The start of 2013 has brought a whole new crop of women who want to follow their passion and start their own businesses to my virtual door. I love the excitement and energy behind each and every one of them. Mostly because it is filled with heart. There is nothing but pure, unadulterated passion behind their motives. This is more than likely behind both men and women who are ready to jumpstart their lives with a new business venture. For me this holds special significance because just a few short years ago, that was me. Eager as a [...]
With the beginning of each New Year, many people take stock in their lives and what changes they may or may not want to make. We set out to lose weight, improve our careers, spend more time with family and friends, and probably take up a new hobby or two. A few years back, the New Year goals included growing my own business for me.
Rachel Blaufeld provides tips for packing up your tote to leave home or the office as a woman in business.
The holidays are a wonderful time of togetherness and celebration. Make sure to enjoy them all while feeling peace of mind about your business....Then, there is the wonderful prospect of the new year and new projects on the horizon! Here is a quick list of ways to keep both your business and apple pie from getting burned during the holiday season.
As small business/startup people,we MUST keep our "stuff" backed-up. For many of us, our business practically resides on our computer. If we lose that, we lose everything for good more often than not.
I know that business can present with a whole new forecast daily just like the meteorologists, but I also know that we can help control how we adjust to our startup's temperature fluctuations. It is by being calm, cool and collected ourselves.
Rachel Blaufeld gives her top 5 tips for staying refreshed while working at home as a small business person who's kids just went back to school.
Rachel Blaufeld provides some tips on maintaining boundaries while working from home as many startup business people do. I am guessing that if you set treat your home office like a 'real' office, your productivity will go WAY up!
Just as important as filing for a Trademark on our businesses, it is crucial to remind ourselves what is trademark-able about the ‘us.’
Rachel Blaufeld shares her experience with missing out on fun times with friends in exchange for working on her business and realizes startup business is worth it!
As a mom in business, getting and staying organized is an ongoing theme. From planning my week on Sunday night to scheduling in fitness to making sure everyone gets home from school to planning for an upcoming conference, my daily life runs like an airplane flight plan. During the summer, hyper-planning and knowing where everything is located IS even more critical otherwise life begins to looks like one big circus. When summer hits, our lives as mom (dad) - preneurs and professional women (and men) get turned upside down, and we adjust our routines to allow for different pickup and drop off times along with wanting to enjoy some summer fun with our kids. Unfortunately, somewhere in between basketball camp, swimming, and a myriad of important conference calls, my home office took a turn for the worse. I put into effect my very own tips for taming a home office in order, especially during summer: Being able to work from home is such a luxury for moms, but can also driag us down a boundary-less road. Don’t let that happen to you this summer. Make the most of every minute with an organized office and schedule, so you can enjoy a few extra minutes splashing around with your families!
Hello Corpnet! I am thrilled to be here as your half-crazed mom in business! I say half-crazed in a good way because even though my days are long and often slightly nuts, I love being a mom and a business owner. Don’t get me wrong - not everything runs smoothly, but life is vibrant and fun, and I feel very fulfilled. The best part about what I do is sharing my mistakes with the hope that I will help a few other business owners and moms (or dads) while making fun of myself. Today, I am going to share a little secret with you...A few years ago when I opened my first business (which was about a month before the recession hit, but that is another story), I allowed my husband to do all my paperwork and filing for my LLC. Moral of the story: Know your strengths and when to ask for help, but don’t just sit by idly and allow someone to take over for you. Make every experience related to your biz a team effort!