I am Not Your Enemy: An Open Letter to My Sister in Christ


By Rachel Barrett-Dolcine   Dear Sister, Recently, I have experienced some successes that I wish I could share with you. I quietly celebrated because I was afraid that my happiness would drive a wedge between us. I hate feeling this way. I hate fearing that you will not see my success as your success. After […]

21 Ways To Skyrocket Your Blogging Success


[This article was originally published by Elayna Fernandez on February 5, 2015.] Do you ever have a challenge with people in your life who fail to see blogging as a career, as a business, as a profession to be taken seriously? It’s almost as if they would have to become bloggers to understand it… or reap the […]

The When, What, and How of Making Your First Hire

by Theresa Ceniccola   I love the thrill of starting something new! Hanging out a shingle and embracing the adventure of opening a new business. It’s just like bungee jumping—exciting and overwhelmingly terrifying at the same time! I was only 25 years old when I made that decision, so it helped that I was naïve […]

Taking Time to Love Your Business


by Karen Lindwall-Bourg   Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17 Love is in the air! Just like every February. This year, why not show some love to your business? Try out these […]

Do You Have Sales Funnel Vision?

Customer Loyalty Service Support Care Trust Casual Concept

by Sabine Brandt Every now and then, I come across a resource that resonates with me on a deeper level and touches the core of what I am about, personally and professionally. Scott Stratten’s new book, UnSelling, is such a resource! The description I read on Amazon had me clapping my hands and shouting, “Yeesss!!!” […]

The Two ‘F’ Words


  by Rachel Barrett-Dolcine I have a confession to make. Ready? I struggle with faith! Yes, I know…I know…you’re surprised! Last year, I presented a workshop for one of the nonprofits where I sit on the Board of Directors. The workshop was for women who were interested in starting a business or owned a business […]

How to Make the Most Out of Attending a Virtual Summit


[This article was originally published by Elayna Fernandez on January 9. 2015.] A few months ago, after fervently praying and working through my own fears, insecurities, and stumbling blocks, I finally summoned the courage to work on making one of my dreams come true. And the Inspiring Mom Bloggers Virtual Summit was born. In this online […]

Dance Naked


  by MelAnn Morales I had a friend give me a heads up to an article from October over at Yellow Hammer. She knew I admire Mike Rowe and wanted to know my thoughts about his views on passion. I will admit, when I first scanned the article, I was “uncomfortable.” I am all about […]

Overcoming Entrepreneurial Overwhelm!


by Karen Lindwall-Bourg  “There are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship and stress at some point.” —James Dobson …BUT why does this stress have to be so exacerbated during the holidays? I love this time of year! Not only […]

The Foundation Stone: The Fourth of Four Business Cornerstones for Helping Professionals


…therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’ —Isaiah 28:16 The ONE cornerstone was usually the largest, the most solid, and the most carefully constructed […]