How to “green” your biz

Going green to help to your part and save the environment is very beneficial to all. But before you label you business “green”, make sure you know what it means. Check out this article from Startup Nation for the scoop. Here are some tips for greening your business: ...more

Entrepreneurial Challenge for College Students

Calling all collegiate entrepreneurs! Show off your business by entering StartupNation Dorm-Based 20, which ranks the top 20 leading collegiate entrepreneurs in the country. ...more

Young Professionals: Are you building your personal brand?

As graduating caps and tassels begin to fly, many young professionals are entering the workforce. So to all you young professionals, congrats! You should be very proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Now that you are in the workforce, there are multiple ways to start rising to the top. ...more

Our Early Bird

I'll start by letting everyone get to know me a little bit, My name is paula , im a young mother, Im a Marine Corps wife, and a college student. This first blog will be about my daughter Emery Mae's arrival. After this i will do updates, either daily or weekly depending on how things are around here. ...more

Take time to learn, grow and expand your mind.

You are pretty familiar with your comfort zone. Your industry, your hobbies, your kids, your neighborhood. And you should be. That's easy. But what have you done lately to expand your mind, your knowledge? How have you challenged yourself? ...more

Is it All Doom and Gloom for 2009 Grads?

Recently I was at a board meeting for a local women's business organization and one of the members who is also a Mom shared something that took me by surprise. She had been at a college graduation where the graduation speaker literally spoke a message of doom and gloom for 2009 graduates. As she put it, "the speaker basically told these young adults that while they succeeded in getting their diploma there are no jobs to be found so be ready for disappointment and dependence on your parents". ...more

Thanks KatieV and MakingCentsMom for sharing your stories.  One thing I know for sure is that ...more

Failure Is Apparently My Option

Back in December I decided, for some stupid reason, that going back to school was a good idea. Well. I know what the stupid reason was. I was about to turn 25, and had done exactly ziltch with my life. With the job market depressed and having no skills usable outside of fast food, and coming off the heels of dating a teacher, school just kind of seemed like the way to go. ...more

It’s your time to shine!

Here's the thing. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a corporate employee, a SAHM or a college student, the time will come—and it probably has already—when you need to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight to claim your power. This could take the form of not letting somebody else take the credit for your paper, your proposal, your cost-cutting idea. Or, it may require the actual stepping into the spotlight, on stage or at least in a large group meeting. ...more

Look to your heroes for inspiration

Throughout our lives, we are often asked, “who are your heroes”. And many of us have a running list in our head, but we don’t take the time to stop and think about why we admire them. Is it their determination, their attitude, their kind heart? There are thousands of reasons to admire your heroes. It is important to take time to note these characteristics because the qualities we admire in our heroes are often qualities that we aspire to. ...more

Jean- Thanks for sharing. I found your blog and loved it. Thats so great that you share so ...more

Pepper Spray Pen for Self Defense in the Workplace

A pen is something we all carry at one time or another. But a pepper spray pen can also be your unnoticed weapon of self defense. Whether you take it to your workplace or college campus, this uniquely disguised weapon can actually be used to prevent crime because of it's element of surprise. ...more