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March 6, 2013News for women business owners

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  • Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of telecommuting
    Deciding whether telecommuting is right for your company requires pinpointing your company's goals, understanding what makes your workforce tick and determining whether the right tools are in place for a smooth transition, experts say. Susan Strayer LaMotte says her company, Exaqueo, is entirely virtual, and the structure creates savings that she can pass on to clients, as well as built-in rewards for employee efficiency. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Bakery owner gets creative to save on expenses
    Yael Krigman quit her law-firm job to focus on her cake-pop business, and after initial success with corporate events and parties, she wants to open a storefront. Her challenge is a lack of capital. As she searches for the money, Krigman is keeping costs low by postponing hiring, using her synagogue's kitchen and getting free guidance from an MBA program. The Washington Post (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • WBC2013 early bird registration opens
    Early bird registration is open for the NAWBO Women's Business Conference, Oct. 3 to 5 at the InterContinental Miami in Florida. This year's theme is "The World Awaits," and conference content is designed to help women business owners dream big for themselves and their businesses with fresh ideas, powerful inspiration and exciting resources. Save $50 when you register before June 30. This event is open to the public. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • and NAWBO release survey findings
    A national survey of women business owners conducted by and NAWBO finds a pervasive sense of economic optimism, including a prediction by most women business owners (85%) that more women will become entrepreneurs in 2013 than in past years. Read the press release. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Safeguarding your tax data from hackers
    Hackers are tuned in to the fact that small businesses are handling large volumes of data and money this time of year as they prepare to file their taxes. Protect your business by using reputable software, looking out for phishing scams, backing up sensitive information and making sure your network is secure, advises Grant McDonald of Symantec. "It's amazing how many small businesses don't even set up a password on their Wi-Fi," McDonald said. Small Business Computing (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The power of personality
    Many smart and qualified people are competing in the business world, and it's often relationships and interpersonal skills that are the deciding factor in who gets the job, writes Steve Strauss, a lawyer specializing in small business and entrepreneurship. "People like working with people they like," he writes. USA Today (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A quick, proactive approach is best in employee conflicts
    Acting quickly and proactively is the best way to address employee conflicts, says Sheryl Kovach, president and CEO of human resources consulting firm Kandor Group. Having an open-door policy is the best way to find a quick resolution in employee disputes, and addressing them quickly is critical for fostering a productive working environment, Kovach says. (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to make it through your toughest days
    Embracing a realistic understanding of your situation, instead of striving for optimism, can help you get through tough times, writes Kevin Daum. "This way, additional problems won't feel like major setbacks and you'll be able to manage your impatience and persevere through any hindrance on the way back to happiness," he writes. Look to friends for support, structure your activities and try to see the humorous side of negative circumstances, he writes. Inc. online (free registration)/Roaring or Boring blog (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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