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Entries Tagged as 'Entrepreneurial Inspiration'

A Few Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2012 by Lauren · 5 Comments

As we’ve blogged about in the past, one of the first traditions we instituted when we started Raised Eyebrow was honouring International Women’s Day, March 8, as a statutory holiday. It felt consistent with our feminist principles as well as just a fun thing to do (hello, mid-week day off in March!). Over the years, […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Our Story · 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

Holiday Season Budget Spreadsheet for Etsy (and other) sellers

September 22nd, 2011 by Lauren · 3 Comments

We’re delighted to have been invited to be part of Etsy’s Holiday Boot Camp for their wonderful sellers of handmade & vintage goods. Our contribution is a special budgeting spreadsheet that we designed for small-scale sellers who are planning ahead for their busy season. Figuring out your shipping rates, gift tagging options, and even budgeting […]

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Tags: Business Tools & Calculators · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business

Business Lessons for Women from Sheryl Sandberg

July 5th, 2011 by Emira · 6 Comments

I’m kind of developing a business-girl crush on Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg. Who knew? I wrote about her Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders TED talk on BC Business earlier this year, and devoured a more recent New Yorker piece on her the other day over breakfast. The New Yorker piece is a long, […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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

Women Count: Where do we go from here?

February 28th, 2011 by Lauren · 4 Comments

As I gain more experience as an entrepreneur, and a richer perspective on women in leadership, I’m more and more drawn to the stories of the women who came before me. Whether they’re great dames of history – Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Sojourner Truth, Nellie McClung, and Grace Hopper come instantly to mind – or more […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

Pushing out into the deep water

January 14th, 2011 by Lauren · 12 Comments

If you haven’t read Bill Murray’s marvelous toast to Sofia Coppola at the NBR awards, I highly recommend it. (Go on, it’s short – just remember to come back here when you’re done.) Isn’t it lovely? I mean, of course it’s charming and wry and witty, as you’d expect from Bill Murray (whom I love […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Thoughts

Woman thy name is entrepreneur

January 10th, 2011 by Emira · 4 Comments

A new video making the rounds on the web from the i4c campaign. Thoughts?

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration