She Stands Tall: Virtual Event

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She Stands Tall: Virtual Event Last month, in the wake of George Floyd’s death and amidst nationwide protests, I asked what more we, as individuals and business owners, can and should do to better support our community of Black business owners and entrepreneurs. One of my suggestions, to “ask questions and be open to the…

Justice For George Floyd: Vote, Ask, Act. 

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Justice For George Floyd: Vote, Ask, Act. Just over two weeks ago, George Floyd died because a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for close to nine minutes, ignoring his pleas of “I can’t breathe” and well after (2 minutes and 53 seconds after) Mr. Floyd was nonresponsive. Since then, waves of protests—during a…

Work From Home Tips For Bosses

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WFH Tips for Bosses Like a lot of you, I’m mostly working from home and my team is working from their homes. Fortunately, I have an in-house IT team (my three teen and twenty-something daughters), my feline “assistants” who, when they’re not sitting on my keyboard or eating my plants, are great company, and convenient…

Build Now, Grow Later

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Build Now, Grow Later We’ve been watching a lot of movies. My three daughters (a grad student, a college sophomore, and high school junior), my husband, and I have varied tastes. The kids are looking back, nostalgically, and watching The Muppets and Monsters Inc. My husband, a true life-long learner, will watch (almost) any documentary…

International Women’s Day: The Good… And The Bad

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International Women’s Day: The Good… And The Bad   Almost every day marks the “day of” something remarkable, important, or just odd. March alone has lots of these red-letter days, including the 6th National Day of Unplugging (urging us to take a break from screens of all sizes), 14th National Pi Day (suggesting we honor…

LLC vs. Corporation: Using Business Entities to Protect Yourself When Creating a Business

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LLC vs. Corporation: Using Business Entities to Protect Yourself When Creating a Business Last month I suggested three must-dos for 2020. Whether you’ve started tackling all or none of them, they are on your radar. But you don’t know what you don’t know. So, to help steer you toward the next steps, let’s take a…

3 Must-dos to Ensure Your Business & Brand are Legally Protected in 2020!

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3 Must-dos to Ensure Your Business & Brand are Legally Protected in 2020! I love reading the best of lists published at the end of every year. Feeling particularly nostalgic this year with another decade in the rear view, I read my fair share. Everyone has their own best of movies, books, and music lists….