Jennifer McDonough is originally from the cheese state of Wisconsin and moved to Raleigh, NC 12 years ago with no plans to be any where else soon! She has 2 children, ages 8 and 5, who keep her on her toes. She enjoys reading, movies, and always learning! Entrepreneur Interview Q & A —– 1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Modere. My business is a Clean Living company that sells consumable products for you and your home such as vitamins, hair care products, men’s products, weight management, laundry and dish detergent and so much more!
~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
~by Haley Gray~ The hardest thing to do when you’re an entrepreneur is to take care of yourself. It’s true. If you’re anything like me, there are kids that need stuff, and they need to be driven somewhere. They also like to eat on a regular basis, have clean clothes to wear, and little things like that. You may or may not have another job, a spouse, and lots of people and things pulling in different directions. Add everything up, and it can be a serious challenge to get a shower every day, and actually take care of yourself. I
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.
~by Brandon Greene~ . Many small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals struggle with balancing their family life and achieving their career goals. Some people get frustrated and give up on their dreams altogether, while others push their families to the wayside in an effort to further their careers. Neither one of these situations is ideal or completely beneficial in the long run. Without a balance of both family and career, you will most likely end up with one or the other — not both. I think it’s important to have both in your life in order to be truly happy
~by Cari Samalik~ . The possibility of having a multi-generational workforce isn’t new. The era of industrialization introduced many entrepreneurs and businesses to the same dilemma. However, since times have changed because of the advent of the internet, it seems that the gap between generations of workers has widened, and problems of communications and stereotypes have gotten worse. The internet is a big catalyst and game changer when it comes to how companies run their businesses and excel in their respective industries. Since the Millennials were the first to experience the rise of the internet, a lot of employers choose
~by Emma Sturgis~ . The phone call with the cranky client. The lunch meeting that goes until four. The last-minute project that gets dumped on your desk before the weekend. All these situations and more represent just some of the stresses you’re likely to feel at work. Unfortunately, it’s usually not possible to work without at least some stress getting you down. However, it doesn’t have to knock you out. Here are 3 tips that will help you reduce stress, relax and work more efficiently. 1. Be Sure to Unplug While it’s tempting to just eat lunch at your desk
~by Jenn Bovee~ . Since about the early 1990’s I have been infatuated with the concept of balance. Sometimes it feels as mystical as a unicorn. You know, the very minute you think you have grasped it, POOF, you are overwhelmed and overcommitted to things again! The experience I have just described is only magnified when you throw in parenting and working and other obligations. It is also my belief that women struggle significantly more with achieving and maintaining balance than men do as a whole. My experience in working with people over the last twenty years, is that there
~by Brooke Chaplan~ . While the world of business is usually one that focuses on work above all else, it’s important to take time out during the year to celebrate. Your teams have worked hard and your investors have kept the faith even during hard times – so it’s up to you as the person in charge to reward them. If you want to create great corporate events, you’ll want to take the three tips below into consideration. Make the Space Special One of the best ways to make an event special is to use a special space. If you
~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . It’s normal to want our businesses to grow without having to hustle to get them to start growing. In the beginning it takes a lot more energy to get a business up and running and off the ground than it does to keep it going and growing once it is more established. Sometimes we think we’re doing the right things, but instead, we are inadvertently sabotaging our businesses. Here are some common mistakes that could be sabotaging your business. I see these all the time, and I’ve made almost every one of these mistakes myself.