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12 Lessons from Small Business Rule Breakers

Over the past 2 years, I’ve interviewed almost 200 women about how they manage running their businesses, their families, their health and their sanity. Each woman I’ve come across has…

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Using an Employee Friendly Focus to Improve Your Office Environment

You can improve your office environment by focusing on changes that will directly benefit your employees. By keeping the needs of your employees in mind, the changes you set in…

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5 Ways to Test Your Small Business Idea

Starting a new small business is a big deal. You need to put together your business plan and figure out how to fund your project. However testing your business is…

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5 Reasons Not To Take VC Money

I had an interesting conversation with a brilliant, hugely entrepreneurial guy who owns a technology company that is so hot right now that, with absolutely zero PR or fundraising activity,…

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6 Secrets to Work Better with Contractors

The majority of small businesses rely on contractors to keep their businesses moving forward. But working with a new name or a new face can be difficult, especially when you…