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"It may seem shockingly simple in this age of high-tech solutions, but interacting with your fellow humans can make a big difference."

The Low-Tech Problem-Solving Secret That's Staring Your Company...

Think of the most annoying problem of your typical workweek. Maybe it’s a recurring one, something that’s constantly causing headaches for you but for which there’s no immediate solution. So you just put up with it.

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Having setbacks is inevitable and a part of the game in business...Here are 5 Ways to Get Back Up and Going...

5 Ways to Get Going Again After You've Survived a Setback

As an entrepreneur, you’re no stranger to setbacks. You’ve developed ways of coping with disappointment and reversal. But not all setbacks are created equal. Sooner or later, you might run into a problem that threatens the survival of your organization -- and your mental well-being along with it.

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Here's a great #RealityCheck for Monday morning...and if you're in a hurry- save this link or just skim through- there are some great tips apt for any entrepreneur that may help you out...

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later.

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Happy Friday- here's something that we can all relate to... "Start a business, and you may succeed or fail, but you will walk away with the funniest, most bizarre stories you'll be...

12 Bizarre and Funny Things All Real Entrepreneurs Know (and...

What's the best thing you're absolutely guaranteed to get out of being an entrepreneur? Freedom, probably. Pride that you had the guts to take a chance. Sometimes, money.

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Ever feel like everyone has an interesting story about their business but you? You're probably wrong! Here's Pakistani entrepreneur and social media expert: Salma Jafri back with a...

How to Find Your Story and Tell It Compellingly

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Salma Jafri explains how you can discover your own story and tell it in the most compelling way.

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"Early stage chaos in a company is natural. Here's how to embrace it." via Inc. Magazine Here are 3 simple tips on dealing with start-up turmoil:

Why 'Everything's Fine' Is a Huge Red Flag for Any Startup

When you're running a startup, there is a misguided feeling of fear that your operational system is failing you. Fear that your concept is going to fail or that you won't be able to make it through to the next step.

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A proud moment for Pakistan.

UNICEF Pakistan

We congratulate DoctHERs - doctHERs -, an organisation from Pakistan, for being one of the three winners at the inaugural Global Goals Awards to honour champions for girls’ and women’s rights. They won the Campaigner Award for improving the lives of girls and women.

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Here's some motivation for Monday...

8 Qualities of Highly Confident Women

We all know women who turn heads when they walk into a room. They aren’t necessarily the prettiest, the thinnest, or even the most successful, but they have a certain energy.

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"An organization with feet on the street and alert and regular attention to detail can build more trust and develop better relationships than one than hits and runs." ~ Seth Godin

Feet on the street

The complement to the brilliant strategy is the thankless work of lower-leverage detail. An organization with feet on the street and alert and regular attention to detail can build more trust and develop better relationships than one than hits and runs.

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we love to see headlines like this one: "Pakistani girls take on male-dominated gaming industry"

Pakistani girls take on male-dominated gaming industry

CALIFORNIA: Girls make Games is an all-girl led collective headquartered in San Jose, California, that aims to educate, inspire and teach a new generation of girls on how to make a place for themselves in this ever expanding industry.

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Here's some Motivation for Monday... a video from Spanx Founder and CEO, Sara Blakely, who speaks about how she learned to reframe failure at a young age (via Business Insider)

Spanx CEO offers advice to redefine failure

Learning to celebrate failure at a young age led to this billionaire's success.

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Sometimes the simplest ideas can work. Here's a quick read on a women-led start-up that is using the old Pakistani economy of 'bartering' with the goal of empowering women and girls in...

Centuries-old barter system revived with this Pakistani startup

KARACHI: It is not a hidden fact that Pakistan lacks in areas of infrastructural development, faces an acute energy crisis, and is unable to provide basic facilities of healthcare and education to many.

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Another success for female founders in Pakistan. Congrats to start-up Beauty Hooked on their recent round of investment.

Female-led Pakistani startup BeautyHooked raises $280,000 seed...

Home-grown beauty services platform, BeautyHooked, has just closed their seed funding round of $280,000 led by Fatima Ventures. Through this beauty platform, users can search, review, and book appointments at various salons and spas.

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Want to share your event with the world? It may be easier (and much cheaper) than you think...

How to Use Live Video to Bring Your Event to the World

Live-streaming panel discussions or keynote addresses during an event is beyond a trend -- it’s a essentially a must-have for conferences, summits and meetings.

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We get an average of 120 emails every day. Here's how to make your messages stand out and actually get a response.

9 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Get People To Respond To Your Email

STEPHANIE VOZZA 03.30.16 5:27 AM Emails are so easy to send, but they’re also easy to ignore. With more than 120 messages landing in the average office worker’s inbox each day, making sure yours gets read and gets a response can be tricky.

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Building a successful business takes time. But nothing can get you there faster than someone else.

How to Get Responses When You Email High-Level Contacts

Especially if that someone else is famous in your field. Imagine this: you’re preparing to launch a new offering and need to get the word out. Sure, you could send email pitches to bloggers until you get carpal tunnel.

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It is not a new concept, but in a place like Peshawar when a woman becomes first to open up ‘dhaba’ style open-air café called ‘Naan Sense’, it is talk of the town.

Peshawar's newest dhaba is run by a woman, and she's called it...

PESHAWAR: It is not a new concept, but in a place like Peshawar when a woman becomes first to open up ‘dhaba’ style open-air café called ‘Naan Sense’, it is talk of the town. The small café called ‘Naan Sense’ located amid shopping malls and cafes run by male owners in the University Town stands out...

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There’s nothing wrong with being a kind person. Kindness means considering the feelings of others

7 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Worrying About Being Nice

Ladies- as we are taking a pulse on our businesses this month- here a quick read to help you take pulse on yourself too.

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Natalie Sisson has built a multiple six-figure business while living out of a suitcase and traveling to 69 countries and counting.

This Entrepreneur's Secrets to Being Productive From Anywhere in...

If you want to run a business while consistently traveling, there is a reality of having to stay productive while you deal with constant change.

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To build a personal brand or corporate brand -- or both? When you're starting out in digital marketing, that truly is the question.

What's Better -- Building a Personal or Business Brand? Or Both?

Like many entrepreneurs, it's a question that content-marketing expert Salma Jafri has struggled with during her quest to build the best online brand possible.

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Big thinkers often rely on small rituals to keep their creative juices flowing.

Method to Their Madness: The Oddball Habits of 7 Business...

Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike, likes to doodle. And Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor at the helm of legendary investing house Berkshire Hathaway, devotes time to sitting, reading and thinking.

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Entrepreneurship involves a lot of planning, writing, calculating, paper-filing, marketing and more.

How 8 Mompreneurs Succeeded at Small Business Without...

Entrepreneurship involves a lot of planning, writing, calculating, paper-filing, marketing and more. Each of these eight moms did it all -- with a kid on her hip.

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Look back at the last few emails you sent


Look back at the last few emails you sent. Do you see phrases like "I'm no expert" or "does that make sense?" or words like "actually" or "sorry?"

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In 2015, the voices in my head — the nagging, belittling ones — reigned supreme

Redefining Success in 2016

In 2015, the voices in my head — the nagging, belittling ones — reigned supreme. They would taunt me mercilessly with an endless stream

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22 Pakistani Startups that raised investment in 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Pakistani tech industry

As 2015 draws to a close, the Pakistani tech industry is finally experiencing the startup boom or the “rise of the entrepreneurs”

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With the holidays coming up, most of the world is looking forward to taking a week or two off from work.

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Get Ahead Over the Holidays

The problem is that it can sometimes be difficult to determine what to work on over the holidays.

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Speaking volumes about fashion

Fashion Speaks

Speaking volumes about fashion

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Business ‪#‎networking‬ is much more than showing up at functions

Business ‪‎networking‬ is much more than showing up at...

Business ‪#‎networking‬ is much more than showing up at functions, shaking a lot of hands and collecting a bunch of cards.‬

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Or girls and women to be exact, but who am I to argue with Queen B?

Who run the world? Girls.

We women are busy running countries, leading companies, piloting technological and medical breakthroughs, dominating the world of sport, and in many cases, serving as primary caregivers for the next generation.

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Female employees now make up half the workforce, and the impact they're having on that workforce is significant

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

The good news: Women at work are more capable than ever before, practically oozing competence at every turn. Female employees now make up half the workforce, and the impact they're having on that workforce is significant: A 2011 Catalyst analysis of Fortune 500 companies found that those businesses with women on...

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She had been offered the new contract that we had carefully positioned her to receive.

When You Feel Like a Fraud, Faker or Impostor

Last June, one of my "spiritpreneur" coaching clients called me in tears. She had been offered the new contract that we had carefully positioned her to receive. She would now easily be respected and regarded as an expert and guru in her niche

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Every day, I see recurring patterns and themes around how women chronically undervalue or undermine themselves

The 7 Most Common Ways Women Limit (and Sabotage) Their Success

In my career consulting practice, I work with mid- to senior-level professional women in both the corporate arena as well as in entrepreneurial, small business and private practice ventures. Every day, I see recurring patterns and themes around how women chronically undervalue or undermine themselves, leaving...

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I have a love/hate relationship with money, and it has plagued me all my adult life.

Don't be Afraid to Charge What You're Worth

I have a love/hate relationship with money, and it has plagued me all my adult life. It's taken me 20 years to extricate myself from a slew of bad money habits and operate around it with less emotion. In business, emotions and money just don't mix.

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Check out the top 20 inventions!!

The 20 top things invented in 2015

Who does not love inventions? Entrepreneurs use them not just for utility but for the inspiration they provide to innovate as well!!

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Rethink yourself and your business

8 Ways to Rethink your business model

Whether you’re a small operation, a startup, or a large multinational, it’s easy to adopt the prevailing assumptions

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Promoting peace through fashion

Shan E Pakistan. Uniting Pakistan and India

The three-day fashion and cultural extravaganza, which started on Thursday with an aim to bring India and Pakistan closer through fashion, food and music, came to a close with a dose of glitz and glamour on Saturday at the Hotel Grand in Vasant Kunj.

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The 10 commandments for startups & entrepenuers

10 Productivity Hacks for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Face it everyone needs some shortcuts when they open a business up. This article will put you on your way to getting them sorted with a quick read.

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Heres an article that might inspire you to never look down or back

Umaimah Mendhro: small town roots to global e-commerce revolution

I love that I can build something never been built before. I love that there’s no rulebook. I love getting to work with the insanely talented and committed people I work with—in our extended network of designers, suppliers, vendors, and team members. I love making the airplane while being in mid-air!

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Take a hard look at yourself before you start on this path

Why You Must Really Know Yourself Before Starting a Business

Everyone wants to start a business for themselves. Here is an article that gives you input on checking whether you are ready for it

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Seasons and their impact on business

To What Extent Does Seasonality Affect Businesses?

Those who operate seasonal businesses have the unenviable task of trying to maintain profitability throughout periods in which their business may experience significant slowdowns. The extent to which seasonality may affect a business depends upon a number of different factors

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Whats more important?

For Social Entrepreneurs What Comes First, Mission Or Business?

Starting a business is hard. Starting a business that attempts to solve large-scale social problems is even harder. But that hasn't stopped the most idealistic and ambitious entrepreneurs from trying. In fact, over the last five years, social entrepenuership has increasingly become the motivation behind startup...

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Social entrepreneurship explained

Richard Branson On Social Entepenuership

Entrepreneurship isn't about selling things -- it's about finding innovative ways to improve people's lives. Until recently, most people in business focused on products and services that would appeal to consumers, and this resulted in the creation of many great companies and a lot of jobs. But attitudes are changing

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SME Toolkit Pakistan

Thinking about going public?

While going public is not a realistic option for most businesses, for an entrepreneur with a growing and sustainable product or service, public ownership could become a long-term goal. In this free online training session, we'll give you a broad overview of the advantages and disadvantages of going public.

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Dont forget how to sell yourself

Sell yourself the right way!

Yes, you're selling a product or service, but don't forget you're also selling yourself! Do it right!

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How to sell your products online?

How to set prices for your stuff when selling online

A very relevant take on the dynamics of selling you products online and the issues many small startups face on deciding what and how to for initial ecommerce solutions on community portals

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Is fear the barrier to growth?

3 Fears That Keep Your Business From Growth

Every time we turn on the news, we hear another story of business failure. We understand how the economy is recovering, and it’s eating businesses for breakfast. Entrepreneurs look at those stories and shrug it out.

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How to scale up your business??

