Year-End Survival Tips for Entrepreneurs

Rosalind Resnick at The Wall Street Journal has listed five survival strategies to survive the cash crunch that most entrepreneurs face at the end of the year.  These creative tips will help small business owners get through to January, 2011, with cash in the bank and revenue coming in the door....more

Working from Home with My S.O.: Can it Last?

As I write, I am wrapped up in a comforter in my home office. The office doubles as the guest bedroom, so I'm propped up against several pillows, a mug of hot chocolate to my right, my to-do list to my left. Working from home has its perks, for sure. Scheduling my work around my life instead of the other way around is freeing. I never have to worry about getting a day off or if my co-workers like me. My co-worker lives with me—he had better like me....more

Work From Home Without Going Insane

Lots of people will tell you they’d love to work from home, especially moms. I used to think that too. Until it actually happened. You can read the long, sad story of my career in the enterprise software industry if you want to cry. But, it came about out of necessity really....more

Annoying behavior that's (unfortunately) revealing.

Anger tells me more about myself than just about any other emotion.  Maybe not specifically anger, because I’m not a very angry person, but certainly impatience.  And that tone of voice we get when we’re annoyed?  One of my least favorite things when I hear it coming out of my mouth. After going through a series of trials, minor and major, I realize this behavior refutes what I think I know about what kind of person I am.  ...more

Mid-life word weavers

Exposure is 'The New Black?'

I nominate anyone out there in cyberspace to become the president of the BLOGGERS’ union we’re all going to start.  Do I have a second for this nomination?  Or a name for either the candidate or the union?  How about BOOB...Best Official Outraged Bloggers as the name of our union?  Think of all the male members we would get Why start a bloggers union?...more

Buy and Sell Digital Documents Online

If you own your own business, you know just how hard it is to create business systems from scratch. Those everyday systems that make your business go are crucial to your success, yet you don't want to spend time reinventing the wheel....more

Is Bigger Always Better?

My life is funnier when I'm depressed

So I'm new, obviously...I have my personal blog and I'm waiting for it to be listed with BlogHer, but in the meantime, here I am. My blog, depressionsandconfessions.com, started as a way for me to reach out to other women with depression, but has evolved into a sort of journal of my personal story about living with the disorder....more

10 Things to Do Before You Start Your Own Business

So, you're sitting in your cubicle feeling trapped and thinking, "I just want to get the heck outta here and start my own business." That can be a liberating feeling. I've been there. That said, just hating your job is not a strategy, and you really do want to get some things in order -- on the inside (of you) and the outside -- before you make the leap. So, if you only do 10 things before you make the career transition from employee to entrepreneur ... do these. ...more

Midnightbliss -- starting a biz while you have a paycheck is a GREAT time to do so.  I ...more