Juggling Being a Manager Mama with Travel

[Editor's Note: When you're a work from home mom it can be challenging to keep the career moving forward when you're physically remote from your company. So, when a travel opportunity comes up that is good for your career, it can be a double-edged sword filled with celebration and guilt. Here's Parenthetical Me's look at this challenge. -Paula G ...more

Make Money Off Intellectual Property

Is it possible to make money off of your intellectual property? And, what constitutes intellectual property anyway? Here's the Everyday Minimalist's approach to explaining and enjoying the fruits of your own IP. ...more

Are You Diluting Your Message & Brand?

Many business owners sell more than one thing. It's one way to diversify a small service based business. Yet if you try to convey everything you sell to someone you sound like someone who offers financially planning, coaching, massage, ear candling, and basketweaving. Your brand and message is diluted at best and you appear untrustworthy and wacky at worst. What do you do? Read this post from Linda Daley at "Work Better, Not Harder" and see how not to dilute your message. ...more

What Constitutes a Dream Job?

What constitutes a dream job? One person's dream job might equate to another person's nightmare. Not to mention what a job looks like from the outside looking in can often look more glamorous and dreamy than it really is. Here's a thoughtful post about the book 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think and the idea of a Dream Job from Janssen at Everyday Reading. ...more
here's my dream job: http://lorihokie.blogspot.com/2012/10/welcome-to-hollywood-everybody-has.htmlmore

Punching Pride in the Stomach

You know what's awful? Failure. Admitting the whole idea was dumb, I just don't have the ability, no one would buy it anyways, and I should have stuck with what I knew. It would be catastrophic to bet my life (because time is life) on a dumb idea. But every entreprenurial idea is based on a lot of assumptions, and you know what they say about assumptions: they make an ass out of u and Umption (whoever the heck Umption is). The basic assumption is that if you build something, people will want it. ...more

Top Ten Success Tips For My 25-Year-Old Self

Dear 25-Year Old Self, As I am turning 50 soon, I feel that I can give you some excellent I’m-twice-your-age-youngster advice, with a bonus tip: Top Ten Lists have better Google juice. You’re welcome! Here we go, youngster. ...more
It has NOT been 15 years since Maybe, Baby.  Wow.  You are something else.  Thanks for your ...more

How to Be Professional

What does it mean to be professional? That term is open to interpretation. When you're first out of school, however, you're not quite sure what to do. Here's a great list of 40 harsh realities and best practices to help you be more professional (or at least fake it) from Kim Z Dale on Listing Toward Forty. ...more
@30ishMom I wish everyone would post this in their offices.more

Where Can BlogHer Entrepreneurs Take Your Business? An Interview with Elke Govertsen

Our BlogHer Entrepreneurs '13 is just around the corner. Our Events team is busy, busy, busy getting things ready for two days of information sharing, networking, mentoring and general conference goodness. On my end, I've been interviewing some of our previous attendees along with some mentors and speakers. Today I'm featuring Elke Govertsen of mamalode magazine. She attended the BlogHer|BET (Business, Entrepreneurism, and Technology conference) in 2011 -- and it changed everything....more
Oh - Next Year! This year on March 21st, my company is allowing me to throw my own GoodBye Party ...more

The BlogHer Economy in 2013: $25 Million, 55 Million Women a Month...and Growing

Hi everyone, The BlogHer Mission: To create opportunities for women in social media to gain exposure, education, community and economic empowerment....more
I just came across this post that I wrote last February. UPDATE: I'm a full-time blogger now and ...more

Employer Fines Workers for Being Late: What Do You Think?

Anyone who has ever attended a meeting knows how annoying it is that people trickle in late. Depending on the people involved it might be running a few minutes behind or way late. My opinion is that being late equates to disrespecting other people's time. Not everyone feels that way. So, what's the solution? I'm not saying anyone is perfectly on time all the time (myself included). We've all arrived to meetings late and slithered in mumbling our apologies. Yet, you and I both know people who are systemically late. Like all the time, every time late. ...more
I think its pretty extreme. I'm ok with fining people but the amt is way to high I think they ...more