The single most important secret to scaling up

In most cases there’s one thing keeping an entrepreneurial venture from making the turn from startup to a sustainably growing and thriving enterprise – the entrepreneurial founder and leader. The secret to making the turn successfully is getting the entrepreneur out of the way.

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Kashmir making a difference!

Seven influential kashmiri women you must know

Some inspirational women who we think you should know about!

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Dr Saima Rashid makes us proud

Pakistani woman scientist attends Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany

Dr Saima Rasheed was one of the 600 selected young researchers from up to 80 countries of the world to meet and spend time with 37 Nobel laureates

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14 Pakistani women we can be proud off!

14 Pakistani women who help us hold our heads up high

We often hear of and talk about all the women around the world doing amazing things and thought we would share 14 Pakistani women who help us hold our heads high

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Best money manager in Pakistan still doesn't get respect!

Pakistan's most amazing money manager gets no respect

Maheen Rahman, probably the best money manager in Pakistan, is head of Alfalah GHP Investment Management Ltd, overseeing the equivalent of $180 million. It's not important to note that she is still asked why she doesn't design clothes in a male dominated industry, but the fact that those who bet on her made 443% in...

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Its time to look in the mirror & pat yourself on the back

Top 10 ways to celebrate yourself

Through the daily routine of life we tend to forget lauding or patting ourselves on the back, perhaps we feel its egoistical perhaps we feel its self promotion but we all need it. We must ‪‎return to me‬ by smiling at our own reflection in the mirror and saying " i love you for what you are"

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Why should you celebrate yourself as a woman?

5 reasons to fall head over heels

You're a do-er, and achiever, a hard worker, someone people can rely on, someone who has lived a full life. But have you ever stopped to pat yourself on the back? ‪‎Return to me‬ by stopping to acknowledge your achievements and how you've evolved and grown into someone you are proud of. It's time to celebrate...

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This month is all about relationships, how about the one your customers have with you?

10 ways to make customers fall in love with your business

Nurturing relationships with your customers is a crucial part of growing a successful business. In this age of automation and innovation, caring for your customers has never been more important.

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When that (business) relationship isn't working, here's how to peacefully let go.

15 Tips to Peacefully Break Up With Your Business Partner

What's one tip for ending a business partnership gracefully? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put...

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When partnering in business, there are some points that cannot be ignored!

Avoid These 7 Partnership Killers

From powerhouse financiers to retailers to IT pioneers, business partnerships have been an important part of entrepreneurship and startup success. The reasons are simple: complementary skill sets, shared expenses, and the idea that one person with "hard" money capital can create synergy with the intellectual...

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The pros and cons of hiring your spouse to work for you. Yes, Ladies, this too is a scenario!

Pros And Cons of Hiring Your Husband To Work In Your Business

While divorce is perhaps most appropriately a private matter, some couples do make very public headlines when they split, and for those of us in the business of helping people through divorce, these newsmakers often provide useful cautionary tales. Take, for example, the case of Harold and Sue Ann Hamm of Oklahoma.

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Thinking of starting a business with your spouse? Here's how to...

How To Run A Business With Your Wife

Think you’re “married to your work?” Try starting a business with your spouse. For couples that do brave this dangerous territory, working too much is one of the many challenges they will face. The stresses of running a company together can shake the foundations of even the strongest unions. Get it right,...

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Working with your spouse? Here's how to make it easy!

5 Secrets To Working With Your Spouse

Whether the idea of working with your spouse thrills or terrifies you, you’re on the right track. Creating and building together is one of the greatest joys in a relationship, but it can also be wildly damaging to your bond and your bank account if you don’t have a good strategy for managing your dual roles in...

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It takes some special qualities to excel at ‪Entrepreneurship‬!

7 Habits of Remarkably Successful Startup Entrepreneurs

On the surface, successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else. But look closely and you'll see that in a few ways they are very, very different--and so is how they start and run their businesses. A detailed plan is great, but stuff happens, and most entrepreneurs don't make it past the first three...

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An insightful piece on how to tap into the investor community.

8 Insights for Attracting Angel Investors

Most entrepreneurs have found by now one or more of the many popular crowdfunding sites, and have the name and contact information for at least one of the big venture capital firms. But many have no insight or connections to the ethereal angel investment community, which actually funds more startups then all other...

