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What Being a Mom and an Entrepreneur Has Taught Me

Motherhood and entrepreneurship have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Being a mom has been the greatest asset in helping me grow as an entrepreneur. It has taught me to have grace for myself, how to be compassionate, and to see the beauty in all the lessons life has to offer, especially the hard...
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How This Mom’s Ever-Growing Laundry Pile Inspired a Business

Any parent of young children can relate to the constant struggle of staying on top of laundry. Angelyn Myers, founder of My "Buddy" Towel, is no different. The mom of six was especially frustrated when one of her children insisted on using three towels to keep warm after bath time, adding significantly to the laundry...
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How This Entrepreneur Started a Business to Help New Parents

Nicole Johnson is the president and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, a resource for new parents who are trying to help their babies, toddlers and preschoolers sleep better. The company provides assistance with issues like sleeping through the night and taking longer naps through free blog articles, e-books, audio recordings and live chat services...
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How to Build a Compelling Narrative for Your Startup

The following is excerpted from "Regulatory Hacking: A Playbook for Startups" by Evan Burfield with J.D. Harrison with permission of Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Evan Burfield, 2018. Narrative If you ask enough startup founders to tell you their stories, you’ll begin to pick...
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StartupNation Celebrates Mompreneurs: Today is Your Day!

While we honor moms at StartupNation every day, today's episode of StartupNation Radio pays tribute to mompreneurs (those are moms who are also entrepreneurs). Join Jeff Sloan and his three guests to learn how you too can become a venture mom! Holly Hurd is the first of our mompreneurs. The founder and CEO of Venturemom.com...
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Leading Moms in Business: What a collective!

I was planning on a different topic for this week, and then I had a change of heart. This week marked the beginning of the 3rd annual StartUpNation Leading Moms in Biz Competition.  Yes, I do realize that you are on the StartUpNation site, but I really want to call your attention to this unique...
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To Automate this Season or Not?

As always, I never sugar coat my blog posts, so I am not going to start today.  I promised a backstage pass to my adventure, and that is what you get all the time. Not sure if you remember, but last spring - I unplugged! That is right, I unplugged for a week with my...
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5 Ways to Lighten Holiday Season Stress

December is here.  Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all behind us.  My inbox is jammed with sales and specials from Vista Print to Saks Fifth Avenue and everything in between.  The Holidays and the New Year are quickly approaching. Is your blood pressure rising just reading this? The holiday season...
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The Business of MOM and Entrepreneur

This week an article on CNN Money about Jack Dorsey caught my eye, and I could not help but to be fascinated with it.  Jack Dorsey, Twitter Co-founder and CEO of Square, works TWO 8-hour shifts every day.  Dorsey works 8 hours for Twitter and then 8 hours for Square (his latest startup in mobile...
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Growing A Biz & Kids, Part 1

A few weeks ago, I wrote about moms and dads everywhere being ecstatic over Back to School.  For mom and dad business owners, Back to School signifies schedule, routine, and hopefully, high productivity.  However, Back to School also brings sick days, snow days, school holidays, and winter vacations....Which in turn all limit productivity. Often, as...
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AVOID a fast relationship with my inbox!

Last week I attended a business professionals networking event in my hometown.  The event was extremely well attended and actually turned out to be a lot of fun (I am not saying this just because I was on the planning committee).  I met a lot of great contacts and I caught up with some old...
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Sleep = Productivity

Over the last few weeks on my own blog, I have covered topics ranging from stress busters to back to school to linked in for moms to past mishaps.  It has been a busy few weeks with back to school, diving into a full schedule, and trying to remain calm, cool, and collected.  Some days,...
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Analytics & Quantity v. Quality

For better or worse, we live in a world full of numbers discussion.  No matter where you go, someone is chatting about exact quantities and numbers.  How many calories is that sandwich?  How many RPM's does that car do?  How much did you earn at your first job?  How many ounces did the baby drink...
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Small Business surprise in my week away

Hi there StartUpNation!  I am back after one final tribute to summer last week.  Where I live, school is back in session as of today, and I am glued to my desk and ready to go!  In between camp and school, my WHOLE extended family headed to the beach last week.  We enjoyed one last...
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Where can I find ME time?

Last week, I wrote about ME time for the start-up biz person.  Do you take it?  Do you avoid it?  Do you think that you do not have the time to take it?  You get the gist of where I am going with this..... My thoughts were that YOU cannot afford to skip ME time, and...
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You simply cannot afford to NOT take “ME” time

This week, a fellow mompreneur tweeted me that I need to write a post on how mom entrepreneurs strategically find time for pampering (as in pedicures, facials, and some would say - exercise).  As I am a big proponent of scheduling and fitting as much as we can into our busy mom lives, I am up...
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Getting Engaged…on Twitter

You have signed up for Twitter, learned about Twitter Etiquette here from me, and NOW WHAT?  You are an emerging brand trying to establish yourself.  You know that Social Media, namely Twitter, plays a role in this process.  BUT, you do not know what to do next?  How do you connect, engage, and share with...
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Get Behind Social Media, Don’t Let it Get Behind YOU!

Summer has definitely settled in.....Everyone is busy enjoying some fun in the sun, and I think only in the mood for short and to the point posts.  In light of that combined with the universal interest in swimwear during summer, I thought I would give some pointers to help avoid Twitter Behind today.  As small...
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Building Brand Loyalty

A few months ago, I wrote a post here at StartUpNation on what every mom/entrepreneur should have in her bag of tricks.  This was a fun post for me to write because I carry a large (really large) tote everywhere I go.  Please do not ever look inside that tote because it is the most...