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Lovenomics: Does Getting Married Tax Women Unfairly?

February 14th, 2012 by Lauren · 1 Comment

I was intrigued by a piece in Saturday’s New York Times about academic “power couple” Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers – economists, partners & parents of a 2-1/2 year-old, who have been collaborating on research into the economics of family life. Or, as the Times calls it, “Lovenomics.” (Sidebar: I actually heard these two speak [...]

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Tags: Business Advice · Motherhood & Business · Thoughts

What Women Want from Sheryl Sandberg as a Business Leader

February 8th, 2012 by Emira · 1 Comment

I’m thrilled that CV Harquail referenced my post about Sheryl Sandberg in her piece, What Women Want from Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, on Forbes.com today. Not only because I’m flattered, but also because the traffic from Forbes alerted me to the piece in general, which is an excellent read. Harquail does a great job of praising Sandberg [...]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Wisdom 2.0

January 11th, 2012 by Lauren · 4 Comments

“Bring your whole self, and hold it lightly” – Tim O’Reilly I had the great privilege to hear Tim O’Reilly speak to the 2012 fellows at Code For America on their first day of a year-long program. This was an unrehearsed speech – really just some introductory remarks for a small audience – but the [...]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Breaking Bad Work Habits

January 9th, 2012 by Emira · 5 Comments

LIke most humans, I’m riddled with habits I’d like to change. And like many folks, who follow the good ol’Gregorian calendar, I’ve been thinking about changing some of them with the turning over of the new year. I’ve got a bunch of small personal changes I’m trying to make, things like stretching every day, remembering [...]

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Tags: Business Advice · Motherhood & Business · Thoughts

Saying No to Clients/Customers

July 21st, 2011 by Emira · 4 Comments

Over the rest of July, I’ll be answering some questions that were raised during our Small + Successful webinar we ran last month with GoToWebinar. We had several excellent questions, but sadly ran out of time to address them all. You can see the previous Q & A about bad reviews here and another about [...]

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What’s the best way to pass the passion you have for your business on to your clients/customers

July 18th, 2011 by Emira · 2 Comments

Over the rest of July, I’ll be answering some questions that were raised during our Small + Successful webinar we ran last month with GoToWebinar. We had several excellent questions, but sadly ran out of time to address them all. You can see the previous Q & A about bad reviews here. I really loved [...]

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What To Do About Bad Reviews

July 6th, 2011 by Emira · 1 Comment

Over the rest of July, I’ll be answering some questions that were raised during our Small + Successful webinar we ran last month with GoToWebinar. We had several excellent questions, but sadly ran out of time to address them all. Here’s the first one. Now that user generated content and social networking are the norm [...]

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An Easier Way to Form New Habits

July 4th, 2011 by Lauren · Comments Off

The long, long list of things I love would have two things right up near the top: striving for self-improvement(*), and the elegant use of technology to help humans do better. When the two come together, I get really, really excited. I discovered a lovely and incredibly useful tool a while ago, but was recently [...]

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Tags: Business Advice · Business Tools & Calculators · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

Small + Successful: A (free) webinar for small-scale entrepreneurs

June 7th, 2011 by Lauren · 5 Comments

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited to participate in GoToMeeting’s excellent webinar series for entrepreneurs… and next week we’ll be presenting a 1-hour session: “Small + Successful: Defining and Achieving Your Entrepreneurial Goals.” If you’ve read our book, you know that for us, success isn’t about being big or small – it’s about [...]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · HR for the Self-Employed · Our Story · Resources for Women in Business

How to Find the Right Employees

June 1st, 2011 by Lauren · 2 Comments

I have a new post up on design*sponge: “How to Find the Right Employees.” I’ve written several pieces for Grace’s fabulous Biz Ladies series before, but this time I’ve delved a little deeper into when to hire, who to hire, and how to pay ‘em. If you’re interested in going back & reading my earlier [...]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · HR for the Self-Employed · Resources for Women in Business