Our Favorite Female Entrepreneurial Duos

It’s always important in business (and life) to know that someone has your back. That person who serves as a sounding board; who can tell you when you aren’t being yourself and you take it to heart; who you trust implicitly and who makes you laugh. To have a business partner who feels like family […]

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The Retired Entrepreneur as Next Internet Sensation

Who comes to mind when we say ‘the Internet’s next great hope’ (or billionaire)? Maybe a male, age 25, an engineer? Wears tee-shirts, jeans and smelly sneakers? What if we were to throw into the mix…retiree, grey-haired, bouncing grandkids on the knee? Would it be that surprising to find a retired entrepreneur gracing the cover […]

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The Key to Insta-Perfection May Just Be Authenticity

News has it that ‘no one is on Facebook’ (well, yes and no) and that if you are a design, beauty, food, lifestyle, fashion, etc business, then the only place to flex your digital brand muscle is on Instagram (where unfortunately authenticity seems to be in short supply right now). You spend hours curating your […]

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Is Innovation to Invent or Improve? Ask female entrepreneurs….

The concept of innovation in business has slowly come to be defined as the ‘next big thing’ out of Silicon Valley rather than in using technology to improve categories. More often than not, it’s an industry that also excludes female entrepreneurs. By definition an entrepreneur is ‘a person who organizes and operates a business or […]

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Categorized for Exploitation: Social Media Has Decided Who You Are

Rich consumer data is key to attracting customers, increasing sales and building loyalty. ‘Knowing’ your customer creates efficiencies in advertising spend. And, of course, when it works, everyone is happy. But with the advent of social media we now need to ask if it’s working too well? Or has it gone rogue? Hiccups in the […]

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How Digital has Blindsided Fashion Designers

How digital has blindsided fashion

It’s hard to find success as a fashion designer. From coming up with a unique product, brand and viewpoint, to mastering manufacturing and distribution and receiving industry support and endorsement, it’s exhausting. But it is often the world of ‘digital’ that has proven most elusive and even damaging to fashion designers and their burgeoning brands. […]

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To iPad or Not to iPad: Parenting in the Tech Age

worry about the what not the how of technology

A few paragraphs cannot adequately express the weight of what it means to raise children in a world of technology-driven wants/needs/desires with truly unknown outcomes. Even before experts get a handle on what is happening to little human brains we are on to the next big thing. The difference between pre-Internet/digital age and parenting today […]

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Pressing Pause on A.I. Hysteria

I’m admittedly prone to siding with the ‘sky is falling’ camp in the discussion about where A.I. will lead us. My fear is more about the general public’s unwitting participation in building these big bad robots. By sharing prolifically on platforms such as as Facebook and Google we feed the beast and help it grow. […]

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Listen Up Smarty Pants: Fake News is Smarter Than You

How tired  are you of the term ‘fake news’? One particularly odious result of the 2016 election has been the schoolyard-like taunts now part of our collective lexicon. From ‘fake news’ to ‘snowflake’ it’s all very juvenile and tiring. Increasingly inured to negativity you might have then missed or ignored the recent story about Facebook’s […]

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