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The New Power Girls: Trust and Your Startup

Posted May 27, 2011 | 04:54 PM (EST)

It's a popular term to say that you need to earn your customer's trust these days, especially with the advent of social media tools.

But what about the people you let into your business that aren't your customers? What about your friends, family, employees, your clients, strategic partners, vendors?...

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The New Power Girls: Sneaky, Proven Tips for Creating Extra Time in Life and Business

Posted May 11, 2011 | 02:45 PM (EST)

Chances are, if you're reading this article, you are at work. If you're not at work, you've probably been to work recently, or you are about to head there again. In fact, according to some studies, the 70-hour work week is the new norm. It doesn't matter if you're in...

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The New Power Girls: The Fine Art of Surviving Tax Season

Posted April 14, 2011 | 03:31 PM (EST)

The light in my Los Angeles bedroom is soft and dreamy as I sit back in bed, Mac on my lap. It's a very early Saturday morning, less than a week now from "tax day" -- the dreaded April 15 deadline that sends businesses and individuals of all kinds and...

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The New Power Girls: 'Enchantment' Author Guy Kawasaki's New Book and How to Create the Apple-Effect in Life and Business

Posted March 22, 2011 | 11:27 AM (EST)

If you're not familiar, the New Power Girls series follows the life and times of a group of real-life women as they work to get what they want out of life and business. I don't just mean having the killer careers they want and need, but their own unique vision...

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The New Power Girls: Going After What You Want in Life

Posted March 10, 2011 | 12:56 PM (EST)

It's a sunny but chilly morning as I head down Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, my newly acquired iPhone Verizon phone on my lap as I talk business over speaker phone with a friend and fellow female founder. Like a lot of today's new modern women entrepreneurs and executives I've...

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The New Power Girls: Is Our Technology Development Working Against Us?

Posted February 8, 2011 | 02:13 PM (EST)

It's amazing that technology both crippled and aided an entire population all at once, which is what happened when Egypt blocked Internet access among its citizens. For the first time, the Internet media and business in America saw for the first time what our invention can do. It's...

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The New Power Girls: Secret Strategies For Keeping Fit and Healthy While Running Your Business

Posted January 19, 2011 | 11:38 AM (EST)

Beverly Hills is sleepy and sunny on an early Saturday morning as I make my way to the Physique 57 studio for a class. The area, notorious for its shopping and restaurants, is virtually empty with exception to a few early risers ducking into the Rite Aid pharmacy...

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The New Power Girls: Five Ways To Master New Year's Resolutions In Life And Business

Posted January 11, 2011 | 11:55 AM (EST)

I admit that I am a bit of a resolution junkie. I make them four times a year, not just one -- once every quarter (or every three months). It can be in life, work, family, friends, relationships. I always look forward to it. If there is one thing you...

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The New Power Girls: The United States Invented The Internet, But Sorely Lags In Understanding It And Using It To Its Advantage

Posted December 21, 2010 | 08:02 PM (EST)

The topic of net neutrality is on everybody's mind this week, but it's not likely even with the laws in place that our government will be able to adequately control much of what will go on. Not only will it be difficult to know where and when carriers...

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The New Power Girls: 5 Habits Business Travelers Must Have Today

Posted December 16, 2010 | 05:24 AM (EST)

It was a simple enough trip. A business traveler, on the way home from a few days of meetings in a remote city, is stranded by way of an airline with the reputation of rarely getting passengers to their destination, let alone on time. The option of two hotels are...

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The New Power Girls: What Women Have To Say About How Women Shop And Engage Online

Posted December 7, 2010 | 10:43 PM (EST)

In a way, the New Power Girls came out of one of the most coveted categories on the internet: Online shopping.

It was early 2005, each of the four of us early stage founders of fashion/shopping related startups. It was at a time before open CMS platforms and $9 websites....

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The New Power Girls: The Unforeseen Currency Of Giving Thanks

Posted November 24, 2010 | 07:14 AM (EST)

The four girls gathered loudly in my living room are women I've known and hung out with for years. One by one they roll in, first Sayeh and Alison, unexpectedly early for arriving from the Valley, then Jenna and Meghan in unison by happenstance. Meg's toy collie Griffin comes eye...

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The New Power Girls: Resliency Is the New Black

Posted November 17, 2010 | 06:29 AM (EST)

"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade."

As I sat back in bed to write this installment of the New Power Girls tonight, I wondered who might have first said that common saying above. Growing up, every time I heard it, it sounded like one of those cheer leading things...

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The New Power Girls: Doing What You Want In Life (From How We Are Doing It In Ours)

Posted November 5, 2010 | 01:38 AM (EST)

Jenna, Meg and I are at the dark wood kitchen table of Meghan's Los Angeles place, sipping wine, water and munching on seasoned nuts from Trader Joe's. A trio of Mac laptops are before us as early evening sun drops below the California skyline. Griffin, Meghan's dog, is squarely on...

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The New Power Girls: A Crafty Secret Between Today's Women In Business

Posted October 25, 2010 | 01:31 AM (EST)

The day starts early on a weekday morning last week. I'm up a little earlier than usual to work around a speaking engagement I have at 10am that day. Between celebrity clients under contract for Site Canvas and advising other clients, along with the day to day operations of my...

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The New Power Girls: How Women in Business Are Taking It to the Next Level Despite the Economy

Posted October 12, 2010 | 05:45 PM (EST)

I suspect there have always been secret meetings and clandestine relationships among forces in business. The "Old Boy's Club" didn't get its name from having just one member, of course. People bond and create relationships with their colleagues, fellow CEOs, investors, etc. We get to know who is who at...

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The New Power Girls: Meet The Power Girl Who Is Changing How Brands Market Online

Posted October 5, 2010 | 06:01 AM (EST)

Palo Alto, CA is quiet but busy on a late weekday afternoon as I join fellow Power Girl Julia Kung for a business lunch on the outdoor patio of one of the city's cute restaurants. A half dozen or so places dot the "downtown" area of the sleepy town, many...

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The New Power Girls: Here Is What the Internet Is, What It Will Do and What to Do About It (Including Making Money)

Posted September 15, 2010 | 07:53 AM (EST)

For nearly ten years (almost my entire adult working life), I worked intimately with the actual, physical building of the internet you are using right now to read this article, Twitter to your friends, or whatever else you're doing on it.

I knew when it would be able to...

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The New Power Girls: Five Reasons Print Media Is Failing On The Internet And How To Avoid It With Your Business

Posted September 10, 2010 | 12:45 AM (EST)

The first game of the NFL season plays in the background as I sit down to work on the talk I'll be giving at next week's Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association (PNNA) Conference. I'm just nursing a wicked throat infection as I lean back in my Los Angeles-area living...

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The New Power Girls: The Neglected Value Of Being One Thing To Some People vs Being Everything To Everyone

Posted August 22, 2010 | 12:26 AM (EST)

We live in a world where everybody wants to be everything to everyone. Mega-stores sell everything, online retailers carry endless merchandise, etc. It's casting the widest net with the idea that it's the best bet. In some ways, that may be right. But, there's still something to the lost art...

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