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Dawn Rivers (formerly Dawn Rivers Baker) is a writer, journalist, publisher, microbusiness expert and advocate, She's written articles for many media outlets including US News & World Report.

Practicing For PMS

Practicing For PMS

Mom stories, tales from the trenches They don’t warn you about little girls. They warn you about toddlers, don’t they? The “terrible twos,” they call them. Willfulness and tantrums and…

Choosing Your Home-Based Business

Choosing Your Home-Based Business

Deciding where you are, what you want, and how to get there One of the most common questions I hear from stay-at-home moms and working moms alike is this: “I’d…

When You Get There: Business Funding

When You Get There: Business Funding

Once you have a plan to show you where you’re going, how do you know when you get there? By now, there will probably be certain people who will have…

Hot Button Selling: What’s In It For Me?

Hot Button Selling: What’s In It For Me?

Nobody is going to buy from you if you can’t address the “What’s in it for me?” question Once you’ve got your sales personality all polished up and ready to…

Financial Management 101: Special Issues Of Service Providers

Financial Management 101: Special Issues Of Service Providers

Those who provide their time and expertise in the form of service businesses have some unique financial management issues To a degree, those of us who are service providers or…

Fear Of Selling

Fear Of Selling

Sales is a part of every small business, if your own prejudices are getting in the way of sales, your thinking needs adjusting People hate salesmen. They hate them almost…

Hitting The Wall

Hitting The Wall

It feels awful enough to make you fold the business and walk away, but get over that final hump and you know your business has finally arrived The Wall. We’ve…

Being A Mentor: Are You Ready?

Being A Mentor: Are You Ready?

There’s lots of talk about it, but how many of us really do it? Are you ready to take the mentoring plunge? I’ve been hearing about women in business mentoring…

The Meaning Of Business Success

The Meaning Of Business Success

When you have reached your goals, no matter how modest they are, then you can consider yourself a business success — no matter what “they” say Most of us, whether…

Human Resources For Your Home-Based Business

Human Resources For Your Home-Based Business

Zoning laws may be prohibitive, but thanks to telecommuting, there’s no reason you can’t hire help when you need it One of the conclusions drawn from the Pratt study of…

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