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Janis Kupferer
Janis Kupferer is founder of, the first and largest women's-only networking site that connects women for new friendships.

An entrepreneur, writer, marketer and passionate advocate of female friendships.

Janis earned her MBA at the University of Florida.

Entries by Janis Kupferer

4 Steps to a Sincere Apology

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 3:10 PM

Ever have an apology leave you - well, even more angry or hurt? There actually are some rules on how to apologize -- rules that if followed, will have you back in good graces in no time.

My two friends Becky and Laura have an ongoing argument. It is the...

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The Secret Sauce of Friendship

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 12:51 PM

A really odd thing happened at my book club meeting last night. More than half of the regular attendees didn't show for one reason or another (the most cited reason -- "life").

These absentees were odd, since book club is a much looked-forward-to monthly chance for a group of 20...

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I Caught My Friend in a Lie

(1) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 12:53 PM

The truth of the matter (which is a funny way to start a post about lying) is that almost everybody lies. Your grandma lies, your neighbor lies, your father fibs and yes, even your best girlfriends tell tales. So, how do you handle a fibbing friend? Forgive and forget, or...

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The #1 Thing That Kills Friendships

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 6:13 PM

I'm going to spare you a long, drawn-out prologue and get right to it. The most common reason -- by far -- for lost, dwindled and dead-on-the-vine friendships is the inflated and faulty (yes, faulty) expectations of one friend for another. It is a simple truth, when you put too...

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5 Friendship Lessons You Learned On The Playground

(4) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 9:56 AM

Little kids are honestly the best when it comes to making and keeping friends. Their sense of wonder and overall joie de vivre makes them the perfect magnets for new relationships, while their untainted understanding of logic allow them to make quick and simple decisions about their interactions with others....

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I Have a Job, Husband and Kids -- I Don't Have Time for Friends

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 12:36 PM

I hear it everyday from the members of, they say they don't have time to go to the bathroom, let alone plan a get-together with friends, or even think about making a quick "how are you doing?" phone call. But regardless of all the responsibilities you have,...

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3 Easy Steps to Manifest Anything

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 11:12 AM

A New Belief
Many years ago when I was just starting my career, I was frustrated at my inability to breakout of the pack and move -- faster, quicker, more rapidly -- up the corporate chain. I had a friend who I saw win interview after interview with top...

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Want Better Friendships? Be a Better Friend!

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 2:52 PM

As the founder of, I hear from women everyday about their desire to have better, deeper, more long-lasting friendships, and their frustration will simply finding a friend, building and maintaining a friendship, and finally get to that "soul-sister" type of relationship that all of us want.

I try...

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4 Steps to Make Friends in a New City

(2) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 1:37 PM

Moving just a few blocks or many miles can be difficult. But those moves that take us away from our comfort zone and existing social circles are always a bit more challenging -- and even a little scary. There are some steps you can take to make the process easier.

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Many or Few: What's the Best Recipe for Friendship

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 6:03 PM

We throw the term "friend" around a lot, and often without really defining it. Are we talking about an old friend, a new friend or just a mere acquaintance? What is your definition of a friend and how many do you need?

Defining a Friend
Since I author the...

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Not Just Another 'I Love My Girlfriends' Article

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 6:01 PM

I have a Google alert set up that notifies me daily to any new articles that hit the airwaves regarding women and their friendships. And daily, I am not disappointed, as there are a ton of stories written on the subject and published on blog posts and major women's websites....

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The Lonely Life of an Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 11:44 AM

I am a solo entrepreneur. I am the only employee of my company, and aside from a talented team of consultants, I work alone. I run my business out of a home office, and because of this, I am alone much of the time.

Alone, both physically and...

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