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    Why It's Essential to Own You Dot Com

    Why It's Essential to Own You Dot Com
    From having a personal blog for fun to the necessity of a business blog for profit, there’s the need for a virtual home on the web. I’m talking about something more than a Facebook profile of course. I’m talking about having You.com. If you’ve never thought that you would ever register a domain name and set up your own website, I ...
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    What First Impression Are You Giving?

    What First Impression Are You Giving?
    The other night my husband and I met a prospective financial advisor and I was stunned by the first impression he made. The old adage “you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” couldn’t have been more relevant. The meeting began ten minutes late because he arrived late. While I have to admit I’m chronically late in my ...
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    Speak Up and Take Risks for Career Success

    Speak Up and Take Risks for Career Success
    I had the amazing opportunity a couple months ago to see Gloria Steinem speak. She, as most of you probably know, is a very well-known feminist. I asked her how we can continue to change the corporate culture to make it more inviting and more equal for women. Her answer was very interesting. She said, "Eliminate caution." Eliminate caution. And she ...
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    Top 10 Working from Home Mistakes

    Top 10 Working from Home Mistakes
    Be wary of bad habits that can bring your business to the ground… Speaking from true experience, here are the top ten ways I made myself miserable when working from home. 1. Not creating an office separate from the rest of the house Imagine yourself in a regular office, and answer the following questions: • You wouldn’t be able to unwind ...
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    You Are Worth What You Say You Are Worth

    You Are Worth What You Say You Are Worth
    An issue that seems to resurface frequently among freelancers, consultants, and the self-employed is the whole “getting paid what you’re worth” question. A journalist actually called me up the other day and asked my opinion on it as well. She was seeing a trend of moms being exploited for work at below-standard rates, and I told her that it isn’t just ...
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    Will You Be Hired or Fired By 2010?

    Which Sectors Will Be Hardest Hit? About 10,000 people a day are losing their jobs in the current U.S. economic crisis, the worst rate since perhaps the Great Depression. Yet for many industries, the real pain lies ahead. Here's a look at 30 sectors—some that will be among the hardest hit and others where the outlook is for modest growth, ...
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    Make Your Business Thrive: Network!

    Make Your Business Thrive: Network!
    Smart entrepreneurs network. They understand that networking is a key marketing component to their business success. But are they doing it right?  Are they attracting more business? Have they learned to use techniques that accelerate networking success? Find out if you have, as an entrepreneur, with these tips:   *1. Be prepared for every networking event.* Don’t just show up and ...
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    Want to Start a Business and Work From Home?

    Want to Start a Business and Work From Home?
    Any business is going to require money upfront to be successful - whether you have a concept and develop it yourself as a brand and a business, or whether you buy into someone else’s brand. Believing that you can start a business without any money is a bad decision! Interestingly, this is the biggest difference between men and women who start ...
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    This Digital Business Life

    This Digital Business Life
    It's a dream come true for many: to realize we can navigate a rich business career online without flying across the country or even driving across town. This is the sort of business I've created. As a business coach and information publisher, I enjoy the freedom of “working in my pajamas.” Knowing how important it is to long-term business and career ...
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    Corporate America: Why it Might Not Be for You

    Corporate America: Why it Might Not Be for You
    I never, ever, considered having my own business. Ever. But when I finally figured out what I wanted to be doing, it just so happened that starting my own business was the answer — helping others figure out what they want to be doing with their careers and lives. As I learned what it meant to be a coach, and learned ...
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    Stand Up and Make a Change

    Stand Up and Make a Change
    Is there a new job you want to apply for but you don’t think you are qualified? Do you want to start your own business but you’re afraid you don’t know enough to make a go of it? Do you want to meet more people but you are shy and don’t function well in large groups? Do you want to be ...
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    The Perils of Business Partnerships

    The Perils of Business Partnerships
    We’ve all heard stories about friends or family members who go into business together only to end up bitter enemies (with failed companies) because one of them has slacked off, made terrible decisions, stolen money, or manipulated the other. At the same time, countless business partnerships thrive and succeed. What differentiates the nightmare pairings from the dynamic duos? And when it ...
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    The Big Business of Online Mothers

    The Big Business of Online Mothers
    Excelle's Wendy Piersall was recently featured on the Today Show in a special series titled, Today's Digital Mom: The Big Business of Online Mothers. Check out the clip! You'll not only see Wendy, but you'll learn how mothers are using the internet to their advantage — and what you can do to hop on the bandwagon yourself! .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, ...
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    What To Wear When You Work From Home

    What To Wear When You Work From Home
    What should you wear when you work from home? It's a question I'm asked frequently in my image consulting business, and one that bears thoughtful consideration. For just as your appearance matters when you report to work in the "outside" world, so, too, does it matter when your commute is just down the hall. Now before you snicker at this notion, ...
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    Actively Choose to Thrive in This Economy

    Actively Choose to Thrive in This Economy
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the economy but I’m not asking myself the question ‘has it hit bottom?’ Instead, I’m asking myself ‘what do I need to do to succeed in this economy’? Turning the question around opens up a world of opportunity. It takes away the assumption that I will be a victim of the economy and forces ...
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    What Does Your Online Resume Say About You?

    What Does Your Online Resume Say About You?
    Anyone on the hunt for a new job has devoted time and attention to freshening up their resume, right? Do you realize there is another resume being updated pretty much every day by those who have a busy online life? I’m talking about our virtual footprint — the traceable trail of our comings and goings on the Internet. Every post on ...
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    Identifying and Acting on Truly Great Ideas

    Identifying and Acting on Truly Great Ideas
    “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” —Buddha How do you know when you have a great idea or you are just kidding yourself? In the competitive business world today, great ideas are the foundation of success. If you are inspired enough to have a truly great ...
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    I Have a Business Idea. What Now?

    I Have a Business Idea. What Now?
    Prospective clients often ask this question: "I have an idea and I want to start a business, but where do I go from here?" Depending on their background, their proposed industry and what they have accomplished at the time the question is asked, my answer varies. However, one component of my answer never changes: I always advise clients to do some ...
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    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert

    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert
    Let me start by saying that I'm not an extrovert. Every personality assessment I've ever taken spits out results that say I'm "in my head" or a "thinker." In other words, an introvert. And I've built my career on networking. It's opened doors for me, given me critical advice and, when I became an entrepreneur, developed millions of dollars in business ...
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    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?

    Are You a Net-Worker or a Net-Beggar?
    As Executive Managing Director of two Northern California chapters of eWomenNetwork, and sponsor for three other chapters within the organization, I meet these two types of people all the time. And I see a distinct difference in the progress of their careers because of their approaches. Whether online or in-person, there are key characteristics that clearly differentiate net-workers from net-beggars. You’re ...
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