Job Security is Overrated

Thursday, November 13, 2014 2 Permalink

Last week I lost two clients. Although neither was through any fault of my own (a giant merger and a web redesign were to blame), I can't entirely escape the sting of failure. Worse than the ding to my self-esteem, however, is the much larger blow to my bottom line. These two projects alone accounted for about 30% of my income this year. ...

8 Networking Tips for Shy People

Thursday, October 23, 2014 0 Permalink

Shy isn't a word most people use to describe me. While I typically come across as confident and outgoing, the truth is I sweat at the thought of public speaking and get knots in my stomach before group functions. How do I conquer my fears to give off a commanding first impression? Here are my eight best networking tips for shy people. 1. ...

Entrepreneurs Need Vacations, Too

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 0 Permalink

Like many people, I have a lengthy bucket list that would cost a fortune to actually complete. (Vacation in Fiji. Buy a 1969 Corvette Stingray. Go on a hot-air balloon ride. It adds up quickly!). Last weekend, however, I decided to pull the trigger and check one item off my bucket list: See the Green Bay Packers play ...

The Benefits of Co-Working (Hint: It’s Not Just the Free Coffee)

Thursday, October 16, 2014 0 Permalink

I've been a freelance writer for nearly 10 years and, until last month, I've always worked from home. After all, working in pajamas was one of the reasons I decided to quit cubicle life. As the owner of a one-woman business, I didn't see the point of giving away my hard-earned (and not so substantial) income for a desk when I already had ...

Examining Racism in Ferguson, from Ferguson

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11 Permalink

On Saturday afternoon, 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., less than 5 miles from my front door. In the last three days, this small community has created a big stir with protests seeking justice for Brown’s death. Like many who grew up in St. Louis, I am both shocked and ...