Monday, May 28, 2012

Escape From Work To Honor the Fallen

Photo courtesy:  ©Laurel Delaney 2012
As you escape from work to celebrate Memorial Day, don't forget to honor the men and women who have so bravely served our nation, the United States of America.

Enjoy the day.

Photo credit: ©Laurel Delaney 2012, "Evanston, Illinois lakefront"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Calling All Female Entrepreneurs to the Ultimate Chicago Digital Hub: 1871

1871 provides co-working space, along with a sense of community and features educational programming, events and seminars to help foster the growth of digital startups in Chicago.  Many refer to it as "a start up for start ups."

The name "1871" was inspired by the period of rapid innovation that followed immediately after The Great Chicago Fire in October of that year, when leading engineers, designers and builders came together to build a new city.

I've visited 1871 several times (located in the Merchandise Mart) and they definitely could use more females.  What are you waiting for?

Read the latest cool news about 1871 here. 

Photo courtesy:  ©Laurel Delaney 2012, "1871"

Monday, May 14, 2012

Live Life On Your Own Terms: Start a Business

Many women start a business because they want to develop their own schedules, on their own terms. 
Starting a business explicitly to raise children sounds like one too many projects, but a growing number of women make it work. Being behind the steering wheel of their own ventures allows women to take detours (to the school play, doctors and grandmas). In fact, integrating work and family is one of the top reasons why women start businesses, according to research. 
Learn more about the realities of starting a business while starting a family here.

Illustration credit:  Becky's Pet Care Inc. (as noted in article)