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January 28, 2013News for women business owners

  Top Story 
  • How to cut through stress like a Hollywood director
    If you want to learn how to deal with stressful situations, pay attention to the example set by Kathryn Bigelow, who has drawn scrutiny for her movie "Zero Dark Thirty." Bigelow's behavior illustrates the importance of staying calm, maintaining your sense of humor and being confident, writes Dina Gachman. "Bigelow stands her ground and says that she's proud of her work and of the film," Gachman notes. Forbes (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Trends 
  • World leaders discuss the causes of gender inequality
    Gender inequality in the world economy was a topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Women account for a large percentage of college graduates but are underrepresented among the highest levels of company leadership. "It makes economic sense to improve the situation of women," said Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. "There are huge upsides." CBS MoneyWatch (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Arianna Huffington's guide to failure
    Failure isn't the opposite of success; rather, it's a stepping-stone to better things, says new-media mogul Arianna Huffington. It's important to remember that when your company begins doing well, and to keep taking risks, Huffington says. "Now that Huffington Post is successful, we try not to let that stop us. We constantly iterate," she adds. Inc. online (free registration) (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 4 things you need to know about social media marketing
    Social media has created plenty of new opportunities for businesses to build buzz, but you need to understand how customers use social media in order to make it a powerful marketing tool, writes Joe Cassara, founder and CEO of You Need My Guy. Fake online reviews can complicate the process, and customers won't necessarily search for your business on social sites, he notes. "For the most part, you still have to establish word of mouth before you can use these sites as new customer acquisition channels." RepCapitalMedia.com (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  NAWBO (R) News 
  • Join us at America's Small Business Summit
    America's Small Business Summit 2013 is April 29 to May 1. Join small businesses and executives from NAWBO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who will come from across the country to network, learn from business experts and advocate for pro-business policies. NAWBO is co-sponsoring this event and will hold its annual Public Policy Day in conjunction with it. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology 
  • Why SMBs shouldn't waste resources on cheap websites
    Pinching pennies when it comes to Web design simply isn't worth it, writes Melissa Fach. While it's possible to build a site on the cheap, it costs money to build a site that's optimized effectively and is easy for potential customers to find and use. "Cheap is never a good idea for a business. Don't waste your time on cheap websites," Fach writes. Small Business Trends (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Best Practices 
  • Why patience is key to achieving your dreams
    Impatience is a common trait, but you have to take baby steps to accomplish your goals, writes Royale Scuderi. "The happiest and most successful people will tell you that they have achieved their level of life and work success by taking small steps, and making one positive choice after another," Scuderi writes. Lifehack.org (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Small-business staffing strategies that won't break the bank
    Finding the people you need to expand your business can be difficult if you don't have much money, but it is possible, writes Laura Roeder. You can start by hiring a part-time employee or creating an internship, she notes. "Even if you start with low-paid, internship, or part-time positions, look for people who have the potential to stick with you." Fast Company online (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Update 
  • FAA group launches study of personal electronic devices
    A Federal Aviation Administration group has started a six-month study of personal electronic devices. The group is examining the FAA's ban on in-flight use of the devices. "The group's goal is to help operators decide if they can allow more widespread use of electronic devices in today's aircraft and make sure tomorrow's aircraft designs are protected from interference," the FAA said in a statement. Air Transport World (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Lifestyle 
  • Why it's time for a checkup
    Even if you aren't sick, you should make an appointment with a physician to determine what health risk factors you have and take steps to prevent future problems, writes Alexandra Sowa. "Although it may seem like a hassle now, one hour in a doctor's office now can add years of health to your life." Meeting with your doctor can also help you establish a positive relationship with him or her, she notes. TheDailyMuse.com (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it."
--Diana Trilling,
American literary critic and author


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