How to start a successful blog (part 2 of 3)
How to start a successful blog (part 2 of 3)
/ April 10, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Are you wondering where to blog? What to blog? How often? How to promote your blog? ...
How to start a successful blog (part 1 of 3)
How to start a successful blog (part 1 of 3)
/ March 27, 2014 0 COMMENTS
This is the first post in the 3 part series “How to start a successful blog” by Natascha Thomson. Are you wondering where to blog? What to blog? How often? How to promote ...
Entrepreneurs Find Mentors In Unlikely Places
/ March 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS
As an entrepreneur, when you hear the word “mentor” do you associate that with someone who is climbing the corporate ladder? Since I live in both the corporate world and the ...
Entrepreneurs and Startups: How To Protect Personal Assets
Entrepreneurs and Startups: How To Protect Personal Assets
/ March 16, 2014 0 COMMENTS
In my previous blogs I stated that a principal reason to use an LLC or corporation is to screen your personal assets from the debts and obligations (contracts and “slip and fall” ...
Long Term Career Planning: Step 2 – Assess if you have the right mentor
/ March 6, 2014 1 COMMENTS
My last post covered what a mentor is and why you need one if you want to quickly move forward in achieving your long term goals.  This week we’ll talk about how to continually assess ...
Where and how to create your LLC or Incorporate your startup
/ February 16, 2014 0 COMMENTS
OK, so you are leaving the earliest stages of your business and it’s time to create a legal entity that protects you more than a sole proprietorship or partnership. In a prior blog I ...
Long Term Career Planning: step 1 – find a great mentor
Long Term Career Planning: step 1 – find a great mentor
/ February 6, 2014 0 COMMENTS
When you look forward at your vision for success in the future, most likely you have short term and long term goals.  These goals may be a title, it may be a level of income that will ...
Letter From The Founders: February 2014
Letter From The Founders: February 2014
/ February 4, 2014 2 COMMENTS
Greetings! I am a sponge.  Give me a good book and I will dive right in.  I love books that challenge my construction of meaning, my value system, and how I work.  If I didn’t already ...
How to legally structure your startup: part 2 of 2
How to legally structure your startup: part 2 of 2
/ February 2, 2014 0 COMMENTS
In my last post we covered how to legally structure a startup that is very early stage. In this post I will cover the legal structure of a startup that is beyond very early stage. The ...
Use Social Media To Recruit Top Talent
Use Social Media To Recruit Top Talent
/ January 30, 2014 1 COMMENTS
If you have been trying to hire employees, chances are that you have at least considered using social media to find the right candidates. There is ample proof that social media can help ...
Develop Your Personal Vision Statement
Develop Your Personal Vision Statement
/ January 26, 2014 2 COMMENTS
You may think that vision statements are only for organizations. Not so! Creating a personal vision statement is one of the most important things you can do to propel yourself towards ...
How the Stiletto Network changes networking focus from what you get to what you give
/ January 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Pamela Ryckman, author of Stiletto Network, writes about women who have built social and political capital so powerful that it rivals the mighty “old boys network”.  Yet, unlike most ...
How to legally structure your startup; part 1 of 2
How to legally structure your startup; part 1 of 2
/ January 12, 2014 1 COMMENTS
Congratulations!  You’ve decided to take the plunge and start a business and you know you need a legal structure to protect yourself from liability and to appeal to potential outside ...
Preventing Social Media Overload
/ January 9, 2014 0 COMMENTS
The question on how to deal with social media overload is probably the most asked question during my workshops and strategy sessions. How do I execute on all the things I could do with ...
Your New Year’s Resolution: If you are the only Woman in the Room, Invite More.
/ January 2, 2014 4 COMMENTS
For almost a decade I’ve been among some of the best innovators in large tech and start-ups. It wasn’t until I took a required management course that included Carol Gilligan’s ...
How Startups Make Smart Real Estate Investments
How Startups Make Smart Real Estate Investments
/ December 22, 2013 0 COMMENTS
Founders, how do you know which real estate is the right investment for your business?  Whether you are opening up your first location or expanding, Anna Phillips, CEO and Founder of ...
Twitter 102: #FF, Monitoring Events and LinkedIn
/ December 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS
There are a number of questions I repeatedly get asked about Twitter and I have summarized the answers in this blog. What is #FF? How do I monitor an event on Twitter? How do I Tweet ...
14 Legal Questions You Should Ask About Your Startup
14 Legal Questions You Should Ask About Your Startup
/ December 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS
I’ve worked with businesses for over 30 years, mostly as an attorney, but also as investor, financial and accounting advisor and as director. I’ve seen it all, from first time ...
Partner with your CFO for startup success
/ December 5, 2013 0 COMMENTS
In my last post “Does your startup need a CFO?” I gave you a guide for identifying when your startup needs a CFO and how to find the right one. The biggest take away from ...
Identify Your Social Media Watering Holes – Part 1: Foundation
/ November 21, 2013 0 COMMENTS
In my previous blog, I talked about identifying and getting to know your target audience. This is tremendously important, as your next step is to find out WHERE your target audience can ...
From Zero to Franchise Hero in 5 Steps
/ November 18, 2013 0 COMMENTS
It’s one thing to start a business with a few self-owned locations and quite another to establish and grow a successful franchise. Essential elements of the jump to franchise ...