Women’s Business Center

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 [...]

Don’t Be Afraid to Pursue Government Contracts

Don’t Be Afraid to Pursue Government Contracts

(Photo: Kegman, Inc. Staff) I have the opportunity to work with many business owners that are facing the challenges of sustaining their small businesses in limited local, commercial markets. I also have Women’s Business Center clients [...]

Getting What You Really Want

Getting What You Really Want

(Photo: Cindy Bishop) We all face unique challenges in our lives – both personal and professional – that can derail us if we let them. The key to getting past these difficulties is to take a [...]

Making Tough Decisions

Making Tough Decisions

(Photo: Rose Thron) For those that run a small business, making tough decisions simply comes with the territory. Regardless of how much time you’ve spent preparing your business plan, refreshing your goals, and keeping up with [...]

Don’t Undervalue Yourself in Business Ladies!

Don’t Undervalue Yourself in Business Ladies!

(Photo: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala) I think we’re all guilty of it at some point in our careers – not putting enough value on our skillsets and taking less responsibility or money than we’re worth in the [...]