Pajamas Allowed: 500 Free Online Resources For Learning From Your Couch

Business attire aside, you know the true mark of a professional is the knowledge that the individual possesses. At a business meeting, a colleague is talking up a storm on a wealth of topics you always wished you knew more about. Bet you’re currently wishing you took that class back in college so you could comment, right? No need to...

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Red Hat’s Becky Smith on Cutting Out TV and Identifying Priorities

Becky Smith is the Director of Global Operations Change Management at Red Hat (http://www.redhat.com/), one of the leading companies in the free and open source software sector and is a major Linux distribution vendor. In this video Becky talks to NEXT for Women about how to identify priorities, focusing on what is important and urgent to an individual. If you...

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Bigelow Tea’s Cindi Bigelow on Why Your Career is Like a Bottle of Wine

Cindi Bigelow is the president of Bigelow Tea. Bigelow Tea (http://www.bigelowtea.com/) is a family owned company, whose goal is to produce the best cup of tea possible. In this video Cindi talks to NEXT for Women about what we need to succeed. Her belief – we need time. We need time to mature, time to get an education, time to...

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I Need A Change But I Can’t Seem To Figure Out What I’m Made To Do Or Will Be Happy With On a Daily Basis. Help!

Dear Jules, I’ve moved around for the last 6 years. I have a marketing degree, but I dread the thought of another administrative position or sales assistant position. I’m not experienced with up to date online marketing and feeling behind and competing with new graduates even though I have a over 10 years working experience. I need a change but...

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Think You Need To Choose Between Your Passions? Think Again! An Interview With Jessica Althoff of Future:Standard

Our friends over at Chic CEO chatted with Jessica Althoff about her really cool startup, Future:Standard. Future:Standard is an online boutique for ethical and sustainable clothing. How chic!   Tell us a bit about Future:Standard Future:Standard is an online ethical clothing boutique.  We launched in 2011 and sell ethical clothing & accessories, which to us means anything that is made with respect...

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10 Things To Consider When Starting Your Business

  In a down economy, thoughts of self-employment spread like wild-fire. This may be especially true if you are not currently employed. Starting your own business and being your own boss can be incredibly satisfying and fulfilling, however, here are some important things to consider before jumping in (or quitting your day job). 1.     The idea. For every good idea...

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From Oklahoma To Sailing In The Skies With Virgin Atlantic: Allison Maslan Is One Entrepreneur To Watch

Allison Maslan is the CEO of Allison Maslan International, a Global Business Mentoring Company. She was recently named “One of the Top Women Entrepreneurs Who Inspire” by Self Made Magazine. Allison has built ten successful companies from the ground up starting out as a single mom on her own. She is the Executive Producer and host of her own weekly...

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The Pre-Meeting Strategy That Guarantees Post Meeting Results

Start your meetings right, and they are more likely to end right. Master facilitators at The Grove Consultants International say to do one thing at the start of every meeting: remember OARRs, or Outcomes, Agenda, Roles, and Rules. Outcomes Effective meetings define desired outcomes for success. I facilitate lots of meetings, and when designing them with a client, I ask,...

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