Senate Passes Jobs Bill - What Will The House Do With It?

This week, the U.S. Senate passed HR 2847, the jobs bill, by a more than comfortable margin: ...more

The Jobs bill is a start. 


Experts Call Small Business Stimulus "Good Political Theater"

After reading a variety of blog posts, talking with a Professor of Finance, and the President of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, my reaction to the proposed $30B stimulus for small business loans is sadly: "money, money everywhere, and not a dime to keep." ...more

In a Recession: Flex Time Is Sexy

So many working women have yearned and fought for flexible work arrangements over the years. Will forced flex time, as a strategy for job retention and cost cutting, pave the way to more flexibility in work arrangements for the long term?...more

Women in Small Business Start-Up

The Center for Women's Business Research and the National Women's Business Council have come out with a study that shows the impact of women-owned business in America, and it's an encouraging number.  Close to 3 Trillion dollars which further translates to 23 million jobs....more

Thanksgiving Recipes and Gratitude Lists

by Billie BrownThis week, many or most Americans will sit down to a traditional or not-so-traditional meal of turkey – alternatively, on both ends of the spectrum, turducken or tofurkey – and many other holiday dishes, as a way of giving thanks for the blessings of daily life....more


GIRLPHYTE’S TOP TEN LIST OF THE UPSIDE OF THE DOWNTURN10. There are no more long line-ups for overpriced restos and bars.9. Fast food has lost its aura as free food. There is a bustle in the kitchen.8. Fuel efficient cars have run Hummers off the road and back into the 6 car garages where they belong. 7. Nostalgia reigns - Hersheys kisses are overtaking oversized strawberries and chocolate at Godiva6. Saving is sexy.5. Work is no longer a four letter work – NYSE is. 4. Women are starting to consider gray a hair colour.3....more

Do Those Who Survive Layoffs End Up Worse Off?

Your company just went through another round of layoffs. So many of your colleagues are gone, just like that. You breathe a sigh of relief. At least you still have a job. Yet, are you really better off? According to a recent MSNBC article, the opposite may be true. ...more

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for sharing your story. Unfortunately it is all too common.  ...more

The Economic Downturn Gets A Hold Of Our Emotional Intelligence

On a study released by Self Magazine in 2007, based on women reaction to cause marketing. Shows that in 2007, their main motivation for giving back to a cause was–the “ethical” and “Socially responsible” things to do as an “informed” person. ...more

Andrea Bahamondes My grandma says that all the time, even though ...more

Surviving The Tough Economy

If you read my most recent article you should know by know that my family has been impacted dramatically by this recession. I also know that we are not the only ones. According to Capitol Hill Blue, the current unemployment rate is at 9.8 percent. 15.1 million Americans are now out of work, the department said. And more than 7.1 million jobs have been eliminated since the recession began in December 2007....more