As a mother of four, I am very well aware of the challenges and pressures of raising kids today, especially while also running a business. I’ve learned a lot over the years—my first two kids were twins—so I had no choice but to learn quickly. In honor of Mother’s...
Women In Business
Our women in business articles offer excellent advice from the CorpNet team. Nellie Akalp and other leading experts offer timely advice to help female entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.
As a woman business owner, I’ve found that empowerment comes to us in two ways: Access to external sources of inspiration and knowledge Self-respect and self-confidence You can sit around and wait for someone to empower you, or you can take the bull by the horns...
It seems like no matter how hard women entrepreneurs try, we will never catch up to our male counterparts. Or will we? The state of small businesses owned by women has risen significantly over the past few decades, and seems to be speeding up.
Thank goodness tax time is over, right? I, like most small business owners, find this time of year a bit stressful. So after April 15 passes, I’m all about rejuvenating and recharging my battery.
When you run a business, whether you’re the only staff or you manage a team of ten, it is essential that you make time for yourself. Otherwise, you’re a stressed out ball of tension that puts your business —and your health — in jeopardy.
We’re all in the same boat here, so I thought I’d share how I decompress.
As people -- more specifically as entrepreneurs -- many of us feel obligated to put up a shield to hide what’s really going on. When we’re asked how things are going with our businesses, we’re more inclined to focus on the highlights rather than the brutal truth. That truth might be that we’re working too much and getting sick a lot. Or that business has ground to a halt. Whatever that truth is, we feel it makes us vulnerable, and we feel like that compromises our ability to succeed.
While the obvious lessons we learn about entrepreneurship come from our own professional experience, I find that sometimes they pop up in unexpected places. Like my children.
Linda Dawson, owner and CPA at Dawson and Associates, works closely with CorpNet to help startup clients get up and running. She says CorpNet and her company have "a great marriage" in that they both work together to help small business owners start a business. In...