Female entrepreneurship isn’t a new concept, but the public is finally becoming increasingly aware of the strengths women in major leadership roles are bringing to the proverbial table. In the last two years, studies have been making the rounds that show the presence of more female leaders in top positions of corporate management directly relates to increased profitability of these companies. The value of diversity is also part of that data, because more businesses are starting to realize that diversity in the workplace is a business strategy that “maximizes creativity, productivity and loyalty of employees while meeting the needs of their customers
~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
The current job market is highly competitive. Even with an outstanding resume, more men and women are entering the workforce making each position a cutthroat game of who can get that last edge up over the other applicants. The question is, how can you stand out in your field, and how can you get that competitive edge? Here are a few helpful tips and tricks to help you make an impression and get the career of your dreams. Business Cards When was the last time you got a business card? What did it look like? Odds are you can’t remember.
There’s something appealing about starting a business. Having a vision and following through to build something great, who hasn’t thought of doing that? If you’re thinking of starting one, it’s important to note that some of your business success might depend on where you set up shop. Marketing rule #1 is location, location, and location. Different cities have a variety of support systems in place and have very different resources. If you’re thinking of pursuing entrepreneurship, here is a list of cities where you can increase your probability of success. Decatur, GA Surrounded by colleges, this city offers an
Generating sales with a home-based business is not a task easily completed overnight. Growing the number of customers and followers you have with your business is essential before you begin attempting to increase the amount of revenue you need. Knowing how to boost home-based business sales is ideal whether you are running a business for the first time, or if you are simply looking for new methods to drastically increase your income. Research Your Top Competition Before it is possible to be at the top of your industry, it is essential to learn more about your top competition to
~by Haley Lynn Gray~ When learning the lessons of becoming an entrepreneur, one of the most important is how to listen to your customers’ wants and needs. Listening to your customers can transform your business, but how do you get started with what can be such a difficult lesson to learn? Listening to your customers can be as simple as getting on Facebook or having them fill out a form for feedback to get a deeper understanding about your business. Here are 4 great ways to get constructive criticism from your customers for a better business. Look to Social
~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Business owners have many opportunities arise. The challenge is choosing the right ones. Good opportunities will enhance your company. If it doesn’t enhance what you’re doing, or getting you closer to your goals, you should say no. Too many entrepreneurs never learn to say ‘NO! In an effort to get their business off the ground and keep it up and running, they say ‘yes’ to everything. They end up trying to do too much for too many, which dilutes their focus and often the quality of their product or service. Don’t let this happen to
Krylyn Peters, “The Fear Whisperer,” is an author, speaker, coach, and singer/songwriter. Drawing on her experience as a licensed psychotherapist and her ability to easily connect with others, Krylyn creates immediate feelings of trust and integrity. Gifted with humor, saying what needs to be said, and a knack for thinking on her feet, Krylyn’s style is inviting, authentic and fun. She motivates, inspires and entertains – leaving people empowered with practical and proven tools to help them tame their fears and get out of their own damn way so they can step into their greatness. Find out more at www.krylyn.com.
Christy Primmer is a registered member of The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and founder of “Primetime Pearls”, a women’s only energizing and mastermind group. Christy established her business, Primetime Consulting Services, to generate positive change in our world. Christy is a powerful speaker and coach, and is working on her first book publication project. Christy helps women ditch the self-sabotage, do the work, regain self-awareness and stop caring what everyone else thinks. She believes in the empowerment of women and contributes to her community through active volunteer work on Boards and Networks. Christy is an
Entrepreneur Megan Drane is an international award-winning photographer with a successful photography business in the suburbs of Chicago. She is nationally known for her work with special needs children. Interview Q & A: 1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Firefly Nights Photography (www.fireflynightsphotography.com). We are a high-end portrait studio catering to maternity, newborn, children, high school senior, family, and athlete photography, both in studio and on location. 2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see? I sort of fell into this by accident. While I did take formal classes in film