‘Work & Entrepreneurship’ Category

Women & Business Partnership – The Good, the Bad and the Synergy

Team sports prepare boys for the corporate model of business. Girls, however, typically play closely with one or two friends. What great preparation for entrepreneurial partnership! So it is fitting, as women continue to start businesses in record numbers, that many are finding partnership is a comfortable format. In fact, business partnership works for women coming from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences including those tired of hitting the corporate glass ceiling, stay-at-home Moms, and women who want to turn their passions and their social connections into business ideas. Partnership brings a wide variety of benefits including a sense of connection and someone to cover when you go on vacation. On the other hand, many partnerships end in crisis and conflict. This article discusses the seven components of positive partnership: Shared Values, Different (Complementary) Skills and Traits, Sense of Equity, Growing Together, Proactive Conflict Management, Shared Vision, and Exit Strategy.

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Your Business and Unprecedented Change

We are living in a time of unprecedented change. And this means that each of us is also faced with unprecedented opportunity.  This article discusses an entrepreneurial perspective on unprecedented change and the emerging trends change produces.

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Co-Preneurs – Married Business Partners Meeting Unusual Challenges and Reaping Magnificent Rewards

Co-preneurs are husband-wife teams who jointly own and operate a business. More than 3.6 million businesses in the U.S. are run by co-preneurs and certainly no single model fits all of them. Co-preneurs face some unusual challenges, and reap some magnificent rewards. This article discusses six key concepts for making co-preneurship work.

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Friendship at Work – The Benefits and the Potential For Disaster

We are living in an increasingly mobile society. "Until-death-do-us-part" marriages are becoming rare. Many of us can no longer depend on our extended families for social support. So where do we turn to fill in the gaps? Our friends. And, for busy professionals work is often where our friends are. Sometimes we meet friends at work, befriending the boss, a co-worker or an employee. Sometimes we hire our friends into our workplaces. Sometimes we go into business with our friends. In any event, adding a layer of friendship onto a business relationship can bring both benefits and the potential for disaster. This article discusses the positives and negatives of workplace friendship and offers six tips for keeping the bonds of workplace friendship strong.

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Moving Through Crisis – What You Need to Know and Do

At a recent meeting of The Mental Health Professionals of Boca Raton, a group of local therapists brainstormed ideas on how we can best guide our clients through the current crisis. We realized that strategies for getting though the current crisis fall into two categories - action strategies and attitude strategies. This article discusses six action strategies and six attitude strategies.

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