Women’s Business Center

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 [...]

Unplugging – You Can Do This!

Unplugging – You Can Do This!

(Photo: Kristin Woodling) It’s funny – we’ve all become so incredibly dependent upon our electronic devices today. I’m guilty too – checking my email before breakfast, after dinner, on the weekends, on vacation… how are we [...]

The Importance of SEO

The Importance of SEO

(Photo: Aliona Groh) Today it’s not even an option – you MUST have a robust, professional website representing your business. But you can’t stop there. The way your customer finds you is key – where do [...]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

(Photo: Caroline Kempf) There have been so many advancements in workplace gender equality over the years and women are holding more powerful positions than ever before – engaging in high-profile Boards of Directors, running critical departments [...]