and success. In order be
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Small Business Owners - Have you established a long-term plan for your business?

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The 10 realities of Entrepreneurship no one dares to share with you. | About Her Magazine | PWBN

The 10 realities of Entrepreneurship no one dares to share with you. | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
So, so many people ask me what Entrepreneurship is, what it entails and how they can seemingly join this club of "amazing" people. So exactly, who are we? Why
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Think OUTside the Box to get Inside the TV Studio | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Think OUTside the Box to get Inside the TV Studio | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
NO FAX, NO PHONE, NO EMAIL, NO BOOKS FAXES: Now a thing of the dark ages. PHONE: Click! Your voice mail is deleted. EMAIL: One of hundreds that TV producers
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3 Tips to Write Valuable Content… Fast!

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Give Your Audience Content They Will Want to Share With Others By Melanie Rembrandt, www.rembrandtwrites.com If you want to stay current and provide valuable information to a hungry audience, you need to write a lot of good content. This can be difficult… especially when you have other, core responsibilities as an entrepreneur. With this in mind, here are… 3 Tips to Write Valuable Content… Fast! Tip 1. Know What Your Audience Wants. The whole point of writing content is to provide some kind of value to your audience… so before you even start writing, think about your audience. What do they want to know about right now? When you have this answer, ask: What do you want readers to do after viewing this content? Then, form your idea for your content from your responses. Tip 2. Create an Outline. Once you know your topic, jot down the top things you need to cover in your article, blog, newsletter, e-mail, etc. Then, add thoughts for your title, sub-title, introduction and ending wi


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What's an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever

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This classic 25-word definition pares entrepreneurship to its essence and explains why it's so hard. And so addictive. (What's an Entrepreneur?

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Want to Take Your Business from Idea to Open? Follow These Simple Steps | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Want to Take Your Business from Idea to Open? Follow These Simple Steps | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
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Volunteering can Feed your Soul and your Business | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Volunteering can Feed your Soul and your Business | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
You may already volunteer for a cause you care about in your spare time or sit on a non-profit board. It is wonderful to give your time and expertise to a
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Time is a precious commodity - but taking the time to help others can be very rewarding.

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Understanding Your Emotional Connection to Money

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How many books have been written by financial fix-it gurus like Suze Orman or Dave Ramsey? Have these books really helped us to become debt free? Their advice is solid and can help us set goals, bu...
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How are you emotionally connected to money?

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Think OUTside the Box to get Inside the TV Studio

Think OUTside the Box to get Inside the TV Studio | Business Tips | Scoop.it
NO FAX, NO PHONE, NO EMAIL, NO BOOKS FAXES: Now a thing of the dark ages. PHONE: Click! Your voice mail is deleted. EMAIL: One of hundreds that TV producers and reporters get every day. BOOK: Goes ...
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Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar in $8.5 billion deal

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar in $8.5 billion deal | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Investor Carl Icahn among winners as Dollar Tree buys larger rival Family Dollar in cash and stock deal. (RT @nmitch: They're all starting to look alike. :P ...
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Warm, Hot, or Cold – What’s This Game About? | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Warm, Hot, or Cold – What’s This Game About? | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
When I was a child, we would play a “Hide and Seek” game called, “Hot and Cold”. In this game you were not searching for a person. You were actually
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Business development is a very strategic game - always good to develop the right type of prospect list to be more productive.

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How to be a Journalist’s Hero | About Her Magazine | PWBN

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In a large business, the marketing, public relations or corporate communications department is usually the first line of contact for media outlets looking to
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Are You Ready to Build A Blog? | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Are You Ready to Build A Blog? | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
By now you probably know that blogs help drive traffic to your website by attracting clients who might not visit it otherwise. And if that isn’t enough reason
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Share your knowledge and get noticed by starting a blog - if you don't know how to get started - find some resources on the internet.

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Make Money as an Entrepreneur in 5 Simple Steps - YouTube

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Brian Tracy - Guru of business gives great tips on How to Make Money!

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Write a Book to Maximize Your Influence, Impact and Income | About Her Magazine | PWBN

Write a Book to Maximize Your Influence, Impact and Income | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
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The Wisest Women in the Room

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Patient, disciplined, risk-averse – Millennial women are looking more like their grandmothers in the pockets than their Boomer moms. Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study revealed Millennials are old souls when it comes to managing their money, recognizing the importance of saving and investing with a tendency to act more proactively than their older counterparts. Nearly two thirds of those surveyed identified as “highly disciplined” or “disciplined” financial planners compared to 54 percent of respondents ages 60 and older – and, even less for the Sandwich Generation. “I’m guessing they’re making a lot of grandparents very proud,” says Greg Oberland, Northwestern Mutual executive vice president. Plagued with economic instability, chronic underemployment and debt, Millennial women aren’t trying to make money matters more difficult. This is likely why 30 percent are taking a “slow and steady” approach to financial planning, with another 30 p


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3 No-Cost Ways to Get Noticed Online

How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast By Melanie Rembrandt of www.rembrandtwrites.com As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. And, of course, there are hundreds of services out there ready to help you… from very expensive, full-services to consultants to do-it-yourself tools to classes, and more. Who has time or money for that? You have a business to run! With this in mind, here are 3 ways to increase your site rankings at no cost… 1. Review your content. When was the last time you read the content on your Website or had someone critique it? If it has been a few weeks, take some time to actually review what you are saying on your site. Then, ask yourself a few questions: Is it easy to understand what we offer in a matter of seconds? Will our target market see “what’s in it for them” right away? Do we provide simple steps and current (and correct), valuable data? By answering these quest


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Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

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The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else rose to a record high last year, suggesting there are too few graduates.
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The Power of the Hand Written Note | About Her Magazine | PWBN

The Power of the Hand Written Note | About Her Magazine | PWBN | Business Tips | Scoop.it
Now before you say, NO WAY, who would ever write a note and mail it? I want you to STOP AND THINK. If you are like most people who grew up in the
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Personalizing a message can be very powerful - especially if you take the time to handwrite the message.

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