Why I Appreciate How Far Women Have Come, Rather Than Dwelling on the Gender Gap

There’s never been a better time to be a woman entrepreneur. September 13, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Imagine your grandmother saying that growing up, she wished she’d been born a male. Perhaps you’d be surprised by that, or saddened. But, really when you think about it, it isn’t a shock at all. For much of the 1900s, women’s rights were secondary to men. That comment is exactly what was said to me recently, and I couldn’t help but think, “I’ve never felt that way!” I believe each gender has its own unique privileges and benefits, but never once have I thought that I wished I were a man or that I would have it easier as a man. Related: The 24 Most Powerful Female Executives and Their Net Worths As a woman in the business world, sure, I’ve encountered some discrimination. As have […]

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating Client Contracts

Learn from my missteps to save yourself from potential hassles. June 11, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Experience is the best teacher … unless you’re willing to learn from others’ mistakes. Most of us learn by doing, but the lucky few can take the easier way. Observing the actions, words and experiences of those around us can teach us what to do — and not do. Related: Secrets to a Successful Business Contract I’ve been consulting on marketing and strategy for startups and emerging businesses for the last eight years, expanding to full-time two years ago. As both the founder and principal consultant of Promise Consulting Group, LLC, I’ve handled my own contracts, invoices, accounting, taxes and more. With more than 20 clients over the last couple of years, I’ve certainly had my share of learnings. As a new consultant, contracts and ultimately getting […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion

Remember, business greats like Sam Walton and Colonel Harland Sanders were a lot older than 25 when they found success. March 6, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I’m not saying that being an entrepreneur is easy or the answer for everyone. Change is never easy, but it is worth it knowing you’re living the life you’re meant for — the one you’ve been capable of all along. Everyone has different paths they’re destined for in life, and it’s up to you to make your dream a reality. Related: I’m in My 60s — Proof That It’s Never Too Late to Launch a Startup It could be a new role in your same company, it could be a new function or industry somewhere else, or perhaps it’s pursuing your interests through volunteer work or a hobby. But maybe there’s an entrepreneur inside of you waiting […]

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