Investment that empowers a community (why I am sponsoring WordCamp)

If you had told me nine years ago that I would not only be a part of a tech community but that I would thrive in it, I would have laughed at you. I can barely program a VCR (yes, I just dated myself), let alone do something technical like build a website. Well, with […]

How to work from home and stay sane

by Claudia, Writing Intern Close your eyes and imagine this. (Okay maybe don’t close your eyes, since you need to read.) You wake up at 9 a.m., make some breakfast, turn on the TV, open your laptop and get to work, all without putting on pants. Seems great, right? Everyone dreams of having their own […]

How I manage a small business while living with chronic illness

By Jamie Smith, owner of Jamie’s Notebook As small business owners, we overcome challenges to make our businesses successful. When you also live the life of a “spoonie” (someone with a chronic illness), the number of challenges often seem insurmountable. Today I’m sharing a few tips I’ve learned the hard way about running a small […]

Tips for Running a Business with Your Spouse

By Claudia Young, Writing Intern My husband and I run a photography business together. I love him dearly, but it creates some dissonance in our relationship sometimes. Working with your spouse is so much different than with regular coworkers because you have to find the line between work life and personal life. Here are a […]

Tips for getting the best photos for your website and social media

By Claudia Young, Writing Intern (and professional photographer) In the midst of business startup costs, it’s hard to justify hiring a photographer to take your social media and website photos for you. While the outcome would be professional and beautiful, sometimes it’s just not in the budget in the beginning. If you’re needing some new […]

Managing a Multigenerational Workplace

By Shannon Far, Writing Intern Every workplace is different. Some places require business formal dress every day, while others rely heavily on being an online business, while others still are trying their hardest to market to as many people as possible. Some of the biggest conversations in business revolve around this idea of a generational […]

Business (and Life) Thoughts from a College Student

By Shannon Farr, Writing Intern Now that is a strange idea, isn’t it? How could a current college student have business insights to offer? Especially, since this college student is an English and Communication majors? Well, here’s the idea. College is hard, that much is obvious to anyone who has looked at college, attended college, […]

5 Quotes to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Mind at Ease

By Claudia Young, Writing Intern I am a writer, a leader, and a small business owner. I am one of those people who loves to wear multiple hats because I get so much out of each responsibility. As a writer, I get to create my own story and determine the ending. The Type A in […]

4 tips for getting organized

By Shannon Farr, Writing Intern You are working on one project, something comes up, so you just push it aside on your desk until you finish the next project. But wait, something comes up at home and you have to rush out of the office. Now your desk has three or four projects laying around, […]