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Its important to know your partner beforehand!

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Co-Founders

We often get asked what co-founders should look for in a potential partner or what questions to ask each other. Well, we now have an answer. We combined our knowledge, along with insight from our community, to create a master list of questions to ask potential co-founders (or rather to make sure you cover).

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How do you start with no financial resources?

Financing: Small Beginnings

When 40-year-old Salma Bai wanted to set up her own tea shop in Faisalabad, her main worry was obtaining the capital that was required to start an entrepreneurial venture. She had been supplying snacks to a tea shop at discounted rates since her husband’s death and realising her niche, had decided to establish...

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Tips for success that are backed by science!

7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life

Success is a subjective notion, if there ever was one. But for simplicity's sake, let's assume the higher you are on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the better you're doing. In case you don't remember the levels from Psych 101, essentially, people can't be their best possible selves (self-actualization) until...

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Your time is valuable. Don't let others waste it!

Don’t Squash Your Big Goals for the Year by Squandering Time

What’s your annually renewed vow? Eat better, exercise more, lose weight? Spend more time with the kids? Keep a weekly date night with the spouse? Have you set a goal that's work related -- perhaps to keep a neater office and files? Are you trying to land that big client you’ve been going after for months?

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It's always important that the people you work with contribute positively bring you down with their own inabilities as well!

9 Ways Your Colleagues Are Holding You Back- And 3 Ways to Stop Them

It's true that people are responsible for their own experience, but others do have a role to play. The people around you may be giving and caring, but only to a certain point of self-sacrifice. At some level their own preservation and comfort will take priority and that may very well be at your expense.

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There's no right path to success. But some hurdles can be avoided! 7 Things That'll Keep You From Being Successful

7 Things That Will Keep You From Being Successful

"Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are." There's no one secret to success, but it doesn't happen by accident, either. Successful people work hard at themselves and their business. Importantly, they learn to stop hindering their efforts by avoiding these seven things. Sure, it's important to...

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Reading is another form of networking; new places to see, new people to 'meet'. Here's 8 books you MUST read

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray hair to that. He was right. Whether you meet someone in person or read a book he or she authors, people are pivot...

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Want to know what your counterparts across the border are up to? Here's some inspiring women entrepreneurs from India!

Creative, Confident and connected: inspiring stories of 25 women...

Author and researcher Rashmi Bansal classifies women entrepreneurs into three types, reflected in the structure of the book: Lakshmi (entrepreneurs who enlisted family support), Durga (women who overcame hindrances and victimhood and battled hard for success) and Saraswati (educated women entrepreneurs who struck...

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Here's a study that shows that Women entrepreneurs pay themselves less. But why do they do this? Why do women constantly under rate themselves?

Study: Women entrepreneurs pay themselves less

New research shows that when women are in charge, they tend to pay themselves lower salaries than their male counterparts. Is it due to women’s negotiation skills, career choices, discrimination — or some combination? A growing body of research into female entrepreneurs is raising more questions, as it points...

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Positive behavior changes not only improve our businesses but overall our lives. Here's the secret to changing bad habits and how to acquire new good ones!

One Remarkably Simple Secret to Changing Bad Habits Forever

Few forces in our lives are as powerful as our habits. If you brush your teeth three times a day and can't imagine going to sleep without clean teeth, that's a habit that will preserve your dental health for a lifetime. If your workday ritual is coffee and a donut every morning, that's a habit that may do you some...

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The key to success in Business is to keep innovating and adapting to changing times! Here's 3 Things Your Business Should Stop Doing in 2015........

3 Things Your Business Should Stop Doing in 2015

The key to success in Business is to keep innovating and adapting to changing times! Here's 3 Things Your Business Should Stop Doing in 2015

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We always assume being able to multitask is a positive skill. But is it? Does it mean you will be able to give the same focus to all you are doing?..........

The Real Harm in Multitasking

Do some people have a special gift for multitasking? Stanford researchers compared groups of people based on their tendency to multitask and their belief that it helps their performance. They found that heavy multitaskers--those who multitask a lot and feel that it boosts their performance--were actually worse at...

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Dear Entrepreneur, have you ever wondered about how you do your thinking?

