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Mayra Ruiz

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 [...]

by Shonali Burke on June 8, 2010

Were You Born To Be An Entrepreneur?

by Shonali Burke on June 8, 2010

Is “entrepreneurialism” in your DNA? I have long wondered what makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur. Beyond the sense of adventure, the desire to break out on one’s own and build something meaningful and prosperous, I’ve wondered if entrepreneurialism is something you are born with or you actually become over time. Sometimes, I think it’s both. [...]

by Shonali Burke on May 26, 2010

Destination Failure: Why It's Not Always The Worst

by Shonali Burke on May 26, 2010

On any given day, no matter what you think, perceive or know about me, one thing I’m sure you don’t know – at least until now – is that I’m afraid. Yes, Big News Flash: Mayra is scared! Image: ~Erebos‘ Flickrstream, Creative Commons Of what, exactly? Well, it’s many things, really. I actually don’t know [...]

by Shonali Burke on March 19, 2010

From Me to We: Growing a Solopreneur Business

by Shonali Burke on March 19, 2010

Since 2007, life as a marketing practitioner has been all about me, myself and I. No we’re not talking conceit — we’re talking running a business as a one (wo)man army. This “solopreneur” structure actually worked quite well in the beginning. Back then, my very small business began with just one tiny client. Soon there [...]

by Shonali Burke on February 11, 2010

Retreat, Status Quo, Or Forge Ahead? A Blogger Reflects

by Shonali Burke on February 11, 2010

The last time I contributed to this blog was several months ago. Sorry about that … it wasn’t a purposeful act; simply that the time between then and now has been full of not just work but unexpected opportunities and unbridled growth. As a result, yours truly has been in perpetual sweat equity mode, sleeping [...]

by Jill Foster on September 4, 2009

"TV News Reporter Called in One Hour": Brainstorms and Benefits of Content Sharing – 5 Minute Video Chat

by Jill Foster on September 4, 2009

Great news for one Women Grow Business blogger, one apple pie baker, and tons of small business owners seeking more about content sharing (…more in this fun conversation below). The skinny: I met Mayra at DC’s local Channel 8 studio for her live interview with the Washington Business Report (just search for Mayra Ruiz to [...]

Guest post from Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, regular guest contributor to Women Grow Business. Mayra works as an independent marketing strategist and social media enthusiast. With over 14 years of marketing and communications experience, Mayra helps businesses and non-profits with all aspects of their brand identity, outreach communications, and competitive positioning. She produces the blog Marketing Misfit [...]