The Value Series

Value Series Part 2: Identifying and OWNING Your Professional Value

Pink notebook set for taking an inventory of your marketable skills

Let’s Create an Inventory of Your Professional Assets and Marketable Skills   It’s week two in our six-part Value Series. As women (and especially as wives and mothers), it’s sometimes difficult to define our value succinctly. Being a mom and a wife is often a thankless job. And while we don’t necessarily seek praise, if we’re …

The Value Series

The Value Series: How to Figure Out What You’re Worth Now

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Welcome back to the job market, Mama! Here’s how to figure out what you’re worth now (and how to translate “momming” into marketable skills).  It’s a New Year, and if you have ever thought about starting a home-based business or increasing your income by working from home, you have probably spent a considerable amount of …

Working from Home

Can You Get a Government Loan to Start a Home-Based Business?

Strong woman - white brick wall - get a government loan to start a business?

You’ve seen the guy in the purple suit talking about “free money” and you may even know somebody who knows somebody who got a grant for their business. But how much of what we know about the US Small Business Administration, government grants and small business loan programs is the real deal? If you work from home, can you get a government loan …

Strategy

3 Keys to Rebranding Yourself for a New Year and New Career (Yay!)

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At some point or another, we all come to the place where we need to reposition ourselves in the job market to either accelerate on our current path, or move in a different direction altogether. In this post, let’s talk about how to go about rebranding yourself to go in a different direction. A decade …

Marketing

9 Social Media Strategies for Home-Based Businesses

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Over the last 20 years of working from home in various businesses, I frequently came across other small businesses whose owners didn’t realize they would have to invest in marketing and advertising. Even today, home-based businesses and work at home moms aren’t always comfortable leveraging even simple social media strategies to get their product or …

Working from Home

Here’s Why You’re Not Running a Successful Home Business

Why you're not running a successful home business

The Single Most Damaging Trait That Keeps Would-Be Women Entrepreneurs from Having Success Some women seem to have it all – talent, brains, beauty, relationships, money. By anyone’s definition of the word, these women seem successful. Then there are others who seem like they should have it all but something keeps them from realizing their …

Managing Vitality

30 Best Low-Carb Sources of Amino Acids

avocado, eggs, asparagus and other foods high in amino acids

Think back to your classroom days… you probably remember that amino acids are important nutrients to get on a daily basis. If you’re like me, you probably can’t really articulate what amino acids actually are, why they are important, or what they do. What Are Amino Acids? Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. …

Strategy

Five Strategies for Dominating Your Space and Growing Your Business In 2019

How to Grow your home business in 2019

Okay, ladies. It’s time to grow. Boldly.  Unapologetically. Consistently. There is one way and one way only to grow your home business, and that’s by taking carefully orchestrated, strategic steps. So, it’s time out for playing small and hiding in the shadows. If you want to grow your home business in 2019, here are the …

Home Business Ideas

Home Business Idea: Jewelry Designer

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This creative home business idea is definitely for a certain type of woman – no customer service headsets here. I Know a Woman Who Makes Jewelry And who isn’t a sucker for handmade jewelry? The Jewelry Designer loves making jewelry. She has both the patience and the creativity for it. She works mostly with semi-precious stones …

Reading List

Prepare for Greatness and Believe in Yourself

Eric Thomas on school of Greatness Podcast

I actually came across Dr. Eric Thomas (ET) when he was on Gary Vaynerchuk’s show a year or two ago. This dude is fiya. He’s persuasive, he’s trustworthy, he’s captivating and energetic, and… well, he’s married so that’s all I have to say about him. Ha!

I am a huge Lewis Howes fan. You may have already seen that I posted his interview with Gabby Reece.  I get the notifications to my phone whenever he posts a new video and days like today, I have the chance to scroll through and see what I’ve missed. He’s a great interviewer (interviewers who don’t listen is one of my pet peeves) and easy on the eyes. Love his podcast.

This is a fantastic video for moms who are positioning themselves for the next level of achievement. ET goes in deep to lay out a pattern for HOW to think as you’re planning and preparing for your next big thing, and what to do when you’ve accomplished it.