3 Things to Look For in a Receptionist

Hiring a new team member is always a tricky task. Not only do you need to find someone qualified for the job, but you also need to make sure they fit in with the company culture you’ve worked so hard to create. An added level of pressure, then, comes with hiring a receptionist. What can seem at first glance like one of the more minor roles in your business is actually a position that you should pay special attention to. When a customer walks through the door, or gives your business a call, the receptionist is the first face they see or voice they hear....more

How to Work From Home Without Becoming a Recluse

One of the BIGGEST challenges I face when working from home is staying social. It is so easy to just get lost in your work - before you know it your weekend is gone and you haven’t seen anyone outside of your immediate family for three days. And I know for a fact that this is an issue that a lot of businesswomen deal with. The National Women’s Business Council found that 88.3% of women-owned businesses were non-employer, so the owner is the only employee. And there’s nothing wrong with that!...more

Dana’s Corner: Three Ways I Judge Your Facebook Before Hiring You

It’s time for another Dana’s Corner on the Blogher blog! Dana, the Director of Operations of our company, oversees all the hiring that goes on in the office. Though before anyone gets through the door, Dana gives their social pages the ol’ once (or twice) over. ...more

How to Create a Tumblr Account for Your Business in 3 Easy Steps

Welcome to Tumblr, the extremely popular microblogging site where the pronunciation of "gif" is debated multiple times a day and there is a meme for every occasion! When small businesses first get on the social media train, the outlets that always seem to take formation precedence are Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  But if you have enough time to tackle on more platforms, why not tap into every social media outlet that applies to you?...more

4 Everyday Expenses to Cut From Your Business’ Budget This Summer

For a lot of entrepreneurs, summertime can easily become a season to coast through, riding on the success of your winter and spring sales. It can also be easy to keep up your business’s spending habits, even if sales aren't at their highest, and find yourself in some serious summer debt, if you aren't careful. Keep it at bay with these budget-friendly tips!Skip The Latte...more

3 Ways Working Moms Can Manage Their Schedules to Fit Around the Family Dinner

As a married mother of two energetic boys and the CEO of a company, I know that effective time management doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of planning in advance and conflict minimizing like making lists each night of how you’re scheduling the next day and setting the kids clothes out the night before to glide through the usual morning obstacles with (some) ease. And the way you manage your time, believe it or not, greatly affects your dinner schedule, especially if you make it a point to end each day with a meal with your family....more

How to Keep from Getting Distracted When You’re a Work at Home Mom

Being able to work from your domicile is such a blessing when you’re a mama. You can still get that paycheck you’re accustomed to and you get to spend a good part of the day, if not all day, with the kids too. Quality time aside though, it's still easy to get, and stay, distracted from the work you need to be doing. The next time you feel like your focus is pulling away from the job at hand, keep these tips in mind to stay on task when working from home.Get dressed for work. ...more

Three Clothing Items to Avoid This Summer in the Office

Depending on where you’re located this summer, office fashion may get a little tricky in the coming months. If you live somewhere where humidity rears its ugly head, or somewhere that reaches over the 100 degree mark on a daily basis, the goal is to just keep cool, comfortable, and professional between the hours of 9 and 5. Though after that, we can’t promise anything more than the summertime uniform of pool attire....more

How to Hire Without Over-Hiring this Summer

We’re officially in the summer months and that can only mean one thing, outside of vacations and three day weekends – time to bring on the seasonal hires!But don’t rush into it so fast. While it’s easy to let the seasonal surge in business make you believe that it’s time to hire all the staffers, it’s also very expensive. Salaries will easily be your business’s biggest expense, especially if you bring on lots of full-time employees, and it’s important to make sure that you keep the following four areas in mind before going on a hiring spree....more

The Five Women You Should Be Following On Twitter Right Now

The world is filled with wonderful, influential women and we're lucky enoughto live in an era where we can “follow” almost any of these women through their social presences and ingest little bits of their wisdom, 140 characters at a time.  And while we'll always wonder what Marilyn Monroe or Jane Austen would say if they were able to create and update their own pages, we still have access to some pretty great ladies on the Twittersphere. ...more
Thanks for the list. I usually don't follow famous people but I will add them to the list, ...more