Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Entrepreneurial Escapism: Build a Snowwoman

In the midst of a snowstorm (Chicago), I just had to go out and have some fun. I made this snow(wo)man all on my own -- cucumber eyes, tootsie pop mouth and all!

May the joys of the season shed light,
hope and fill our hearts with peace (+

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours. Enjoy, be safe and back with you in the new year!

Friday, December 19, 2008

12,000 More Women Are Working

Men are losing jobs at far greater rates than women as the industries they dominate, such as manufacturing, construction, and investment services, are hardest hit by the downturn.

Some 1.1 million fewer men are working in the United States than there were a year ago, according to the Labor Department. By contrast, 12,000 more women are working.

Why is this? Any ideas ladies?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Power Girls Follow Their Instincts

Power girls, better known as women who have escaped corporate America to become entrepreneurs (like Oprah), have incredible instincts and go with their gut when making big decisions for their company. It goes like this: Find it. Trust it. Use it.
Like many of the great moguls of our time, today's new modern women entrepreneurs follow their gut when it comes to their companies. I've heard stories of instincts driving everything from major business decisions to where or when to travel, hunches that turned out to be great ideas, and examples where "just having a feeling" turned out to be a key factor in shaping someone's work or life. It's something I can definitely attest to. Many of my biggest achievements started from a feeling that if I took a leap, I'd be right.
Got a hunch or a great feeling? Then go for it. Don't let anything get in your way to make EXTRAORDINARY things happen in your life.

My mantra in 2009: Be the change you want to see!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Leverage Entrepreneurship to Solve Global Problems

Considering the tumultuous times were in, we need this new initiative from Babson College more than ever right now. Social entrepreneurship will be all the rage in 2009, if it isn't already, because people are on a mission to change our world (yes we can!) and solve global problems.

Visit The Lewis Institute For Social Entrepreneurship and see what you think. Be sure to check out the background on the man who funded this initative, Alan E. Lewis (PDF file). Quite the social entrepreneur.

Monday, December 01, 2008

How To Start A Business With No Money

Erica Douglass quit her job and started a business with $20,000 ($5,000 of her own money and $15,000 from her parents). Read about her tips for success and find out how you can start a business too without a lot of money here.