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The Risky Woman’s Business: Why You Need to Take More Chances

Do you consider yourself a risk-taker? I hope your answer is yes! Taking risks is a part of life and being able to make major decisions is pivotal for any business owner.

However, if you aren’t afraid to take big risks, you’re one of the few women who actually consider themselves to be risk-takers. It’s sad but true. Women take fewer risks than men do in business. However, while women don’t tend to take traditional risks, I have no doubt that women are, and can be, fabulous risk-takers.

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Passion, Risk and Commitment: The Exciting Life of an Entrepreneur

Who comes to mind when you hear the word entrepreneur?  Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Sheryl Sandberg, Gina Reinhardt, Janine Ellis?  While these are all great examples of entrepreneurs, the problem with only thinking about famous women is that they make it seem like an unattainable dream. We don’t necessarily align ourselves with being an entrepreneur of that scale of wealth - we're simply small business owners.  But everybody has to start somewhere.  And whilst you may not...

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Find the Perfect Business Coach and Achieve Amazing Results

If you think that a business coach might be able to help you in your business, there are a few things that you need to work out before you start looking. When I started doing my initial research into becoming a coach, I was saddened with the number of people who were disappointed with their business coaching experience. So I've written this guide, in the hopes that it gives you an idea of the process you should go through before engaging a coach.

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15 Great Books that Every Female Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Here’s a list of fifteen books that I think every female entrepreneur needs to read. These are my favourites and the ones that have had the biggest impact on me. Whether you’re just starting out or you have an established business, the following books are guaranteed to give you many “ah-ha!” moments and inspiration. After all, there’s always more to learn. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I did.

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Sell Like a Lady: Why Women are Better at Selling than Men

When you think of the perfect salesperson, you probably picture a man. You know the one, he’s at your front door with a smarmy smile, darting eyes, and slick pitch about why you NEED to buy what he’s selling.  Is that just me?  Okay, so I know I’m stereotyping, but the fact is that selling has always been a male-dominated industry. After all, the term ‘salesman’ is still used far more frequently than ‘salesperson’.  But would it shock you to learn that women are actually far...

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How Steep is the Climb to Business Success?

If you have ever tackled the challenge of climbing a mountain (even a small one), you will understand how emotional it can be.  As the peak gets closer, the more exhausted you become and the further away things feel. Building a business can be like that. You start out your entrepreneurial journey full of enthusiasm and hope that the view from the top will be worth the trek. It can be tough going as you work your way through that mountain of business growth - but get to the top and it...

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Writing SMART Goals: The Key to Business Success

What is your business without goals? It’s a wishing well, really—where dreams of success go to die. That might sound harsh, but it is the reality of goals that are either set incorrectly or not carried out. Why is it so important to have goals? Goals require action. They provide you with a sense of motivation, direction, and focus. They also help clarify what is important to focus on in your business. Without them you’ll find that you’re simply rushing around trying to do everything but...

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Working From Home While Homeschooling: Be Productive, School Your Kids AND Keep Your Sanity!

Working from home is a new experience for a lot of us, and even if you’ve been doing it for years, you now have a whole lot of new factors to consider. You have to be flexible with your day to day schedule and willing to make concessions with your time. It’ll take time to adjust and find a balance. Add homebound kids into the equation and you have to wonder how anyone is supposed to get any work done.

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