Category Archives: Making a difference

5 benefits of charitable giving

Here’s some good news: As a country, we’re very philanthropic — over 95% of households give to charity, at an average of nearly $3,000 annually, according to statistics from the National Philanthropic Trust. That’s great news, not only for charities, … Continue reading

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Is generosity in your genes?

I have always assumed that the American spirit of giving to those less fortunate was a consistent bond we all share. On a recent business trip I stumbled across an article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy that was shocking. This … Continue reading

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Stop punching a time clock and start pursuing your passion

If you want to stop punching a time clock and getting paid to pursue your passion, you have to be willing to take a few risks. It took my husband, Zeb, and I, seven years to finish college. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Retirement Savings Options for Small Business Owners

Small business owners are often a little like new parents. They pour so much of their time, energy and love into caring for their progeny, they don’t take care of themselves. You see this in new moms and dads in… Continue reading

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Business Networking Tips for Women

Here’s a business networking tip: Women do it differently. It’s not all golf courses and steak dinners. Step one – as Carolyn noted – is being willing to sit down and talk with just about anyone who will listen. Step … Continue reading

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Using work to keep yourself going through tough times

A friend of mine – okay, a friend who happens to be my attorney – once said to me, “I can talk to you because you’re like a guy.” I figured his remark gave me two choices. I could… Continue reading

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Starting a business in a down economy

As we kick off 2013, I’m all for thinking positively – for putting thoughts of the fiscal cliff, of unemployment numbers that won’t budge and fears of Europe behind us. But if you’re thinking of starting a business, you… Continue reading

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Is a franchise the best way to start your business?

Almost every summer when I was a child, we threw a backyard carnival to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. We did this because a) Jerry Lewis asked us to and b) Ronald McDonald not only provided a kit with… Continue reading

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