Archive for the ‘women in business’ Category

Today I realized, after posting all my links to blogs and websites, that I’m everywhere. Literally. Keeping up with the massive amount of presence online has begun to overwhelm even this multi-tasker. Since I’m a mom, and a small business owner, and a wife I know all about multi-tasking. If my kids were still at home I have no idea how I would find the time to keep up with it all. I admire so many cybermoms that are indeed “Power Moms” in my book; juggling their online presence with their real life presence and their business presence. It’s truly remarkable.

I had a conversation one night with a Twitter mom about outsourcing. That’s got to be the key. Delegate those tasks that you do everyday that take you away from your passion to someone else. But, here’s the clincher. In today’s economy, you have to balance the outsourcing with your bank account. For many small businesses, who are trying to build their business capital, outsourcing ends up turning into “do-it-yourself”. It’s not a very good use of your time, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil.

But, all is not lost. I had this MARVELOUS brainstorm yesterday about offering an internship to a college student over the summer. And, while many internships are unpaid, the students would be gaining valuable business experience and building their resume in the process. I know that my daughter worked at several “unpaid” internships in college. But, those internships provided her with experience when she graduated and added a great deal to her viability as a hands-on marketing professional.

If you know of a college student that might me interested PLEASE pass this link along. I need someone who is familiar with Twitter, Facebook and WordPress. They can contact me via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or email here. Plus, the great thing about the internship…you don’t have to BE in my office. It can all be done in cyberspace. At the end of the summer you’ll have a great resume boost and if it works out for both of us, perhaps a job at graduation!

See you in cyberspace!


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Since I’ve been talking about women in business, I thought I’d take this opportunity to mention two talented businesswomen, Charlene Bert and Susan Krivelow. They are veteran broadcast journalists with twenty years of experience in the video business, having worked in major market television newsrooms as well as national news syndication on-air and online. They have partnered together to bring us a “different type of site–for women, by women”, GalTime. They are gathering a network of leading experts in various fields and also women online to bring us information that women need on health, money, career, beauty/fashion, social networking, cooking and all kinds of do-it-yourself topics. Since I’m a DIYer myself, I am excited to hear they are adding the DIY topics as a valuable component.

The great news about this site is that it’s bringing together so many women from all walks of life to become a part of this huge network. And these two ladies are breaking down walls by partnering with women in so many different areas of expertise. Here’s a clip from their “temporary” site:

We believe the GalTime.com community itself has a lot to offer. You’ll get your chance to chat, share your ideas and weigh in on the topics of the day. It’s an empowering community, both for visitors/members and contributors. There’s no better time for women to help each other out!

We’ll be announcing our partners and how to become a member soon …so STAY TUNED…Giveaways? OF COURSE!

You can find them on Twitter (@galtime). Follow their tweets and keep abreast of the latest announcements re: the site launch and partners. As a “power mom” myself I am extremely excited about this new online meeting place and avenue for much needed information.

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