30 Apr 2014 Written by 8PathSolutions

The Work/Life (Family) Balance - Mixing Family with Business

Working with family can be great, but without careful planning, it can also complicate your life and your business. If you’re thinking about starting a business with family members or already running an established family owned business, there could be any number of scenarios that can blindside you if you’re not careful.

29 Apr 2014 Written by ChicCEO

Self Reliance As A Digital Entrepreneur

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With the advent of the digital economy, the most important skill set one can gain is financial self-reliance.

24 Apr 2014 Written by esyra17star
Farnoosh Torabi

When She Makes More

As an entrepreneur, you may find yourself playing the role of chief breadwinner in your family. And if you’re a female entrepreneur who makes more, you may face unique challenges supporting your business and family at the same time.

In fact according to an academic study of over 1,000 women, with a relative split between women who make more and women who make less, female breadwinners say they tend to feel more pressure to “make it all work” – from finances to career to housework.

21 Apr 2014 Written by ChicCEO
Brandon Hawk

Broke Entrepreneur: A Different Way

It seems that being an entrepreneur has become synonymous with the word "struggling." They even have support groups for spouses who are married to entrepreneurs… You have passion, yes. You have purpose, yes. You have drive, yes. BUT. You are constantly talking about how tired you are, how worn thin you are. That you barely have any money. 

It’s as if the struggle has become a badge of honor.

Here’s the truth: You’re business is not thriving because YOU are not thriving. What are you trying to prove by making it so hard? Are you trying to prove you’re worth it to yourself and everyone else? 

15 Apr 2014 Written by TotalHarmonyCoaching
Hand Written Note

The Value of a Hand Written Note

In today’s day and age, communication has been completely taken over by technology. We are so inundated by email and texts that the value of receiving a note from someone in this format has lost its novelty. Do you really like receiving a birthday or thank-you note by email? Sure it’s nice to know someone is thinking about you, but isn’t it much more personal to receive a handwritten note? This came up in my mastermind meeting the other day. When someone takes the time to write and mail you a hand written note, it really means a lot more.

07 Apr 2014 Written by esyra17star
Pure Barre

Franchising with Pure Barre

We’re sure many of you have heard the Confucius quote, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.”  This sentiment resonates with Pure Barre studio owners around the country, many of whom have left high powered careers to open a Pure Barre studio... and never looked back!
04 Apr 2014 Written by TotalHarmonyCoaching

What Is Stopping You?

Today and yesterday, I have been fortunate to connect with some heart-centered business owners in Marina Del Rey. The most amazing part though, is that I was in the same hotel only 4 years before for a mastermind meeting. I traveled from Canada to get there, and brought my newborn baby and Mom to help me take care of her. I was dreaming about living in California, and trying hard to make it a reality. I was willing to do whatever it took. I remember running up to the room every few hours to either pump or feed Ella.

01 Apr 2014 Written by esyra17star
Women in Business Symposium

Women in Business Symposium: How to get media attention in a fragmented market.

Sisters are doing it for themselves once again at the 15th annual Women in Business Symposium on April 25, 2014 at the Hilton Del Mar. A forum designed for entrepreneurial women to talk, exchange ideas and get information on emerging technologies and business strategies, it’s an event rife with networking opportunities.  Attendees will hear from thought-provoking presenters, sit in on brief but compelling roundtable discussions, and peruse tabletop exhibits demonstrating new products.  A handful of merchants will provide retail therapy for those who want to finish out the day with a bit of added flair.
This year’s presenters include a panel of media professionals offering tips and ways to get attention for your business in a fragmented media market.  Nicole Darling, XETV producer, Steve Cohen, KUSI Program Director and Sue Norberg writer for the Union-Tribune Retail Trends column will present and answer questions.  Renee Kohn, life coach, standup comedian and San Diego 6 team member and co-host of San Diego Living; her topic: Attract Success in Business with Heart and Soul.  Roundtable presentations will be tailored to provide helpful information on subjects as diverse as leadership strategies, minimizing office clutter, utilizing social media and micro-fitness routines that maximize returns.
This symposium is an ideal place to meet like-minded thinkers and learn about what’s changing the face of business in and out of San Diego.
The event is Friday, April 25 from 8 - 4 pm, Hilton Del Mar,15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014. Admission is $85, includes lunch, event and exhibits.
To register visit use the code at sign-up WIBS5 is $5 off admission through April 15.
21 Mar 2014 Written by TotalHarmonyCoaching

So you can do it alone, right?

Ready to take on the world!

How many of you feel this way in your business? That you can tackle this beast of building a business on your own? That you've got this? I read an article this week that talks about the complete opposite and how some entrepreneurs even commit suicide. Not good. Read on for more info. on this topic.

"So you can do it alone, right?"

I am amazed at how many entrepreneurs think they can do this alone. Grow their businesses, that is. I was just reading an article earlier this week that talks about how common depression is amongst entrepreneurs. This is due to the fact that they measure their self-worth by their business results. It’s also due to no one talking about the reality of what’s going on. Many feel alone and think they have no one to turn to. If they admit they are sinking, they will appear as failing.

I remember when I first started my business; my friends would ask me how many clients I had. I’m still not sure what that was about. Were they jealous and hoping I was failing? Were they just nosy? Was this a way to be supportive? I’m not sure how that would have been the case to be honest. The more I think about it, none of my best friends ever asked this, so I think I have my answer.

17 Mar 2014 Written by khale

Think Big Before You Negotiate


As a former practicing attorney, I spent a lot of time learning about the art of negotiation. The lessons on successful negotiation were wide ranging. From the more familiar, "know your audience" and "understand what you bring to the table" to the less conventional, "keep your arms folded” and "do not wear bright colors.” Apparently hot pink does not go over well in negotiations.



There was one recommendation for effective negotiation that was given in every seminar I attended or book that I read: "identify what you want before you begin negotiating."

This advice is sound. If you go to the car dealer unsure whether you want a used Honda Civic or a brand new Honda Accord, you are more likely to be cajoled into the newer and more expensive option, regardless of whether it was what you wanted or needed. Identifying what you want from a negotiation at the start of the process can help to avoid disappointment – or worse - with the outcome.

Yet, I never was instructed on how to identify what it was that I wanted. In rare cases, the outcome may be obvious and non-negotiable, but in most cases the outcomes are much more wide ranging than you imagine. When you approach possible outcomes with too limited a mindset, you put ourself at a disadvantage from the get-go.


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