How and Why to Use a Swipe File


by Theresa Ceniccola If imitation is a form a flattery, then there are plenty of people I’ve flattered since I started blogging more than five years ago. Like most people, I created my first website and launched a blog with no real training or experience. I was already a professional writer, so I figured I’d […]

Do What You Love and Live With Passion


[This article was originally published by Elayna Fernandez on March 21, 2015.] Have you ever been in a situation in your life that isn’t in alignment with who you are, and who you want to be? Back in 2005, I decided to become a mompreneur and launch my home-based business because even though I was grateful for […]

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 […]