Saturday, July 02, 2022

Escape From Corporate America Blog Celebrates Its 18th Anniversary!

©2022 Laurel J. Delaney.  All rights reserved.
Eighteen (18) years ago today – July 2, 2004 – I [Laurel J. Delaney] started this blog, Escape From Corporate America.

Thank you for your engagement and readership all these years. We have more than 20,000 visitors a month who want to know more about breaking away from Corporate America and starting a business.  I look forward to many more years together.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Women Entrepreneurs At Their Best

Some of these women entrepreneurs are driven by a passion for their idea and moral imperatives rather than pure profit, and they keep their community, economy, and environment in mind.

In this article, you'll find women entrepreneurs who encourage more cultural and systemic changes to support other women entrepreneurs.  One gives a voice and platform to those with disabilities, another sells gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO cookies free of the top allergens, and still another makes fragrant and colorful hand-crafted soaps with whimsical names like unicorn frappuccino and pineapple flamingo.  And there are more.

Variety is the spice of life.  These women entrepreneurs know how to spice it up, go after their passion in life, and make a business out of it.  Resilience.  Tenacity.  Impact.  Women entrepreneurs at their best.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Accept Personal Responsibility

Daniel Mangena says that unless you accept full, personal responsibility for everything in your life; you're giving away your power to change it. This is where so many people go wrong when they set out to change their lives.

They sign up for a course. They change their hair color. Maybe they take up a hobby or start jogging. At some point though, the train runs into the buffers. Reality kicks in, and something goes "wrong."

So, what do you do?  Find out.

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Impactful Women Entrepreneurs Should Apply: Cartier Women's Initiative

The Cartier Women’s Initiative launches applications for its 2023 edition with sustainability at the forefront may apply to receive support for their business growth.

Applications opened May 16, 2022 and remain so until June 30.

Learn more and apply.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Therapeutic Work: Helping Horses and People

Rainhorse Founder and Executive Director Maria Eastman has always had a passion for horses. She has been around horses all of her life and used to show, train and rehabilitate ex-race horses.

The mission of Rainhorse is to offer equine-assisted activities and therapies and bring the remarkable healing help of horses to people from all walks of life. Rainhorse offers equine-assisted counseling and equine-assisted learning. 

“Horses and humans are both creatures who live in communities, and we are both very sensitive to the emotional states of others in our community,” Ms. Eastman concludes. “Although, we humans often lose some of this sensitivity. At Rainhorse, clients can work to regain some of this lost connection.” 

In the aftermath of the Texas tragedy, this sounds like something many can use.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Healthy Homegrown Company Culture: 16 Ideas

Below, experts from Fast Company Executive Board share 16 practical ideas that continue to foster inclusiveness and team building at work.

Hat tip to Michelle Hayward, CEO, Bluedog for turning us on to this fantastic piece in Fast Company: "16 ideas to lead to a healthier homegrown company culture.  Her contribution is #1 (usual for her in many respects).