Hillary's Pantsuit Paradox: Is This the United States of Fug?

Hillary Clinton is taking hits again for her penchant for monotonously dressing in an unending parade of pantsuits. Is Hillary representing the United States of Fug, or is she just doing her job in a perfectly fine, functional uniform of the proletariat? Does it matter? If I were Hillary, I'd be tempted to show up to the next Summit of Great Importance in a paisley minidress, thigh-high boots and an ermine shawl. Talking Point:  How ya like me now? ...more

While I agree with all of the comments that way too much attention is given to Hillary's ...more

May I rant for a minute?

Co-creator of Big Fish Tops Dogs, musician, award winning graphic artist, mentor, entrepreneur, blogger and owner of multiple businesses. You can follow her on twitter @bigfishtopdogs...more

Mentor, Find One Who Propels You. I Did.

In life one hopes to be lucky enough to find a mentor- someone who helps to mold the person you dream of becoming one day. This person lifts you, guides you, and inspires you to be the best – often resulting in something you didn’t even know you were capable of. This person is Maureen Haynes-Starr. Maureen was my mentor over 15 years ago and firmly holds that position today....more

Got 10 Minutes a Day? Here are Five Ways to Boost Your Business

If you are a small business owner you know that finding extra time is, well, hard. Those really important things you need to do consistently to boost your business often fall the wayside to the more urgent and often less important. So, what if you had 10 minutes a day to handle them? Almost everyone can find 10 extra minutes a day... the key is to claim it and use it wisely. Here are five of my favorite ways to maximize those 10 minutes: 1) Read a business or personal development book. ...more

I agree. It's very easy to get sucked in. When it comes to your business, it takes a lot of ...more

Are Women Better Bosses?

The debate about whether women or men make better managers has shown its face yet again. Like all long-standing debates: PC vs. Mac, Pepsi vs. Coke, Ford vs. Chevy, ... we seem to know the question always lingers just around the corner, is impossible to conclude with certainty, and is likely to rear its head every so often just to keep things interesting. That's exactly what happened when the NY Times published "No Doubts: Women Are Better Managers". ...more

Hi Jody, 

I agree with you some hard and fast statistics would be great. I haven't ...more

Jack Welch: There is No Work-Life Balance, Only Work-Life Choices

Former General Electric Co. CEO Jack Welch left women shaking their heads at the Society for Human Resource Management's annual conference when he said: "There's no such thing as work-life balance," Mr. Welch told the Society for Human Resource Management's annual conference in New Orleans on June 28. "There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences." ...more

I think he is absolutely right. 

As a new employee I was completely sucked in by my ...more

Long Lasting Looks

This week we honor the 100th birthday of pretty much the only woman in Italy who is truly respected for her mind, Rita Levi Montalcino, Nobel prize winning scientist and senator for life. And to think that she did it in an epoch in which women could barely make it to the upper echelons of anything but the top shelf at the Esselunga Supermarket. And while she is a source of pride for all of Italy, she’s still, unfortunately the exception that proves the rule. ...more

Being your own publicist 101-using LinkedIn as a research tool

PR Tips: Are they even working there anymore?- Linkedin When it comes to contacting a reporter, editor, or person in the media to pitch your product to,  do ...more

Study Says Women Need Role Models More Than Men. Really?

When Penny Lockwood, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Toronto ran two studies on how students respond to role models she found that women need to see female role models more than men need to see male role models. Now, these were very small studies and to state with complete confidence that based on these students at the University of Toronto women need female role models more than men need male role models feels a bit suspect. Nevertheless... ...more

That study probably reveals more about the extent to which  women and girls have to be ...more

From networking events to social media

With the social media world taking businesses to a new level, it is leaving many business owners confused and overwhelmed. If you entered the business world before the Internet, you know and feel the dramatic changes that are occurring almost daily. If you are feeling confused and don’t know where to begin, you’re not alone. Just be honest about it. I love it when people are honest.It’s great to be able to admit both your strengths and your weaknesses! And learning to incorporate social media into your business’ marketing plan is a great step. ...more