Category: Business

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Exploring the Mompreneur

Can a woman be both a mother and an entrepreneur?   Apparently they can. Over the years, this growing-in-popularity slang term describes women who can run their own businesses while still maintaining their role as a full-time parent. The growth of the internet and e-commerce has played a big role in allowing mothers to become entrepreneurs, as it allowed women… Read more →

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Why Department Stores are Failing

The start of the new year typically brings about excitement, positive change, and rejuvenation for everyone. But it certainly seems like 2017 is not shaping up well for many of the nation’s once-popular department stores.   With just a few days into the new year, Macy’s and Sears Holding, the parent company of Sears and K-Mart, both announced a wave… Read more →

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How to Continue Your Education for Free

It’s irony at its finest, with a tragic twist: in a world where the price of ignorance is countless suffering, our forays into higher learning often rack up astronomical student debt. In many fields, college-level knowledge and beyond are practically prerequisites for success, but steep tuition costs render diving headfirst into post-grad education a risky prospect. Luckily for cash-strapped students,… Read more →

The Best States for Business

When you’re looking to break into a new industry or open a new business, there is a lot to consider. You have to ensure that your business plan, from top to bottom, is nearly flawless. You have to ensure the industry that you’re entering is ripe for new business and that your product or service will fill a gap and… Read more →

Choosing a Location for Your Business

Starting a new business isn’t something that happens overnight. Building not only a business, but a successful business takes an awfully large amount of careful consideration. Everything must be meticulously planned from top to bottom. I’ve already written in the past about some great tools to get your new business started, but before you’re tracking conversion rates or traffic sources… Read more →

Building Your Personal Brand

  In today’s day and age, who you are matters. On top of that, it matters not just who you are, but who others think you are. If you work in biomedical science that’s amazing, and undoubtedly took you years of arduous study, hours of your face in textbooks studying and countless amounts of money and dedication on your behalf.… Read more →

Negotiating Your Salary Effectively

The hardest part is over now; you secured an interview with the company of your dreams, blew away your interviewer in all three parts of the hiring process, and heard back from the company saying they’d love to bring you on. Now it’s time to negotiate the terms including the dreaded salary discussion. And you thought the most stressful part… Read more →

People With Disabilities Want Respect, Employment

Inclusivity shouldn’t be a difficult ideal to come to terms with. It shouldn’t be a far-off, fever dream relegated to the realm of the “what if” and “maybe some day” lines of thinking. Inclusivity isn’t even something that we should be striving for–it’s something that should have been accomplished long, long ago. Inclusivity should be a reality today; serving as… Read more →

Web Tools for New Businesses

Starting your business isn’t easy–nor should it be. When an aspiring entrepreneur is digging his or her boots into the group and putting his or her passion into action, you wouldn’t expect it to come easily. Starting a new business means breaking into a new sector, fixing a new need or finding a better way to do something that helps… Read more →