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December 3, 2012News for women business owners

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  • Research: Retirement causes more distress for women than for men
    Research has found that 22% of women over 23 have started saving for retirement, while only 13% of men have done so. While women generally start saving for retirement earlier, it doesn't contribute much to their confidence in having a financially secure retirement. Thirty percent of women fear a decline in their financial resources after they retire, while only 23% of men think the same way. (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Trends 
  • Sleep deprivation has gender-specific effects on appetite
    Lack of sleep was associated with increased levels of the hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin in men but not in women, a study in the journal Sleep has found. Researchers also found that sleep deprivation appeared to reduce the levels of satiety hormone GLP-1 in women but not in men. Medical News Today (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Holiday party isn't high on employees' wish lists, survey finds
    If you want to give employees what they really want this holiday season, a survey reports 73% want a cash bonus, 60% want a raise, 36% want time off and 13% want to work from home next year. The Glassdoor survey also reports that what's least desired is the annual office holiday party. CBS MoneyWatch (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Small Business Spotlight 
  • Toy company helps girls discover a love of engineering
    There weren't many other women in Debbie Sterling's engineering courses while she was attending Stanford University, and the lack of gender parity in technical fields eventually led her to start a toy company called GoldieBlox. "I'm creating a toy company that teaches little girls what engineering is, making it fun and accessible the way Lego and Erector sets have done for boys for over 100 years," she said. Her company's first product was funded on Kickstarter and is due to ship early next year. (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Why Instagram could be a boon for business
    Instagram has quickly amassed millions of users, making it an attractive platform for brands to reach out to consumers, Mia Pearson of North Strategic writes. "The app offers companies the ability to engage with consumers online by developing a social presence in innovative and engaging ways," Pearson writes. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • NAWBO is audience partner at Washington Post LIVE event
    NAWBO is proud to serve as an audience partner for "Leading the Way: Women in 2012," hosted by Washington Post LIVE on Wednesday beginning at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m. Speakers include Hilda Solis, secretary of the Department of Labor; Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent at NBC News; Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metro Police Department, District of Columbia; Susan Lyne, chairman of Gilt Groupe; Nancy-Ann DeParle, assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff at the Office of the White House; Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First; and Denyce Graves, soprano opera singer. Don't miss out; register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Weekly Poll 
  • Are you having a company holiday party this year?
Yes, in the office during business hours.
Yes, in the office outside of business hours.
Yes, outside of the office during business hours.
Yes, outside of the office outside of business hours.

  • Visiting Arlington National Cemetery? There's an app for that
    The ANC Explorer technology application helps visitors to Arlington National Cemetery search the gravesites by name, date of birth or date of death, and gets graves’ locations, interment dates and branches of service. The app also provides pictures of the front and back of headstones, maps routes from a visitor's current location in the cemetery to another gravesite and identifies points of interest near the visitor's location. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Best Practices 
  • How to make an online marketing plan
    Online marketing plans are becoming more essential for small businesses as more owners invest time and money in Web marketing, writes Tasha Cunningham. Before you write up your plan, think of your desired outcome, then focus your strategies on that. Think about how you want to approach your goals, and create an outline to organize it all, she advises. Plan your content well -- think about the timing of the content and who will be creating it in order to ensure consistency in all content. The Miami Herald (free registration) (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Slow down and start learning from your failures
    Failures should be part of a learning process, writes Henna Inam, CEO of Transformational Leadership. Rushing to avoid or cover up failures means missing an opportunity to grow wiser and stronger, Inam argues. "[W]e need to think about failure as a process we go through rather than an event to avoid at all costs," she writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Great looks for your company's holiday party
    No matter the dress code for your company's holiday party, you want to look fabulous. This article provides fashionable looks for any occasion, such as crushed velvet for formal events and a jeans-and-sweater look for casual get-togethers. (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Gladys Bronwyn Stern,
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