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Tuesday April 15th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: Making A Career Transition

After four and a half years of curating Biz Ladies content from extremely inspiring and talented contributors, I thought it might be time for me to step behind the keyboard and share some of the biz knowledge I’ve gained through my personal experiences navigating the career realm (and years learning from the pros!). I’m by…

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Biz Ladies Profile: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel

Biz Ladies Profile: Eskayel

Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from Shanan Campanaro, founder of Brooklyn-based design studio Eskayel. With a background in both fashion and graphic design, Shanan couldn’t deny her interest in interiors and creating spaces that speak to true self-expression and comfort. She launched Eskayel in 2008 and has since created six major collections with…

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Tuesday April 8th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: Financing Alternatives for Women with Small Businesses

Biz Ladies: Financing Alternatives for Women with Small Businesses

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from MoolaHoop, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that enables women entrepreneurs seeking to raise funds for their small businesses. MoolaHoop enables women-owned, -managed and –led small businesses to easily engage their “crowd” of existing customers, potential customers, family and friends in order to raise funds for their business.  Today, MoolaHoop founders Nancy Hayes…

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Tuesday April 1st, 2014

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Biz Ladies: How to Use an Identity Change to Find Success

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Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from previous contributor and business coach, Emma Gwillim. Emma consults and coaches creative female entrepreneurs on how to identify what’s not working within their businesses, how to clarify their goals and visions for the future, and how to make it all actually happen. Today she shares her insights on why an…

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Biz Ladies Profile: Libby VanderPloeg

Biz Ladies Profile: Libby VanderPloeg

photos by Jennifer Galatioto Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from illustrator Libby VanderPloeg. Studying painting and sculpture in school and then a bit in grad school, Libby decided to start her career in the publishing world as a designer. One afternoon, she decided to step back into the studio and rekindle her love for…

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Friday March 28th, 2014

Tuesday March 25th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: 3 More Ways to Build Your Newsletter List

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Liz Lockard, an analytics and conversion nut who loves helping small businesses get more of the right kind of traffic and turn more of that traffic into subscribers and sales. Today she offers some insight on three, sometimes overlooked, tools for building your newsletter list. Thank you, Liz,…

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Biz Ladies Profile: Sibella Court

Biz Ladies Profile, Sibella Court

Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from interior stylist and creative director, Sibella Court. Upon returning to Australia after a decade of living and working in New York City, Sibella decided to open her own shop, The Society Inc. Since then, she has been navigating the styling world along with working as a shop…

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Friday March 21st, 2014

Tuesday March 18th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: How to Run a Business with Your Partner

Biz Ladies: How to Run a Business with Your Partner

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from entrepreneur and food editor Rachel Hofstetter. During their own wedding planning, Rachel and her (now) husband Lorne decided that they wanted to connect their guests in a more intimate and entertaining way. They decided to create a magazine-style guestbook for each of their wedding attendees, and thus sparked…

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Friday March 14th, 2014

Tuesday March 11th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: Saving For Major Life + Business Events

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Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from previous contributor and CEO of Smart Cookies, Sandra Grahame. Sandra has shared her financial strategies on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CNN, FOX, and in The New York Times and she is also the author of The Lift – An Uplifting Money Guide For New and Expecting Parents. Today…

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Biz Ladies Profile: Jocelyn Rahm of Beam & Anchor

Biz Ladies Profile, Beam & Anchor

Photo by Lisa Warninger Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from Jocelyn Rahm of Beam & Anchor. Jocelyn and her husband (and business partner) initially followed career paths that did not allow for the creative expression they longed for. So after some planning and strategizing, they finally decided to take the leap into business owning…

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Tuesday March 4th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: Networking to Grow Your Brand, Part Two

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Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Mariah Danielsen, a veteran contributor, designer, marketer and shop owner. Today Mariah shares with us the second part of  her brand networking series – networking offline. (You can check out Part One right here!) Thanks Mariah for sharing so many great nuggets of information with us today.  –Stephanie…

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Biz Ladies Profile: Amelie Mancini

Biz Ladies Profile Amelie Mancini

Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from artist and designer Amelie Mancini. Starting off as a painter, Amelie learned, first hand, how difficult it was to make it in the fine art world. After many full-time and temporary side job attempts, she finally found her niche creating original block print items. Amelie has now…

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Friday February 28th, 2014

Tuesday February 25th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: Networking to Grow Your Brand, Part One

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Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Mariah Danielsen, a veteran contributor, designer, marketer and shop owner. Today Mariah shares with us her go-to tips for networking your brand online in part one of a two-part series. Thanks Mariah for sharing your insights with us today.  –Stephanie Read the full post after the jump…

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Tuesday February 18th, 2014

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Biz Ladies: Sales Tax 101 for Crafty Entrepreneurs

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Today’s Biz Ladies comes to us from Mark Faggiano, the founder and CEO of TaxJar, a service built to make post-transaction sales tax compliance easier for Etsy, Amazon, Shopify and other multi-channel, e-commerce sellers. Mark’s passion is solving complex problems for small businesses and today he shares some of his know-how on understanding sales tax for your…

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