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Yes You Can...But Can You Afford To?

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Building a business from scratch often means hoping others will extend some good will or credit to you. It’s not unusual to reciprocate with a bit of your expertise at no cost to them.

What is your Networking Escape Route?

We’ve all been there. You are at a networking event and someone comes up to you. They are talking and you can't get a word in edgewise. Here are tips for escaping those conversations.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain

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I don't sell a "product." I provide a service. My "product" is my expertise. Sometimes people want to solicit my services for free so I've learned some tips to minimize feeling taken advantage of.

Negotiation Strategies For Entrepreneurs: 4 Ways You Are Losing Money

In a recent Forbes post, I wrote about negotiation strategies for the underpaid employee. As an entrepreneur, you also negotiate – when you make a sale, when you decide on specifications or customi...

Online Reputation Management, CEOs and the Age of Gender Discrimination Litigation

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CEOs and business leaders are scrutinized online in a way most of us will never be. Every day, they are the subject of articles, commentary and speculation.

Sales And Marketing: Are You Chasing The Wrong Goal?

In a recent Forbes post, I wrote about chasing the wrong goal with the example of landing a promotion and still being unhappy. Aiming for one goal when you’re really after something else is not l...

Why You Should Actually Network LESS

“I’m networking my ass off! I don’t know why I’m not getting any business.” A colleague said this. We were in a group, so I resisted the urge to shout, “I do!" and tried to smile supportively instead.

When Doing What You Love Doesn’t Pay

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We’ve all heard the expression “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” True. But sometimes it also means you’ll never earn a nickel.

The 3 Secrets to Achieving More Through LinkedIn

We have heard it a thousand times: when it comes to advancing our career, it’s “all about who you know.” Many people believe that more relationships equals more opportunity.

How To: Deliver Critical Feedback Effectively

Whether you’re an employee who isn’t getting enough input from your boss, or a leader who is struggling with how to deliver a tough message, feedback is a universal and unavoidable challenge. As a ...

An Executive Woman’s Place is in the Data

I have often wondered why some companies languish in their use of customer data and others feast on it. The stakes are high, because data-driven compa...

5 Lessons I Learned about Business while on a Flying Trapeze

I have always been scared of heights. (That might be why I’m so short.) But I made a commitment to myself that I would try a flying trapeze class because it looked like so much fun.