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  • The Internet has put unlimited resources at our fingertips, providing anyone who might desire it with the ability to start a Web-based business. What makes an online business so attractive has much to do with the connectivity the Internet has given us, amplifying the power that a single individual or company might have. This creates at least 5 outstanding benefits to doing business online. 1. Teamwork Baby! Starting an online business requires the expertise of many. It’s tough to…
  • Going Beyond Chief Bottle-Washer
  • What’s in a name? A lot. If, when you introduce yourself and list the name of your position as CEO, you’ll get treated a certain way. If, however, you tell people that you’re the owner, operator and chief bottle-washer, you’ll get a very different response. The biggest reason is simply because that “chief bottle-washer” crack tells listeners exactly how big your business is, and can drop a few hints about how fast you expect to be able to bring anyone else on. A CEO, on the other…
  • Miss Representation – Can Business Women Leaders Spark the Change?
  • “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker There is a very interesting debate happening online. It’s being highlighted with the Miss Representation Sundance film about media portrays women in a derogatory manner (see the trailer after the article). The trailer shows media talking about Hillary Clinton “looking haggard and 92.” It shows a clip of Sarah Palin being asked by a reporter if she has breast implants. It…
  • You Would Have Thought the Money Was Made of Rubber Bands: CEO Marissa Levin on Starting Her Business from a Costco Line of Credit
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  • How "The Sound of Music" Relates to 7 Sins of Search Engine Optimization
  • In the Sound of Music, the governess sings: “Let’s start at the very beginning/a very good place to start.” The same holds true in using effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, except you might want to start before the beginning by researching key phrases as you develop your SEO strategy or before you begin to implement optimization techniques. In the old days, one had to pick key phrases, spend months ranking for them using SEO techniques, and test whether anyone…
  • Value of Face Time as Entrepreneurs: Top Women's Networking Groups in the DC Metro Area
  • Ladies, I know your time is valuable. I know you have 101 people pulling on you in different directions, all day long. And I know it is so easy to get caught up in the online networking. But the online networking doesn’t replace the physical networking. Ladies, you need – you crave – your high-touch, face-to-face networking time with other successful women [image Face in the Wall by Heath Bar, Creative Commons Let’s get real. We do not want to hide behind a computer screen all...
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Your Marketing Dollars
  • Guest blogger Robin Ferrier is communications manager for the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and president of the Capital Communicators Group. She can be reached via LinkedIn. The economy is down. Budgets are even tighter than normal. But you know you still have to spend something to market your company, right?. After all, what good is it having the “best” product or service if you don’t have customers to take advantage of it. So with a tight budget, where…
  • Passion Inspired 'Livable Spaces by Louise' Despite Economic Downturn
  • Guest post by Louise Dennis, founder of Livable Spaces by Louise LLC and also Home Improvement Network, LLC. She specializes in interior design and can be reached at LinkedIn. Louise and I met over LinkedIn where she was kind to participate in an e-interview about entrepreneurship; her remarks follow. A favorite quote from our e-conversation: In a world where you hear of thousands of layoffs per day, I often think to myself, how did I get to be so lucky? WGB: What influenced you to…

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