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December 26, 2012News for women business owners

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  • How to keep your energy up until the holidays wind down
    It's easy to run out of energy in the busy holiday season, when large meals and limited physical activity are the norm, writes Fredrik Hertzberg. You can avoid this problem by getting some exercise -- shoveling snow is a good option -- and eating foods high in protein, he writes. It's also a good idea to converse with your dining companions during large meals, which can help you eat more slowly. (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study: Finance skills may help women land spots on boards
    Women may have a better chance of reaching the highest levels of company leadership if they have a background in finance, a study suggests. "[F]or women, having a finance qualification or functional background helps to break down some persistent stereotypes about women's competence, giving them credibility, legitimacy and a common language that allows them to join the conversation of the boards," said Ruth Sealy of the Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders. Business Insider/The Telegraph (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • New website aims to be an online club for women is an online club for women that allows users to connect all of their social media accounts. "The website is a central point for women to discuss their common interests, create groups, find like-minded friends and even connect offline," according to a press release for the recently launched site. Mashable (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Enter to win $10,000 for your business
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2013 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam's Club®, honoring standout small businesses and the people who run them. The winner, seven regional finalists and 75 Blue Ribbon winners will be recognized at America's Small Business Summit, April 29 to May 1 in Washington, D.C. Applications are due Jan. 7. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Do you still have Christmas shopping to do today?
    No  61.54%
    I don't celebrate Christmas.  26.92%
    Yes  11.54%
  • The best apps for your new iPad
    If you received an iPad as a gift this holiday season, it's a good idea to install some useful applications, writes Dylan Love. Start with Evernote and Tweetbot to help boost your productivity, and add a little fun with the Netflix app, he recommends. Business Insider (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How humor can heighten your marketing's effectiveness
    Putting a humorous spin on your marketing messages can be a good way to engage with potential customers, writes Leyl Master Black. You can do this in several ways, such as by tapping into current cultural trends or by creating a funny video to show off your product. You could also try making a cartoon about your company. Mashable (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Strategies for smoothing out workplace personality clashes
    Some co-workers may have a hard time seeing eye to eye, writes Royale Scuderi. They may come from different backgrounds or have different work styles, for example. You can deal with these conflicts by accepting people who are different from you and by maintaining your professionalism. (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Magdalen Nabb,
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