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Waiting For Permission To Quit

Katie O'Brien | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Katie O'Brien

For most of my life, I've been seeking permission and validation to move forward -- everything from what sport to play as a kid to what area of concentration I was focusing on in college to what clothes I wore or car I drove as an adult. I was always being unconsciously influenced by others.

5 Tips For Moms Re-Entering The Work Force

Liane Jackson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Chicago
Liane Jackson

If you need to work full-time, many jobs now offer flex-time or hybrid part-time options. And it doesn't hurt to ask an employer for flexibility after getting an offer.

Re-Connecting With Our Humanity Through the On-Demand Economy

Renee Dua | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Renee Dua

As I watched my 9-year-old niece grapple with a VCR tape the other day, it struck me that my own 14-month-old son might one day have the same quizzical look in the driver's seat of a car. Whether it's Uber or self-driving cars, he may well never learn to drive a car.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Founder of Hint Water, Kara Goldin

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

When Kara Goldin started putting fruit in her water 10 years ago, she had no idea that she had stumbled upon a business idea that would eventually lead to the creation of a new category in the beverage industry, grow to a 40 million dollar company, and help her lose over 25 pounds in the process.

My Name Is Susan and I Like Going to People's Houses to Buy Stuff

Susan Maccarelli | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Susan Maccarelli

No, I am not talking about garage sales or illegal items. Like the rest of the free world, I read two posts about the various sides of the multi-level marketing parties yesterday -- you know, the Pampered Chef, Silpada, and most recently Jamberry businesses and all of the companies like that out there.

Bed Rest Made Me a Better Entrepreneur: 5 Key Things

Brigid Ward | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Brigid Ward

In retrospect, bed rest turned out to be not all bad. In fact, it helped me become the successful entrepreneur I am today.

You Wanna Sell Me Something On Facebook? I'm Cool With That

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

Here's the thing: I don't want to buy your $40 facial cleanser. But I think you're pretty dope for stepping outside your comfort zone to try and sell it to me.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Founder of Stella and Dot, Jessica Herrin

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

When Jessica Herrin had her "aha moment" she was standing in an elevator full of Mary Kay saleswomen after they had just attended their annual sales conference. In that short elevator ride, Herrin was struck by the women's excitement and affinity towards the brand they were selling.

Moms Create Science-Themed Clothing Line For Girls That Bashes Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents

After noticing the lack of science-themed clothing options for their daughters, Seattle moms Jennifer Muhm and Malorie Catchpole took a hands-on appro...

Stop Searching For Balance in The Wrong Places, Just Make Time For You

Nancy Laws | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

One of the reasons I revamped Afro-Chic Mompreneur, was to have an open ended discussion on the work/life balance dilemma, that every Mompreneur deals...

Moms Launch Stereotype-Bashing Clothing Line That Challenges What It Means To Be 'Girly'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents

Frustrated by the lack of diversity in girls' clothing options, D.C.-area moms Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair have taken matters into their own hand...

The Ugly Truth About Being Your Own Boss

Tiana Patrice | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
Tiana Patrice

Yes it seems that you, my dear, have been sucked into the vortex of "be your own boss and live the dream life."

The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

Carline Bejin-Dye | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Carline Bejin-Dye

I discovered that I had been living a life according to what other's believed was the norm. I learned that every experience is part of the journey and realized that my journey was my life's purpose.

Mompreneurs Love to Sell Baby Products

Sramana Mitra | Posted 01.07.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

The e-commerce model of business allows women entrepreneurs to have greater flexibility in their lives. That is probably why we see several mompreneurs launching home-based businesses, and some of them scale to much bigger outfits.

3 Keys for Finding Relief As an Overwhelmed Mom Entrepreneur

Katie O'Brien | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Katie O'Brien

From my experience with the beloved overwhelm, I've discovered three simple keys for instant relief when you're feeling overwhelmed. Plus these will even help eliminate future overwhelm from taking over. They're applicable to everyone's situation. Check them out below...

5 Steps to Prepare For The Back-to-School Battle

Anjali Varma | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Anjali Varma

I've learned that half the battle in getting kids back to school is the prep you do the week leading up to it. The other half is remaining organized and prepared once the school year starts.

5 Reasons You Should Keep Pushing Past Your Doubts

Tiana Patrice | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Tiana Patrice

Entrepreneurship isn't easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it. But it's totally worth it. Here are 5 reasons you should keep pushing through even when times get hard.

5 Tips For Developing Compelling Content

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

A common excuse for not blogging is "I have nothing to blog about." However, if you run a business and cater to a customer base you do have something to talk about! It might take a bit of creativity, but the content is there.

Step 1: How to Invent an honest product Tips from a Shark Tank Contestant

Susie K Taylor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Susie K Taylor

If you want to look back at your self many years from now and hold up a product you invented and be really proud of it from the core it takes 10 easy steps.

5 Ways to Reset, Renew and Thrive

Anjali Varma | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Anjali Varma

"Are you stretched too thin? Feeling guilty all the time? Wish you had more time in the day? Focused on the bad instead of the good? It's time to pause ... " Speakers at the Thrive conference shared these five ways that you can reset, renew and begin to thrive.

How Small Business Owners Should Participate in 'Bring Your Kids to Work Day'

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

To encourage small business owners to break from the fold and start showing off their job to their kids, here is my advice on what to do when you bring your kids to work.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Angie Hicks, Founder of Angie's List

Anjali Varma | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

For the web series The Modern Mompreneur, Angie shares her thoughts on the skills that are important to grow an entrepreneurial venture and shares surprising advice on not always needing an original idea to launch a successful business.

5 Ways to Cut Business Costs in 2014

Anjali Varma | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Kick off 2014 with a complete review of your business expenses, and focus on these five areas to save your business money in the coming year.

5 Tips to Make Next Holiday Season Less Stressful

Anjali Varma | Posted 03.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Anjali Varma

Set a calendar reminder on November 1st to start the holiday card process. This is a great reminder to get started early so that you are not cramming at the last minute to get your cards out the door.

#Mompreneurs: Why This Woman Loves Lice

Sandy Abrams | Posted 02.09.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Risa Barash Sometimes it's the ugly problems that make for a beautiful business. Lice are pesky critters, but Risa Barash, co-founder of Fairy Tale...