Monday, June 30, 2008

Northeast Ohio Women Owned Businesses Crain's Directory

Are you looking for a Women Owned Business in Northeast Ohio?

Crain's Cleveland Business recently published a directory of women owned businesses in the Cleveland, Akron and Northeast Ohio area to help those who want to work with Women Owned Businesses.

My company, Marketing Resources & Results, is listed about halfway down this list. Click on the hyperlink to see the profile of each business.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Woman of Note - Susan Williamson

Susan Williamson, President of C-Trac is a business friend of mine, so you can imagine how delighted I was to read that she was recognized as a Woman of Note by Crain's Cleveland Business.

You'll want to take a look at the Woman of Note Profile Video of Susan Williamson to learn how she got started and what she does to build her career.

She has two kids and her husband travels, so like so many successful women, she's learned how to manage and balance her life and work together.

Never feel like your stuck in anything, there are alternatives out there... I share with my friends, just make the best of every circumstance that your in...
I met Susan years ago and worked with Ctrac in the early 90's. I highly recommend their services. Her company is really expert at what they do. -- You can learn more about them at their website: Ctrac Information Solutions: Database Marketing and Direct Mail Marketing in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thinking about a Freelance Writing Career?

If you've ever considered a career in freelance writing, you probably realize that it takes more than a love of writing to make a go of it.

Here are some resources I've found that will help you get started and grow your freelance writing career:

  • 4 Part Series "SO, YOU WANT TO BE A FREELANCE WRITER" This series includes Learning about the Business, Chosing What to Do, Finding Gigs, and Advice from the Pros.

  • Most freelancers work from home. This is the best suggestions I've found for top tips for productivity while working from home. Stephen Smith assembled this post after asking the question to his LinkedIn contact group -- a great resource of many minds!
  • When you're developing your freelancing career, think "product" rather than "service" to allow your business to let you take vacations, to grow beyond a one person always on business and to give you some FREEDOM FROM FREELANCE. Written by one of the the great writers at Copyblogger, James Chartrand.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Career Focus: Graphic Design and Web Developer

Career Advice about Graphic Design and Web DesignToday's interview features Ashley Vincelli and Rachel Martin of Marketing Resources & Results. I interviewed them about how they got started in their careers. In this 9-minute career-focused podcast they offer advice and insight into the careers of Graphic Design and Web Design.

It was recorded on my Branding & Marketing channel on BlogTalkRadio. Marketing Resources & Results is the company I formed in 1998 to provide a marketing department to companies in Northeast Ohio that wanted to grow but didn't have the marketing resources they needed to get the sales results they wanted.

Thanks so much to Ashley and Rachel for sharing their information. Click on the hyperlinked copy or the BlogTalkRadio logo above to hear the Graphic Design & Web Design podcast play on your computer.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Entrepreneur Conference Ticket

BREAKING NEWS! Win a 3-day entrepreneur conference ticket! Announcement scheduled for Friday June 13th!

Thought you -- or some entrepreneural woman you know -- may be interested in entering to win this ticket valued at $1497.

In the meantime, I want you to gather together your best, most passionate and thoughtful response to the following question (hint: it’s how the winners will get picked…)

The entry question: What inspires you to be an entrepreneur?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Can This Elephant Curtsy on Cue? Life Lessons for Women in Business

Business Lessons Learned on a Film Set

"Life Lessons for Women in Business Learned on a Film Set. " I'm reading this at lunch today! Just skimmed the first and last chapter, so I'm looking forward to more.

It is written by Danielle Weinstock, TV & Film Producer

Some of the valuable career lessons:

  • How to find and follow your passion
  • How to successfully change career paths
  • When to take your peers' advice and when to ignore it
  • How to manage others by finding and fostering their strengths
  • Why if you don't find value yourself at work, no one else will
  • How to work with difficult people
  • What works and what doesn't in achieving work-life balance