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Mayra Ruiz-McPherson

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on June 27, 2012

Targeting National Media: a Local Success Story Featuring Local Business Owner Leah Fried Sedwick

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on June 27, 2012

Like most of the women who contribute and enjoy the many wonderful posts on this blog, I have an affinity for women in business and find great pleasure in reading about their professional development, important milestones, achievements and successes. It is in this very spirit I share with you the recent media success of a [...]

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on December 9, 2011

The Secrets of Your Second Brain

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on December 9, 2011

Did you know your brain AND your heart combined power most of your decision making? I recently attended a self-empowerment workshop session, hosted by The Women’s Network (affiliated with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce) and led by licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Michael McCarty, PhD, CCAC-S of Heartspace Enterprises, LLC. The session, entitled “Power Up: [...]

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on May 30, 2011

“PINK” + Women Entrepreneurs = ?

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on May 30, 2011

Little PINK Book’s Spring Into Ownership event brings women entrepreneurs together to discuss common challenges, share opportunities and find mentors.

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on May 20, 2011

Survey Finds Women “Always ‘On’ ”

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on May 20, 2011

A recent survey found that while women are “always on” the Internet, many of them lack the skills or tools to use it efficiently.

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on February 17, 2011

Family-owned Businesses: Recollections, Memoirs and Lessons Learned (Part 2)

by Mayra Ruiz McPherson on February 17, 2011

In my last blog post, I shared my own personal story about my experience in sharing a business with an immediate family member: my husband. I’ve personally known several husband-wife business owners who have been quite successful. I guess I thought my husband and I could co-manage and co-own a business jointly as well. But [...]

by Shonali Burke on November 10, 2010

Family-owned Businesses: Recollections, Memoirs and Lessons Learned

by Shonali Burke on November 10, 2010

This is Part I of a two-part series. Live together, work together For many years, I pondered the idea of collaborating with a family member in business. I remember my mom always telling my siblings and I how we should all pull together, combine our collective resources and talents under one roof and launch a [...]

by Shonali Burke on August 3, 2010

Time And Tide Wait For No One

by Shonali Burke on August 3, 2010

A personal loss As some of you may have heard on my personal Facebook feed or on my personal blog, my family and I recently lost a beloved family member: my just-turned 16-year old nephew who passed suddenly and quite tragically in a terrible car accident on July 9, 2010. The entire week of July [...]