This week has been about new ideas, new friends and new looks. I hope you are enjoying the changes that are going on under the hood of my business as much as I am. There’s much more to come!
At the time of year when most businesses are thinking about winding down as we approach the holidays, I will be using this time to continue to grow and share as much information as I can to help you accomplish your goals before year-end.
This weekly wrap up was designed to share the blogs, websites and/or businesswomen that I found particularly helpful this week. In celebration of this push to the finish line my top picks surround the subject of growth:
Top Blog Posts
It’s important to plan for the future even while you are strategically running your business in the present. If your desire is to foster growth then you must have a plan for where you wish to go and a clear idea of how you will get there. In this informative article, Charlie Alter lays out the fundamentals of accomplishing both goals simultaneously in his post for All Business.
Great tips from Deborah Sweeney for Women Grow Business about how to effectively run your business and still be able to enjoy your life. These are important details that you may not have considered if you are just starting out, but could make a big difference in your business success.
For a lighthearted, but highly informative take on maximizing your business don’t miss Jackie Purnell’s canine inspired tips. It seems that Doggy Philosophy really has merit. If you have a furry best buddy you know that s/he only has your best interest at heart.
I love this post from Constructively Productive! A great compilation of 36 gurus’ perspectives on productivity. Pay special attention to the section on Planning but to be honest all the tips are awesome. Talk about a list of interesting entrepreneurs to follow.
This week’s shout out goes to Jane Nation, a website dedicated to giving women a voice. Lisa Beatty, aka – Chief Jane Advocate, is the inspiration behind this women’s networking site, designed to foster connectedness, awareness and freedom of expression for women moving through the different stages of life. Join the community to add your two cents, network, make new friends or just hear what other Janes are saying. Within the Sisterhood section alone, there is truly something for every woman.
Note: Right now Jane Nation is offering a chance to win an iPad. Simply complete their survey to tell them what you think about the site. Throw your name in the hat before this fantastic offer ends.
Woman of Excellence Award
I am happy to present the first Women of Excellence Award to Stephanie LH Calahan, a productivity/organizational expert and founder of Calahan Solutions, Inc.
I have been following Stephanie’s tweets and blog posts with rapt attention lately, as I am always looking for ways to run my business more efficiently. Like most entrepreneurs, one of my big goals is to actually have a business and a life. I appreciate her philosophy – “RECLAIMING our time and space is a way to ENERGIZE our life and ENJOY what we do.” Stephanie’s mission is to help you find the solutions that align with the way you work and think. Follow her tweets and publications for some valuable productivity tips you can use.
That wraps up this post. Until next week, keep reading, keep learning, keep growing!