How Entrepreneurs Think (Infographic)

How often do you think about the way you think? I remember how busy my thought process was in the earliest days of starting WordStream. At the time, I was bootstrapping my start-up with consulting fees while building the software side of the business. Everything seems urgent, all the time, when you're in high-gear...

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What is the one word women should eliminate from their vocabulary, Elizabeth Gilbert says its balance!

The Word Women Use As A Weapon Against Themselves

It doesn't have four letters, nor is it considered offensive -- but best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert says there's one word we should eliminate from our vocabulary: Balance. During Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend Tour, Gilbert spoke to a live audience about why she'd rather be a "beautiful mess" than a...

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Itching to productively get your work done for the day? Here's some great tips for you restless souls!

10 Things to Do Every Workday

Ever feel as if, in the quest to get everything done, you're not quite doing enough? For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old colleagues takes time.

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De-clutter! If we want new things to come into our life- we must make room and clear our personal space

34 Ingenious Ways To De-Clutter Your Entire Life

If you’re positive you won’t be returning it, you can safely discard the manual. Uploading an electronic copy to the virtual cloud of your choice keeps you covered in case the manufacturer stops producing the item and takes the manual down from its site. Whenever you’re cleaning a room, get rid of at least...

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Try this and do let us know to what degree these methods worked for you?

5 Things to Do Every Day in 2015 to Be a Better Entrepreneur

When you are an entrepreneur, there is always something to do when it comes to starting and running a business. As chief cook and bottle washer, the challenge is to prioritize how you spend your hours in a workday. For the new year, my goal is to be better at prioritizing my time. Below are a few tried-and-true...

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Tell us if you agree? Does this method increase your productivity or not?

The Key to Increased Productivity? Stop Working

Six months ago I wrote an article with the title "Want to Increase Productivity? Stop Working". In essence, it addressed the problem of getting caught up in the 'day-to-day' of our work; in doing so, we neglect the need to analyze and self-reflect. When we take the time to stop and think, we learn worthwhile...

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Still making plans for 2015? No problem. Here's 5 tips to make it a solid one!

5 Tips To Make A Killer Plan For 2015

Some people wait until the New Year starts before they start thinking about what they will do and how they will do it. They work in a reactive manner and then they wonder why they can never get ahead of the curve. Whether you run a company, a team or just your own life, you should put some thought and methodology...

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Curious to learn more about the ‪‎WomenX‬ program? Here is what you need to know!

WomenX: Unleashing the Exponential Power of Women Entrepreneurs...

Together with World Bank and local partners Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and Minding Her Business, Enclude is pleased to announce the launch of Womenx, a pilot program providing transformative business education and support services to women entrepreneurs running small and medium sized enterprises...

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Are you a work-out-of- home Entrepreneur? Check these tips!

10 Great Habits for Working at Home

Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular option, with employees utilizing the advantages of a home office at least part of the time. While there are some critics who insist that working from home leads to stunted professional relationships and lower productivity, the majority of employers in the US are...

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A look at what a mom did when her child was ignoring her calls

Her son was ignoring her calls, so this Mom created an ‘App’...

When Sharon tried calling and texting her kids and found they chose to ignore her, they underestimated her ability to solve the problem. She did her homework and created an app called “Ignore No More.” If the teenager doesn’t pick up the phone when she calls, this app locks their phone until they call her for...

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Some solid insight into navigating through life as an ‪‎Entrepreneur‬!

50 Life-Changing Lessons That Will Help You Navigate in Business

Today I am 50. There is just no way around it. It feels like a big deal. OK. It's not really a grand achievement. Everyone who is 50 or older has accomplished the same thing with relatively little effort. But still, reaching 50 is a milestone worthy of reflection. More so, it's an age of pattern recognition.

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Ten things successful Entrepreneurs never say! Check yourself!

10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Say

What you think and say definitely shapes your behavior. So don’t be your own worst enemy. If you want to succeed – whether as an entrepreneur or in any other professional and personal endeavor – here are ten things you should never say to yourself. Sometimes a small shift in perspective can make a huge...

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With the holiday season upon us- for some it means a little down time and for others- business is at it's peak.

6 Business Lessons From 6 Big Holidays

The holiday season is once again upon us, and with it our long awaited, greatly appreciated and well-earned down time. That is, of course, excluding those unlucky ones who are at the height of their race to meet ambitious year-end targets. For them, the holidays seem like an impediment to closing business.

