Entrepreneur Interview – Jude Holden

After acquiring a degree in biology, and then working 23 years at IBM as the first ever female Salesman in IBM Bristol, Jude Holden retired and became an entrepreneur. In 2014, she launched bluecondo.com. Her “best ever” achievement is being the proud Mum of 2 extraordinary sons (25 & 23). Interview Q & A 1. What is your business/Business Name?  Bluecondo.com. What does your business do? In a nutshell, Bluecondo is intended to serve as a comprehensive and affordable Holiday Home Directory for IBMers, past & present, around the globe, with the added assurance that we are members of the

Entrepreneur Tip – Get an Office

– by Haley Gray – One of the lessons I learned the hard way is that if you have an employee, or there are two or more of you, having office space is invaluable.  There are business incubators that offer a variety of office packages, including a single office with a phone, and that will give you a mailing address. Reasons You Need to Get an Office: Accountability – You will have a much better idea of how long people are working, and what they’re up to. If you don’t see people in the office, then they could be out

Entrepreneur Interview – Lynne Klippel

Best-selling Author and Entrepreneur Lynne Klippel has been an author, publisher, ghost writer, and book coach since 2003. She’s taught thousands of aspiring authors who rave about her ability to remove overwhelm from the process of writing and publishing. Her company, BusinessBuildingBooks.com, focuses on the marriage of internet marketing and publishing so that her clients not only create great books, but related products and services to extend their brand and create additional revenue streams. The books Lynne publishes are known for their quality, professionalism and contribution to the author’s business income. Lynne’s been featured on Lifetime Television, Working Mother magazine

Entrepreneur Interview – Felicia Goldwire

Felicia Goldwire is the owner of Deluxe Virtual Assistance.  Her company provides social media management, email marketing and administrative support to busy business owners.  In her free time, you can find her cruising the highways and byways on her 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A   1. What is your business/Business Name?  What does your business do? I’m the proud owner of a virtual assistant business called Deluxe Virtual Assistance. I help busy business owners with their social media management, email marketing and administrative needs so they can focus on growing and sustaining their businesses. 2. Why

How Female Entrepreneurs are Different

   ~by Haley Lynn Gray~  People who get out there and make their own business from scratch are called Entrepreneurs and they can be male or female. However, male and female entrepreneurs do things very differently when it comes time to run a business. Female entrepreneurs tend to be more sensitive to the clients’ needs and her employees’ needs than a male entrepreneur will. Female entrepreneurs want to make sure their employees are taken care of so they do not have a high turnover among workers. Not only do they want to take care of their workers, but they will ensure

Habit Stacking and Motivation

Habit Stacking for Success Have you ever wished you could get your day off to a better start? Or that you could actually get to bed on time without getting hooked into staring at Facebook for two hours? If so, I get it. And I have an idea that could really change everything for you. The idea is based on creating morning and evening routines, and you create these routines using habit stacking. Let me explain. What is Habit Stacking? Habit stacking is when you take a current habitual action and add a new, desired habit to it. You add

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Women in business still face prejudices and clichés that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with. The good news is that many of these myths are already dying. Changing attitudes and new opportunities are giving female entrepreneurs and business leaders a chance to shine. As much as times have changes, there are some persistent myths that simply refuse to go away. Here are a few of those that need to be addressed and debunked pronto. Myth 1: Women are Not Leaders by Nature This is probably the worst of all claims because it states that leadership is not a

The Top 3 Things Your Business Needs

~by Jane Hinchey~ What will bring your business success? Three things.   From my experience, here are the top three things your business needs, right outta the gate, if you want your business headed on a path to success. 1. Skill set. It goes without saying really, but I’ve seen many entrepreneurs get this wrong. You need to be skilled in what you do. But I wanted to go a little bit deeper on what this actually means, and how you can get laser focused on your business offerings. Like many entrepreneurs, we want to be everything to everyone, we

How Cereal Helps Me Get More Accomplished

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ I have a little confession. I have been known to occasionally serve my kids cereal for dinner, and sometimes they get frozen chicken nuggets too. Why? So I can get more accomplished. I’m bound by this little thing called the space-time continuum, and I am forever trying to get more things done than will actually fit in a regular day. That means I am always trying to find ways to save time. For example, I sometimes serve cereal to the children for dinner. To go along with the cereal, they get a big bowl full of

Want Thrilled Customers? Under Promise and Over Deliver

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ One of the easiest tips for keeping clients and customers happy is to under promise and over deliver. What I mean by that is very, very simple.  If you tell a client that a project is going to be done by a particular date, then ensure you make that date. Preferably you’ll even be a few days early. Make sure that you pad some extra time into the schedule in case something unforeseen happens. Do not take a page out of the play books of so many others, and promise what you THINK someone wants to