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Marissa Levin

by Shonali Burke on July 16, 2010

With Business Growth, Revenue Is Just One Of The Changes

by Shonali Burke on July 16, 2010

Be careful what you wish for. Often when we set our sights on a goal, we are ill-prepared for what the achievement will mean for us. In business, we often set aggressive revenue targets. We chase a certain dollar amount ($1 million, $5 million, $10 million) or we chase a percentage increase. (25% revenue growth, [...]

by Shonali Burke on July 4, 2010

Entrepreneurs: Every Day is Independence Day

by Shonali Burke on July 4, 2010

“That’s it Patrick!! We have to become Entrepreneurs!!” “SpongeBob, is that gonna hurt??” Entrepreneurship is as American as apple pie, baseball, and SpongeBob Squarepants. The essence behind entrepreneurship is the freedom to live a professional life that has the most meaning to you – to not be defined by someone else’s value system, personal vision [...]

by Shonali Burke on June 25, 2010

How To: Network With A Purpose

by Shonali Burke on June 25, 2010

Business owners know that connecting with other executives, mentors, and industry experts must be a key component of a growth strategy. They also know that there aren’t enough hours in the work-week to attend every networking function that they would like to attend – especially in the DC region where there could be 8-10 high-profile, [...]

by Shonali Burke on June 11, 2010

Business At The Speed Of Burnout

by Shonali Burke on June 11, 2010

“Marissa, you need to slow down. People need a chance to catch their breath and catch up with you.” Those were the words that hit me hard in a conversation with one of my VPs recently. I can’t remember the day because at the rate I have been running, all of the days, meetings, and [...]

by Shonali Burke on May 3, 2010

Drinking Your Own Kool-Aid

by Shonali Burke on May 3, 2010

Why is it that we are so skilled at helping others through their problems? When those we love turn to us in need, most of us become pillars of strength. We reach deep inside ourselves to find just the right words of comfort, we take action, we provide a voice and vision of clarity when [...]

by Shonali Burke on March 18, 2010

Reaffirming Your Core Values in the Face of Economic Recovery

by Shonali Burke on March 18, 2010

My first column for the Examiner was about the creation of, and commitment to, a core value system. I’ve also written a column about the concepts of “core conditioning,” and how they universally apply to all aspects of your life, including business. Today, as we start to very slowly emerge from a very difficult economic [...]

by Shonali Burke on February 19, 2010

Business Lessons From the Blizzards of 2010 And 30 Reasons to Love Them

by Shonali Burke on February 19, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is adapted and republished, with permission, from Marissa Levin’s DC Women’s Entrepreneurship Examiner column, which originally ran February 9, 2010. If you were in the DC area earlier this month, you had three feet of snow outside your door, the kids hadn’t been to school in almost a week, and the government [...]