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Dealing with rejection is an inherent part of the entrepreneurial journey, a crucible that forges the resilient spirit. Embrace rejection as an opportunity for growth and improvement with these six tips: Maintain a Positive Mindset: Rejections are not personal failures but rather opportunities for growth and improvement. Instead of dwelling...
Written By Janet M. Taylor Recently, I was talking to a client who is transitioning from one career she has been doing for decades, which is draining her emotionally and physically, to something she is passionate about. During our weekly call, she mentioned she is feeling the pressure from her...

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Robin Tucker Blankets the Area with Comfort and Careers   A National Women's Small Business Success Story Tucking her mother into bed each night quickly blanketed her into a successful small business for Robin Tucker. Tucked With Care provides around-the-clock, non-medical services, employing hundreds while delivering much-needed home-based assistance to seniors throughout...
My husband, Daryl, gave me the check to start my business 31 years ago. I still have the sign that he and my son created that says, "Always be kind and don't take up too much space in the house." The first request was, and is, a challenge if...
The HomeGirl CEO mugs that are just for "YOU"!  Sistahs are doing it for themselves, and they are working it while using their custom, culturally specific HomeGirl CEO mug. One side says "HomeGirl CEO" and the other says, "Sistahs are Doing it for Themselves" Order today; $13.00 plus $ 2.50...
Opportunities are not like buses.  Another one doesn't  just come around again when you miss one. Nor can you put them on layaway and ask somebody to keep it on hold while you wait to decide, or alter them to fit your needs and your timeframe. So why do...
Running a business ain't easy; especially when you are going solo. There are people who are trained to guide you through the process of getting where you want to be. It is a big mistake to try to do it all by yourself. It is a good idea to seek out...
This is the year that you have decided to organize an area of your home or office. Some of you are very ambitious and have decided this year to tackle the entire house, from the attic to the basement, or do an overhaul of your office. Whatever area you have...
Hang in there, girl!  We are curious, let us know in the comments below if you are sticking to your 2020 resolutions. Getting motivated is the easy part. Staying motivated seems to be the struggle. Share how you are able to get over the hurdles when you get discouraged and fall...
I have built my reputation on the backs of other women who have come before me in terms of faith, values, and a strong work ethic. I’ve always developed friendships with women who were a vital source of information, funding resources, contacts, and comfort. Over the years, I have given many young women who wanted to come into the events industry the opportunity to work at my facility to get the experience, training, and hours they needed to obtain their certification.
Is Your Net Working? By Ola R. Jackson   With all the networking seminars, summits, workshops and conferences being held throughout the country, I still find myself asking if some people really understand what networking is all about. I believe that networking is about formulating mutual relationships, not getting into a relationship simply...
By Denise Turney Speaking in public is an effective way to grow your career or your business. For entrepreneurs, the right presentation can create enthusiasm in listeners that generates word-of-mouth buzz about you, your products and/or services. You will build trust in listeners if you deliver your message with confidence....
by JC Gardner Lynette Mitchell Harley, a wife and mother of two children, is a South Carolina native who has spent over 25 years in the field of workforce services in the Southeastern United States. In early 2017, Lynette will establish Career Corner Employment Services, LLC, a national employment agency. Birthed...