Entrepreneurship
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A Real-Life Career Girl: Interview with Shauna Mackenzie, CEO of Best Kept Self

I came across Shauna Mackenzie through an obvious form of free advertising, social media and became intrigued after reading about her and her business savvy career. She may be best known for her work in image consulting, but Ma...

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5 Important Work-Life Lessons from Les Miserables

Reading has been become a chore in our digital age. We want information broken down into instagrams or at the very least 140 characters. However, I discovered the beauty of reading. Forget skimming through the dailies or watchi...

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3 Tips to Purposeful Failure

We have often been told to avoid the F word. Failure. For many of us Career Girls, we have been groomed for success and achievement. We have been told to work twice as hard to be seen as credible competitors in a world dominate...


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Dream about Working at Home? This is Your Reality Check.

Sitting in my cubicle, I dreamed of the day when I could work at home and trade in my long commute for no commute and pantyhose for yoga pants. I’ve been working at home for nine months now. I no longer fight traffic, pack my...

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Report: Women Entrepreneurs Are Some of the Happiest People

Any Career Girl entrepreneur can tell you that there are plenty of perks to being your own boss. Most of the time being able to make your own choices makes you much happier than when you were taking orders from someone else. Of...

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Got a Career Hangover?

  I call the first few weeks of January ‘Career Hangover WEEK’.  You know, when all the fun of the holiday parties and the sitting around and watching the tree while your out-of-office response merrily deals with ...


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Four Tips for Firing Your Boss

  If you hate your job and are itching to get the heck out of dodge, what are you waiting for? I used to ask myself this question at least 10 times a day while cutting my teeth in corporate America for 10 years. What held me b...

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The Perfect Post: What, When, and Where

Entrepreneurs scale between the mundane details of managing the daily operations of their business and the heady thrill of a great client meeting, or PR opportunity! Somewhere between the two lives the on-going-incessant-get-ah...

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Lessons Learned During My First Year As a Freelancer

Any freelancer will tell you that taking the leap to self-employment means you’re starting on an uncertain journey.  Among other things you have to come to terms with having an unsteady income, finding your own health insura...


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More than a Cube: The New Coworking Spaces

In 2011, I was offered a job as an Executive Director of an office of one.  Great job, but I would be it…I was my only employee.  While I was intrigued by the idea, the offer prompted me to go on a search for office spa...