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June 27, 2012News for women business owners

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  • A look at the benefits of having women on company boards
    The low percentage of women on corporate boards is concerning not just from a fairness perspective but also from an economic viewpoint. "No company will remain competitive for long if it ignores half of its available labor pool," according to a report from the Committee for Economic Development. Research has indicated that there are real advantages to having more women in leadership positions. Forbes (6/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Would quotas help businesswomen?: Women account for only a small percentage of board seats at Fortune 500 companies, raising the question as to whether quotas would be a good way to close the gap. "We had to have Title IX in order to force something to happen for girls [in the arena of education and sports]. So my thought process is, we're probably going to have to have quotas," said Gail Romero of MBA Women International. But instituting quotas would likely be poorly received in the U.S., and it wouldn't necessarily be good for women, according to Caren Goldberg of the Kogod School of Business at American University. U.S. News & World Report (6/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • POSHGLAM's success started with a student's savvy foresight
    More than seven years ago, while still in college, Kimberly E. Stone saw that the Internet had the potential to rival the glossy fashion magazines that she loved to read. With that thought in mind, she took her passion for fashion and started POSHGLAM, a fashion news site that has thrived on providing professionally edited quality content. Women 2.0 blog (6/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tips for more successful social media marketing
    Social media can be a powerful tool for small businesses, but research suggests that many companies aren't making the most of social sites, writes Stephanie Miles. Small-business owners should measure their results and take time to learn the intricacies of each platform, she advises. "Each social media site has its own particular quirks, and the messages that work on one site won't necessary work on another." Street Fight (6/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • WBC2012 early-bird savings extended
    The early-bird registration period for this year's NAWBO Women's Business Conference has been extended through the end of June to allow more opportunity to register to hear great speakers such as Kathy Ireland and save $25 off registration. Don't wait. And definitely don't miss out. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The new iPhone could require new accessories
    A YouTube video claiming to show the case of the next generation of iPhone indicates the new device might not use Apple's 30-pin connector, which has been included on a wide variety of the company's products over the past several years, Tony Bradley writes. This means consumers might need to buy new accessories or use an adapter. PCWorld Business Center/Net Work blog (6/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • 7 ways to make yourself more productive
    Trying to do too much and being a perfectionist are two ways you could be keeping yourself from getting more done, according to panelists Monday in a session at The New York Times Small Business Summit. "When we obsess over perfection, that's where the stress comes in," Constant Contact's Wendi Caplan-Carroll said. "You can get incredible power in your life by just doing one thing and not trying to do multiple things," Barry Moltz said. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (6/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Change up workouts with trivia training, kangoo jumps
    Trivia training and kangoo jumps are unusual fitness options that can spice up a workout. In trivia training, teams that answer correctly get to choose the next exercise, while kangoo jumping uses rollerblade-style boots with springs and the workout is done to music that gets people hopping. U.S. News & World Report (6/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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