Real Life Struggles of a Business Woman That No One Talks About

Everyone will talk about how problems in the workplace abound for women in business: day-to-day discrimination, the fight to secure funding for endeavors they’re passionate about, and queen bees buzzing about waiting for other girls to succumb to burnout. Each workday is a statement against sexism and a delicate balancing act — one that every woman who’s made any headway in business has learned to take in stride. What no one will tell you is that when women entrepreneurs leave the office, the struggles don’t stop. They just follow us home. And no one ever tells you what happens there.

Why Leading With a Servant’s Heart Should Matter to You

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My perspective on leadership is somewhat different from most. Anyone can yell orders or coerce others into doing what they want through a variety of strategies. But there is one way that will lead you straight into people’s hearts forever, and it’s not for the weak of stomach. It’s leading with a servant’s heart. That means putting yourself out there and taking care of those you are leading. There are so many examples of it in literature, from the story of Jesus washing feet, to Mother Theresa, to the Dalai Lama. Showing up and doing the hard stuff. Digging the

Aiming at Forever: Long-term Plans to Grow Your Business

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Running a business is a world fraught with perils, and if you don’t tread carefully, you’re likely to be in deep water at best, and bankrupt at worst. The key to powering well beyond those fragile first 18 months is to look at every single decision you make and assess whether or not that choice is a smart one for the long term. There are many ways you can improve and grow your business temporarily, but if you’re not making choices in light of your future hopes and goals, they are likely not the right choices. Revamp That Business Plan

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

Getting clients and customers in business is the holy grail of growing your income. And I hear the cry daily of “I need more customers” from people, and they always want more ideas for how to get more customers in their businesses.   With that idea in mind, I decided to create a list with a ton of different ways to get customers or clients in business. Now, I’m not encouraging you to use every single one of these. The trick is to find the few that really work for you.  1. Direct Mailing. I’ve heard some say that they

How to Dress Like a Smart and Successful Entrepreneur

How to dress like a smart and successful entrepreneur

~by Jenny Park~ . There are times when we try to look witty we tend to do unfortunate stuff that makes us look stupid instead. Some people tend to experiment with unusual words and even put on an excellent poker face when speaking, which, based on studies, can blow you up straight in the face. We have this feeling that we can be successful, that we can make our small ideas big. Those may bring you millions, and eventually, you will get famous because of your innovative ideas. Do you feel this? Do you expect it to happen because you

What Do I Do With All These Business Cards?

Image with Text: What do I do with all of these business cards???

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   If you’ve been to a few networking meetings, chances are you’ve accumulated a healthy stack or two of business cards. I collect them by the cartload. The question then becomes, “What in the world do I do with all of these business cards?” There are some things you should do, and then there are some things you absolutely should not do if you don’t want to face prosecution and fines. Wait, what?  If you collect business cards, do not go back to your office and add each of those people to your email list. If

Featured Expert: William D. Burton

William D. Burton featured expert.

At age 30, William D. Burton was taught a mindfulness process which enhanced his creative ability to communicate with the Subconscious Mind. This led him to become recognized as both a wellness consultant and a world class performing artist. William went on to transform people’s lives as a wellness consultant while also receiving standing ovations opening for the legendary Muddy Waters and blues icon Mr. John Lee Hooker. He has performed at retreats for Jack Canfield-Chicken Soup Enterprises and Les Brown – a $100 million earner as a Motivational Speaker. Q & A   Leadership Girl (LG): What is the

Featured Expert: Sharon Haver

Sharon Haver

Sharon Haver helps women entrepreneurs and small business owners be seen so that they can step into their star power. As an internationally recognized style expert + personal brand success strategist, with a combined background in the business of marketing, entrepreneurship and visual messaging, Sharon helps women who want to be seen as an influencer get the high-level clients they want. Q & A   Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business? Sharon Haver: FocusOnStyle.com LG: Tell us about your business… Sharon: I have a three-decade career in both style + business including New York photography fashion

Featured Expert: Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Founder/CEO of Time Value Accounting & Business Services, LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Finance from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Michelle has many years of experience navigating the waters of accounting and finance and has spent the majority of her career as the lead finance officer for non-profit educational institutions, including a major university and a national consumer advocacy organization. Q & A Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business? Michelle Campbell: Time Value Accounting & Business Services, LLC LG:

Announcing the First Annual Leadership Girl Live Summit

Leadership Girl Live Summit 2017

The First Annual Leadership Girl Live Summit, taking place at the beautiful Doyle’s Vineyard in Durham, NC, begins on Friday, September 22nd and concludes on Sunday, September 23rd, 2017 — connecting women entrepreneurs together to foster deeper relationships to drive community and collaboration. “I’m not only thrilled to be sharing my years or experience with attendees but also honored to get to hang and network with some amazing women {and a few gents} at the LeadershipGirl Summit. Connection is a confidence builder and accelerator or results. Put that on top of wicked good content = RESULTS” The Leadership Live Summit