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Sharon Rowlands

Growing the Ranks of Women Execs: Three Tips for Becoming a Female CEO

Sharon Rowlands | October 20, 2014 | Business
In part, I attribute my success to the fact that I had great opportunities and great champions along the way, but I also worked to develop skills that I saw were necessary for a seat in the corner office. I want to share some of the knowledge I gained along the way, in hopes that it will help women who aspire to be CEOs or high-level executives.
Paul Jarvis

We Need to Start Talking

Paul Jarvis | October 20, 2014 | Business
We all need to be more vocal so that we don't stand for the slippery slope of misogyny or sexism. Unacceptable behavior needs to be called out, not only by the victim of it but also by anyone else who's aware of it.
Credit.com

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7 Credit Card Strategies to Help Your Credit

Credit.com | October 20, 2014 | Money
Even though there are a few ways you can try and accelerate the process, it takes time to build credit. Credit cards can be one of the best ways to do so, and if you commit to using them properly, it can be worth the time you spend strategizing.
Brian Horn

How to Get Your 15-Minutes of Fame (and Extend It)

Brian Horn | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
Has one of your career or business accomplishments gained you a moment in the sun? Learn how to extend your fifteen minutes of fame and use it as a platform for future growth and opportunities.
Charu Sharma

Going Against the Flow: Kimber Lockhart, VP of Engineering at One Medical Group

Charu Sharma | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
To me, entrepreneurship is taking responsibility to enact the change you see in the world. It's about creating value from your ideas -- about creating something that didn't exist before.
Debra Carpenter

This Entrepreneur Wants You to Celebrate Your Mortality

Debra Carpenter | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
Although life's path is different for everyone, every path meets the same end eventually. This is the only true certainty we have in life. But Irina Jordan, founder of customized memorial item marketplace Artisurn, understands death as an inevitable part of the cycle...
Lynda Decker

Design For Everyday: How to Make a Great Presentation

Lynda Decker | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
As entrepreneurs, we craft the unique offerings of our companies, their brands, their culture, the people we hire and the products we offer. Most of us can and should design all of these things better--doing better doesn't have to be expensive. It simply requires thought.
Jose Vasquez

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5 Dirty Secrets of Success You Won't Hear From Most Entrepreneurs

Jose Vasquez | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
Success in entrepreneurship is the result of a great many factors, but these dirty secrets are seldom talked about.
Sramana Mitra

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India's Unicorn Company Aims High

Sramana Mitra | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
We discussed in an earlier Unicorn post that emerging markets can offer tremendous opportunities to build significant businesses if investors are willing to be patient, which they are not known to be. Let's look at India's e-commerce market as a case study. Relatively...
Dr. Peggy Drexler

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Is Being a 'Tough Boss' Different for a Woman Than a Man?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | October 18, 2014 | Women
Everybody has worked for a tough boss. But is being a "tough boss" different for a woman than a man? Anecdotal, and scientific, research indicates yes. Men are "tough" bosses; women are "mean" ones, a fact that is a mix of perception and reality.
Tova Payne

3 Things Teaching Yoga Taught Me About Business

Tova Payne | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
You know yoga is meant to awaken us, to enlighten -- which simply means to turn on the light. And it does this because it is so confronting. Well, let me tell you it is, and so is business.
LearnVest

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How I'm Saving 40 Percent of My Pay

LearnVest | October 17, 2014 | Money
I've never been very good at saving. I'm a spender -- shoes, trips, nights out, you name it. It's a fact that became especially apparent to me when I found myself saddled with $10,000 of credit card debt after graduating from college.
Kristie Arslan

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Celebration Women's Small Business Month

Kristie Arslan | October 20, 2014 | Small Business
As we celebrate Women's Small Business Month this October, it is important to highlight the progress women business owners have made but also shed light on challenges they continue to face.
John Arensmeyer

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Unfair Tax Policies Still Throwing Small Businesses for a Loop

John Arensmeyer | October 17, 2014 | Small Business
Some work has been done recently to address tax loopholes for large corporations, such as the notorious corporate tax inversions, which put small businesses at a disadvantage, but more needs to be done to help level the playing field for small businesses.
Oral Fixation

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How I Ditched Corporate America to Push Pizza

Oral Fixation | October 17, 2014 | Small Business
Mondays have become my favorite day of the week -- coincidentally it's also the day the weekend restaurant deposits hit our bank account. I don't miss my old life at all. No more business travel, no more business casual, no more LinkedIn.
Marty Zwilling

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Ten Rules for Business Success Survive a Century

Marty Zwilling | October 17, 2014 | Business
Business success is still more about the people than the technology or idea involved. As an angel investor and a mentor to entrepreneurs I still see this every day.
Martha Burk

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Women, Vote Yourselves a Raise

Martha Burk | October 17, 2014 | Politics
America goes to the polls in less than 3 weeks, there's a lot at stake for the majority of voters -- namely women. Unfortunately women also make up another majority -- those working for our pathetic $7.25 an hour minimum wage.
Darren Hardy

When the Customer Is Wrong

Darren Hardy | October 16, 2014 | Business
Yes, the customer is important and it is good business to deliver a great experience, but NOT at the sacrifice of you, your people, or your ability to serve other more appreciative customers.
Lauren Jessen

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6 Things To Do When Starting a Business with Your Sibling

Lauren Jessen | October 16, 2014 | Small Business
Having the opportunity to start a business with a sibling is pretty special. Make a concerted effort to be great business partners and siblings, and enjoy the process.
Adam Grant

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Don't Start a Company with Your Friends

Adam Grant | October 16, 2014 | Business
Friends don't let friends start companies together... unless they've tested and grown their professional relationship by collaborating first.
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