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The best way to be productive is to understand just how much work to take on! Usually people take on more then they can chew and it ends up causing damage!

How To Figure Out Your Optimal Workload

Of all the productivity strategies out there, one of the most important is figuring out how long your optimum workweek should be. Up until a certain point, putting in a little extra time can boost your career, just as a runner might see benefits from adding a few drills. Past that point, you experience diminishing...

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Why did you become an ‪entrepreneur‬? There are usually moments in everyone's life when they change gears for this. The answer may just be your driving force!

The One Game-changer You Must Have in Business (and in Life)-...

It was a Tuesday afternoon and I had just finished a lunch meeting with a colleague. Normally I would have rushed back to work so I could begin checking off my long list of to-dos that included writing a blog post about women and wealth, sending inquiries to a couple of prospects and following up with a client....

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In times of crisis and tragedy, it is difficult to move forward. We are emotionally impacted and we don't feel right or even feel like conducting business as usual.

Seven Strategies for Doing Business in Times of Crisis

As entrepreneurs, we move quickly in business. We make decisions with breakneck speed. We implement in the blink of an eye. We innovate. We execute. We tend to be nimble, spontaneous, and mission driven. As entrepreneurs, it’s part of who we are—and we have the technology at our fingertips to assist us even...

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Five Start Up Secrets for women! And if you're in ‪‎Karachi‬, All 5 can be found at ‪‎WomenX‬ Seats for next session starting in Feb 2015 ................

5 Startup Secrets For Women

For the majority of women in the world, entrepreneurship is a necessity--there are no jobs or other options for their immediate family members to sustain themselves. It is a means of survival that ensures food, shelter, and clothing for them and their families. Being a woman in a developed country means that we...

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Sadly this world has always had an issue with intelligent women, this article examines some of the barriers and pitfalls that come with that turf.

The Trouble With Bright Girls

Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage. We are routinely underestimated, underutilized, and even underpaid. Studies show that women need to perform at extraordinarily high levels, just to appear moderately competent compared to...

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As an entrepreneur, branding yourself is as important as your product or service. And the right kind of self-branding is anything but shameless!

The Authentic Person’s Guide to Self-Branding

If you use the Internet, you have a brand. Whether you like it or not, people are Googling you and their impression of you is shaped by the content they find: your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook page, your public tweets, that random op-ed you wrote for your college paper. And yet many people are uncomfortable with...

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THIS...If you needed a reason to be a part of ‪‎WomensINC‬! We're focused on bringing you everything you need to know about Entrepreneurship!

7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware of before you decide to take the leap. I hate to say it, but entrepreneurship...

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Being an entrepreneur is all about risk taking, but there are some risks that can be avoided with some careful planning, its not a all or nothing situation!

5 Common Mistakes I Wish I Knew About Before I Became An...

Being an entrepreneur is one of the most challenging—and potentially rewarding—career paths that an individual can choose to take. Indeed, most businesses fail within their first five years, and most of the successful entrepreneurs out there have had to fail at least once before eventually succeeding.

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We all dream about quitting our day jobs and going solo. But it can't be an impulsive decision and should involve some serious thought. Here's some easy tips on the process

How to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business

Identifying the right reasons for starting your business is extremely important in taking the first steps into entrepreneurship. I wrote an entire article last week on what you should be aware of before you quit your job. This week, assuming you're starting up for the right reasons!

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A local story of 3 young entrepreneurs who are putting their best shoes forward and growing their business in stride. Great to see local support from organizations like ‪INJAZ‬

More than just part-time: It all fits well for the female trio

It really did fit well for three females whose unique problems with the Pakistani shoe market gave them the idea of launching their own collection of designs. The three entrepreneurs, in their last year of undergraduate in 2011, launched 3 Footwear to gain entry into this market

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Don't head into the New year until you've sorted out all loose ends. To make room for the new, we've got to let go of some of the old we don't need to hold on to.

5 Essential Lists to Make Before the End of This Year

Time flies doesn't it? Hard to believe it's December already. It's a nostalgic mixed bag for many -- a roller coaster of highs and lows. Some succeeded in work, others struck-out, some hearts fluttered, others broke. Families joyfully said hello to little additions, and tearfully bid farewell to loved ones passing.

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