Tag: entrepreneurship

How Women Are Becoming Leaders in Male-Dominated Industries

Marilyn Loden coined the phrase “glass ceiling” more than 40 years ago. She first used the term during a panel discussion about women’s career aspirations. She noted that the female panelists focused on the deficiencies they felt in the workplace and shared the challenges of trying to climb the career ladder beyond middle management. Marilyn argued that…
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Your Own Business

When we think entrepreneurship, the image that often springs to mind is a footloose and fancy-free lifestyle with flexible working hours, no annoying boss and ultimately, if not riches beyond our wildest dreams, then a very comfortable income. The reality of starting a business is however, a little different. Before you dive head-first into your…
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Top 10 New Business Ideas You Should Consider

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Starting a business can be intimidating for even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs, but one shouldn’t feel intimidated even if it’s their very first endeavor. There are a lot of business ideas that are relatively simple and straightforward, as well as concepts that can tie into a unique, quirky interest or…
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Why Overnight Success Never Is: The Truth

~ by Haley Lynn Gray ~ There is a myth out there that some businesses are an overnight success. You know, they suddenly become legends in their own time. A few I can think of are Periscope, Facebook, Google, and Apple. Yes. They are fantastically successful companies now, but they were tiny companies at one…
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What to do Before You Leave Your Corporate Gig

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ So you want to leave your corporate gig to start your own business, but you’re afraid to cut the ties. How do you stop thinking and start acting? Many times, when we are working for someone else, we want to do something else. That may be to make a difference, make…
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Your Guide to the First Month Out of Corporate

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ When you leave corporate and enter into the world of entrepreneurship, the first thing to become obvious is that no one tells you what to do or how to do it. You are the one expected to make all the decisions. That means you get to decide when you’re going to…
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4 Ways to Listen to Your Customer

~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…
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Knowing When to Say ‘No’ As an Entrepreneur

~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…
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Best Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Like most entrepreneurs, you’re probably juggling lots of hats and could likely could use some help with productivity and organization. Fortunately, we live in a time where everything has an app, from ordering your favorite food, keeping notes, and even relationship building. Phone apps are an easy way to take…
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Entrepreneur Interview – Candi King

Entrepreneur Candi King is a mom of four children, ranging in age from 9 to 14. She has worked with wood extensively, and makes a variety of different wood items, including puzzles, doll houses, and barns. She also sews, and makes reusable cloth gift bags. What is your business/Business Name?  What does your business do?  …
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