What I learned from my year in business: Don’t give up, Ever!

I decided to start at the top and work my way up.Sometimes things don’t work that way. Let me explain: I decided to make beautiful...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

Failure as the Secret to Success

So many people are afraid of failure that they fail to start. We look to paragons of success around us and never see the series of failures that happened along their path. For some reason we think we need to be immune from failure if we are to amount to anything in our careers, our businesses, our lives. Yet the very opposite is true. it is not failure but what we learn from failure that is the key to success. ...more


Great - and true! - post, Paula.  FailCon - what a great idea for a ...more

The Boss of You

I admit it, I love the phrase "The Boss of You" which is why I was excited to receive a review copy of the book by the same name The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business by Lauren Bacon and Emira Mears a few months ago. ...more

Thanks for the heads up on this book.  I never wanted to be "the boss of me" ...more

It’s never too late to start your own business

You’re never too young or too old to start a business, from lemonade stands to selling fabulous hats to your Red Hat Society friends, entrepreneurship is everywhere. ...more

Defining my Brand

If you've read my Prototype Saga series of blog posts, you know that I ended up in September STILL without a prototype for my product. So I decided to start looking at firms that offer prototype development and manufacturing, thinking they might be a more reliable source to get it done than an individual doing it in his/her spare time. ...more