How to to Get Attention for Your Resume

If you think you are just going to apply for jobs and effortlessly get the interview (and then the job), you are wrong. In today's climate it takes that extra effort to get seen. Hannah Morgan tells you why you need to do the "two-step" so you increase the odds your resume rises to the top of the pile. ...more

Do You Work for a Sick Organization?

Ever have a lousy work experience? Perhaps you've had a string of them peppered with some crazy-making co-workers, bosses, and other madness. You may have wondered: Is it me? Is it them? In this post, Crystal Spraggins shares an experience she had and how it just might be the organization that is sick. ...more
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Femalities: A Breakdown of SXSW and a Lot of Other Stuff from a Woman's Point of View

Don't know what it is--the fact that I've just emerged from a weekend at SXSW, it was International Women's Day on Friday, I got snubbed by a "prominent" male investor/entrepreneur that in the virtual world I respected, though in person not so much--but I am feeling my womanness of late. And no, guys, it's not because it's that time of the month. If anything, it's the world who's experiencing a hormonal shift. ...more
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How to Create Videos to Market Your Services

Video marketing is the next best thing to being there "live" with someone. It is a crucial tool for small business owners to market their services. Here is a great how-to from Karyn Greenstreet with 8 solid tips (born from the author's first great video adventure) to help you do it right. ...more
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5 Ways to Leverage Content in Your Marketing Efforts

When you own your own service based business, it can feel like you’re on a treadmill of content creation as you seek to market your business and serve your customers.  Just think about all the possible marketing avenues that require quality content: blogs, videos, audio programs, free reports, e-newsletters, articles, and more. The list goes on and on… So, how can one person or even a small team create fresh, compelling content for all these things?  The answer is leverage. ...more
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Get Comfortable with Playing What If: An Interview with Nina Bhatti

Today one of our speakers from BlogHer Entrepreneurs answered a couple of interview questions as we continue to near the conference in Silicon Valley next week. Nina Bhatti is currently the founder of a mobile technology start-up in stealth mode. Doesn't that just sound cool? She was previously the Principal Scientist for HP Labs. She'll be speaking on our How Do Engineers Hire Developers panel on Day Two of the conference. ...more

A One-Time Motel Maid Looks Back on Success, Then & Now

My experience as a young girl of what the term "work ethic" really meant began with a fib. I was 14, growing up in southern California. My mother had divorced when I was 5, left to raise me and my two younger brothers. She didn’t have a formal education, so she had to work two full-time jobs as a waitress to make ends meet. ...more
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Conference Corner: All About BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13

Are you ready to start something big, and in need of a jump-start with your big idea to turn it into viable opportunities? BlogHer Entrepreneurs is the event for you! We're about to begin pairing mentors and mentees together for 1:1 mentoring, so if you're on the fence, now is the time to register!...more

BlogHer Entrepreneurs Is Not Just for Other People: An Interview with Michelle Magoffin

Today I am pleased to bring you another interview for BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13, taking place next week in Silicon Valley. If you're unsure about attending, doubting your ticket purchase or dealing with pre-conference jitters, you definitely need to take time and read the amazingly inspiring words shared with me by Michelle Magoffin. She attended BlogHer Entrepreneurs in 2011 and 2012 and it changed the course of her career. In addition to being inspired by her work, you need to read all the way through her interview to check out a great deal she has for conference attendees! But heed this warning: Her words may make you want to take that Big Idea you've been considering for awhile now and actually do something with it. Read on with caution!...more
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How Twitter Can Help You Find New Clients

Twitter is fast, serendipitous and often fun.  You can make contact with marketers, reporters and fellow creative types.  However, Twitter is more than just a tool to find out which roads are closed during a snowstorm.   It can open doors to you professionally too.  How can you use it to build your freelance business?    Step 1:  Look Professional ...more
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