Women’s Business Center

Keeping it Real

Keeping it Real

(Photo: Tina Lange) When it comes to standing out amongst your peers – whether in the business world or your personal life – it’s your unique traits that make you memorable. This couldn’t be more true [...]

You’re Never Too Experienced for Mentoring!

You’re Never Too Experienced for Mentoring!

(Photo: Jeannette Kraar) The older we get the more some of us realize just how little we know. It’s not that we know less than we did years ago – we just understand the value of [...]

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help!

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help!

(Photo: Susan Mazza) At the Women’s Business Center, we see a lot of small business owners and entrepreneurs that come in looking for help. It makes sense – when you run a small business, sometimes you [...]

Building Your Own Power Team

Building Your Own Power Team

(Photo: Tracy Stroderd) When you’re starting a small business, there are many decisions to be made and developing a network of trusted professionals you can engage with regularly can truly help. Learning from others entrepreneurial journeys [...]

Keeping Female Executives in the Forefront

Keeping Female Executives in the Forefront

(Photo: Lisa Steelman) Women have come a long way both in the corporate world and as entrepreneurs. It turns out there are common traits between those women that succeed time and again in business and those [...]

The Importance of Being a Good Corporate Citizen

The Importance of Being a Good Corporate Citizen

(Photo: Caroline Caudill) I think most of us understand the importance of giving back – although many busy small business owners simply don’t have time to give it much thought. Being a respected business owner means [...]

How to Approach Difficult Conversations

How to Approach Difficult Conversations

(Photo: Jan Sullivan-Chalmers) We’ve all been there – whether it was asking a boss early on in our career for a better schedule, talking to an uncooperative coworker or even as a supervisor having to let [...]

Owning a Successful Business Requires Much More Than Knowledge of Your Own Industry

Owning a Successful Business Requires Much More Than Knowledge of Your Own Industry

(Photo: Sherry Acanfora-Ruohamaki) Many of us find out the hard way that owning a business takes much more time and effort than we ever thought possible. Part of the reason for this is that – regardless [...]

Build up experience by learning from others as well as yourself

Build up experience by learning from others as well as yourself

(Photo: Wanda Lipscomb-Vasquez) When I was 19, a dear friend told me that I needed to learn from others and not rely solely on my own experiences if I wanted to grow and blossom as an [...]

Let Personal Passions Help You Drive Business Growth

Let Personal Passions Help You Drive Business Growth

(Photo: Deb Bailey with Summit of Seven members) Many of us have personal passions. One of mine is dragon boating. For those that may not know, dragon boating is a sport that originated in China with [...]