Monday, September 09 2013
When Luz Urrutia’s son graduated from college he asked his mother for one thing – her worldly advice, 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur/community leader/visionary banker – on a single sheet of paper. It took the former president of El Banco de Comunidad three months to pare down her insights. Find out how one sheet of paper fueled her son’s success and how it might fuel yours as well.
Written by Janece Shaffer Monday, August 26 2013
“I ask women, 'Why do you want to own your own business?' and 90 percent of the time they say they want to help people or do good. That is a non-winning proposition – your desire to own a business should be about your desire to make money,” explains Amber Peebles, president of Athena Construction Group, a service-disabled veteran, woman-owned business. Here, this former Marine shares straight talk about turning around a failed business, “cleaning house” and risking your everything.
Monday, August 12 2013
Think innovation is about creativity? Think again, says Lara Hodgson, president and CEO of NOWaccount in Atlanta. This self-proclaimed out-of-the-box thinker (because she “never acknowledged the box in the first place”) offers a key insight into how you can tap into your ability to innovate like a superstar – and it’s easy. In fact, it starts with a simple question.
Written by Julie Savitt Wednesday, June 19 2013
“A professor in college told the class that, ‘Life is a series of constant changes those that can deal with change will cope and those that can't will find life difficult,’” says Julie Savitt, founder and CEO of Chicago’s AMS Earth Movers, Inc. and 2013 Chicago POW Award honoree. Here, this inspiring entrepreneur shares advice that has helped her persevere and what she’s learned along the way.
Written by Womenetics Tuesday, May 14 2013
Want to ensure that your employees are as passionate about your company's success as you are? Serial entrepreneur Karen Robinson Cope, 2013 Atlanta POW! Award honoree and SVP at NanoLumens, advises to follow her lead and allow each employee to own a piece of the company.