Monday, November 29, 2010

Quit Working For Someone Else and Start a Business

Two women in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, U.S.A. are sharing their experiences after starting their own small businesses.

For both Stephany Christensen (photographer) and Kelli Fry (massage therapy business), they are not only the owners and boss, they are the only employees.  The two women are just some of the millions of Americans who own their own business.

Read more about this here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Enjoy the day and be grateful for the abundance in your life.  Get inspired ... check out "I'm thankful for ..." -- hat tip to Bob Marovich at The Black Gospel Blog for turning me on to the piece.

And thank you for your readership!  It means the world to me.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Charming Bellabeads 925

Dina Amico- Kriescher, is the founder and CEO of Bellabeads 925, a stylish new line of customized charm bracelets (pictured) that sells through home parties.

Bellabeads 925 now has over 2,000 consultants throughout the country and is growing rapidly. Bellabeads 925 Charm Consultants are business women who strive to be their own bosses, and many are moms realizing the dream of a happy work/life balance- thanks to the direct sales industry.

Bellabeads Charming Story
While traveling through Europe with her family, founder Dina Amico-Kriescher was looking for a way to bring a touch of the old world charm home. Inspired by the beauty of the Italian glass, and high quality jewelry she found in quaint seaside villages throughout Italy, she instantly fell in love with the custom charm jewelry and brought back a unique collection to share with family and friends. Her intrigue for the concept and natural entrepreneurial spirit soon gave birth to Bellabeads 925, making jewelry design a party!

Bellabeads 925 is part of the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop Corporation founded by Amico-Kriescher in 2004, and is a family-owned, US-based company headquartered in the Chicago suburbs with distribution globally. Bellabeads 925 jewelry is sold through independent Charm Consultants within the direct-sales format throughout the US and Canada.
Learn more here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

How Cloud Computing Works

As you contemplate starting a business or if you currently run one, cloud computing will be a serious consideration to grow your business.

Here you can learn everything there is to know about cloud computing in one clean swoop.

Why Cloud Computing Will Change the Way We Work

Photo credit: Laurel Delaney, for the Escape From Corporate America blog

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Why Laurie Johnson Quit Her Corporate Gig to Tap Dance

Laurie Johnson (above tap dancing in video -- love the shoes and adore her talent) had it all:
A six figure income, a flashy new car, full health benefits, company travel and dining expenses and many other perks. I was good at my job, got along well with colleagues and knew I could move up in the company. Everything was picture perfect on the outside, but on the inside I was dying a slow, miserable death.
Read her story here.

See all her wonderful tap-dancing videos here.

Keep on dancing Laurie!

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney for the Escape From Corporate America blog