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Finding Our Way Out of the Woods

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.06.2014 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

With all the new opportunities brought on by better education, technology, availability of data and women's growing power in all sectors, why are millions of women still stuck not making enough money?

How to Disrupt and Dominate Any Industry

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

One key to entrepreneurship is and always has been disruption. In any market, the potential for a disruptive business is tantamount to guaranteed success.

SHE Is Responsible for the President's Safety

Nell Merlino | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

Women who want more responsibility, money and power must be willing to delegate responsibility to others at every level of their lives.

Marissa the Mogul Mobilizes Parents

Nell Merlino | Posted 05.05.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

The situation surrounding Marissa's decision is forcing us to think about success in a highly competitive environment and the scrutiny that comes with being the youngest female to take the helm of a troubled but venerated brand with a baby in tow.

Pull Up and Lean In, Ladies!

Nell Merlino | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

It appears that our ability to do pull-ups and to "lean in" to our careers are part of the next phase of the working women's movement.

No Such Thing as a Snow Day for Entrepreneurs -- And That's a Good Thing!

Nell Merlino | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

Entrepreneurs need to keep in mind that it's up to them to make things happen for their business and not let every day bumps in the road throw them off course.

Nonprofit Boosts Female Vets Turned Entrepreneurs Amid Job Crisis

Posted 10.25.2012 | Impact

Sgt. Lindsay Freeland was used to being one of the guys. She served alongside them in Afghanistan, sharing most responsibilities. But back home, Freel...

Supporting an Urban Rebound in Detroit and Michigan

Nell Merlino | Posted 11.17.2012 | Detroit
Nell Merlino

There are a number of different theories about what can make this economic turn around move faster. Regardless, there is one area that everyone agrees on: women business owners and the need for them to grow and create jobs.

Having Babies and Doing Business: We Got This!

Nell Merlino | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

You can have it all -- as long as you don't do it all.

Feeling Overwhelmed? A One Page Plan Puts You in Control

Nell Merlino | Posted 09.16.2012 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

What is your vision? Really relax and think about this -- visualize it. What kind of business or organization are you building? How much money do you plan to make? Who is your ideal customer? Who do you want to work with?

On Being Your Own CEO

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

Fantastic news from The Wall Street Journal: More companies are grooming more women for the CEO's chair. Finally!

What I Wish I Knew Then

Nell Merlino | Posted 06.24.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

Gloria Steinem looked down at the proposal, took out her pen and changed the word "Your" to "Our" so it became "Take OUR Daughters to Work." That was it.

Women Changing The World

Nell Merlino | Posted 05.26.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

So what about you? Are you going to be the first woman in your family to start a business or grow to one million in annual revenue? How are you going to change the world?

Technology: What Do We Really Need?

Nell Merlino | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

It's hard to keep track of all the new gadgets that are popping up at lightning speed. How do you know what's worth investing in and what isn't? And are there cheaper ways to be just as efficient?

Forget New Year's Resolutions -- Try Affirmations!

Nell Merlino | Posted 02.18.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

It's that time of year again, when we all vow to stop working like maniacs and start exercising more and be kinder to ourselves. And for a few weeks we might actually succeed.

On Being a Strong Latina

Nell Merlino | Posted 01.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Nell Merlino

I continue to be honored and inspired by the richly diverse group of women entrepreneurs that has gone on to honor and inspire other women trying to "state their dreams" and harness their potential.

Thanks for the opportunity, Starbucks. Now let's create some jobs!

Nell Merlino | Posted 12.31.2011 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

This is a story about the potential ordinary Americans have to make a difference when it comes to job creation, and we have Starbucks to thank for it....

Walmart To Double Budget Dedicated To Working With Women

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(Jessica Wohl) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc will double the money it spends with women-owned businesses, train women around the world and push major supp...