The 411 on Leadership: Part 2

Still looking for tips to develop your leadership skills? Read on for more from our leadership series! Come Prepared, Very Prepared We all thought that homework was over the day we were granted our college diploma. There may not be any more lab reports or exams, but you still have homework. Before entering a meeting, research topics on the agenda so...

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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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Coworking: It Takes the Inspiration of One to Make It Happen

In celebration of Entrprenuership Month here at NEXT for Women our partners Chic CEO interviewed Felena Hansen – the founder and owner of an all female, co-working space called Hera Hub in the San Diego area. Always an inspiration and cheerleader for female entrepreneurs, we asked Felena a few questions so we can learn a bit more about her and her fabulous company.  Read on for...

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Passions Don’t Always Go According To Plan. How Ambika Nigam Found The Confidence To Take The Plunge – And Never Looked Back

Ambika Nigam could have been a number cruncher. After she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics, she accepted a prestigious financial analyst position at Oppenheimer Funds, where she made the kinds of complicated mathematical models that would make Einstein blush. But, as she sat at her computer manipulating money, Ambika increasingly found herself lusting after...

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Stamina, Fortitude, Self-belief, And Passion – What It Takes To Be An Endurance Athlete And A Business Owner

Our friends Chic CEO sat down with Tanya Maslach, owner of GOTRIbal.com, to hear her story of business, athleticism, and her passion to share her vision with other women.   GO TRIbal is such a unique concept. Can you tell us a bit about it? At its heart is a community of like-minded women who share a passion for living an active lifestyle....

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Born this Way: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

For as long as psychology has existed, its practitioners have debated the same tiresome question about human nature: is it (are we) defined by intransient internal properties, or by the external experiences that are thrust upon it (us)? The general, if unsatisfying, consensus seems to be that Who We Are is determined by a strange and unfixed calculus that weighs...

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