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How To Build Your Business (Even If You’re Low On Funds)

Learning how to build your business is hard work. Not only are you starting from the ground up—creating ideas, reaching out to clients, branding, and developing a website—but as a new business owner you also have a myriad of other responsibilities, too. Running multiple social media accounts, meeting with clients, and developing partnerships with other brands are just a few of your new daily tasks, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Not to mention if you’re low on funds, struggling to make ends meet, or unable to find sponsors to back your ideas—then your challenges are even bigger!

As you begin to build your business, there are a few things to keep in mind: organizing yourself and your to-do list, finding the best ways to market your products and services, keeping up with trends and sales tactics, and, of course, keeping yourself sane (which might be harder than you anticipated!) at least at the start.

Even if you’re starting in a difficult place—face it, most beginning businesses are—you don’t have to throw your dreams out the window. There are ways to build your business, even when you’re low on funds. This list will give you the tools and tips to do so. Continue reading

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6 Invaluable Resources For The Serious Freelance Writer

You’re serious about being a freelance writer. You want to make money, share your voice, and work for a variety of publications and companies. But where do you begin? Finding the right resources for freelance writers can be challenging, especially if you don’t have the time to sift through countless websites, or feel clueless when it comes to navigating job opportunities. Not to mention being overwhelmed by writing multiple individual pitches, or the additional stress if you’re already working another job.

Don’t worry, though! If you’re serious about writing as a career, getting started won’t be a problem. You just have to commit (and get excited, of course).

From a collection of social media accounts to follow, to websites that provide excellent ideas and options for publication, here is a list of the best resources for freelance writers who are serious about getting their content out, and are willing to work hard. Continue reading

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10 Pieces Of Advice For Anyone Starting A New Job

You’ve nailed the interview, landed the position, and now your palms are sweating in anticipation of the first day. Starting a new job can be terrifying, but here’s one thing you need to remember: you’ve earned this place.

You’ve done well, you’ve impressed the hiring team, and you have the necessary skill set to be successful in this new career. It’s time to step forward in confidence and know, beyond a doubt, that you are capable.

Whether you’re just trying to pump yourself up before the big day, feeling on edge, or having a case of the nerves that, mind you, come naturally with starting a new job, here are some words of advice to inspire you as you begin this new journey. Continue reading

Dear Women: Step Into Your Inner Power

 

“It’s time for less fighting against, and more bold, deliberate, courageous action from the heart.”

— Lucinda Hanover

What does it mean to be a woman? This is a question I find myself asking more and more lately, as feminism has defined and redefined itself in my life through my work, life experience, relationships, and passions.

Over the past few years I’ve written a lot about feminism, about my belief that being a woman is all about finding a balance between there’s no ‘right’ way to be a woman. True feminism and identity comes from embracing and owning what you inherently are.

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Lucinda Hanover, a powerful, driven woman who is a co-founder and CEO of Lumeri, a company dedicated to leadership development and consulting for some of the world’s largest organizations. She is also the host of this upcoming weekend’s “The Nobility of Women” workshop in New York City. Continue reading

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19 Little Tips To Keep You From Going Stagnant

 
Creatively, personally, and professionally, there is both a fear and possibility of going stagnant. Whether that is born of a lack of content, inspiration, or time, busyness, self-doubt, or a myriad of other factors, stagnancy is a challenge that we all face.

However, there are ways to push back against these ‘stuck’ moments and keep yourself motivated and confident. Here is a list of what has worked best for me. Continue reading

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What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

 
We are a society that’s continually adding more and more and more to our plates. From to-do lists to ‘destress’ articles, ‘how to’ manuals to tips and tricks for making the most of our time, we’ve become so inundated with information, pressure, and expectations that we’re finding ourselves overwhelmed, even by the simplest of tasks.

We’re busy people. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. But when we’re so packed with obligations, responsibilities, and goals that we can barely function, we’re missing out on the ability to truly be our best selves.

Inevitably, we all face feelings of stress and anxiety due to being in way over our heads. Though this isn’t something to beat ourselves up about, it is something to work on, as the calmer and steadier we are, the more productive and positive we are—both personally and professionally.

Whether you’re struggling with balance, or looking for easy ways to calm yourself when you start feeling pressured, here is a list of things to do when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Continue reading