The top cited reason for getting an MBA is the creation of an incredible network—and depending on the program, it can be incredible. Being surrounded by like-minded people can give you the inspiration and ambition you need to get started. The projects, conversations and connections you make at business school cannot be replicated elsewhere.
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As a parent finding a career which ticks all the boxes is so difficult. You have childcare costs to consider as well as the long summer holidays to contend with. Being employed on a traditional 9-5 basis can be a challenge unless you have a good support system in place. Many women are considering working from home as a career option, which enables you to work flexibly around school or nursery times.
As you are probably aware, International Women’s Day has just passed. It is there to celebrate women. All women. Women in every corner of the earth. Women of every shape, size, color, religion and background. It is there to identify achievements and struggles and to highlight the gender gap, both in terms of equality and perception, and that is so important.
Yes, huge progress has been made over the past few decades, but it is still not where it should be. Women are still massively underrepresented at board level, they still get paid 18% less on average and they still get disproportionately overlooked when it comes to promotion, whether consciously or not.
From a Bio-scientist to a new Mom to a scientific chef. It has been quite a journey for Ashie – it wasn’t until her daughter was four years old that she discovered she had a passion for teaching science to kids as much as she had a passion for hard-core science. And it all started at the dinner table. Watch Ashie’s video and continue reading her interview to learn more about her and her business StemChef.
When Rosie first launched her photography business in 2011, she was pregnant with her fourth child. She started off booking mostly friends for low prices. She wanted to feel busy; but was getting more and more pregnant by the day. It has taken Rosie almost 6 years to be able to talk about her story, but here it is. Watch Rosie’s video and continue reading her interview to learn more about her and her business Show and Tell Learning.
As the owner of multiple businesses spanning almost two decades, Jackie Konin founder of Jackie Konin Enterprises, has been through many ups and many downs.
Along the way, She has learned how to overcome the challenges that effect most moms and entrepreneurs, and now finds that she can help other mompreneurs and those considering diving into the entrepreneurial journey. Learn more about Jackie Konin and her business in this interview.
It’s 2016, and if you are a business owner, you already need to be thinking about 2017. What issues will that new year bring? It’s closer than you think. Yes, we’re only in Summer, but just you wait. Before you know, it will be time to pay the annual taxation costs for your business. Then, you’ll be thinking about how to attract new customers and what marketing push to try next. You’ll also need to think about the cost of keeping your company open. There’s going to be plenty of fun and games in 2017 and beyond for small business owners. The market is only getting more competitive, and new companies are opened every day. No matter what industry your business is in, you need to be prepared for future problems.
What problems are we talking about? Below, we’ll highlight some of the major issues you will have to deal with as a business owner. These are based on the state of the global economy now and forecasts for the future. Let’s get started by thinking about energy.
Over the last 7 years worked from home as a freelance copywriter, writing for well-known brands like easyJet as well as independent marketing agencies and online retailers. While I adore the flexibility of remote working, I wasn’t feeling fulfilled with my clients and knew that I had a bigger purpose – to have a positive impact on people’s lives. It was after having my son, that I realized I had to take action now and start building the life that I imagine for my family. After looking at where my passions and talents lie, coaching seemed like the right direction.
In celebration of the resilient spirit, the drive and the unity of mompreneurs here are my suggestions on the Top 50 Mompreneurs to follow (and learn from) in 2014
Welcome to our latest featured mompreneur interview. Today I have the honor of e-troducing you to Elena Krasnoperova. Elena is the founder and CEO of SchoolCircle and a mom of 2 kids with 16 years of work experience at BCG, eBay, PayPal, Zong and oDesk. Elena also holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University and has been featured on Working Mother, The Examiner, KSBY, and The Charlotte Observer. Continue reading the interview to learn more about SchoolCircle and the service works.