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It can feel lonely when you’re building, but you’re not alone. We strip business down and expose how hard it is to be an entrepreneur. CEOs bare their souls and share the dark side of running a business. The side you won’t see on social media or in the press or when you win awards. Watch, listen, read, real-life business successes and failures as women entrepreneurs share the highs and lows of owning a business. 

Comparison isn’t a catalyst

I started my morning by scrolling through social and got stuck in the comparison trap. I saw a post of a friend's friend who wrote a book. I found myself feeling envious and thinking about how much I wanted to write a book. OK, no...

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comparison isn't a catalyst

Busy Doesn’t Pay The Bills

Have you ever noticed that the word business is close to busy-ness? If you’re not careful, your business could turn into busy-ness and busy doesn’t pay the bills. I’ve worked in a lot of different businesses, including mine, and the...

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Busy doesn't pay the bills

4 Tips To Survive Starting Up In A Pandemic

Someone once told me that I fear things that no one else fears and am unafraid of things that everyone else is afraid of. This, perhaps, explains why I’m staring up an independent bookstore in the midst of a pandemic. To be clear: I...

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The Business Gist Season 3 Podcast Line Up

All the Business Gist podcast episodes in season 3 feature entrepreneurs and business leaders on what they were doing to pivot in a pandemic. Many of their mantras and business advice is sage wisdom for every day business strategy. The...

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Business Gist Podcast

The Dark Side Of Entrepreneurship

I was a guest panelist speaking about entrepreneurship looking out into a sparse crowd. The crowd we were expecting didn’t show. Could have been the wintery MN drive that morning or late start to school that kept the women...

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Entrepreneurship

Podcast: Sarah Edwards on Social Media & Anxiety

Sarah Edwards, CEO at I Am Sarah Edwards has a huge following on social media and she is focused on building brands and communities online. She’s an influencer, community builder and she’s got anxiety about being online all the time....

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social media anxiety

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Comparison isn’t a catalyst

I started my morning by scrolling through social and got stuck in the comparison trap. I saw a post of a friend's friend who wrote a book. I found myself feeling envious and thinking about how much I wanted to write a book. OK, no...

Read More

comparison isn't a catalyst

Busy Doesn’t Pay The Bills

Have you ever noticed that the word business is close to busy-ness? If you’re not careful, your business could turn into busy-ness and busy doesn’t pay the bills. I’ve worked in a lot of different businesses, including mine, and the...

Read More

Busy doesn't pay the bills

4 Tips To Survive Starting Up In A Pandemic

Someone once told me that I fear things that no one else fears and am unafraid of things that everyone else is afraid of. This, perhaps, explains why I’m staring up an independent bookstore in the midst of a pandemic. To be clear: I...

Read More

The Business Gist Season 3 Podcast Line Up

All the Business Gist podcast episodes in season 3 feature entrepreneurs and business leaders on what they were doing to pivot in a pandemic. Many of their mantras and business advice is sage wisdom for every day business strategy. The...

Read More

Business Gist Podcast

The Dark Side Of Entrepreneurship

I was a guest panelist speaking about entrepreneurship looking out into a sparse crowd. The crowd we were expecting didn’t show. Could have been the wintery MN drive that morning or late start to school that kept the women...

Read More

Entrepreneurship

Podcast: Sarah Edwards on Social Media & Anxiety

Sarah Edwards, CEO at I Am Sarah Edwards has a huge following on social media and she is focused on building brands and communities online. She’s an influencer, community builder and she’s got anxiety about being online all the time....

Read More

social media anxiety