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Selling a Business is Easier When The Business Depends Less on You: Quick Tips
By Marian Cook

This is the fourth article in a series that is focused on the successful woman entrepreneur that is considering selling their business. The big question is: can the business run without you? It creates an obstacle to selling a business when a business owner has built their business to be too dependent on them. In the rush of the moment you may think it is easier or cheaper to do things yourself than delegate, but potential business buyers will work to discover this issue. They need to be assured that the business can operate without you, and you may have unwittingly created one that can't.   Read More

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Give Yourself a Break
By Jane Herman

Let me warn you right now that some of you may not like this article - because what I am about to say may run counter to everything you have heard, or believe, is the secret to success and happiness. This article is meant for those of you who are exhausted from all of the pushing, striving, goal setting, and focusing you force yourself to do each day in search of self improvement and perfection. It is a glimpse into an alternative perspective that exposes the dark side of trying too hard, and provides some guideposts onto a path towards greater peace and less pressure.   Read More

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Surviving IT Cutbacks with On-Demand Resources
By Jill Hartley

In today's challenging economic climate, I am of the opinion that we're hearing too much about the pain IT Managers face and not enough about solutions. With the spotlight on high unemployment, lack of infrastructure investment and employee training reductions, many assume that it's okay to simply maintain status quo to ride out the tough times.   Read More

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Roth Conversions
By Judi Martindale

Most of us have come to realize that we need to invest for our retirement. The days of company-paid pensions are long are gone for the most part. Knowing that, the government has introduced some new incentives to make saving for retirement more attractive. Consequently, there has been a great deal of buzz in the news lately about Roth conversions and with good reason.   Read More

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Selling a Business and Designing a New Life: 10 Questions to Your Best Future
By Marian Cook

This is the second in a series articles dedicated to the successful woman entrepreneur who, through her hard work and sharp wits, has successfully grown her enterprise to the point that it is salable. Selling a business, just like starting one, does require a thoughtful plan.   Read More

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How to Tap into the Wisdom of Your Mind and Your Body
By Jane Herman

Our bodies and our minds can serve in glorious partnership to increase our awareness of our environment and situation, to sharpen our decision making, and focus our actions. Unfortunately, sometimes we ignore one of these essential partners or fail to understand their individual strengths and weaknesses, and we do so at our peril. To be able to effectively make use of the contributions of both your body and mind to guide your decision making and actions it is important to understand some basics about the strengths and weaknesses of each.   Read More