Set a big vision for your startup
Set a big vision for your startup
/ April 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Check out the stance Dessislava Bell, Founder of Zaggora took when she created Hot ...
Why Women on Boards Means Better Acquisition Decisions
/ April 13, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Recent research from the University of British Columbia showed a relationship between the presence of women on boards and better acquisition deals that reduced costs by 15 percent. When ...
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? And how to make time for it all?  If yes, read on; this three-blog-series will give you realistic ...
4 Great Moves To Connect With Great People
4 Great Moves To Connect With Great People
/ April 3, 2014 4 COMMENTS
Chances are you have a short list of influential or inspiring people you would like to connect with for friendship, guidance, advice, mentorship, or more. I know I sure do. But many of ...
8 Traits of Female Transformers Who Challenge Status Quo
/ March 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Here’s the status quo, ladies. We are 14% of CEOs, 12% of board members, and 4% to 9% of Venture-backed start-up founders. Those are the facts. Let’s not mince words. Those numbers ...
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 ...
The Gift of Feedback
The Gift of Feedback
/ March 24, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Feedback is the least expensive and most powerful tool at our disposal to help others and ourselves achieve our visions. Yet, it is often overlooked and under utilized. Why don’t we ...
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” ...
The Inside Scoop on Mentoring
The Inside Scoop on Mentoring
/ March 13, 2014 0 COMMENTS
In 2013 I participated in my first formal role as mentor through the Three Dot Dash (3DD) program. 3DD is an innovative year round mentoring and leadership program that connects dynamic ...
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 ...
Competing priorities – making a difference and making money
Competing priorities – making a difference and making money
/ March 4, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Are making a difference and making money two competing priorities for a startup and for a founder? Here are 2 examples of female founders (Penny and Brenda) who prove that making money ...
9 Habits Of Personal Excellence
9 Habits Of Personal Excellence
/ February 24, 2014 0 COMMENTS
“Put on your own oxygen mask before helping others.” If you find you devote little time and energy to your well being you are not alone! Many of us prioritize work, family ...
3 Steps To Write Your Life’s Next Chapter
3 Steps To Write Your Life’s Next Chapter
/ February 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS
As a writer, I tend to look back on my life experiences as chapters.  There was the college chapter, the first job, followed by the first career move chapter. Things inevitably happen ...
Trying to be “jill of all trades” for your startup? Costly mistake.
Trying to be “jill of all trades” for your startup? Costly mistake.
/ February 9, 2014 0 COMMENTS
The transition from corporate life to being an entrepreneur can be a difficult one. An upside is that you probably have an understanding of how corporations operate and you know how to ...
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 ...
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 self-discipline is critical to effective leadership
How self-discipline is critical to effective leadership
/ January 23, 2014 2 COMMENTS
It’s late in the day and you have to get to your Pilates class, and yet again you are running late.  So when you ask yourself “Do I stay and finish this task or go to ...
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 ...