Quick: Define Your Brand!

cupcakeby Tory Johnson

Before you worry that this is oh-so-complicated—a task that only high-priced pros are equipped to tackle—relax. Branding isn’t brain surgery and you can master yours in no time, which is a must if you want to build a truly successful business. Read More

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How to Network at Conferences Like a Pro

liz-lynchby Liz Lynch

Attending conferences that attract large numbers of people is a great way to make the connections you need to grow your business. Gatherings like the Texas Conference for Women are unique opportunities to meet and learn from others who are passionate about the same goals that fascinate you. Read More

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What Is She Reading? Alexis Sclamberg

I recently had the good fortune of reading Tama Kieves’s upcoming book Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding In Your Life’s Work! before it even hit the shelves. For those of us pursuing work we love—the kind that calls us, moves us, energizes and excites us—it’s a must-read. I’ve already recommended it to all of my close friends and I’ll tell you, too: you have to get your hands on this book. Read More

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I’m Done! What’s Next?

The secret to living a more joyful and fulfilling life is doing more of what you love to do every day. 2012 Texas Conference for Women speaker Susan Tolles recently presented a webinar offering the steps to letting go of the things that drain your energy and enthusiasm for life, with the keys to discovering how to live with greater purpose. If you are stuck in neutral, it’s time to release your own emergency brake and plan an exhilarating ride for the future!

For webinar resources and downloads, click here

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The Instinct-Driven Entrepreneur: Plan for an Evolution

Monica-Methasm1-120x162The daughter of self-made immigrants, our speaker Monica Mehta learned firsthand how the lessons learned in business school don’t mesh with those of the instinct-driven entrepreneur, who must learn to plan for an evolution and thrive on a shoestring.

“It’s not much good having a map if you can’t see the road and don’t even know where you want to go,” said Monica in our free teleclass, August 28. “If evolution is the norm, then the way you prepare for the journey must accommodate the unexpected.” Read More

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Make a Down Payment on Your Dream

Whitney-Johnsonsmby Whitney Johnson

Perhaps you’ve heard Charles Dickens’ aphorism, “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.”

Spend less than we earn – I couldn’t agree more.  But once we’ve achieved this basic principle of money management, then what?  How do we spend our money?  Do we spend in a way that reflects the lives we want to create for ourselves? Read More

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Setting Financial Goals to Create the Life You Want

Many people believe that taking steps to reach their financial goals is something that they will do “later.” As a money coach for women, sometimes I hear “I really want you to work with you once I accumulate more money.” Defining financial goals is one of those super important but not urgent tasks, like making a will or buying insurance. We know that these things are very important, but delaying them one more day almost certainly won’t affect our lives today. Read More

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When to Jump from Career to Entrepreneur

tory-johnson-e1309535928864by Tory Johnson, host of the Texas Conference for Women Spark & Hustle Small Business Boot Camp

You’re working full-time at the job you’ve always wanted, but can’t seem to shake the dream of starting your own business. How do you know when it’s time to make the leap? Start by finding your “why.”

In my sixth book, SPARK & HUSTLE: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now, I share the post-traumatic-pink-slip syndrome I went through after being fired from the position I loved. Read More

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The Ten Commandments of Negotiation for Women

smaller-pynchon-120x131by Victoria Pynchon

Thou Shalt Recognize the Opportunity to Negotiate Something for Thine Own. 

Whenever you have a decision to make with another person – going golfing or the movies, setting a fee, or buying a piece of bruised fruit at a farmers’ market – that’s an opportunity to ask for something more or different. That’s an opportunity to negotiate. Read More

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Do Women Really Need More Tough Love?

smaller-pynchon-120x131by Victoria Pynchon

There’s a lot of good advice over at Women 2.0′s Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success – a Manifesto.

So why does this preface to the Manifesto irritate me?

Friends, and strangers reading this, listen to me:

Stop being your own worst enemy.

Stop being the force that keeps you immobile.

Stop being the cause of failure before you start trying. Read More

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