Category: Career Building

3 Proven Tips for Working from Home… With Children

When you have your first child, many women want the best of both worlds – stay home with baby and be able to contribute financially to the family, while working from home. This sounds like the ideal situation… that is, until you actually try to do the work with children present. If you don’t set…
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Do I Need An MBA To Start a Business?

by Haley Gray I think one of the biggest misconceptions is that in order to start a business, you need a fancy education. Sure, I have an MBA from a top-rated business school; it has helped me tremendously. However, I don’t think that was a requirement to start a successful business. The MBA is great…
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Having Problems Dealing With an Unfair Boss?

~by Susan McGuire~ Ever have an unfair boss who made your life miserable? What about a supervisor who had it in for you? These could be potentially damaging to your career… and to your health. But what to do about it? First, I shouldn’t have to state the obvious, but… managers are people too. Though…
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Winning the Game of Life – The Other Side of Negotiation!

~by Maria Marc~ The other side of negotiation… Up until recently I did not know what negotiation really was… I saw it as adversarial and as something to avoid. I’ve learned that in fact it’s a great problem-solving tool that can create value for the parties involved… ultimately it can drastically improve our lives. In one…
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Negotiation, the Art of Getting More of What You Want

by Maria Marc Negotiation — Did you know that women negotiate less than men? 57 percent of men negotiate their initial employment offer, while only 7 percent of women attempt to do the same, says Linda Babcock from Carnegie Mellon University. Do you, like most women, avoid negotiation because it is adversarial? Maybe you see…
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Entrepreneur Interview – Valerie Jurik

Entrepreneur Valerie Jurik is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), keynote speaker, consultant and entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in the healthcare, medical equipment and construction fields. She is the CEO, Founder and Owner of Infinite Home Resource (IHR) and Freedom Frogs.   Interview Q & A 1. What is your business/Business Name?  What…
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Theory of Limited Energy

The Theory of Limited Energy

A few years ago, I was a member in active working mom board on Babycenter, and the topic of time management came up on probably a weekly basis.  One of the women posed the theory of limited energy, which I’ve learned to apply to everything in my life. It was her belief that she has…
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Are You a Believer?

 ~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Do you believe in what you’re doing? Do you believe in your career? In your business? If the answer is “yes”, then great! If the answer is “no”, then we need to have a serious heart to heart. Seriously, talk to yourself. In a quiet room, think about what you’re doing,…
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Office Wear: Powerful Style Tips for a Woman in Charge

Office Wear: Powerful Style Tips for a Woman in Charge

When you’re the boss, you need to set yourself apart, and yet still fit in. Office culture and knowing how to balance your position and appearance can get tricky. There becomes the added fashion/beauty challenge for many women, but there are quite a few simple solutions that will reflect your power and intelligence and still…
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7 Tips for Professional Behavior

 ~by Haley Lynn Gray~  I’ve been more than a little bit surprised by different behaviors of employees – tattling on each other, whining, and one that resulted in a screaming match. I guess you’d say that what I’ve seen is a serious lack of professional behavior. That’s perhaps not how to go about doing business…
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